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One position is open to application now, to be trained in science journalism, tutored by the Science Section of the newspaper El Pais. This one-year position is intended as a first step into science journalism, with starting dates around the fall 2017, although there is some flexibility in dates. If interested, please apply now completing first the data in the "MY CV" section and then applying to the position. Beware: you must press "submit" at the end of the process; otherwise the application will not be fully registered and will not be considered. The system will acknowledge your submission if correctly completed; you can also check the completion on the "MY APPLICATIONS" link.


All nodes of the network participate in the training, feeding upon collaborations through the network. The position includes short stays in some of the world leading research centers within the network. Yearly meetings of the complete network are foreseen.


The salary consists of the gross Monthly Living Allowance of 3,110 EUR per month pondered by the EU correction coefficient (97,6% for Spain); in addition, a Mobility Allowance of 600 EUR per month will be paid, and also possibly another 500 EUR per month of Family Allowance depending on marital status. The ESR salary is subject to local tax, social benefit and other deductions following spanish regulations.


The candidates must demonstrate a high level of accomplishment and excellence in her/his previous academic experience.


By EU requirements, elligible candidates may be of any nationality and, at the time of signing the contract upon joining the destination:


  • Must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers and have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree. This four-year span is measured from the date when they had obtained the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the training will be provided. This applies irrespective of whether he/she intends to obtain a PhD degree in the future.

  • Must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in the country of their host organisation (Spain in this case) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date. Short stays such as holidays and/or compulsory national service are not taken into account.

Furthermore:


  • The candidates should speak Spanish perfectly and be fluent in English. He/she should have some previous experience and/or training in Science journalism or Science communication.

In order to apply for a position in the "Elusives Training Network" you must:

  • Register if you have not done alredy
  • Upload your CV that should include:
    • Personal data
    • Academic qualification
    • A request for, at least, two reference letters

Although it is not compulsory to have finished uploading all of your CV information we recommend you to do so.

Remember that you may apply for more than one open position and that you may manage your applications from the "My Applications" tab (this will only be available after applying for at least one position)

The candidate must send her/his CV, a motivation letter, some example of previous work and arrange for two letters of reference to be sent on her/his behalf. All applications must be submitted exclusively through this portal.


Application deadline 6/15/2017 (the position may be attributed before if suitable candidates appear).


The ITN Elusives complies with an equal opportunity and gender balance policy.


In case of a large number of applicants, we are sorry that we may not be able to answer individually all applications. When the position will be filled, it will be indicated in this web page.