Early-Stage Researcher (Esr) Position For Marie Curie Itn "Re-Dwell: Delivering Affordable And Sustainable Housing In Europe

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22 May 2023

Job Information


Université Grenoble-Alpes

Research Field

Architecture » Design

Economics » Construction economics

Economics » Environmental economics

Economics » Economic policy

Engineering » Project engineering

Engineering » Design engineering

Environmental science » Other

Sociology » Urban sociology

Sociology » Social changes

Political sciences » Policy studies

Political sciences » Governance

Geography » Human geography

Geography » Social geography

Geography » Other

Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)



Application Deadline

20 Jun 2023 - 23:59 (Europe/Brussels)

Type of Contract


Job Status


Hours Per Week


Offer Starting Date

5 Sep 2023

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Marie Curie Grant Agreement Number


Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Applications are open for one early-stage researcher that will be funded by the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Actions within the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission through the Innovative Training Network “RE-DWELL: Delivering affordable and sustainable housing in Europe”.

The RE-DWELL consortium consists of 10 universities and 12 non-academic partner organisations representing 9 European countries (Spain, France, UK, Croatia, Hungary, Cyprus, Netherlands, Portugal and Belgium).

RE-DWELL trains a new generation of professionals with the transdisciplinary skills to address the urgent need of affordable and sustainable housing, a major challenge for European societies. The recruited early-stage researcher will join the network of 14 early-stage researchers who carry out research encompassing design, planning and building, community participation, and policy and financing. Their work is supervised by an international board of qualified experts from the 10 higher academic institutions and 12 professional, social and political organizations involved in housing provision in Europe.

Please visit the project website (www. re-dwell.eu) to get more information about the network, and to access the application forms.

Research project

Housing markets are spatially differentiated. The differences between urban, suburban or rural areas of the same region in terms of housing affordability and social inequalities pose a challenge for housing policies and planning strategies. Differences in housing markets, availability of land, degrees of concentration of public housing, presence of amenities, bring about residential mobility, daily commuting or segregation phenomena. Local policy- makers and housing providers differentiate their strategies of developing or reducing the stock of social, affordable or market price housing according to the dynamics of different areas.

The purpose of this research is to develop a comparative study of how local housing and planning policies deal with spatial differences regarding housing. The work will include an analysis of the methodologies and tools used by housing agencies, planning authorities or other housing stakeholders for measuring territorial differences in order to define their strategies. The research should also address the negotiation process between different stakeholders involved in managing, retrofitting or building affordable housing in city regions. A comparison of the housing impact of national, regional and local governance and planning systems will be conducted, thereby paying attention to the coordination role of supra municipal planning authorities in different European contexts.

Territorial differences can also provide opportunities for introducing regulatory measures and experimenting with innovative endeavours aiming to promote sustainable and affordable housing solutions: long-term community control over land, use of private housing for social purposes, reuse of vacant housing, among other. Innovative local solutions and partnerships for providing affordable and sustainable housing in different European contexts will be analysed and compared in this research project.


To contribute to the RE-DWELL network by analysing case studies of affordable housing production and/or renovation in at least two European countries. The analysis will focus on examining the relationships among stakeholders when addressing the challenges of housing affordability and decarbonization simultaneously.

The research to be carried out involves:

- Literature review and establishment of key theoretical frameworks.

- Analysis of the governance system and stakeholders' relations.

- Analysis of the impact of European and national policies on local housing practices.

- Analysis of the role of local housing policies, actors, and spatial planning in meeting both social and environmental targets in housing production and management

More information

The researcher will be based at the host university and will have the opportunity to spend one to two months at a partner organization for a secondment.


