Amsterdam University Medical Centers (AUMC) Invites Applications for 20 PhD Positions

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The  Amsterdam University Medical Centers (AUMC) is a synergy of knowledge and expertise in the fields of autoimmune rheumatic diseases and immunology. The AUMC is looking for 20 ESRs (Early Stage Researchers) positions who want to apply for a PhD project within the Amsterdam Rheumatology Center for AutoImmune Diseases (ARCAID; project 847551) funded by a European Horizon 2020 MSCA-COFUND grant. 

Eligibility criteria:


Biological sciences: Master Degree or equivalent ;

Medical sciences: Master Degree or equivalent

Computer science: Master Degree or equivalent

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Other requirements:

  1. Early-stage researchers (ESR) must, at the date of recruitment by the PI, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience, so time spent on any issue different from research experience does not count in these 4 years) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. This is measured from the date when they obtained a master degree which formally entitles them to embark on a doctorate.
  2. Conditions of international mobility of researchers: researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention are not taken into account.
  3. English language: Candidates must demonstrate that their ability to understand and express themselves in both written and spoken English.

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Online Recruitment Procedure

All applications proceeded through the online application form that will be made available on this website. Candidates provided all requested information including a detailed CV (preferably using the Europass template), a motivation letter, grades and optionally one or two reference letters. During registration, applicants needed to prove that they are eligible (three aspects: respect ESR definition, mobility criteria, English language proficiency).

Key dates

  • Estimated start of recruitment procedure: 1st October 2019
  • Application deadline: 1st November 2019
  • Interviews in the period 15th Nov 2019-1st December 2019
  • Invitations for second round and essay : 1-7 December 2019
  • Second interview + essay judgement: 7-23 December 2019
  • Earliest start (depending on HR procedures): 1st Febuary 2020.

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