Evomet is offering generous three-year fellowships starting in the 2021-2022 academic year and funded by the ITN- Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions call of the European Commission. We are now looking for 15 highly motivated Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) to work towards their PhDs in one of the research projects on offer.

Evomet will recruit prospective talented researchers of any nationality, gender, culture, religion, sexual orientation or age to undertake a PhD in cancer research. To be eligible for an Evomet fellowship, applicants must:
  • Comply with the mobility rule, meaning that they must not have resided or 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.
  • Comply with the early-stage researcher definition: at the time of recruitment by the hosting institution, candidates must be in the first four years (full‐time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.
  • Fulfil the requirements to be able to enrol in a doctoral programme at the hosting institution/country, and, if applicable, the specific eligibility requirements at the hosting institutions.
  • Submit a complete application within the submission deadline through the Evomet electronic application1.
1Or through the electronic system of the hosting institution
THE CALL IS NOW CLOSED. Please apply through the Evomet online application for one to a maximum of three positions and provide the following information (in English)*:
  • Personal information such as your first and last name, gender, nationality and contact details.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Motivation letter (maximum 2 pages) highlighting your research experience and academic achievements and explaining why you are interested in Evomet and in a particular research project.
  • A scanned copy of certified academic records. These documents must show the grades attained in exam periods and evidence that the required degree will be obtained by the expected time of recruitment if it has not already been awarded.
  • Any additional files considered relevant to the application.
  • At least two recommendation letters from university lecturers or scientists who are familiar with your academic work and who can judge your potential as a predoctoral researcher. Applicants will be responsible for ensuring that referees submit these letters.
  • A summary of any work experience
(*) Some specific positions will be coordinated with the regular PhD call of the hosting institutions. For these positions, please apply directly through the link provided by the hosting institution under the specific research project and follow their instructions. These positions are: ESR4,  ESR7, ESR8 and ESR9 and the call  is now closed.
The Evomet application and selection process will be organised in the following steps:
  • Eligibility check: the Evomet management office will check that each application is complete and that applicants fulfil the eligibility criteria described in the previous section. 
  • Remote Evaluation: each eligible application will be assessed independently by the principal investigators of the Evomet network. They will select at least three candidates per position to pass through to the following stage. 
  • Interviews: short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview (due to the exceptional circumstances caused by COVID-19, these interviews will probably be organised online through a videoconferencing system). Those who have been positively evaluated but not initially called for interviews will be put on a reserve list. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed by their potential supervisor (i.e. the supervisor responsible for the research project of interest) and two additional supervisors from the network. In addition, to guarantee impartiality, a member external to Evomet, from the PhD Committee of the recruiting institution, will also serve on the selection committee.
  • Notification of the selection outcomes: the Evomet management office will notify short-listed candidates of the outcome, and those selected will be put in touch with the corresponding HR Department to start the official hiring procedure. Applicants who have not been successful but who have received a positive evaluation will be put on a waiting list to cover possible renunciations and future positions.
The ITN Marie Skłodowska-Curie Programme offers highly competitive and attractive salary and working conditions. Each fellowship includes the following:
  • Monthly living allowance: 3,270 euro/month (€39,240/year); this amount is then adjusted through the application of a country correction coefficient to the living allowance of the country in which the researcher is recruited. The country correction coefficients are indicated in Table 2 of the MSCA Work Programme
  • Monthly mobility allowance: 600 euro/month
  • Monthly family allowance, if applicable and depending on the family situation: 500 euro/month.
All researchers will be recruited under an employment contract that includes social security coverage.
The living allowance is a gross EU contribution to the salary costs of the researcher. Consequently, the net salary results from deducting all compulsory (employer/employee) social security contributions as well as direct taxes (e.g. income tax) from the gross amounts. The rate indicated here is for researchers devoting themselves to their project on a full-time basis. The mobility and family allowances are fixed amounts, regardless of the country of recruitment, and may be taxable depending on the country in which the researcher is recruited.
For more details please see the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions.
All network institutions are equal opportunity employers and seek a workforce diverse in age, culture, nationality and gender. No restrictions on gender, age, ethnic groups, national or social origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, language, disability, political opinion, and social or economic conditions will apply to the network positions.
Evomet is fully committed to equal opportunities and proactive measures have been implemented. To this end, during the application procedure, candidates will be asked to include information on any career breaks, and these will not be penalized during the selection procedure. In addition, when checking compliance with the mobility rule, the refugee procedure will not be taken into account as a period of residence in the country where the candidate is applying. When all scores and evaluation criteria are equal, preference will be given to candidates from under-represented groups, for example women, and candidates with disabilities or those from refugee backgrounds.
Call opening: 5 November 2020

Deadline for applications
: 17:00 CET on 8 March 2021. Please note that some positions are subject to the selection process of the hosting institution and have distinct deadlines. Please check the information under each research project.
Remote evaluation: 12 March – 19 April 2021
Interviews: 3-7 May 2021

Notification to candidates
: by mid-May 2021
Start date of the fellowships: August 2021

For enquiries about the application process, please contact the
Evomet helpdesk.

The selection process is closed now!