Early-stage researcher for Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship

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The SMART Innovative Training Network (ITN) is recruiting 15 motivated PhD students starting in March 2020. SMART is a joint venture between academia and industry, providing scientific andpersonal development of young researchers in the multidisciplinary fields of soft robotics and smartmaterials. The fellowships are funded as part of the Marie Skodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) InnovativeTraining Networks under the European Commissions H2020 programme. The successful candidateswill be hosted at leading international universities, research centres and companies. They will contributeto the project Soft, Self-responsive, Smart MAterials for RoboTs as early stage researchers (ESRs)with the possibility to write a PhD thesis within the 3 years project duration.Application Please apply till 30/4/2020 according to the instructions on project website http://www.smartitn.eu/recruitment/

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  • Be Early-stage researchers (ESR). ESRs are those who are, at the time of recruitment by thehost, in the first four years (full- time equivalent) of their research careers. This is measured fromthe date when they obtained the degree which formally entitles them to embark on a doctorate. Compliance with the mobility rules laid out in the MSCA ITN guidelines: At the time ofrecruitment, candidates must not have legally resided or have had their main activity in thecountry of their host organization for more than 12 months in the last 3 years immediately prior totheir recruitment
  • Willingness to move countries for ESR placement and temporary secondments
  • Completed degree (Mag., Dipl.-Ing. or MSc.) (or obtaining a diploma before 15/10/2020) in thefield of natural science or engineering Profound knowledge in the respective fields of the ESR position
  • Fluent in English: Network fellows (ESRs) must demonstrate that their ability to understand andexpress themselves in both written and spoken English is sufficiently high for them to derive thefull benefit from the network training. Personal initiative, reliable, responsibility, teamwork and communication skills


The successful candidates will receive an attractive salary in accordance with the MSCA regulations forEarly Stage Researchers (http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/) in the form of a scholarship.The exact salary will be confirmed upon appointment and is dependent on the country correction factor(to allow for the difference in cost of living in different EU Member States). The salary includes a livingallowance, a mobility allowance and a family allowance (if already married). The guaranteed PhDfunding is for 36 months.


Please apply till 30/4/2020 according to the instructions on project websitehttp://www.smartitn.eu/recruitment/

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