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EuroAgeism is recruiting 15 early stage researchers – deadline for submission of applications: January 31, 2018

 

The ITN EuroAgeism is seeking 15 excellent early stage researchers (ESR) for a 3-year fully funded Ph.D. program in the research areas of: Psychology, sociology, social psychology, political sciences, social work, economy, clinical pharmacy, engineering, design, social networks, geography, nursing, gerontology, gender studies, labor studies, anthropology, law and related fields. You will find the full announcement document here.

 

The ITN invites applications for a 3-year (36 months) PhD fellowship to start between May, 2018 and October, 2018 to work with one of the host organizations according to their scientific interest. The fellows will benefit from leadership by expert research supervisors, and from secondments in academia, policy and health organizations, training and transferable-skills courses and active participation in workshops and conferences over the period of their fellowship. While the fellowship is for 3 years, some universities may have 4-year PhD programs, which means that for universities where this condition applies students are expected to be able to commit for a period of 48 months (while the fellowship covers 36 months). Each participating country has its own set of tax rules, welfare schemes, number of free days, etc., the actual payment differs based on these parameters. For more information on the MSCA ITN see here.

 

PhD students are recruited for the following research projects that are hosted by the respective institutions:

 

01
Ageism in the Workforce: The Role of Welfare Regimes

Jagiellonian University, Poland
Sociology, Economics, Gerontology
Prof. Dr. Jolanta Perek-Bialas – jolanta.perek-bialas@uj.edu.pl

 

02
Work and Retirement between Activation Programs and Age Stereotypes

Linkoping University, Sweden
Division Ageing and Social Change (ASC), Department of Social and Welfare Studies (ISV)
Prof. Dr. Andreas Motel-Klingebiel – andreas.motel-klingebiel@liu.se; please send applications relating to this project to registrator@liu.se

 

03
Emerging Workspaces in Ageing Societies: Ageism and Near-Retirement People

University of Tampere, Finland
Faculty of Social Sciences: Social psychology, gerontology
Dr. Pirjo Nikander – pirjo.nikander@uta.fi

 

04
The Grass-Roots of Ageism: The Dynamics of Ageist Practice in Institutional Interaction

University of Tampere, Finland
Faculty of Social Sciences: Social psychology, gerontology
Dr. Pirjo Nikander – pirjo.nikander@uta.fi

 

05
Ageism, Longevity and the Sustainability of Social Security

Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Social work
Prof. Liat Ayalon, PhD – liat.ayalon@biu.ac.il

 

06
The Spread of Ageism in the Social Network

Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Social work
Prof. Liat Ayalon, PhD – liat.ayalon@biu.ac.il

 

 

07
Inappropriate Prescribing and Availability of Medication Management Services in Older Patients in Europe

Charles University, Czech Republic
Clinical Pharmacy
PharmDr.Daniela Fialova, PhD – fialovad@faf.cuni.cz

 

08
Putting Ageism in Context: Community vs. Long-Term Care Institutions among the Oldest Old

Napier University, United Kingdom
School of Health and Social Care
Prof. Dr. Angela Kydd – a.kydd@napier.ac.uk

 

09
Ageism in the Care Service System: Care Service Assessment for Older People with and without Dementia

Linkoping University, Sweden
Division Ageing and Social Change (ASC), Department of Social and Welfare Studies (ISV)
Prof. Dr. Andreas Motel-Klingebiel – andreas.motel-klingebiel@liu.se – please send applications relating to this project to registrator@liu.se

 

10
Municipal and Regional Internet Communication and its Role in Maintaining, Reinforcing and Challenging Ageism

Linkoping University, Sweden
Division Ageing and Social Change (ASC), Department of Social and Welfare Studies (ISV)
Prof. Dr. Andreas Motel-Klingebiel – andreas.motel-klingebiel@liu.se – please send applications relating to this project to registrator@liu.se

 

11
Addressing Ageism through Empowerment and Awareness
Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Social work
Prof. Liat Ayalon, PhD –
liat.ayalon@biu.ac.il

 

12
A Comparative Evaluation of Equality Legislation

AGE Platform Europe (Brussels) collaborating with National University of Ireland (NUIG), Belgium
NGO: Representing older persons in collaboration with the Institute for the Lifecourse and Society of NUIG
Nena Georgantzi in collaboration with Dr. Eilionoir Flynn and Dr Kieran Walsh (NUIG) – nena.georgantzi@age-platform.eu

 

13
Addressing the Diversity of Health and Social Care Staff to Reduce Discrimination

Napier University, United Kingdom
School of Health and Social Care
Prof. Dr. Angela Kydd – a.kydd@napier.ac.uk

 

14
Living Lab Ecosystems for Co-Design with Older People

Fontys University of Applied Science, The Netherlands
Institute of Allied Health Professions, Centre for Health Care and Technology
Dr. Joost van Hoof – joost.vanhoof@fontys.nl

 

15
Reducing Self-Stigma to Increase Accessibility to Technology

Bar-Ilan University, Israel
Social work
Prof. Liat Ayalon, PhD – liat.ayalon@biu.ac.il

 

For detailed project descriptions and further information on this announcement, please visit the ITN EuroAgeism recruitment document. You will find the full announcement document here.

 

 

How to apply?

If you are interested in one or more of the PhD positions, please send your full application directly to the relevant project supervisor (emails are detailed above and in the recruitment document) with a copy to euroageism@gmail.com as a single PDF file (5 MB max) including:

  • A cover letter, stating your research motivation and interests; including relevant background. Up to 1 page
  • A brief outline of a research proposal pertinent to the project chosen up to 1 page.
  • CV with a publication list
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Master degree documentation- Official documents confirming that you have successfully finished pre-graduate studies and can apply for PhD position
  • Previous scientific experience and the topic of the diploma thesis (or other small research thesis successfully passed before the application)
  • All relevant documents confirming your qualifications and English skills

 

Time lines

Deadline for submission of applications: January 31, 2018
Interviews will be held in February-March, 2018
Job offers to successful candidate: April, 2018
Contrast signature: May-June, 2018
Start of the employment: June-October 2018

 

 

Requirements

Applicants need to fully respect three eligibility criteria that refer to the Marie Skłodowska-Curie rules for early stage researchers (ESR):

  • An early stage researcher (ESR) is defined as a candidate being in the first four years of his/her research career at the time of the recruitment and does not have a doctoral degree. The research career starts after the degree that enables a student to proceed with a PhD (usually, the Master degree).
  • Conditions of international mobility of researchers: Researchers are required to undertake trans-national mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) in order to participate in training and conduct research when taking up the appointment. At the time of selection by the host organization, candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their chosen host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account.
  • English language: ESRs must demonstrate that their ability to understand and express themselves in written and spoken English is sufficiently high for them to derive the full benefit from the network training.

 

You will find the full announcement document here.