30/01/2019
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

SENTINEL: 15 positions available for Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN Early Stage Researchers (PhD Students)

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    University of Leeds
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EngineeringElectronic engineering
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    28/02/2019 23:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    United Kingdom › Leeds
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    in accordance with the appointing organisation's normal full-time working hours
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    sentinel
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    812398

SENTINEL is a four-year Marie Skłodowska Curie European Training Network which began in January 2019 and will be co-ordinated by Dr Paolo Actis at the University of Leeds. Applications are invited for highly qualified and motivated young researchers to work full time on projects under a three-year PhD program hosted across seven European countries.

Through a series of secondments each ESR will have the opportunity to benefit from the expertise offered by other organisations within the SENTINEL consortium. Secondments will be 1-4 months duration each ( 7 months in total for each ESR over the whole project programme). Refer to the details of each ESR position below for more information about the planned secondments.

What is SENTINEL about?

The SENTINEL program will tackle electrochemistry at the level of individual entities such nanoparticles (metal, semiconducting, soft matter), living cells at the nanoscale, as well as single redox-active (macro) molecules. The study of systems at this level is a hugely important emerging area of electrochemistry which is inter/multidisciplinary and cross-sectoral.

Electrochemistry is the enabling science to address key problems of major societal relevance, spanning from electrocatalysis, in the context of energy conversion (e.g. fuel cells and solar cells) and energy storage (battery and water splitting technologies), to the development of advanced analytical tools for environmental monitoring and point-of-care medical diagnostics. The aim of SENTINEL is to join leading teams from across Europe, with global partners in industry (SMEs and multinationals) and the academic sector in the USA and China so that together they can equip a next generation of scientists with the skills to help impact society with new technological developments in this critical area of science.

SENTINEL will complement its scientific training with innovative and world-class coaching techniques. For example, employing sport related concepts to empower the researchers with leadership skills, engaging them in the art of scientific illustration through a successful science-art business with over 800K likes on Facebook, and using a campaigning charity to equip them with the skills needed to make their voices heard in public debates about science. These training sessions will be supplemented by business leaders from the (electro) chemical community sharing lessons in product development, IP protection and project management.

SENTINEL is distinct, new and ambitious.

How to apply:

All applications must be submitted in PDF format to sentinel@leeds.ac.uk quoting the ESR number of the post you are applying for in the subject line. More information on submission documents can be found under the requirements section below.

The deadline for applications is 11.00pm on 28th February 2019.

List of SENTINEL positions:

ESR1: Investigation of Brain Cancer Evolution Enabled by Single-Cell Nanobiopsy
Host Organisation - University of Leeds (UK), Supervisor – Dr Paolo Actis

ESR2: Electrochemical Nanosensors to Monitor the Metabolic Activity of Organs-on-Chip
Host Organisation - University of Leeds (UK), Supervisor – Dr Paolo Actis

ESR3: Single-Nanoparticle Electrocatalysis
Host Organisation – Ruhr University Bochum (DE), Supervisor – Prof Wolfgang Schuhmann

ESR4: Nanoscale Electrocatalysis with Nano Impacts
Host Organisation – Ruhr University Bochum (DE), Supervisor – Prof Kristina Tschulik

ESR5: Nanoscale Electrocatalytic Activity at Individual Carbon Nanostructures
Host Organisation – CEA (FR), Supervisor – Dr Renaud Cornut

ESR6: GHz-AFM Spectroscopy of Electrochemical Processes with 0.5 aF Sensitivity
Host Organisation – Keysight Technologies (AT), Supervisor – Dr Ferry Kienberger

ESR7: Next Generation High Frequency Instrumentation
Host Organisation – Keysight Technologies (AT), Supervisor – Dr Ferry Kienberger

ESR8: Towards 3D Spectroelectrochemical Nanoscopy
Host Organisation – University of Paris Diderot (FR), Supervisor – Dr Frederic Kanoufi

ESR9: Surface charge of lipid rafts in neuron signalling investigated by SICM
Host Organisation – Aarhus University (DK), Supervisor – Prof Mingdong Dong

ESR10: Advanced Nanoscale Electrochemical Imaging: Applications from Electrocatalysis to Living Cells
Host Organisation – University of Warwick (UK), Supervisor – Prof Patrick Unwin

ESR11: Electrochemical Nanoprobes for Single-Entity Analysis
Host Organisation – University of Warwick (UK), Supervisor – Prof Patrick Unwin

ESR12: Pico-Potentiostat for Nano-Electrochemical Measurements
Host Organisation – Elements SRL (IT), Supervisor – Dr Federico Thei

ESR13: Single-Polymer Detection
Host Organisation – University of Twente (NL), Supervisor – Prof Serge Lemay

ESR14: CMOS-Based Nanocapacitor Arrays
Host Organisation – University of Twente (NL), Supervisor – Prof Serge Lemay

ESR15: Force-Controlled Sub-Compartmental Perturbation of Primary Cells
Host Organisation – ETH Zurich (CH), Supervisor – Prof Tomaso Zambelli

 

Benefits

  • The successful candidates will be employees of the ESR project recruiting institution.
  • They will be paid a monthly Living Allowance plus a Mobility Allowance in accordance with the EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions rules.
  • The contract will be fixed term for 36 months.
  • All candidates will be enrolled in PhD programmes.
  • Candidates can apply for up to three vacancies under a separate application for each position and the applicant must indicate a priority list which will be considered in the hiring process.
     

 

 

Eligibility criteria

The post is available immediately subject to documentary evidence of the Essential Criteria and fulfillment of work Visa requirements.

 

Additional comments

Data collected from the candidates will be used for recruitment purposes only and will not be shared outside SENTINEL unless authorised by the applicant. The data will be kept for a period of five years after the end of the project for EU auditing purposes.

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

Essential Criteria:

  • Diploma and/or Masters Degree in Engineering, Chemistry or Biochemistry, Physics or Biology
  • Less than 4 years' research experience.
  • Excellent spoken and written English and good communication skills.
  • Candidates must not already have a PhD at the employment start date.
  • Candidates must not have lived in or carried out their main activity (work or study) in the hosting country for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment start date.

Specific Requirements

Key Employment Terms:

  • The successful candidates will be employees of the recruiting (host) institution.
  • They will be paid a monthly Living Allowance plus a Mobility Allowance in accordance with the EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions rules.
  • The contract will be fixed term for 36 months.
  • All candidates will be enrolled in PhD programmes.
  • Candidates can apply for up to three vacancies under a separate application for each position and the applicant must indicate a priority list which will be considered in the hiring process.

How to apply:

Please submit your application in PDF format to sentinel@leeds.ac.uk quoting the ESR number of the post you are applying for in the subject line.

Your application should consist of:

  • Your CV
  • Your full contact details
  • A statement about your research interests
  • A copy of the certificate for your Diploma and/or Masters Degree
  • Contact details for at least 3 referees

The deadline for applications is 11.00pm on 28th February 2019.

Shortlisted candidates who are unable to attend in person will be offered the opportunity for an interview via Skype.

 

Work location(s)
15 position(s) available at
Pollard Institute, School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering
United Kingdom
West Yorkshire
Leeds
LS2 9JT
University of Leeds, Leeds

EURAXESS offer ID: 375060

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