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AFTER THE PHD

Employment Statistics

Where do STAAA PhDs work?

On average 30 PhDs graduate.  Where do they work afterwards?

Employment rate

  • 97% of the STAAA PhDs have succeeded in finding a job 3 years after having finished their PhD (88% after 1 years).

Where do they work

  • STAAA PhDs mostly work in Italy (82%) and in both universities (59%) and private companies (38%).
  • For those employed, the contracts are mostly permanent (in 46% of cases)
  • 86% consider the PhD essential or useful for their work

Salaries in Companies

  • Compared to the salaries of University of Bologna Master’s graduates a year after graduation, the PhDs earn on average 35%.


This data has been extracted from research done by the Career Service and by the Study Services of University of Bologna in 2018 on PhDs from 2013 and 2017.

ROULLIER INNOVATION AWARDS

An international contest in Plant & Animal Nutrition rewarding the two best projects with a €75,000 grant each and with a one-year research contract which could be the starting point for a long-term collaboration with the CMI Roullier (France). 

Deadline: 29 February 2020

ENI AWARD 2020 - YOUNG RESEARCHER OF THE YEAR PRIZE

The Prizes are awarded to two Ph.D. research theses addressing the following topics: action against water, air and land pollution, prevention of climate warming and pollution, rehabilitation and reuse of industrial sites; renewable energy and energy storage; production, transport and use of natural gas; of capture, utilization and sequestration of carbon dioxide as well as of energy efficiency. The theses must have been defended at an Italian University during the same year of the annual Official Announcement, or in the precedent year. The Prize is awarded to students born in or after the year 1987. 

Call for applications and application form are available on the site:

https://www.eni.com/enipedia/en_IT/business-model/awards-recognition/eni-award-announcement-2020.page

Expired on November 8th, 2019

MARIE SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE ACTIONS

Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA) is a prestigious funding scheme by the European Commission to finance postdoctoral research projects. Researchers from any country of origin are eligible and there is no age limit. You can find more information on the MSCA fellowship here

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND Postdoctoral Fellowship Call - Research Leaders 2025

Teagasc, the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority, is currently running a postdoctoral research fellowship programme, entitled Research Leaders 2025. This is jointly funded by Teagasc and the European Commission through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions COFUND programme. Full details of the Research Leaders 2025 (RL2025) programme can be found here: www.teagasc.ie/rl2025. Now, RL2025 Call-2 is open for the postdoctoral application.

Expression of Interest Submission: Expired on 13th November 2019

Full Application Submission: 10th January 2020

POSTDOCTORAL JUNIOR LEADER FELLOWSHIPS PROGRAMME, COFUNDED BY ”LA CAIXA” FOUNDATION AND THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION

The Postdoctoral Junior Leader fellowships programme, cofunded by ”la Caixa” Foundation and the European Commission, aims to support the hiring of excellent researchers, of any nationality, who wish to further their research career in Spain or Portugal. The programme offers a total of 45 postdoctoral fellowships:

● Incoming: 30 postdoctoral fellowships for PhD of all nationalities. They will be offered a three-year employment contract to carry out a project in a selected research centres.

● Retaining: 15 postdoctoral fellowships for PhD of all nationalities to carry out research at any university or research centre in Spain or Portugal.

Deadline: Expired on October 8th, 2019

For more information go to https://obrasociallacaixa.org/en/investigacion-y-becas/programa-de-becas-de-posgrado/becas-de-posgrado/becas-postdoctorales-junior-leader/descripcion-del-programa

PHD - FOOD AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT F.A.I. LAB | CALL FOR PHD's

Italian PhD's (and foreigners who have obtained the PhD degree in Italy) can apply for job offers by the agro-food companies in selected for co-financing by the CRUI on behalf of MIUR. The list includes small and medium-sized companies scattered throughout the national territory (use this link for dowload the full list).

Deadline for application: Expired on September 30th, 2019

EMILIA-ROMAGNA REGION - PRIZE "Giordana Masetti" FOR BEST DOCTORAL THESIS 

The Prizes are awarded to the best Ph.D. research thesis addressing the following topic: "Biological risks on a global scale: the assessment of food risk and the new challenges for health protection. Insights on issues such as vector-transmitted zoonoses, microorganisms deliberately introduced into the food chain and resistance to antimicrobials". The thesis must have been defended at an Emilia-Romagna University and the prize is awarded to PhD under 30 years old. 

Call for applications and application form are available on the site:

https://www.regione.emilia-romagna.it/europass/notizie/europass-1/2019/europass-premia-le-migliori-tesi-in-materia-di-sicurezza-alimentare

Deadline: Expired on October 25th, 2019