ETOPIA (Innovative EMI analysis and power Applications), a EU Horizon Marie Skłodowska-Curie Project is inviting applications for 12 PhD positions (“Early Stage Researchers”). ETOPIA is a consortium of six universities, supported by 12 industrial entities, in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Italy and Romania.

About the programme:
  • The selected candidates will be working towards a unique joint PhD degree awarded by all six universities, supported by a carefully chosen supervisory team that maximizes both scientific excellence as well as interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral collaboration.
  • The 12 ETOPIA ESRs will not only receive state-of-the-art science/technology training but will also benefit from a unique soft-skills training programme.

Research Fields: Electromagnetic Compatibility


  • Applicant must be within 4 years after receiving the Master of Science degree, or less than 4 years research experience since receiving the M.Sc. degree.
  • Researchers are required to undertake trans-national mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up the appointment.
  • Applicant must demonstrate ability to understand and express in both written and spoken English.

Participating Universities:

  • University of Twente, the Netherlands
  • University of Craiova, Romenia
  • Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany
  • University of Zielona Gora, Poland
  • The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom

How to apply:

  • Applications to be sent via email with required documents (making clear which Institution(s) you are interested in) to:
  • A one-page letter motivating a) why you want to do a Ph.D.; b) why are you applying for this specific position; c) why do you consider yourself a suitable candidate for this position;
  • A list of three achievements in your life that you are proud of;
  • A detailed CV listing education, work experience, publications, relevant other activities and coordinates of up to three referees;
  • An academic transcript of B.Sc. and M.Sc. education;
  • A copy of academic works such as papers or M.Sc. thesis;
  • A high TOEFL (> 90 or 100) or IELTS (> 6.5 or 7) score certificate.
—————–Quick Overview————-
OrganizationMarie-Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network
CountryNetherlands, United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Italy, Romania
Fellowship LevelDoctoral
Subject areasScience, Engineering
Fellowship amountFunded as per MSCA rules
EligibilityOpen to all nationalities
Deadline31 March 2019

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