Research Field


Education Level

Master Degree or equivalent

Research Field


Education Level

Master Degree or equivalent

Research Field


Education Level

Master Degree or equivalent

Research Field

Political sciences

Education Level

Master Degree or equivalent



- Excellent written, verbal and visual representation skills

- Knowledge of social sciences

- Knowledge of housing policies and of spatial planning

- Professional experience in the field of housing or urban planning is desirable

Specific Requirements

Required research experience

- Demonstrable enthusiasm for research methodology and methods in social sciences, urban planning and architecture

- Experience with social science research methods

- Experience with research on housing and/or international comparative research is desirable









Research Field

Architecture » DesignArchitecture » OtherEconomics » Construction economicsEconomics » Environmental economicsEconomics » Economic policyEngineering » Project engineeringEngineering » Design engineeringEnvironmental science » OtherSociology » Urban sociologySociology » Social changesPolitical sciences » Policy studiesPolitical sciences » GovernanceGeography » Human geographyGeography » Social geographyGeography » Other

Years of Research Experience

1 - 4
Additional Information


The Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme offers highly competitive and attractive salary and working conditions which include:

- a living allowance (3,784 Euros per month)

- a monthly mobility allowance (600 Euros per month)

- a family allowance (if applicable, 500 Euros per month)

These allowances are used to cover the gross salary, employers' compulsory deductions and benefits for the period of the Marie Curie programme. The living allowance is a gross EU contribution to the salary costs of the full- time researcher. The family allowance is an estimated average that will be adapted to the specific conditions of the hired researcher. All three subsidies are subject to the deduction of compulsory social security contributions and income taxes in accordance with the regulations applicable in the country of the host institution. At the end of the contract any possible difference between the gross amounts paid and the amount to be paid according to the programme will be equalized.

Eligibility criteria

The candidates must fulfil the eligibility and mobility requirements of the Marie Curie ITN programme:

- Eligibility. To be eligible for recruitment within an ITN project, you must – at the date of recruitment – be within the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of your research career and not have a doctoral degree. Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when you obtained the degree entitling you to embark on a doctorate (either in the country in which the degree was obtained, or in the country in which you are recruited), even if a doctorate was never started or envisaged. You may therefore be required to provide documentation proving your eligibility for recruitment.

- Mobility. You are required to undertake transnational mobility in order to be eligible for recruitment in an ITN project. As such, you must not have resided or carried out your main activity (e.g. work, studies) in the country where you are applying to for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Holidays are not counted. Your employer is required to verify this fact, therefore you may be required to provide supporting documentation proving your place(s) of residence or work during the previous 3 years. Note that the mobility rule applies only to your first recruitment within the project, and not to other organisations to which you might be sent on secondment or at which you may subsequently also be recruited. Finally, the mobility rule is related to your residence or main activity and not to your nationality.

Please find more information about the requirements for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellows in Innovative Training Networks (ITN) here.

Selection process


Please use this form to provide the following information:

- personal data

- confirmation of compliance with the eligibility and mobility requirements

And the required documentation:

- letter of motivation (maximum 2 pages)

- CV in EUROPASS format

- certificate of English proficiency

- transcripts of your academic degrees (translated into English, by a sworn translator; including ranking of degree classification)

- a research proposal in line with the ESR project (3 to 5 pages, plus reference list)

- two reference letters

Selection process

The selection process will follow these stages:

- Deadline for application: June 19, 2023 24:00 CET

- Until June 30, 2023, the ESR recruitment committee (supervisor and co- supervisors) will review the applications and interview the candidates online and select the best two candidates for the second round.

- On July 3, 2023, the ESR recruitment committee will present to the RE-DWELL Supervisory Board the two best candidates for the position.

- From July 10 to July 13, 2023 candidates will present their projects to the Supervisory Board members in an online conference. After this meeting, the Supervisory Board will make recommendations for ESR appointment to the host institution. The ESR appointment will be made by the host institution.

Applicants will be selected on their potential for scientific excellence, their adaptability to work in a multicultural environment and their capacity to conduct transdisciplinary research on housing.

The recruitment process will be transparent, open and equal, following the guidelines of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers


Assoc. Prof. Adriana Diaconu ([email protected])

More information

PhD programme at Université Grenoble Alpes.

Working at Pacte.

Website for additional job details

https: // www. re-dwell.eu/view-project/esr3

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