07/07/2020
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
Science 4 Refugees

26 EU MSCA COFUND 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowships in all research fields in Paris Region (France)


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Conseil Régional Ile-de-France
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Agricultural sciences
    Anthropology
    Architecture
    Arts
    Astronomy
    Biological sciences
    Chemistry
    Communication sciences
    Computer science
    Cultural studies
    Demography
    Economics
    Educational sciences
    Environmental science
    Geography
    Geosciences
    History
    Information science
    Juridical sciences
    Language sciences
    Literature
    Management sciences
    Mathematics
    Medical sciences
    Neurosciences
    Pharmacological sciences
    Physics
    Political sciences
    Psychological sciences
    Sociology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    Established Researcher (R3)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    21/10/2020 17:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    France › Paris
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    35
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/04/2021
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    Prfp-Call1-2020
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    945298

The Paris Region Fellowship Programme (ParisRegionFP) is an EU co-funded Marie Sklodowska Curie Action (MSCA) in the frame of European Commissions H2020 programme that will strengthen the research capacity and international influence of the Paris Region, in France. The two main challenges of the 5-year programme starting in January 2021 are to :

  • Recruit a total of 52 international leaders of all nationalities at post-doctoral positions in research and innovation, covering a large panel of disciplines
  • Provide intersectoral mobility, specifically created professional training and career development measures for these experienced researchers

The first call with a deadline in October, 21st, 2020 will recruit 26 researchers for 2-year post-doctoral fellowships.

The researchers will design and implement their original research project in a first-class research group of their choice belonging preferably to one of the 13 “Domain of Major Interest” (DMI) labels endorsed by the Paris Region. The DMIs are key research sectors on which the Paris Region focuses policy support and investments to strengthen its international attractiveness and intersectoral mobility:

  • Mathematical science incl. interactions, data science
  • Computer science incl. security, communication, artificial intelligence
  • Astrophysics and conditions for the appearance of life incl. space observations, planets, exobiology
  • Porous solids science applied in renewable energy, environment, health
  • Air quality incl. environment, health, public policy
  • One Health incl. infectiology, vaccines,..
  • Life sciences incl. microfluidics, imaging, Big Data
  • Longevity and aging incl. geriatrics, gerontechnologies, social aspects
  • Gene therapy and genetics
  • Quantum technologies
  • Heritage and ancient materials
  • Digital humanities
  • Arabic and Islamic history, society, culture

ParisRegionFP will offer a novel international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral training programme for recruited researchers, covering scientific, academic and industrial topics in these identified key sectors (or DMI scientific themes) as well as hands-on knowledge in non-research oriented transferable skills.

The educational and research programme will be implemented by leading universities and 20 extra-academic partner organisations, covering actors from prestigious culture-related organisations and human resource actors to large industries and SMEs in various economic sectors. The scientific actors will ensure infrastructure capacity and high-level environment to conduct excellent research. Extra-academic partners will contribute to the implementation of ParisRegionFP by hosting experienced researchers during secondments or visits and/or by providing training, mentoring or career development opportunities.

Further information : https://parisregion.eu/parisregionfp.html

Application Website : https://parisregionfp.sciencescall.org/

Contact: prfp@iledefrance.fr

Benefits

RECRUITMENT CONDITIONS : Benefit from a 2-year post-doctoral research fellowship with a minimum gross salary of 4740€/ month, and supplementary budget for research and travel expenses.

INDIVIDUAL-DRIVEN MOBILITY: Develop your research topic and choose your host group among the renowned Paris area research organisations

PRESTIGIOUS ENVIRONMENT: Be part of world-class research environment, with exceptional infrastructure capacities. Increase networking possibilities.

TRAINING PROGRAMME: Develop transferable skills (non-research related) and technical training carried out by professional partners – 9-day mandatory training per fellowship

CAREER DEVELOPMENT : Get mentoring & career development support. Benefit from secondment opportunities both in academic and non-academic sectors.

QUALITY OF LIFE: Live in Paris region thanks to facilitated logistic and welcoming services. Get support provided for accompanying family members

Eligibility criteria

  • Compliance with the Marie Sklodowska-Curie mobility rule: applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in France for more than 12 months in the last three years before the call deadline (October, 21st, 2020).
  • At the time of recruitment, applicants must be in possession of a doctoral degree (or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience).
  • Applicants can choose a host research group belonging to one of the “Domains of Major Interest” (around 450 laboratories) to develop the research project of their choice. The programme accepts also host laboratories in the Paris Region not part of the DIMs.
  • No other restrictions are implemented, the Paris Region applies strict equal opportunity principles for candidates’ selection and recruitment.
  • Any ethical issues linked to the research project must be clarified by the Ethics self-assessment.

Selection process

Eligibility and ethical issues check: The applicants will be informed of their eligibility (completeness, compliance, ethical issues) by e-mail after the call closure. Only eligible applicants will be evaluated at the 1st selection round.

Evaluation by international / independent experts: Each application will be evaluated by 3 international / independent experts. They will evaluate both the profile of the candidate and the research project. An independent Selection Committee will rank the applications. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for the 2nd selection round.

Interview of shortlisted candidates: The online interview will consist of a 15-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute discussion between the candidate and the Interview Evaluation Panel members composed by the Selection Committee.

Funding decision: The Regional Scientific Council will formally approve the final list of selected candidates.

Feedback & redress procedure: All candidates will be informed of the results and next steps by e-mail. Redress/appeal possibility is available at all stages of the procedure by contacting: prfp@iledefrance.fr.

Additional comments

Timing for the 2020 call

  • Launching of the call: July, 2020
  • Closing of the call: October, 21, 2020
  • Eligibility and ethics check: October, 2020
  • Evaluation by international/ independent experts: November, 2020
  • Applications ranked and shortlisted: December, 2020
  • Interview of shortlisted candidates: January, 2021
  • Funding decision and feedback to candidates: February, 2021
  • Possible start of the fellowship: April - September, 2021

Web site for additional job details

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Other
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Other: PhD or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

PROFILE OF THE CANDIDATE (30%)

    • Work experience both in the academic and private sectors
    • International experience
    • Cross-domain experience

 

RESEARCH PROJECT (IMPACT & IMPLEMENTATION) (40%)

    • Quality and novelty of the research project
    • Alignment with the laboratory's thematic perimeter in Paris Region
    • Coherence and effectiveness of the work plan

 

POTENTIAL OF THE CANDIDATE (30%)

    • Leadership
    • Openness and creativity
    • Career path vision

 

TRESHOLD and SCORING: First round of evaluation based on written application; Each criteria is scored from 1 to 5, from poor to excellent. The applicants should reach a threshold score of 7/10 to be interviewed.

Specific Requirements

Applicants need to apply to the fellowship through the call platform before October 21st, 2020 at 5:00pm CET (GMT+1). Incomplete applications will not be eligible, and no applications will be accepted after the call closure. The application shall contain the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae and track record.
  • Research project description. Based on individual-driven mobility principle, fellows will freely choose a research topic and the appropriate host (and secondment) organisation(s) and supervisor(s) fitting their individual needs.
  • PhD degree transcript and/or appropriate work certificate(s).
  • Proof of identity.
  • Declaration of honour on the mobility rule.
  • 2 recommendation letters.
  • Ethics self-assessment form.

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Job Work Location Personal Assistance locations
Work location(s)
26 position(s) available at
Higher Education and Research Institutions
France
Ile-de-France
Paris

EURAXESS offer ID: 539742

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