The DEUSTO INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH SCHOOL (DIRS) opens a call to recruit 8 Marie Sklodowska-Curie researchers

Published on Friday, 12 February 2016 - 13:41

Supported and co-funded by the European Commission (Marie Sklodowska-Curie) and other 40 partners, the University of Deusto, the only Spanish university selected to develop this  programme in its doctoral studies, opens a call to recruit 8 researchers for three years. A second call for recruiting a second cohort of 8 researchers will be launched in 2017.

The Deusto International Research School (DIRS) aims at attracting qualified international Early Stage Researchers for high quality PhD training. Selected researchers will enrol in an attractive and highly internationalised, interdisciplinar and intersectoral research ecosystem. PhD researchers develop their work in one of the seven existing doctoral programmes linked to one the four focus areas: Health and Wellbeing; Human Rights, Peace and Conflict Resolution; Sustainable Development and Innovation; and Education and Lifelong Learning.

There is a choice of 30 selected topics for recruitment. From all candidates applying to these topics, 8 researchers will be recruited in the 2016 Call within the mentioned 4 focus areas. Following high quality European Commission’s requirements, the candidates will be selected via an open, transparent, merit-based, impartial, equitable and internationally advertised  procedure, in order to avoid any kind of inequality or discrimination, guaranteeing a fair selection process.

Regarding terms and conditions, the selected candidates will sign an employment contract and will be hosted in an attractive research environment characterised by excellence,  internationality, interdisciplinarity and cross-sectorality. In addition, the selected researchers will benefit from a shared supervision and mentoring process formally inscribed in the Doctoral Agreement and the individualized Personal Career Development Plan.

In particular, DeustoTech Energy wishes to recruit 3 researchers for topics within the scope of Sustainable Development and Innovation:

The Call for Applications is open from February 15th to April 8th at 05.00 pm CET. Full information on the topics for recruitment and specific requirements are published on the DIRS-COFUND website:

For any doubt and/or further information, please, do not hesitate to contact Ms. Izaskun Urieniurien(at)