15/07/2021
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CIVIS3i Postdoctoral fellowship programme - open to all research areas

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Aix-Marseille Université
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Other
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    22/10/2021 17:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    European Union
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    XX
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    101034324

OFFER DESCRIPTION

First Call - CIVIS3i Postdoctoral fellowship programme

CIVIS3i, The CIVIS Alliance Programme for International, Interdisciplinary, Intersectoral Research and Training for Experienced Researchers, is an Alliance program selected under the MSCA-H2020 COFUND for postdoctoral researchers, open to experienced researchers from all around the world in all fields of research, developed in the context of the European University CIVIS. Aix-Marseille University (France) coordinates the program, which gathers four recruiting universities belonging to the European University CIVIS, the five other CIVIS universities that offer co-advisors, training and secondments and 24 non-academic partners, who offer training and secondments.

The four recruiting universities are Aix-Marseille University (AMU, France), Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB, Belgium), Sapienza Universitá di Roma (SUR, Italy), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM, Spain). The associated partners are the other 5 CIVIS universities: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, University of Bucharest, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, University of Stockholm, University of Glasgow; and the 24 non-academic partners (please check the CIVIS3i website).

The CIVIS3i program is rooted in the concept of a cross-border environment for research that offers a wide range of possibilities in terms of international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral collaboration. CIVIS3i offers a comprehensive training and networking program, integrating interdisciplinarity and intersectorality in research, as well as skills to work on an international environment. CIVIS3i is devoted to increase the career perspectives of fellows, by offering talented researchers an attractive environment for research and by training a future generation of employable, mobile, first-class researchers.

Aix-Marseille University (AMU) is the largest multidisciplinary French-speaking University. AMU welcomes 80,000 students, including 10,000 international students and 3,400 PhD in progress distributed among 12 Doctoral schools, and nearly 8,000 staff on 5 large campuses of international standards. The university is present in 9 cities in 4 departments of the Southern French Region. AMU's A*Midex University Foundation contributes to the development of a world-class interdisciplinary higher education and research centre. Known as an "intensive research university", it is home to 122 research structures linked to major national research organisations. AMU is structured around five disciplinary sectors and one multidisciplinary sector: Arts, Letters, Languages and Human Sciences; Law and Political Science; Economics and Management; Health; Science and Technology.

Description of fellowship and conditions to apply

Sixteen 24-month Postdoctoral Fellowships will be awarded to experienced researchers of any age or nationality (in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of research experience) from the entire world in all fields of research, with a bottom-up approach, within the five CIVIS thematic hubs aligned with global societal challenges (see list below). Candidates may choose to be hosted and develop their research at one of the CIVIS3i four recruiting universities (AMU, ULB, SUR, UAM), and mobility within the whole alliance (the nine universities + 24 non-academic partners) will be facilitated. Fellows are required to included elements of intersectoral mobility and interdisciplinarity in their application, such as a 3-month secondment and short visits in one of the academic or non-academic partners, and a co-supervision at one of the 9 CIVIS Universities (For more information see the CIVIS website). Secondment provisions and co-supervision should be included at the proposal stage if possible; however, if such elements are not fully defined in the proposal, the laureates will be accompanied on these dimensions once selected. Fellows are expected to participate in outreach activities related to their research. The competitive fellowships are designed to further the education and training of the fellows with primary emphasis placed on the individual's research promise, and to boost their future career inside or outside academia. The five CIVIS hubs, aligned with societal challenges, integrate multiple topics, giving the fellows the freedom to conduct research on a wide range of subjects, for instance:

− In Health: Nutrition and food; Ageing; Well-being; Epidemiology; Immunology; Public Health; Medical Studies; Neurosciences; Pharmacology; Sport and movement science

− In Climate, Environment, Energy: Geology; Oceanography; Biodiversity; Migrations and settlements; Sustainable energy; Climatology; Pollution; Astronomy.

− In Digital and Technological Transformation: Artificial Intelligence; New Media; Technologies & Engineering; Processes; Music; Learning; Sciences; Digitalization.

− In Society, Culture and Heritage: History; Literature; Sociology; Archaeology; Arts; Migrations; Religions; Philosophy; Political science; Languages.

− In Cities, Territories and Mobilities: Smart cities; Urbanism; Geography; Architecture; Transports; Logistics; Migrations; Governance.

Application procedures

Candidates must present an ambitious research project (deadline 22 October 2021) that meets the three "I's" of CIVIS3i: International, Interdisciplinary and Intersectoral. Applications are done via the CIVIS3i Application portal (see the “Apply” button). Candidates are invited to check the application and the evaluation guides prior to starting an application procedure. Communication with potential CIVIS3i advisors prior to submitting an application is highly encouraged.

