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Recruitment Procedure

Establis is an interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral research and training network. Specifically, 11 PhD and 4 Post-doctoral Fellows will receive cross-science training in subject-complementary areas ranging from polymer chemistry through polymer physics and opto-electronics to complete industrial-scale photovoltaic device manufacture.

The Establis PhD and Post-doctoral Fellows that result from this network will be highly trained and will possess a broad skill-set across a range of disciplines that are of absolute necessity to develop the industrial and academic infra-structure in organic photovoltaics, an area of prime importance to the future stability, economy, and technology of Europe. It is expected that anyone selected for a position in Establis will be working at the highest industrial and university research levels in Europe and will have the opportunity to build a CV that will be extremely well-sought after in the job-market. 

We seek highly motivated, well-organised students capable of developing and fostering collaborative research.

We offer:

  • Fully funded and fulltime placements for PhD and postdoctoral training
  • Excellent educational and research facilities
  • Research training in both academic and industrial settings
  • great opportunities for secondments with the Associated partners of the project

Women are highly encouraged to apply. In Establis at least 40% of the positions should be held by women.

How to apply:

1- Select the open position you wish to apply (see left handside),
2- Read the job descitpion
3- Click the 'Apply to this job' button at the end of each job description.
You'll be taken through the process step-by-step on this website.

 Before you start clicking through, have to hand electronic copies of:
  • A curriculum vitae (including a list of publication if any)
  • A cover letter
  • Names and e-mail adresses of 2 referees for PhD positions and 3 for postdoc positions.

Copies of educational certificates and transcripts of grades as well as Copy of passport or ID will be asked before the inteview.

Complete applications will be checked on formal requirements and forwarded to the supervisor of the research project. The supervisors will invite suitable applicants for a selection interview.

The application procedure is still open for the position indicated on the left.

The recruitment will be carried out along the lines of the European Charter of Researcher and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.


For each of the 11 PhDs and 4 Postdocs, specific requirements are given in the fellowhip description.

Candidates must fulfill the eligibility criteria for Marie Curie Initial Training Networks (FP7) as mentioned in the job descriptions.