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Recruitment of PhD, Post-Doctoral Fellows and Research Assistants

CHAMELEONS is a doctoral education programme intended to broaden employment opportunities. CHAMELEONS is open to doctoral students with an interest in connected health in the University of Oulu, University of Porto, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Maynooth University, and University College Dublin.


It consists of two elements which are available to CHAMELEONS students: 


1. Three bespoke, one week-long modules, designed by stakeholders for Doctoral Students with the express intention of improving their employment options and opportunities:


Module 1: Forging relationships: Building and Sustaining your Doctoral Network
Module 2: Managing the Project: Keeping on Track with an Eye to the future
Module 3: Starting your Career: Future Proofing your Career and Getting a Job


It is intended that each module will attract 5 ECTS once they complete the approval process.


Module 1 will take place online over one week at the end of April 2021. Module 2 and 3 may take place face to face and in that case, students will be funded to travel to Portugal and Spain to participate in learning in a non-academic environment, should the health situation permit.


2. CHAMELEONS students may take modules in any of the five universities in the consortium. These modules have been specifically recommended as they are aimed at interdisciplinary and intersectoral learning with a focus on employment. Many of these modules have now moved online and are readily available to students, but face to face engagement will be possible once travel is allowed. These modules all carry ECTS credits.


CHAMELEONS offers the opportunity to network with colleagues from across the connected health sector. Stipends are available to facilitate travel (once the health situation permits).


The CHAMELEONS program will recruit 15 participants, who are currently registered PhD, Postdoctoral students, or research assistants employed in areas related to Connected Health (Health Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Computer Science, Design etc.) in one of the 5 academic institutions represented in the consortium. Their PhD funding is independent of CHAMELEONS.

Time table of the recruitment process:

  • Application period until 1st March 2021

    • Applications need to be made ONLY through the CHAMELEONS website

  • List of selected candidates is published on 5th March 2021

  • Prior hearing period 19th March 2021

  • Final list of selected candidates 22nd March 2021

Apply now through the form below!

Please, see the CHAMELEONS Data Protection statement below.

The recruitment has finished. Thank you for your interest.

Application form

Declaration of consent for the collection and processing of data


CHAMELEONS data protection statement 


The purposes for which your personal data is being collected and processed


Your data will be processed exclusively for completion of the CHAMELEONS recruitment process. You can withdraw your application and the permission you have given us to process your data at any time (via email to the CHAMELEONS Project Manager By applying, you are agreeing to make your data available to the CHAMELEONS consortium. Your application documents may be viewed and considered only by people involved in the recruitment of students to participate in the CHAMELEONS training programme.


Categories of data collected and processed


We collect and process contact and personal data, as well as all data that you provide as part of the application process, e.g. your CV, letter of motivation, certificates, references.


Storage duration and deletion of data


The data will be securely stored for as long as you are involved in the recruitment process. If you are admitted to the training programme, the details you have provided will be used as student data and will be securely stored for the duration of the CHAMELEONS project.


If you are not selected for participation in CHAMELEONS, the data will be retained for the duration of the CHAMELEONS project for reporting purposes only. After this period, all data will be deleted.


Your rights


You have the right to request information at any time about your personal data at no charge by emailing the Project Manager. Furthermore, you have the right to request the rectification or erasure of your data unless this is prevented by legal provisions or statutory data retention periods. You may also obtain the restriction of processing your data and have the right to data portability. Should you have any questions about this or about data protection, you can contact the CHAMELEONS Project Manager at any time at


Declaration of consent to the use of your data


I hereby consent that my personal data can be collected and processed for the above-mentioned purposes, and agree that CHAMELEONS may collect, store, process and use the personal data I have provided. My data will only be processed for any purposes beyond those specified above if required by law. I can withdraw my consent for processing my data at any time by following the procedures stated above.

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