Early Stage Researcher (ESR) pre-doc possitions GREAT-ITN (FP-7)

17 Early Stage Researcher (ESR) pre-doc possitions will be available across the GREAT Initial Training Network (FP-7) commencing from May to Oct 2011. Full details on the GREAT-ITN webpages.

Two of these ESR will be enrolled on a postgraduate programme at the Spanish Institutions (host partner):
* Moving Groups and a Dynamical Galaxy Model at the UB with secondments in MSSL and IAC * An absolute stellar luminosity atlas at the UB with secondments in OPM and INAF

Furthermore, Spanish institutions will act as nodes for four more ESR secondments:

* Two secondment for Open clusters as tracers of the Galactic disk at the IAA and UB

* one secondment for The role of open cluster dissolution at the UB

* one secondment for Improving the distance scale at the UB

For more information on the Spanish ESRs, please contact Francesca Figueras or Lola Balaguer Applications to the Spanish ESR will be accepted until the 30th of April 2011. Applicants should send to the contact persons:

* cover letter with a brief statement of research interests and a description of past research experience
* up-to-date curriculum vitae
* list of university courses taken and transcripts of grades obtained
* contact information for at least two referees (name, address and email)

Candidates will be informed in due time whether they will be invited for an interview. Note that we will cover your expenses.

Important Information concerning ESRs:

Early-stage researchers are those who are, at the time of selection by the host institution, in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which formally entitles them to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate was envisaged.

Researchers are normally required to undertake trans-national mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up their appointment. One general rule applies to the appointment of researchers in a network:

At the time of selection by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account. As far as international European interest organisations or international organisations are concerned, this rule does not apply to the hosting of eligible researchers, however the appointed researcher must not have spent more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the selection by the host organisation in the same appointing organisation.

Topic revision: r4 - 2011-03-08 - LolaBalaguer
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