The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) CHAMELEON "Virtual Laboratories for Exoplanets and Planet-Forming Disks" is offering two PhD fellowships on education & science and arts & science.
The projects will lead to a double PhD degree between University of Antwerp and University of Copenhagen. The PhD student will primarily be based at the Department of Training and Education Section at University of Antwerp, but as part of the double degree program, the student will spend at least 6 months at University of Copenhagen.
The project "Translating scientific concepts & dilemmas into teaching material" will investigate the effectiveness of educational STEM interventions for the field of Astrophysics and Space Sciences, and how some stubborn misconceptions in science may be cleared up by the integrated STEM approach.
The project "Effectiveness of Arts in STEAM interventions" will investigate the effectiveness of including art in educational and outreach approaches, and exploring the question in what way the A (Arts) in STEAM bring benefit to material for the classroom and for public outreach.
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a Masters degree related to the subject area, e.g. a MSc degree in astrophysics or a related subject area, or a MSc degree in education sciences with affinity with STEM and astrophysics.
The PhD positions are funded for 4 years, with the starting date in early 2021.
Salary, pension and terms of employment are within the rules for EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellows, which provides generous benefits, including a fixed salary with additional mobility and family allowances.
Applications are to be submitted online, and should include a copy of your CV and a motivation letter, by the closing date January 10, 2021.