PhD positions


GRAPES offers 15 Early-Stage-Researcher (ESR) positions which allow the researcher to work towards a PhD. The ESRs will be recruited within 2020 for a duration of 36 months. Every ESR will work on an independent research project (detailed below) which will be flexible enough to match the competence and goals of the student.

The ESRs will have secondment visits (internships) to other members of the Network, including industrial partners. The planned secondments are listed below but may change as the individual projects evolve. ESRs will also attend the Network meetings and Training events throughout Europe. A Career Development Plan will be established by the time of recruitment describing the scientific goals and methods, the secondments, any courses to be taken, and the personal, professional and career development of the ESR, and how it shall be achieved.

Marie Sklodowska-Curie ESRs are paid a competitive gross salary of 3,270 /month, adjusted for their host country, a Mobility Allowance of 600 /month and, for researchers who have a family, a Family Allowance of 500 /month. All amounts are subject to deductions and taxes. Family is defined as persons linked to the researcher by (i) marriage, or (ii) a relationship with equivalent status to a marriage recognised by the national legislation of the country of the beneficiary or of nationality of the researcher, or (iii) dependent children who are actually being maintained by the researcher; family status is determined at recruitment and does not evolve.

Individual Projects (PhDs)


Please contact the corresponding advisors for more details. To apply for any position(s) see this page.