If you are an ERC grantee and you are willing to work at Ca' Foscari University, here you will find what we can offer.
Ca' Foscari is willing to attract excellent researchers, and grant portability is likely to further empower them.
As first step, if you are an ERC grantee you should get in touch with the Search Committee, which will take your case into consideration and assess your profile and project in relation to the University teaching and research fields.
Chair: Andrea Torsello
ERC grantees can be offered a tenure-track position - “researcher type B” -, or a permanent contract as associate or full professor, depending on their profile, and the ERC type of grant (either Starting, Consolidator or Advanced) they have been awarded. For associate and full professors, the National Scientific Qualification may be a preferential access criteria.
Further information: An academic career path in Italy
Entry salary grade can be negotiated, within the limits established by relevant national laws and regulations.
The teaching load can be negotiated with the Department. You could discuss on teaching modules and hours and you might obtain a reduction of the load during the project period.
Researchers and professors also have the chance to benefit from a promotion every two years, on a performance basis.
Professors and researchers who have carried out their activities abroad for at least two consecutive years and who move to Italy (acquiring tax residency), are entitled to significant tax benefits. In detail, they can benefit from the exemption from payment of personal income tax on 90% of the income received by the Italian university employing them, if they are hired with the role of "Professore" or "Ricercatore". Benefits are applied to the tax period when the researcher becomes "tax resident" in Italy and in the following 5 tax years, provided that he/she remains a tax resident in Italy. The exemption period can be extended to thirteen years in case of dependent children, or when purchasing a house in Italy.
The change of Host institution requires negotiation with the previous host institution and the European Commission: a team of experts will guide and support PIs throughout the process.
We are ready to discuss the portability at any time, but we suggest you move your project at the very beginning, after receiving the evaluation results and before the Grant signature, or before the start of the project.
Internal formal steps: before you start working at Ca’ Foscari, it usually takes at least 4-5 months to go through internal and national approvals (namely, hosting Department Council, Senate, Board of Directors, and Italian Ministry of Research).
You will be welcomed before and upon your arrival: our Welcome Unit provides information and assistance to all international staff: this includes procedures related to Nulla Osta for embassies, visa request, health insurance, stay permit, fiscal code, family reunion, access to the university’s services (libraries, canteens, wifi, etc.).
You can include in your project team different kinds of research positions: all of them require a public selection, via public calls for applications.
Research Assistants - researcher type A:
Postdocs – “Assegnisti di ricerca”:
During the transition process, the budget can be adjusted without any further grant amendment, upon ERC approval.
Principal Investigator salary: the University pays the PI salary: therefore, the PI cost reimbursement (n.% of salary) from the project can be freed up for other research activities of the project.
Indirect costs: a percentage of the indirect costs (up to 10% of the total budget) is retained by the University, and the remaining part is reallocated to the project, following the Regulations on the support fund for research and internationalization activities [ITA].
Award: you will receive an award from the university, calculated on the share of the budget retained by the University from the indirect costs of the project.
The University has a Data Monitoring Board [ITA] and an Ethics Committee to support researchers in complying with ethical requirements and Open Access obligations under Horizon 2020.
For further information:
If you wish to submit an ERC proposal with Ca’ Foscari as host institution, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last update: 29/07/2019