Call for Application Early Stage Researcher

The Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) is recruiting a researcher under the Marie Curie Initial Training Network on EU External Action EXACT. The EXACT project originally started in October 2010 with 12 Early Stage Researchers who got the opportunity to combine PhD training at two European universities with two periods of gaining work experience at two leading European think tanks (for more information on the EXACT project: Now a new opportunity has been created to recruit a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher for the last 14 months of the project: from November 2012 till December 2013. The Early Stage Researcher will be hosted by TEPSA in Brussels (for more information about TEPSA:

The researcher will combine her/his individual research project with gaining professional experience by contributing to the diverse activities of TEPSA: policy research; organising conferences; project management; tender writing; editing the bi-monthly TEPSA Newsletter; maintaining contact with the European institutions, TEPSA member institutes and other relevant actors.


-one Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher of any age and nationality other than Belgium;

-with a Master’s Degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline dealing with EU foreign policy such as political science, law, or economics;

-in the early stages of her/his career (‘early stage’ is defined as no more than four years of research experience by October 2012, counting from the date a (first) Master‘s Degree or equivalent is obtained in a relevant discipline);

-preferably enrolled in a Ph.D. programme;

-for a period of 14 months from 1 November 2012 onwards;

-to be hosted at the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA), in Brussels.

EXACT-TEPSA OFFER a unique synergy between:

-working on your PhD project or other type of individual research project on EU External Action; and

-gaining work experience at think tank and research network TEPSA.

Additionally, the researcher will benefit from broad EXACT network of contacts across academia and the private sector, thus, improving and increasing career prospects in growing and highly competitive European and national job markets.

We offer 14-months full-employment contract with full social security. The salary will be commensurate with a Marie-Curie Early-Stage Researcher (ESR) position in accordance with the regulations of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network, 2008 Work Programme, within the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme and Belgian labour laws. This grants a competitive gross monthly allowance, depending on host country and family status.

EXACT-TEPSA INFORM all interested candidates that

-particularly applications from women are welcomed,

-the deadline for the submission of application material is October 1, 2012,

-detailed information on the application requirements, and further information on the programme can be found on the TEPSA and EXACT webpages: and

Please read carefully the conditions and requirements on how to apply to the call in the EXACT Call for Application and EXACT Information on Application documents. In order to apply we would also kindly ask you to fill in the EXACT Application Form. Applications are to be written in English and submitted to TEPSA electronically at and in hard copy to TEPSA, rue d’Egmont 11, 1000 Brussels, Belgium.

The deadline for application is now closed. The selected applicants will be contacted within two weeks.