Early Stage Researcher

University of Birmingham - Birmingham Law School

Salary (which will be subject to UK taxation) will be at the EU Marie Curie rate with potential to £33,508 per annum, as per Marie Curie terms and conditions. This will be a fixed salary with no increments or pay awards for the duration of the post

Fixed term for 3 years

An Early Stage Researcher (ESR) position is available at the University of Birmingham, within the EU-funded Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Network (ITN) on transatlantic trade and investment.

The ESR will work within Birmingham Law School and enrol for a 3-year PhD programme under the supervision of Professor Martin Trybus. The research project has the provisional title “Towards a Transatlantic Public Procurement Market” (details to be agreed between ESR and supervisor).

The objective of the ITN is to foster interdisciplinary research into transatlantic trade and investment. The network will have 15 ESRs at 11 different partners across Europe. The ESR will benefit from a wide-ranging training programme consisting of Advanced Training Courses and topical conferences organised by ITN partners across Europe. The ESR will contribute to ambitious and carefully planned research, outreach, impact and dissemination activities benefiting from the expertise of world-leading senior academics. Planned secondments (to be confirmed) include the University of Turin (work with co-supervisor Professor Roberto Caranta), George Washington University in Washington DC, the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organisation in Turin, Baker McKenzie in Berlin, and CEPS in Brussels.

We are seeking highly motivated and mobile candidates with a strong academic record holding at least a Bachelor degree in a relevant subject, fluency in English and other linguistic skills and some subject knowledge of public procurement law and policy.

All candidates are advised to visit the following website to obtain further details of eligibility requirements for Marie Curie initiatives: https://intranet.birmingham.ac.uk//finance/ris/documents/public/Special-Conditions-for-Marie-Curie-ITN-posts.pdf 

The successful candidate will be required to enrol as a PhD student and prepare a thesis for examination: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/international/students/entry-requirements.aspx

University of Birmingham is an equal opportunities employer, committed to promoting equality, diversity and fairness irrespective of age, disability, gender, pregnancy or marital status, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or gender identity. We welcome applications from currently under-represented groups.

Irrespective of the forthcoming Brexit negotiations, the costs of this post are underwritten by the UK government for its whole duration. For further information please visit http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/International/eu-referendum/index.aspx

Informal enquiries about this post can be addressed to Professor Martin Trybus, phone: +44.(0)121.4146330 or email: m.trybus@bham.ac.uk

To download the details and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below; please quote Job Reference in all enquiries. Alternatively information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000 or visit www.birmingham.ac.uk/jobs 

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