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The REDI (RMIT European Doctoral Innovators) program is offering a dual PhD position at Lappeenranta – Lahti University of Technology in Finland and RMIT University in Australia. The successful applicant is expected to start in November 2023 and going to work on a research project in the field of circular economy and digitalisation of business.
Are you REDI for the benefits?
As a REDI researcher you will be:
- enrolled by two entities, with the chance to be awarded dual doctorates
- seeing the world with once-in-a-lifetime experiences, including a residential year at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia
- part of a rich multidisciplinary network of researchers and supervisors coming together in annual, training weeks in Barcelona
- working closely with industry leaders and gaining experience with the 60+ industry supporters
- earning an above-national standard salary
- working on innovative projects of high commercial and societal value with up to four years to complete your research
How to apply
REDI is a PhD training program for talented researchers of any age, nationality early in their research career. REDI is co-funded by the European Union under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) which have strict requirements to ensure researchers get international experience as part of their training.
To apply you will need to comply with ALL the minimum criteria:
1. Be in the first four years of your research career and not yet have a doctoral degree; be available for full-time employment AND
2. Not have resided or carried out your main activity (work/studies etc.) in Finland for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before call deadline and not be already permanently employed by your research host at the time of the call deadline AND
3. Hold a master’s OR equivalent degree (for example bachelor’s degree with honours) in a discipline related to the research project of your choice, including a research component that allows you to enrol in a university doctoral programme by November 2023, AND
4. Have English language proficiency.
If you do not meet all conditions, your application will be rejected. For complete eligibility details, including the special circumstances allowance for researchers who require extra support, check the Guide for Applicants.
Depending on the position, you will also need to comply with the requirements of your research host. For more information, please refer to the Position Description.
The application process is entirely online:
Step 1 – Create an account: Register your information on the application portal.
Step 2 – Activate your account: You will receive an activation link email. Click on the activation link.
Step 3 – Find REDI: Log in and locate the REDI Program.
Step 4 – Fill in the application form online*. You must also upload:
- A valid scan of your National ID or Passport (PDF, jpg) AND
- CV and motivation letter in English, AND
- A three-page research proposal, AND
- A scanned copy of official academic transcripts showing the grades attained in exam periods with the dates corresponding to the degrees completed (BSc and MSc) AND proof of fluency in spoken and written English.
- Provide at least the names of two referees (university lecturers or scientists who are familiar with your academic work). The references will be provided directly by the referees via the online application.
- (Optional) A one-page overview of your Master (or equivalent) research project
Applicants will be evaluated on a set of evaluation criteria including academic merit, scientific quality and research potential, ability to carry out a research project and work in an international context. For full selection criteria check the Guide for Applicants. You can also download the Guide for Evaluators to see how your application will be assessed.
Key Dates extraordinary call for applications (subject to changes).
You will be notified by email if your application has progressed to the next stage or if it is unsuccessful.
What you need to do?
Submit your application through the online portal before the deadline.
Deadline 19 July 2023
Our Team will check whether your application meets the REDI and MSCA criteria on a rolling basis, and you will be informed of the outcome.
By 27 July 2023
Eligible applications will be assessed against the Evaluation Criteria.
By 7 August 2023
If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted for interview.
Notification to short-listed candidates: week beginning 7 August 2023.
Interviews: week beginning 21 August 2023.
5-Final allocation of positions
If successful at interview, you will receive a conditional offer and you will be informed about the next steps.
End of August 2023
You will be admitted as a Doctoral Candidate at your research host and RMIT. Once admitted, you will receive offer letters from both institutions.
*In case of rejection, you will receive an email explaining why and detailing the redress process. Applicants will be given 7 days to submit a request for redress. To submit a request for redress, download the Redress Form and follow the process detailed in section 5.7 of the Guide for Applicants.
There is currently one open position available at Lappeenranta – Lahti University of Technology in Finland. Use the below filter to see the open position only (LUT-DC4).