There are currently 9 exciting PhD Fellowships open to applicants, as part of the new Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, Innovative Training Network (ITN) called CriticalEarth that will be led by 12 European universities. Information on these is available at Successful applicants will start around September 2021 and will be trained to research new methods for assessing the mechanisms and associated risks of critical transitions in the climate. The focus will be on investigating how complex mathematics can be used to predict and avoid irreversible climate change. The positions will offer candidates an excellent background, working within a strong, cross-disciplinary network among leading universities and research institutions across Europe and with contacts to industry, governmental- and non-governmental institutions.

Who can apply?*Applicants should hold an MSc degree in a relevant field with great results and good English skills.

  • Applicants must not have resided and not have carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date – unless as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention.
  • If candidates are applying from a location that requires a visa or permit, then the university/institute responsible for the PhD will provide support and advice throughout the process of relocation.
  • *The applicant must be an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) i.e. at the time of recruitment they must be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and must not have been awarded a doctoral degree.

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