Applications are invited for 12 PhD positions (“Early Stage Researchers, ESR”) to be funded by the Marie-Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network “ETUT – European Training network in collaboration with Ukraine for electrical Transport” within the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission. The ETUT Beneficiaries are 3 universities: University of Twente (UT, in NL), the University of Nottingham (UN, in UK), and the Dnepropetrovsk national university of railway transport named after academician V.Lazaryan (UD, in UA). The industrial involvement is completed by 6 Partner Organisations: THALES, Transavtomatic, MM Tech, Lambda Engineering, Prydniprovska Railway, and Network Rail. Every university will hire 4 ESR. The 4 ESRs hired by Dnepropetrovsk national university will finalise their research project at either the University of Twente (2 ESR) or the University of Nottingham (also 2 ESR) and will obtain a double-degree.
More information on the PhD positions and the objectives can be found here:
We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and curiosity-driven researcher:
- You have, or are about to get, a master’s degree in power electronics, packaging, electromagnetics, material science or a related field;
- You have a background in physical electronics, analytical mathematics and simulation;
- You are familiar with numerical methods in mathematics and physics, such as finite difference and finite element methods;
- You are an excellent teammate in an enthusiastic and hardworking group of scientists and engineers working on a joint assignment;
- You are creative, like to push boundaries, and are highly motivated to address major science challenges in light-matter interaction physics;
- You are proficient in English and able to collaborate intensively with industrial and academic parties in regular meetings and work visits.
The successful candidates will receive an attractive salary in accordance with the MSCA regulations for Early Stage Researchers. The salary in the Netherlands ranges from EUR 2.395,- (1st year) to EUR 3.061,- (4th year) per month, plus holiday allowance (8%) and end-of-year bonus (8.3%). The exact (net) salary in the UK and Ukraine will be confirmed upon appointment and is dependent on local tax regulations and on the country correction factor (to allow for the difference in cost of living in different EU Member States). The salary includes a living allowance, a mobility allowance and a family allowance (if applicable). The guaranteed PhD funding is for 36 months (i.e. EC funding, additional funding is possible, depending on the local Supervisor, and in accordance with the regular PhD time in the country of origin). In addition to their individual scientific projects, all fellows will benefit from further continuing education, which includes internships and secondments, a variety of training modules as well as transferable skills for the Jobs of Tomorrow acquired through a unique immersive learning.
Information and application
Interested to be a part of this project?
Include in your application:
•a motivation letter, emphasizing your specific interest, qualifications and motivation to apply for this position
•a detailed CV (resume) including a short summary of your MSc research and contact information of at least two references that may be consulted
• Transcripts of bachelor and master degree
Master students who will graduate in the next coming months are welcome to apply. In that case, please provide an overview of the transcripts that are already available.
The deadline for the online registration is 31 March 2021. The intended starting date is 1 September 2021. For more information about the position, you are encouraged to send an e-mail to:
The selection procedure is performed by the beneficiaries within ETUT project and thus by the three universities involved in the project: University of Twente (UT, in NL), the University of Nottingham (UN, in UK), and the Dnepropetrovsk national university of railway transport named after academician V.Lazaryan (UD, in UA). This means your application is shared amongst the universities under the GDPR terms of data collection. It could possible that the beneficiaries identifies that another position would be more suitable for your background and skills.
About the department
The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) comprises three disciplines: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science, that shape the future of our society. In almost every product we use mathematics, electronics and computer technology, contributing to all of societies' activities. The faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders.
About the organization
The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) uses mathematics, electronics and computer technology to contribute to the development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). With ICT present in almost every device and product we use nowadays, we embrace our role as contributors to a broad range of societal activities and as pioneers of tomorrow's digital society. As part of a people-first tech university that aims to shape society, individuals and connections, our faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad, and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. Our research has a high profile both in the Netherlands and internationally. It has been accommodated in three multidisciplinary UT research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society Institute.
As an employer, the EEMCS Faculty offers jobs that matter. We equip you as a staff member to shape new opportunities both for yourself and for our society. With our Faculty, you will be part of a leading tech university that is changing our world for the better. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial climate, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example, with our flexible, customizable conditions.
University of Twente (UT)
University of Twente (UT) has entered the new decade with an ambitious, new vision, mission and strategy. As ‘the ultimate people-first university of technology' we are rapidly expanding on our High Tech Human Touch philosophy and the unique role it affords us in society. Everything we do is aimed at maximum impact on people, society and connections through the sustainable utilisation of science and technology. We want to contribute to the development of a fair, digital and sustainable society through our open, inclusive and entrepreneurial attitude. This attitude permeates everything we do and is present in every one of UT's departments and faculties. Building on our rich legacy in merging technical and social sciences, we focus on five distinguishing research domains: Improving healthcare by personalised technologies; Creating intelligent manufacturing systems; Shaping our world with smart materials; Engineering our digital society; and Engineering for a resilient world.
As an employer, University of Twente offers jobs that matter. We equip you as a staff member to shape new opportunities both for yourself and for our society. With us, you will be part of a leading tech university that is changing our world for the better. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial climate, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example, with our flexible, customisable conditions.