Università degli studi di Verona
PhD Call for candidatures of the University of Verona
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Application deadline: Apr 15
Location: Verona, Italy
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PhD Call for candidatures of the University of Verona

The University of Verona is looking for PhD candidates within the EU-funded project INVITE. The call for candidatures is open from 15 January 2018 to 15 April 2018*.

What is INVITEverona-picture

INVITE is a doctoral programme of the University of Verona with a strong inter-sectoral, inter-disciplinary and international dimension.

The project is co-financed by the European Union within the Horizon 2020 Programme and by the Regione del Veneto. It involves as partner organisations 17 universities and research centres in Europe and beyond, 13 enterprises and organisations from the economic sector, 3 public organisations and 1 network.

The INVITE doctoral programme aims to encourage each student’s intellectual curiosity and support the acquisition of critical thinking skills by training them in the use of innovative theoretical tools and practical methods.

What are the scientific disciplines

INVITE offers a total of 14 PhD positions to train early-stage researchers in scientific disciplines within the following four main scientific domains:

Arts and Humanities

  • Foreign Literatures, Languages, and Linguistics
  • Human Sciences
  • Philology, Literature and Performance Studies

Legal and Economic Sciences

  • Economics and Management
  • European and International Legal Sciences

Health and Life Sciences

  • Applied Life and Health Sciences
  • Biomolecular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Sciences
  • Clinical and Experimental Biomedical Sciences
  • Inflammation, Immunity and Cancer
  • Neuroscience, Psychological and Psychiatric Sciences, and Movement Sciences

Natural and Engineering Sciences

  • Biotechnology
  • Computer Science
  • Nanosciences and Advanced Technologies

For further details about the research areas, please visit the INVITE website: www.univr.it/invite.

Who can apply

INVITE is open to early-stage researchers of any nationality and from any country.

Few restrictions apply to candidates:

  • They must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Italy for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the call deadline;
  • They must hold a Master’s Degree (Master of Science or Master of Arts) or similar degree equivalent to the Italian Laurea Magistrale / Specialistica that, in their country of origin, grants access to PhD programmes;
  • They must not already hold a PhD and must have less than 4 years (full-time equivalent) of research experience.

The University of Verona will do all the best to ensure an equal treatment for all candidates.

Candidates with disabilities or specific learning difficulties.

The University of Verona will apply specific measures for candidates with disabilities (e.g. blind or deaf candidates, or those suffering from any other relevant disability) and to those with specific learning difficulties (e.g. candidates diagnosed with dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia or dysorthographia).

Such candidates are required to notify their status during the application and should provide the University of Verona with clinical certificates issued by competent healthcare authorities or medical practitioners.

Candidates with refugee or asylum seeker status

INVITE participates in the EU initiative Science4Refugees. The period before refugee status is conferred will not be counted as a ‘period of residence/activity in the country of the beneficiary’ under the mobility rule.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted electronically through a specific platform and the following documents must be provided:

  • application form;
  • detailed CV;
  • copy of any Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree certificate;
  • Diploma Supplement (if available);
  • motivation and presentation letter;
  • short proposal for a research project within the advertised research areas;
  • two reference letters.

All documents must be submitted in English, and an English translation of any Master’s Degree certificate and other official document must be provided.

What are the working conditions

The INVITE PhD students will be employed under a 36-month research contract. It includes all compulsory social security charges, insurance against work accidents, sickness coverage, maternity and parental leave. It is a temporary work contract introduced specifically for universities and research organisations, that includes retirement contributions.

The salary will be paid on a monthly basis and is composed by the following components (gross amounts):

  • Living allowance: €2000/month;
  • Mobility allowance: €600/month;
  • Family allowance: €150/month for 36 months for students with family obligations at the deadline of the INVITE call for candidatures.

The Family Allowance is reserved for PhD students linked to another person by (i) marriage, or (ii) a relationship with equivalent status to a marriage recognised by the legislation of the country where this relationship was formalised, or (iii) dependent children who are actually being maintained by the candidate.

The University of Verona, in cooperation with the International Students Services, assists the PhD students in the context of:

  • entry procedures (for EU and non-EU citizens),
  • visas and residence permits (for non-EU citizens),
  • accommodation,
  • tax identification codes,
  • healthcare insurance or registration in the Italian healthcare system,
  • and the opening of an Italian bank account.

As PhD students and research staff, the INVITE PhD students will benefit from:

  • access to the canteens of the University of Verona at a special discounted price;
  • access to the kindergarten of the University of Verona for their children at a special discounted price;
  • access to language courses organised by the Linguistic Centre of the University of Verona at a special discounted price;
  • discounts for cultural events taking place in Verona,
  • discounts for hardware and software for personal use.

Further information

For further information, visit the INVITE website: www.univr.it/invite.

* We reserve the right to change the dates in case of unexpected events.

https://europa.eu/european-union/sites/europaeu/files/docs/body/flag_yellow_low.jpgThis project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 754345

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