EuroTechPostdoc2 - A Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship

Location
Eindhoven, Lyngby, Paris, and Munich
Salary
Salary following local postdoc scales + dedicated research and collaboration & travel budget
Posted
December 06 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

The EuroTech Universities Alliance (https://eurotech-universities.eu/) is a strategic partnership of leading European universities of science & technology committed to excellence in research and jointly developing solutions to the grand challenges of society. The members are: Technical University of Denmark (DTU), École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), École Polytechnique (L'X), Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Technical University of Munich (TUM). By promoting in-depth collaboration across research and education, as well as nurturing innovation and entrepreneurship, the Alliance combines the complementary strengths of its partner universities to jointly achieve multi-scale initiatives of high impact on society and industry. The Alliance also openly engages with all societal actors to raise awareness on the opportunities offered by science and technology. Within the first call of the the EuroTechPostdoc2 programme, the universities of the EuroTech Universities Alliance offer 35 Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowships to experienced high-potential researchers.

The main characteristics of EuroTechPostdoc2 are:

  • EuroTechPostdoc2 is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship programme.
  • Potential fellows have to submit their own research proposal including a Host Supervisor and a Co-host Supervisor from two different EuroTech universities.
    • Four universities can act as Host Institution:
      • Technical University of Denmark (DTU),
      • L’École Polytechnique à Paris (l’X),
      • Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)
      • Technical University of Munich (TUM)
    • All six universities within the EuroTech Universities Alliance can act as Co-host Institution:
      • The four above, but also
      • École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
      • Technion Israel Institute of Technology (the Technion)
  • The project should be a collaborative project between the two EuroTech universities involved. The best way to collaborate can be decided between the fellow and the supervisors involved. However, secondments or several shorter research visits are encouraged.
  • The programme is open to all research topics. Fellows may freely choose a research topic and the appropriate organisations to host them, fitting their individual needs and ambitions. There are no focus areas defined nor used in the evaluation.
  • We will be offering thirty-five fellowships of 24 months each, divided over the universities as follows: DTU, TU/e and TUM: 10 positions each; L’X: 5positions.
  • The application deadline is February 25, 2021.
  • During the programme, we will be offering extensive training opportunities within the so-called EuroTech Postdoc Academy.

What is funded?

The fellowship consists of a monthly salary for the postdoctoral researcher based on the salary scale of the Host Institution and is granted for a period of twenty-four (24) months maximum, and a dedicated research budget (up to €8,000) and collaboration and travel budget (up to €6,000) related to the project.

Eligibility

To be considered eligible, applicants must fulfil the following eligibility criteria:

  • Applicants must be Experienced Researchers, namely they must, on the call deadline (February 25, 2021), be in possession of a doctoral degree or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience.
  • MSCA Mobility Rule: Researchers may not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the Host Institution for more than twelve (12) months in the three (3) years immediately before the call deadline (February 26, 2018 – February 25, 2021). Time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention, compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account. Exceptions related to Covid-19 can be considered, based on a case-by-case analysis.
  • Applicants must be able to carry out full time research during the fellowship period (parental leave, sick leave, military leave and care leave are accepted).
  • Research direction should follow the H2020 Ethics rules.

How to apply?

Applications need to be done via an online the application portal. A link will be provided on http://eurotech-postdoc2.eu/.

Also, further information can be found on this website: http://eurotech-postdoc2.eu/.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 899987

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