NAMASEN conforms to the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers!
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Eligibility Criteria for NAMASEN RecruitmentThe FP7-ITN Networks are designed to provide academic and industrial training for students and young researchers early in their careers. Particularly, the mechanism is designed to promote mobility across Europe so that specific criteria of eligibility are enforced. Vacancies are generally open to candidates of all nationalities. However, applicants must be nationals of a State other than that of the host organization. At the start of their fellowship, researchers may not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organization for more than 12 months, during the 3 years immediately prior to the start date of his/her appointment. PhD students must NOT have worked in a research position / received research training for more than 4 years of their undergraduate degree. Postdoctoral fellows must not have worked in a research position / received research training for more than 5 years of their undergraduate degree. The undergraduate degree is the first degree which allowed them to embark on a PhD program, typically a BA or BSc. Years since the undergraduate degree working outside research do not count.
A few examples
PhD students, called here Early Stage Researchers (ESRs)Example 1: a French researcher has moved to Germany for the first time and has carried out research there for the last six months. He can be appointed within an ITN team in Germany. Example 2: a researcher has graduated with a first degree in biology in 2008 and would like to start her PhD studies in 2011. She is eligible as an ESR within the ITN as she has less than 4 years of research experience and no PhD. Example B: a researcher has already been working as a researcher in industry for two years since graduating with his first degree in chemistry. He would be able to benefit from participation in an ITN as an ESR even without pursuing a PhD degree. Example C: a researcher obtained her PhD after 3 ½ years. She is not eligible as an ESR within the ITN, even though she has less than 4 years of research experience. However, she would be eligible to be appointed as an ER within the first five years of her career.
Postdoctoral Fellows, called here Experienced Researchers (ERs)Example A: a researcher obtained her PhD after 4 years and subsequently worked in research for 13 months under a postdoctoral position. She would not be eligible to be appointed as an ER within the first five years of her career. Example B: three years after obtaining his undergraduate degree, a researcher obtained his PhD. He took a career break of two years for family reasons but would like to continue his research career. He is eligible to take part in an ITN as an ER to complete his initial training.