28/02/2017
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

SMARTI ETN - Marie Curie Fellows

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    University of Nottingham
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EngineeringCivil engineering
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    01/06/2017 23:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    Multiple locations, see work locations below.
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    36.25
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/09/2017
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    721493

Sustainable Multi-functional Automated Resilient Transport Infrastructures ETN will bring together a stimulating platform where the stakeholders of the transport infrastructure sector will work alongside world-wide experts in smartening of systems (developers of high-tech sensors, advanced monitoring equipment, automated structures, etc.,) with direct support from the roads, railways and airports managers. As a result, SMARTI ETN will create a new generation of highly-skilled and appealing professionals that will be in great demand in this rapidly expanding field and will benefit Europe and developing countries.

We are seeking brilliant motivated curious graduates with a multi-disciplinary background (preferably in engineering), holding a degree that can allow them to enroll in a PhD programme and who are keen to spend three years of their life in growing their career in a truly joint academia-industry context at European level. Candidates are expected to speak and write English fluently. Language certification such as IELTS is desirable and for some of the projects it will be necessary in order to be enrolled within the PhD programme of some of the partner Universities.

Benefits

The ESR fellows will be employed according to the employment conditions of LPI Europe SL. The salary follows the Marie Curie-Skłodowska ITN Scheme. On top of the regular compensation, an extra allowance will be available to cover mobility expenses. A career development plan will be prepared for each fellow in accordance with his supervisor and will include training, planned secondments and outreach activities in partner laboratories 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 the Marie Curie-Skłodowska website.

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme offers highly competitive and attractive salary and working conditions. Exact salary will be confirmed upon appointment. It consists of:

  • a living allowance (= 3110 euro/month [the Marie Skłodowska-Curie rules apply a correction factor to this amount to allow for the cost of living in different countries: 1.110 to France, 1.135 to Ireland, 0.976 to Spain and 1.203 to the United Kingdom]) +
  • a monthly mobility and family allowance (= 600 or 1100 euro/month depending on the family situation).

It must be noted that the living allowance is a gross EU contribution to the salary costs of the researcher. Consequently, the net salary results from deducting all compulsory (employer/employee) social security contributions as well as direct taxes (e.g. income tax) from the gross amounts. The rate indicated here is for researchers devoting themselves to their project on a full-time basis. The mobility and family allowance is a fixed amount, regardless of the country of recruitment, and may be taxable depending on the country in question. More details in Sections 5.1, 5.2 and 5.3 of the guide for applicants to H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014.

  • Furthermore, PhD tuition fees for the ESR are covered and the research project is aimed at defending a thesis and obtaining a PhD degree. In addition to their individual scientific projects, all positions will benefit from further continuing training, which includes internships and secondments (All ESRs will be seconded at least once at another partner site), a variety of training modules as well as transferable skills courses, active participation in workshops and conferences, and exposure to large enterprises, SMEs and Universities from different European countries involved in SMARTI ETN.

Eligibility criteria

Early-stage researchers (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).

Mobility: All nationalities can apply, but you can only apply to a project which is hosted in a country in which you did not reside or carry your main activities (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.

Selection process

(1) SMARTI ETN will perform the recruitment of all the Early stage Researchers (ESR) through smartietn.eu website

(2) Check you meet Eligibility criteria and Specific requirements for the ESR position project/s you are applying for.

(3) Prepare the following application documents (in English):

  1. A curriculum vitae, including contact details, education (at University level and other), work experience, prizes/awards, language skills, etc… (max. 2 pages). The CV should reflect a representative array of achievements and qualifications appropriate to the post for which application is being made.
  2. Official academic record of undertaken courses & grades for Bachelor (and Master if required in specific criteria) degree.
  3. A motivational letter in which the applicant describes his or her motivation to pursue postgraduate studies and to conduct the research project/s applied for. Mention the ESR project number or numbers (in the latter indicate order of preference if any) on your motivational letter and the subject of the email.
  4. A reference letter.

(4) Upload your documents in smartietn.eu before the 1st June 2017 deadline.

(5) The documents provided will be used to select the best candidates. Applications will be analysed by a selection committee led by the coordinator and formed by both academic and industry partners. Recruitment procedures will be open, efficient, transparent and supportive, as well as tailored to the type of positions advertised. All Institutions value diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity.

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Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent
    Mathematics: Master Degree or equivalent
    Environmental science: Master Degree or equivalent
    Computer science: Master Degree or equivalent
    Technology: Master Degree or equivalent
    Physics: Master Degree or equivalent
    Chemistry: Master Degree or equivalent
    Economics: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

Specific skills/qualifications required are different for each ESR position offered. Please check at https://smartietn.eu - Applications Portal

Specific Requirements

Specific skills/qualifications required are different for each ESR position offered. Please check at https://smartietn.eu - Applications Portal

Work location(s)
4 position(s) available at
University of Nottingham/Nottingham Transportation Engineering Centre
United Kingdom
Nottingham
NG7 2RD
Pavement Research Building, Faculty Of Engineering, University Of Nottingham, University Park
4 position(s) available at
Universita' degli Studi di Palermo
Italy
Italy
Palermo
90100
Viale delle Scienze
2 position(s) available at
IFSTTAR
France
Nantes
44344
Allée des Ponts et Chaussées Route de Bouaye - CS4
1 position(s) available at
Eiffage
France
Lyon
69002
3 Rue Hrant Dink
1 position(s) available at
AECOM
United Kingdom
Nottinghamshire
Chilwell
NG9 6RZ
12 Regan Way
1 position(s) available at
DYNATEST
Denmark
Søborg
2860
Gladsaxevej 342
1 position(s) available at
Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions
Ireland
Dublin
D14 X627
Unit A2, Nutgrove Office Park
1 position(s) available at
Universidad de Granada
Spain
Granada
18071
Severo Ochoa s/n

EURAXESS offer ID: 185408