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10 PhD Positions in the Field of Intersex Studies as Part of the INIA Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions ITN

University of Huddersfield


  • INIA H2020-MSCA-ITN Project number: 859869.


  • Sociology
  • Politics
  • Law
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • Social Policy
  • Cultural Studies
  • Psychology
  • Sex and Gender Studies
  • Ethics


  • Early Stage Researcher (ESR)


  • 19/04/2020 23:00 - Brussels


  • Multiple locations, see work locations below


  • 21/09/2020


  • H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions


The Intersex: New Interdisciplinary Approaches (INIA) network is a large Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) project funded by the European Commission, under the H2020 program, and is coordinated by the University of Huddersfield. INIA is a consortium of 5 Universities and a School of Public Health, plus 15 partner organisations. It brings together scientists from disciplines including Sociology, Social Policy, Politics, Law, Cultural Studies, Healthcare, Medical Ethics, and Psychology, working together with activists from NGOs and healthcare professionals. The goal of INIA is to train a new cohort of 10 researchers specialized in the developing field of Intersex Studies who will be capable of developing interdisciplinary approaches to supporting the wellbeing and human rights of intersex people and those who do not identify as intersex but have some variations of sex characteristics. Regular training events and secondments to other EU partners will develop transferable skills and facilitate the exchange of ideas between Early Stage Researchers (ESRs). INIA offers a very good salary and benefits package to successful applicants.

We have 10 ESR positions available:

  1. Older intersex people: A pan-European intersectional approach (University of Huddersfield, UK).
  2. Equality, diversity and intersex policy making: A comparison of the Republic of Ireland and England (University of Huddersfield, UK).
  3. The emergence of intersex activism in Europe (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium).
  4. Framing legislative and policy reform to improve the lived experience of intersex in Ireland and Malta (Dublin City University, Republic of Ireland)
  5. The inculcation of awareness of intersex in education in Ireland and Sweden (Dublin City University, Republic of Ireland).
  6. Impact of parental psychosocial indicators on decision-making and outcome regarding intersex in Europe (University of Zurich, Switzerland).
  7. Role, dissemination and impact of clinical ethics in multidisciplinary teams on intersex in Europe (University of Zurich, Switzerland).
  8. The representation of intersex in Spain and England (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain).
  9. Research ethics in intersex studies: Exploring ethical principles for a human-rights based research practice (Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública / Andalusian School of Public Health; University of Granada, Spain).
  10. The right to bodily integrity, autonomy and self-determination: Demands and strategies of international and regional intersex activist networks and human rights bodies (Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública / Andalusian School of Public Health; University of Granada, Spain, Spain).


Eligibility Criteria

At the time of recruitment, the applicant must not have resided (or carried out his/her main activity e.g. work, studies, etc.) in the host country, for more than 12 months in the three years immediately prior to the reference recruitment date.

ESRs shall, at the time of recruitment by the host organisation, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.

Application Procedure

Please see our website for details about how to apply, and for the main contact person for each project.  Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.  The list of documents to be provided is clearly laid out under the APPLY tab on our website.

For general information please contact the director of INIA: Professor Surya Monro For project-specific information please contact the team leaders specified on the website.

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Huddersfield
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 9th March 2020
Closes: 19th April 2020
Reference: 859869
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