Yes, officially it does. However, if your experience and motivation is connected to an ESR position where you are ineligible because of mobility for the secondment, the PI and/or project may decide to change the secondment to another country. This also depends on the research project defined.
You can specify this in a text box in the online application form. Please do not email us about this.
One secondment for ESR1.1 is to the USA. If the most excellent and suitable candidate for position ESR1.1 is from a non-EU member state, the secondment may be altered to a country within the EU. The candidate should still not have lived, studied or worked in the Netherlands during the last 3 years for more than 12 months.
Conclusion: If you are not eligible because of the country where the secondment takes place and you are the most excellent and suitable for the position, a decision may still be taken to change the partner organisation for this ESR position.
The mobility eligibility explained:
- At the time of the application deadline (27 August 2018) candidates have not lived or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to the application deadline in the country where they will carry out the research training activities (at the beneficiary and/or partner organisations)
- Short stays (such as holidays), compulsory national services (such as mandatory military service) and procedures for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention do NOT count
- In case the secondments at partner organisations are carried out in a country other than an EU Member State or associated country, the candidates should be nationals or long-term residents (>5 consecutive years full-time research activity) of an EU Member State or associated country. Associated countries: Iceland, Norway, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Israel, Moldova, Switzerland, Faroe Islands, Ukraine, Tunisia, Georgia, Armenia
- Candidates are NOT eligible if they are already permanently employed by the entity where the research training activities will take place (UMCU, UU, and any partner organisation where the secondments of the ESR in question will take place)