Candidates are invited for 15 PhD positions (“Early Stage Researchers”) to be funded by the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network “Circ€uit”- Circular European Economy Innovative Training Network” within the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission. “Circ€uit “ is a consortium of high profile universities, research institutions and companies located in the Netherlands, France, UK, Sweden and Norway.

PhD subjects range from business modelling, supply chain management, user behaviour, design methods, to quantitative methods for analysing environmental and economic benefits for societal change to circularity. The project collaborates with various industrial partners and the Ellen MacArthur foundation.

Only applications received up to and including August 15, 2016 can be considered.

Selection Criteria
-* You have no more experience as 4 years after your MSc graduation at the intended moment of recruitment. Sent a copy of your MSc thesis that shows the graduation date in English;
-* Marie Curie Innovative Training Networks are a mobility scheme. Researchers are required to undertake trans-national mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up the appointment. At the time of selection by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account;
-* You must demonstrate that your ability to understand and express yourself in both written and spoken English is sufficiently high for them to derive the full benefit from the network training.

Terms and conditions
_ Candidates will be trained in the technical, scientific and business skills relevant for the circular economy, and will become highly sought-after experts for front-runner businesses and other organisations that will shape the change to a sustainable economy. You will carry out research at a home university, but intensively interact with other candidates in Circ€uit through joint research and participation in Summer and Winter Schools. The successful candidates will be appointed at one of the participating organisations in accordance with their rules and regulation.

Information
_ Enquiries can be made to:
- Prof. dr. Arnold Tukker, tukker@cml.leidenuniv.nl, Scientific Coordinator
- or Esther Philips, philips@cml.leidenuniv.nl, MSc, Operational Manager

Applications
_ To apply for this vacancy, please send an email to [sollicitaties@cml.leidenuniv.nl->sollicitaties@cml.leidenuniv.nl].
_ Please ensure that you upload the following additional documents quoting the vacancy number 16-217 and the specific ESR number with a maximum of three:
-* Letter of Motivation for the specific ESR position(s);
-* Cv: discuss in 3 bullets your eligibility, and provide proofs of eligibility as an annex where relevant;
-* Result English language test or make otherwise plausible your English is adequate (e.g. MSc Thesis written in English, etc.);
-* Copy of MSc certificate that shows graduation date in English;
-* Proof that you did not spent more than 12 months in the last 3 years in the country where the ESR position will be hosted.

- The recruitment process involves a high level recruitment event in Leiden on 12 September 2016. Recruited PhD students are set to start their research in Fall 2016 at one of the universities within the consortium.

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