CHAIR: far more than a PhD

More than just a PhD, joining the CHAIR ITN project means:

  • carrying out an individual research project, developed in close collaboration with partners of the consortium;
  • a strong mobility, with at least 2 secondments of 3 months each, in industry and/or academia;
  • advanced trainings, summer schools, workshops on relevant fields of organic chemistry, research and career development.

Within the 3 years of their project, our ESRs will gain:

  • advanced skills and knowledge in chemistry, with a perspective from both academia and industry;
  • communication and presentation skills;
  • extensive experience in collaborative projects;
  • a strong network with all consortium members, both PIs ad PhD students.

Eligibility and salary

The position is open to candidates of any nationality, as long as they fulfill the requirements set for the ESRs funded by Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions:

  1. Candidates who have previously obtained a Ph.D. degree, or have more than 4 years of research activity from the date when they have obtained a University diploma giving access to doctoral studies, are not eligible.
  2. Researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in country where the PhD will be conducted for more than 12 months within 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment date.

The salary of the ESRs will be paid according to the Marie Skłodowska-Curie action rules.

Required Academic grade / Desired skill

The candidates must have obtained a University diploma giving access to doctoral studies in Chemistry in the Country where the diploma was received (e.g. a Master degree in Chemistry).


H2020 MSC Action ITN “CHAIR”

PhD Positions

2 PhD positions are still available in organic, synthetic chemistry and catalysis, for highly motivated young researchers. Apply here.

PhD project at RWTH Aachen University

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