We are seeking 22 Ph.D. candidates, called early-stage researchers (ESRs) to work under the project titled A2M2TECH (Doctoral Programme in Advanced Materials & Advanced Manufacturing Technologies). The aim of A2M2TECH is to deliver an interdisciplinary, inter-sectorial and international excellence doctoral training programme in all aspects of advanced manufacturing and advanced materials, with a major focus on additive manufacturing and related technologies. The programme brings together various strong laboratories and research centers in order to run a collaborative Ph.D. programme in the fields of Advanced Materials and Advanced Manufacturing Technologies.
The programme is led by Gazi University (GU) (gazi.edu.tr) in Turkey and coordinated through the Additive Manufacturing Technologies Application and Research Center (EKTAM) (ektam.gazi.edu.tr), a National Center of Excellence for Additive Manufacturing. In addition to GU, there are 3 other reputable Turkish universities as Partner Organizations namely; Middle East Technical University (METU) (metu.edu.tr), Istanbul Technical University (ITU) (itu.edu.tr) and Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH) (en.iyte.edu.tr).
All universities as part of the programme have cutting-edge technologies and have modern working environment with a view to enhancing the performance of the ESRs. Recruited ESR fellows under A2M2TECH will be primarily supervised and assessed by the Ph.D. supervisors at their host institutions, who will be responsible for the assessment of their duties with respect to the planned activities.
Recruited 22 ESRs will be provided with the opportunity to carry out research activities under secondments in several national & international host institutions with a particular focus on the inter-sectoral University-Industry collaboration. All candidates will have secondment experience in international institutions as follows: FIT Additive Manufacturing Group (GERMANY) (fit.technology), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) (SPAIN) (uc3m.es), University of Southern Denmark (SDU) (DENMARK) (sdu.dk), Tusaş Aerospace Industries (TAI) (TURKEY) (tusas.com), Ermaksan Innovative Technologies (ERMAKSAN) (TURKEY) (ermaksan.com.tr) and TeknoHAB (TURKEY) (teknohab.com.tr). ESRs will be participating to summer school training activities each year at different organizations in different countries as part of secondments.
Potential ESRs may not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Turkey for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the date of recruitment. In other words, if the potential ESRs who have been in Turkey 12 months and more over the past 3 years before applying to the programme, will be considered as ineligible.
At the date of recruitment, researchers must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers. That is to say, applicants will be in the first four years after their completion of the Master’s degree, might have started a Ph.D. programme but not yet have been awarded a Ph.D. (the gap between the date of obtaining the Master degree and the date to apply to the programme can be maximum 4 years).
Applicants can apply to more than one research topic (up to three research topics offered by hosting universities) and will be assigned to one of those based on her/his priority and scoring/ranking. Full criteria is on the call's website.
Deadline: 30 November 2021.