29/10/2021
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EPFLeaders4impact MSCA postdoctoral fellowships at EPFL

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne - EPFL
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Architecture
    Biological sciences
    Chemistry
    Communication sciences
    Computer science
    Engineering
    Environmental science
    Geosciences
    Information science
    Management sciences
    Mathematics
    Medical sciences
    Neurosciences
    Pharmacological sciences
    Physics
    Technology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/01/2022 17:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Switzerland › Lausanne
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    41
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/06/2022
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    101034260

OFFER DESCRIPTION

EPFL is launching two calls for applications for EPFLeaders4impact, a new postdoctoral fellowship programme funding experienced researchers from all over the world who have the ambition and the potential to provide innovative solutions to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Applicants of any nationality can apply, provided they fulfill the eligibility criteria of the programme.

Applicants can freely choose their project topic, which must be included in the research areas of EPFL and address at least one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. They must seek the support of an academic supervisor at EPFL and of a partner from the non-academic sector, which can be a company, an NGO, an international organisation, or a public institution.

Fellowships will be granted for a duration of 12, 18, 24 or 36 months based on the field of research and on the level of development/maturity of the proposed innovation. Depending on the fellowship duration requested by the granted applicants, the programme will fund between 40 and 120 fellowships.

Granted applicants will carry out their project at one of the five EPFL campuses and will benefit from a dedicated training programme to equip them with a comprehensive set of skills to enhance their scientific excellence, their entrepreneurial capacity, and their leadership potential. In addition, they will benefit from intersectoral exposure through the mandatory collaboration with the non-academic partner.

During the programme, the fellows will be able to take steps towards starting a company based on their own research or to have their proposed innovative solution implemented through a technology transfer to an existing company/organisation.

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Benefits

EPFLeaders4impact fellows are employed as scientific collaborators and paid according to the standard salary scale of EPFL.

Eligibility criteria

EPFLeaders4impact is open to applicants of any nationality provided they fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants must be Experienced Researchers (ER); they must hold a doctoral degree or have at least 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience by at the latest the date of recruitment.
  • Applicants must fulfil the MSCA transnational mobility rules and must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Switzerland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the call deadline.
  • Applicants must be able to carry out full-time research during the fellowship period. Parental leave, sick leave, care leave, and military leave are nevertheless permitted.

Selection process

The whole selection process, from the call deadline to the final selection of the EPFLeaders4impact grantees, takes around 4 months. 

The fellowships must start:

  • Call 1: at the earliest on 1 June 2022 and at the latest on 1 October 2022
  • Call 2: at the earliest on 1 September 2022 and at the latest on 1 January 2023

 

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Work location(s)
40 position(s) available at
Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne - EPFL
Switzerland
Lausanne
1015
Avenue Piccard - Station 7

EURAXESS offer ID: 702694

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