MISTRAL is looking for 15 PHDs

15 full-time Early Stage Researcher positions are available in the MISTRAL European Training Network, funded by a Marie-Sklodowska-Curie action within the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission.

More information & application

Funded for 4 years, MISTRAL (Multi-sectoral approaches to Innovative Skills Training for Renewable energy & sociAL acceptance) is a network of 7 beneficiaries (Queen’s University Belfast, University of Exeter, University College Cork, University of St.Gallen, University Institute of Lisbon, Institute for Future Energy and Material Flow Systems (IZES gGmbH), Technical University of Denmark) and 15 global partners who will collaborate to evaluate the complexity of social acceptance issues facing the deployment of renewable energy infrastructure and propose innovative solutions in a variety of research, government and business contexts. Supported by an External Advisory Board consisting of world leading experts, the project aims to provide an innovative training environment where young researchers can develop advanced research and transferable skills, benefit from a range of diverse secondment experiences, and debate current issues with world leading researchers in the field, in order to develop advanced capacities for progressing Europe’s energy transition.

Successful applicants will be offered a 36-month employee contract at one of the beneficiaries, and receive a salary set out by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) regulations. The salary includes a living allowance, a mobility allowance and, if appropriate, a family allowance. It is expected that the ESRs will register for a PhD.

For more information on being a Marie Skłodowska-Curie ESR and to find out about the projects available, please visit http://www.qub.ac.uk/sites/MISTRAL/Recruitment/.

Applications for the positions will be through a central application process hosted by Queen’s University Belfast. Please note that to be eligible for appointment, successful applicants must comply with career stage and mobility criteria.

Members of the MISTRAL network are committed to the principle of equal opportunities. Women are especially encouraged to apply. The MISTRAL project supports the compatibility of career and family.