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Centre for European Research at Göteborgs University (CERGU) hereby advertises two positions as Ph.D. Candidates for European researchers.

CERGU is a network-based research centre, which means that all researchers and other personnel related to CERGU are physically located in their subject departments. This means that the PhD students will be double-linked partly to CERGU and partly to the department at the School of Business, Economics and Law, Faculty of Arts or Faculty of Social Science at University of Gothenburg, in which the applicant is competent to be admitted to graduate.

Postgraduate education is provided in the topic the candidates belonging to, why it is very important that the candidate takes part of the study plan for postgraduate studies in the prospective subject and institution. You can find the departments and dissertation topics involved by following this link. To be able to apply for the Ph.D. studies, applicants must meet the requirements of basic competency for education on the postgraduate level, as well as the requirements for special competency according to the general study plan for graduate studies in the candidate's topic. CERGU has no further formal requirements but will make their assessment based on student project feasibility and relevance to CERGU's research.

Applications will be assessed within CERGU's steering group, who decides to propose two of the applicants for the advertised PhD student services. The steering group’s decision is then submitted to the board of the department for assessment and formal adoption of the institutions' research. Order from CERGU on ranking will be taken in June, after which all applicants will be informed of the decision. On that occasion, including information will be provided to the highest ranking candidates on the timing of decisions from each subject department.
For more information about CERGU, see For more information about the positions contact Director Mats Andrén, +46 31 786 4476, or steering committee chairman Claes Alvstam, +46 31 786 1385,

Applications must include:
Certified curriculum vitae (CV).
Copy of diploma.
Excerpts of the previous university courses with grades.
A copy of the thesis and any other scientific works.
Letters of reference and contact details of two referees who have knowledge of past activities.
A free-text description (maximum one A4 page) of the candidate's goals and visions with a graduate education in the applied direction. Applicants should be here to underline the relevant reasons, that she / he should be admitted to the graduate program applied for.
A description of the thesis project the applicant wishes to carry out (maximum 5 A4 pages).

Reference number: U 2011/266

Applications including reference number should be sent to:
Centre for European Research
Att. Birgitta Jännebring
Box 711
SE-405 30 Gothenburg

Closing date 20 May 2011.