09/11/2021
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Post-doc researcher or 4 y. experienced researcher

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    SPW
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Agricultural sciencesAgronomics
    Astronomy
    Biological sciences
    Chemistry
    Computer science
    Economics
    Engineering
    Environmental science
    Mathematics
    Medical sciences
    Neurosciences
    Pharmacological sciences
    Physics
    Technology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Established Researcher (R3)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    01/04/2022 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Multiple locations, see work locations below.
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Permanent
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    38
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    03/01/2022
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    847587

OFFER DESCRIPTION

Summary : In order to promote the mobility of researchers* to Wallonia, the SPW research has set up a new mechanism to finance their receiption in Wallonia / Wallonia-Brussels Federation : the "BEWARE Fellowships 2".

BEWARE2 aims to attract 75 qualified researchers to the Walloon companies where they will spend half of their stay while the other half will be at a university, a university college or a research centre.

The mandate covers the salary, a mobility allowance and operating costs.

 

This call for proposals aims to promote the mobility of researchers (a) who are highly qualified towards companies (b) and accredited research centres, universities or research centres backed by university colleges in Wallonia/Wallonia-Brussels Federation (c).

 

In fact, the proposal must be structured around the trio (a) + (b) + (c).

 

The stay of these researchers must lead to an increase in scientific and technological potential in Wallonia through, such as:

 

  • the development and validation of new products, processes or services intended to be promoted industrially in the short term, or
  • the acquisition and development of a new technology, and
  • the development of the skills of the researcher.

 

The researcher's stay in Wallonia will be balanced between supervisors (b) and (c). This stay must last at least 18 months and no longer than three years. It can only be interrupted by a stay of maximum two weeks a year (can be combined) outside Wallonia, to be agreed between the parties.

 

Lastly, proposals that fit within the domains of the six competitiveness clusters are encouraged.

The deliverable must be unique, quantifiable, clearly identified, exhautively described and justified in relation to its usage potential and its innovative nature.

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Benefits

Salary : please refer here

Eligibility criteria

Please refer to this table :

Selection criteria

Threshold

Points

Candidate

60%

30

Research

60%

25

Host institution:

60%

25

Impact

60%

20

Total threshold

60%

100

Selection process

Each eligible proposal is evaluated by three experts: one from the SPW Economy Employment Research and two other independent external experts.

 

A ranking is then submitted to a validation committee. This committee is made up of:

 

  • the Director General of the SPW Economy Employment Research (or their representative)
  • the manager of the Research Department of the Walloon Business Union (or their representative)
  • four representatives from the Economic, Social and Environmental Council of Wallonia (scientific policy unit), in particular from:
    • o the Walloon Union of Enterprises
    • o university sector
    • o university colleges sector
    • o accredited research centres sector
  • a representative of the French-speaking PhD’s Association
  • a representative of the SPW 'sustainable development and ethics' department
  • a representative of the Walloon Minister for research and innovation
  • a representative of the Walloon Minister for economics

 

The managers of the call for proposals act as secretaries for the committee.

 

The committee members meet free of charge.

 

The committee may be supported by an ethics committee if necessary.

 

The managers of the call for proposals inform the beneficiaries of the ranking results without delay. They make public the ranking and the evaluation, which may be contested based only on their procedural aspects, within 30 calendar days, by means of a notification to the managers.

Additional comments

In addition to the proposal, the researcher must also attach a Personal Career Plan Project (PCPP). The PCPP is redrafted by the researcher and the co-sponsors. Its goal is to put in place a research training programme and scientific objectives that best meet the researcher's personal needs. This plan can be used as a reference by the researcher or for each half-yearly report, to monitor progress and where necessary take corrective measures to achieve the professional development objective.

 

The elements below may be useful when drafting the PCPP:

 

1. In terms of career resumption:

 

  • focus on (1) the continuation of an interrupted scientific career (obstacles to the reintegration of entrepreneur scientists in university careers, search for new opportunities, continuation of an interrupted career, etc.); (2) development in the chosen area, whether in the academic sector or not, and (3) the gaining of an independent position with better career prospects.

 

2. In terms of a career plan:

 

  • acquire, diversify and consolidate scientific, technical (advanced, experimental, etc.) knowledge that is transferable, complementary and personal
  • demonstrate that previous experience and that acquired during the mandate form the perfect combination for the rest of their career
  • be offered new career possibilities and maximise their employability and/or work in a stimulating multidisciplinary environment
  • obtain an independent research position
  • extend their personal research networks (national, European and international), increase their collaboration and cooperation to gain greater visibility
  • receive exposure in the non-academic sector
  • make use of an emerging laboratory or research area: contribute to progress in the area or within the infrastructure
  • draft a credible career plan

 

3. In terms of a reintegration plan:

 

  • have new career opportunities
  • develop an international network
  • achieve a position of professional maturity

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Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    FRENCH: Basic

Skills/Qualifications

The researcher must hold a PhD or have a 4 y. useful experience.

Specific Requirements

MSCA requirements are applying (mobility rules).

Work Location(s)
75 position(s) available at Africa, Americas, Asia, Oceania, Europe

EURAXESS offer ID: 705665

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