CuraBone is looking for 5 highly motivated Early Stage Researcher ESR (PhD Students) interested in working in an ambitious multidisciplinary project to work in Materialise and Unizar. These ESR positions are aimed to pursue the scientific objectives of CuraBone through the development of the thesis. Take a look at the project description to know more about the project.

  • To apply for once of the vacancies please, check the eligibility criteria below. If you fulfil all the requirements, send your application with all the necessary records to assess your candidature.
  • Not be in possession of a doctorate/PhD degree and should have less than 4 years of research experience (starting at the date of obtaining the master’s degree).
  • At the time of selection by the host institution, the candidate may not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host institution for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment under the project.
  • For Unizar’s Biomedical Engineering PhD, it is required 300 Graduate ECTS (of which at least 60 ECTS must of Master`s degree)

The applications may be addressed at either both recruiting institutions: University of Zaragoza and Materialise. Find more information to apply below. In case you had any doubts, please do not hesitate to contact us:

All applicants will be employed under a local employment contract for a maximum of 3 years, compatible with national and regional legislation and following the guidelines provided by the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers, including salaries with adequate and equitable social security benefits.

A career development plan will be prepared for each fellow in accordance with his/her supervisor and will include training, planned secondments and outreach activities in partner institutions of the network. The ESR fellows are supposed to complete their PhD thesis by the end of the 3rd year of their employment. For more information please visit Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks.

The following skills are expected from applicants:

Send your application with a detailed CV (attaching certificated evidence of each merit to be considered) and letter of motivation to any of the recruiting institutions:

  • University of Zaragoza: Write an email with your application to
  • Materialise: Follow their standard job application here.


  • ESR status: ESRs are in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers, starting at the date of obtaining their masters degree (or similar). They must not be in possession of a doctorate/PhD degree.
  • Mobility Rule: All nationalities can apply, but you can only apply to be hosted in a country in which you did not reside or carry your main activity (such as work or study) for more than 12 months within the last 3 years. This excludes short stays such as holidays or compulsory national service.
  • Unizar’s Doctoral School: It is required 300 Graduate ECTS (of which at least 60 ECTS must of Master`s degree) by the time the student is hired (September 2017 the latest). If your degree proceeds from outside the European Higher Education Area, his certifications may need to be validated to the host institution country.


The process will be different at each institution following their standard procedures. Once you have been selected as a potential candidate by one of the recruiting institution, you will be directed to the other partner to complete the process. Both phases may include independent interviews with members from the consortium and, if necessary, a technical test to proof each candidate merits and idoneity to the project.


  • Finally, collecting all the data from the previous phases the Supervisors Committee will gather to select the final ESR for each IPR.
  • All the candidates involved in the project will receive confirmation of the outcome of the recruitment process.




This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 722535.

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