Shine- Msca European Doctoral Network - (1 Phd Position)

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December 02, 2023
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8 Nov 2023

Job Information


Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II


Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, dell'Ambiente e delle Risorse

Research Field

Geosciences » Geology

Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)



Application Deadline

2 Dec 2023 - 17:00 (Europe/Rome)

Type of Contract


Job Status


Hours Per Week


Offer Starting Date

15 Jan 2024

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?


Reference Number


Marie Curie Grant Agreement Number


Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

The overarching objective of this European Doctoral Network “ Safe underground Hydrogen storage IN Earth subsurface reservoirs “ (acronym: SHINE ) is to investigate the hydrogen/rock/pore fluid processes with the aim of assessing the feasibility of underground hydrogen storage technologies within subsurface porous reservoirs, through 10 cutting edge research and training projects at doctoral level ( https: // www. shine- ). The research projects span many disciplines, including microbiology, geology, geochemistry, geophysics, fluid dynamics, and geomechanics, and will utilize laboratory, computational and field study approaches. All the projects are interlinked and focused on the characterization of the reservoir and caprock properties including modelling their mechanical integrity, geochemical stability and multi-phase flow properties during hydrogen storage operations. The training will involve both industrial and academic sector partners with the aim of creating a new generation of scientists able to develop technologies, propose new solutions to sub-surface exploration challenges, and provide better scientific understanding and guidance to support our energy transition. They will support all stakeholders (e.g., policy makers, regulatory authorities, industry, interest groups representing civil society, etc.) to frame strategic choices concerning future low-carbon energy resource options. The recruited PhDs will be equipped with the skills necessary for their thriving future careers including a unique combination of “hands-on” research training, industrial placements, training courses and workshops on leadership, capacity building, and entrepreneurship. These are facilitated by the academic and industry partners across this intra-European consortium. While secondments are already set for each project on offer each recruited DC PhD will also be given the opportunity to work in non-academic and business environments at international level.


Research Field

Geosciences » Geology

Education Level

Master Degree or equivalent

Research Field

Engineering » Geological engineering

Education Level

Master Degree or equivalent


The educational background should preferably be in geology, applied mathematics, physics and engineering , or combinations thereof. Other consistent backgrounds will be considered within the scope of the project

Specific Requirements

Applications need to be submitted through the online application platform available at https: // www., by the given deadline. In order to be eligible, the online application form must be submitted together with a set of due application documents, available for easy downloading from the recruitment page. https: // www.





Research Field

Geosciences » Geology

Internal Application form(s) needed



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Additional Information


The selected DCs/PhD will be recruited as part of 10 PhD's consortium,

with a full employment contract of 3 years (36 months) by the chosen recruiting organisation, which will comprise:

- a living allowance, corresponding to the gross salary (employer/employee) paid in monthly instalments to the DC fellows, inclusive of all social security coverage, contribution to pension funds and unemployment indemnity - a mobility allowance for fellows' expenses linked to their mobility (relocation expenses)

- for each DC fellowship a contribution to costs needed to carry out research projects (e.g. consumables, publications, others) and a contribution to the training activities (e.g. local and network trainings) managed directly by the main hosting organisation is provided.

-Fiscal treatment, social security (SSC) and sick/maternity or paternity leave will be fully covered according to the national Social Security regulation of the country of recruitment

Eligibility criteria

Candidates will be regarded eligible if:

1 .MSCA Eligibility requirements Applicants must satisfy the MSCA definition of Doctoral Candidates (DC): “all researchers to be recruited must be doctoral candidates and have not been awarded a doctoral degree at the time of the Call deadline (i.e. not already in possession of a doctoral degree)”.Researchers who have successfully defended their doctoral thesis but who have not yet formally been awarded the doctoral degree will not be considered eligible.

  • MSCA Mobility requirements Applicants must not have lived or carried out their main activity (e.g. study, work, research) in their main host and recruiting country for more than 12 months in the past 3 years immediately prior to the Call deadline. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account. Less restrictive mobility rule: The time spent in applying for refugee status or found refuge in Europe in accordance with the 1951 Geneva Convention and the 1967 Protocol and career breaks for compulsory military service and vacation leave will not be taken into account.

  • SHINE Academic qualifications Applicants must hold a relevant European Master degree or equivalent (EQF 7) at the time of the application. In case the Master Degree has not been obtained yet at the closing date for application, the candidate has to send a declaration signed by his/her supervisor or from the University stating that the degree will be obtained within the PhD enrollment. The educational background should preferably be in geology, biology and engineering, or combinations thereof or others consistent backgrounds with the scope of the project.

  • SHINE Proof of English Applicants that are not native English speakers must provide proof of their English language capability as established via an internationally recognised test such as: IELTS: minimum 6.5 for PhD; TOEFL paper test: 550 (TWE 4); TOEFL internet test: 79 (R18, L17, S20, W17). In alternative, applicants have to prove to have a sufficient level of English (e.g. providing a Master certificate of bilingual studies).

  • Applications will be considered eligible if: 1. the complete application pack is received by the Call deadline date and timing (as from the Call text). 2. the application pack is submitted with all the requested documents and templates. It is a strict admissible condition for applicants to use the template application documents (CV, reference and motivation letters, declaration of honour) easily accessible in word format below. Applications submitted without using the due applications documents will be deemed as ineligible. 3. the application pack must be complete and sent through the online application form/platform available below.

    Selection process

    SHINE evaluation and selection process will be based on openness, transparency, merit, impartiality and equality for the candidates according to the Principles of the European Charter and Code for the recruitment of researchers.

    The evaluation and selection process will be articulated in four steps:

    1) Eligibility check

    2) Individual remote evaluation

    3) Interview

    4) Final ranking

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