Position available within the research project entitled „H2020-MSCA-ITN SAPIENS”, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER 956696 Position available within the research project entitled: “H2020-MSCA-ITN SAPIENS “Sustainability and Procurement in International, European, and National Systems”, project number GA no. 956696.  


Babes-Bolyai University, Center for Good Governance Studies, Department of Public Administration and Management/Doctoral School of Public Administration and Policy, is seeking a highly motivated and mobile candidate with a strong academic record holding at least a Master’s Degree in Economics/ other fields of Social Sciences, fluency in English and some subject knowledge of public procurement law, policy and sustainability.   

The ESR will work within the Center for Good Governance Studies, Department of Public Administration and Management/Doctoral School of Public Administration and Policy on the PhD research project “Fostering SAP in construction”

The ESR will work under the supervision of Assoc. prof. Bogdana Neamtu, will be offered an international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral training and will include a structured mobility to up 10 months in the Universities and Partner Organisations of the Consortium for the entire project duration that will include: UHASSELT (3m resident work with co-supervisor on legal aspects); Cluj IT Cluster (2 m training and research on tools for digitalization of the construction industry, specifically Building Information Modelling and how such digital tools can be used to deliver SPP objective, such as improved LCC calculation); Envipark (2m hands on research focusing on practical solutions for CAs to shift their behavioural patterns and modus operandi towards waste disposal, clean energy, new materials and fundraising). The project’s objective is to foster interdisciplinary research into the evolving use of public procurement (PP) to address the social and environmental challenges of the 21st century with a view to create a significantly increased European knowledge base and research capacity on the law, the economics and the business sciences of Sustainable Public Procurement

The ESR will contribute to ambitious and carefully planned research, outreach, impact, and dissemination activities benefiting from the expertise of world-leading senior academics

The offered positions are available with a fixed starting date in September 2021 for a maximum duration of 36 months with a full-time commitment to work exclusively under the action

Applicants may be of any nationality and shall, at the time of recruitment by the host organisation (September 2021), be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of his or her research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.

ESR shall not have resided or carried out his or her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Romania for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date.

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