Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

MSCA IF 2017 - TUT funds additional third year for European Fellows

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    14/08/2017 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Finland, Tampere
    Tampere University of Technology (TUT)
    Faculty of Engineering Sciences
    1. Automation and Hydraulic Engineering 2. Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Systems 3. Materials Science

Research Groups at the Faculty of Engineering Sciences at Tampere University of Technology are looking for Experienced Researchers interested to submit a joint project proposal under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (IF) scheme in the field of:

  • Automation and Hydraulic Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Systems

TUT is committed to fund in addition to the two years of the fellowship a third year for successfully completed European Fellowships.

We offer a fully funded stay of up to one week at TUT to Experienced Researchers invited to meet their host and his/her research group at TUT. The University’s Research Services facilitate the visit. The stay aims to jointly develop a competitive MSCA IF-proposal and the applicant will receive professional coaching in proposal writing.

Researchers interested to perform their research at TUT should verify that they fulfil the respective eligibility criteria and then send an Expression of Interest until 31 May 2017, by email to: preaward@tut.fi with the following reference: "MSCA IF “your lastname".

Expression of Interest must be in PDF-format and consist of a CV adhering to the MSCA IF format, a one-page summary of the research proposal (see below) and the preferred research group’s name

Horizon 2020 MSCA IF deadline: 14 September 2017.

Horizon 2020 MSCA IF eligibility criteria:

  1. Applicant has a doctoral degree or at least four years’ full-time research experience by the time of the call deadline.
  2. The applicant must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Finland for more than 12 months between 15.9.2014 and 14.9.2017.


Tampere is one of Finland’s fastest growing urban centres and a popular city to live and study in. Tampere is home to more than 200,000 people. Tampere University of Technology (TUT) is an active scientific community of 2,000 employees and more than 10,000 students. The University operates in the form of a foundation and has a long-standing tradition of collaboration with other research institutions and business life. We actively contribute to the creation of new business opportunities, companies and jobs arising from our research. We strengthen the industrial competitiveness and export industry of Finland. Many of the fields of research and study represented at the University play a key role in addressing global challenges. The most extensive and established of the international leading-edge fields of research at TUT are signal processing, optics and photonics, and intelligent machines. Internationality is an inherent part of all TUT’s activities.

In recognition of development activities related to research careers and the position of researchers at the University, the European Commission awarded TUT the right to use the HR Excellence in Research logo in 2014. Fellows will have access to transferable skills trainings and if suitable, they will be seconded to industry all with the purpose for further development of their careers in the academic and non-academic sector. We aspire to be the best university employer in Finland.

Welcome to join us at TUT!





Salary: The salary will be set in accordance with MSCA ER rates.

Trial period:: The appointment is subject to the satisfactory completion of a trial period of four (4) months.

Other: The position will be filled for a fixed-term period of two (2) years. Fellows successful performing their IF-project are offered an additional fixed-term period of one (1) year.



Strategic research areas at TUT:

Health technology

The key to our success in health- and biotechnology research is our close and multidisciplinary collaboration with biologists and clinicians. We place special emphasis on diagnostic and regenerative technologies and develop new methods for monitoring and maintaining human health. We are internationally recognized for our expertise in biomodelling. Our distinctive and scientifically ambitious research is geared towards applications that improve the quality of people’s lives.

Digital operating environment

The transition into the digital age opens up unprecedented opportunities for the interaction between people and machines. We build a better future by processing and analysing exponentially growing volumes of data and pursuing radical new avenues of research. We explore technologies for transferring data between machines. Our University enjoys a reputation for research excellence in signal processing. We are seeking to become the world’s foremost hub of research in intelligent machines and networked systems.

Energy- and eco-efficiency

Effective use of energy and raw materials cuts costs and helps protect the environment. We study and develop new technologies and materials for energy production, intelligent energy systems and for improving life-cycle performance and environmental impact management. We maintain a world-class research infrastructure that supports research in the field of energy-efficient construction. Our goal is to establish an international reputation for research in circular economy.

Light-based technologies

The science of light underpins much of modern science, technology and data communications. Our University is one of the world’s leading centres for photonics research. We develop new laser sources and methods for the sophisticated control and utilization of the properties of light. Together with new photosensitive materials, they drive the development of unique new applications in multiple areas. We conduct research in the fields of photonic materials and ultrafast, nonlinear phenomena with the aim of accelerating scientific and technological breakthroughs.

PDF Attachment

Summary of the research idea (one page)

  • Name of the preferred research group and potential host
  • Impact of the Fellowship on your career (How will your career advance?)
  • Tentative title of the project
  • Objective of the project
  • Key results and outputs with short-term impact
  • Long-term impact after the project


CV of the Experienced Researcher (maximum 5 pages)

The experienced researchers must provide a list of achievements reflecting their track record (incl. the standard academic and research record), and this may include, if applicable:

1. Publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals, peer-reviewed conference proceedings and/or monographs of their respective research fields, indicating also the number of citations (excluding self-citations) they have attracted.

2. Granted patent(s).

3. Research monographs, chapters in collective volumes and any translations thereof.

4. Invited presentations to peer-reviewed, internationally established conferences and/or international advanced schools.

5. Research expeditions that the experienced researcher has led.

6. Organisation of International conferences in the field of the researcher (membership in the steering and/or programme committee).

7. Examples of participation in industrial innovation.

8. Prizes and Awards.

9. Funding received so far

10. Supervising, mentoring activities, if applicable.

Any research career gaps and/or unconventional paths should be clearly explained.