The application file will include the application form to be filled online on the CIVIS3i submission platform, A research and training proposal (template available on the CIVIS3i website), a curriculum vitae in Europass format (template available on the CIVIS3i website), an Ethics Issues Form (template available on the CIVIS3i website) and Self-Assessment, a copy of the PhD degree or certificate confirming that the PhD is fulfilled prior to the call deadline, or alternatively a career description proving at least 4 years of full-time research experience by the call deadline (template available on the CIVIS3i website), including work contracts, employer certificates, etc, and a copy of their passport or identity card. Application templates are available on the CIVIS3i website along with a comprehensive guidelines for applicants.

Starting dates: reserach fellows may start their research appointment between Januray and July 2022.

Contact

For further information and informal enquiries about the position, please contact the CIVIS3i project manager Dr. Joana Boavida by email to joana.boavida(at)univ-amu.fr

For more information, please visit the CIVIS3i website.

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Benefits

Successful candidates of CIVIS3i fellowships can start their research appointment at the Institution of their choice as described in the proposal (within the Alliance, see above description) any time up to six months following the acceptance of the fellowship. Recipients of the 2021-2022 fellowships will receive a living allowance of 3 710€ per month, plus a fixed monthly mobility allowance of 300€ to cover moving expenses. In line with Horizon 2020 MSCA-IF and ITN practices, Country Correction Coefficients will be applied to provide a salary better adapted to the local conditions (see table in the Guidelines for applicants at the CIVIS3i website). An additional family allowance can be provided for researchers with family obligations before the call deadline. Each fellow will have a 15 000€ grant to cover research and training expenses (eg, publication costs, travel and accommodation).

The living allowance is a gross amount, including compulsory deductions under national law, such as employer and employee social security contributions and direct taxes.

Starting dates: reserach fellows may start their research appointment between Januray and July 2022.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants of any age and of any nationality are eligible.

Eligible applicants are experienced researchers:

  • Holder of a doctoral degree at the date of the Call deadline, 22 October 2021;
  • Applicants without a doctoral degree by the Call deadline, provided they have documented full-time equivalent research experience of minimum 4 years prior to 22 October 2021;
  • Candidates cannot have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the recruiting country (France for AMU, Belgium for ULB, Italy for SUR or Spain for UAM) for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the Call deadline, 22 October 2021.

As a condition of the fellowship, candidates must be able to present their diploma, a certified copy of their diploma, or proof of minimum four years of full-time equivalent research by the call deadline (work contracts, employer certificate, scholarships, certificates, a career description), and optionally a certified letter from the appropriate university or research institute official stating that they have completed all of the requirements for their degree including the completion of their final thesis, before they begin their fellowship appointment. In addition, researchers without a doctorate at the Call deadline must clearly explain how the full-time equivalent research experience is calculated. Please see the CIVIS3i website and the Guidelines for applicants for the full eligibility criteria.

Selection process

The evaluation of the application file consists of an eligibility check, a remote expert evaluation (double peer-revision), and an interview with the selection committee. Please see the CIVIS3i website and the Guidelines for applicants and for Reviewers for more details on the selection process.

Additional comments

Equal opportunities

CIVIS3i is committed to a comprehensive policy of equal opportunities and merit in employment and to preventing any type of discrimination to ensure that all candidates are treated equally, irrespective of nationality, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, age, disability, political or religious belief, or socio-economic class, and so welcomes applications from everyone.

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Required Research Experiences

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

Offer Requirements

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

Skills/Qualifications

Candidates must present an ambitious research project that meets the three "I's" of CIVIS3i: International, Interdisciplinary and Intersectoral. Applications are done via the CIVIS3i Application portal (see the “Apply” button). Candidates are invited to check the application and the evaluation guides prior to starting an application procedure. Communication with potential CIVIS3i advisors prior to submitting an application is highly encouraged.

Specific Requirements

The application file will include the application form to be filled online on the CIVIS3i submission platform, A research and training proposal (template available on the CIVIS3i website), a curriculum vitae in Europass format (template available on the CIVIS3i website), an Ethics Issues Form (template available on the CIVIS3i website) and Self-Assessment, a copy of the PhD degree or certificate confirming that the PhD is fulfilled prior to the call deadline, or alternatively a career description proving at least 4 years of full-time research experience by the call deadline (template available on the CIVIS3i website), including work contracts, employer certificates, etc, and a copy of their passport or identity card. Application templates are available on the CIVIS3i website along with a comprehensive guidelines for applicants.

It is expected that candidates will have a command of the English language. Applications and candidate interviews are done in English.

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EURAXESS offer ID: 664749

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