We offer 15 positions as an Early Stage Researcher (M/F/D)

in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network Project MENELAOSNT

Application Deadline is May 31st 2020

Nominal EU Salary for ESR-Positions: Country-Corrected Living Allowance + Mobility Allowance + Family Allowance (read more)

Eligibility criteria

Early Stage Researchers (ESRs)

ESRs must, at the date of recruitment, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. Full-Time Equivalent Research Experience is measured from the date when the researcher obtained the first degree entitling him/her to embark on a doctorate (either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited), even if a doctorate was never started or envisaged. Researchers can be of any nationality.

Mobility Rule

ESRs must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the planned recruitment date. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention are not taken into account.

Planned Recruitment Date: 1st September 2020.

Employment Conditions

The successful candidate will be employed for a maximum period of three years full-time equivalent and receives a generous financial package plus an additional mobility and family allowance according to the rules for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in an EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks (ITN)
A career development plan will be prepared for each fellow in accordance with his/her supervisor and will include training, planned secondments and outreach activities in partner institutions of the network. The ESR fellows are supposed to complete their PhD thesis by the end of the 3rd year of their employment.
For more information please visit the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks website.

ESRs Key Responsibilities

  • To manage and carry out their research projects within 36 months
  • To write a PhD dissertation
  • To participate in research and training activities within the MenelaosNT network
  • To write articles for scientific peer reviews
  • To participate in meetings of the different MenelaosNT consortium bodies
  • To disseminate their research in the scientific community (international conferences) and non-scientific community, by outreach and public engagement
  • To liaise with the other research staff and students working in broad areas of relevance to the research project and partner institutions.
  • To write progress reports and prepare results for publication and dissemination via journals, presentations and the web.
  • To attend progress and management meetings as required and network with the other research groups.

Financial Details

Living Allowance: this is the basic, gross amount that you should receive in monthly instalments before taxation and compulsory deductions. For projects under the ITN Calls 2018-2020, it is EUR 3 270 per month. To ensure equal treatment and purchasing power parity, this amount is then adjusted through the application of a correction coefficient based on the country in which you have been recruited. Fellows recruited in higher cost countries therefore receive a higher gross living allowance than those recruited in lower cost countries. The coefficients applied are ndicated in the corresponding MSCA Work Programme and in the grant agreement. Note that each coefficient applies to the whole country in question, even if the cost of living may differ between cities or regions within that country. This results in the following country corrected instalments.

Country based Living Allowance

Country Country corrected Allowance Country Correction Coefficient1 EU Comparative price levels 20182
Israel 3469 € 106,1%
Germany 3172 € 97,0% 103,6%
Romania 2250 € 68,8% 52,5%
Spain 3120 € 95,4% 92,9%
Turkey 2685 € 82,1% 44,6%

1Country correction coefficients for Horizon 2020 ITNs 2018-2020

2Comparative price levels of final consumption by private households including indirect taxes. (Average of the 28 EU countries = 100 %). Datasource: Eurostat

For further information on living and working in the different countries, please refer to the EURES Section on Living and Working. You will find useful information on e.g., taxation, cost of living, accommodation, health system, etc. by selecting the corresponding item from the “living conditions” list.

ESR1

Fabrication of CMOS ToF sensors with 2D/3D capabilities

Located at: University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Planned Secondment: pmdtec, Siegen, Germany

 

ESR2

Design of an AIC CMOS vision system for spatio-temporal event detection

located at:University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Planned Secondments: INSITU, Vigo, Spain

ESR3

Pseudo-passive indoor ToF 3D sensing exploiting light-based wireless communications infrastructure

Located at: ZESS – Center for Sensor Systems, Siegen, Germany

Planned Secondments: CiTIUS, Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Alternatively: pmdtec, Siegen, Germany

ESR4

Efficient very-wide-area ToF 3D sensing by means of Adaptive Compressive Sensing.

Located at: ZESS – Center for Sensor Systems, Siegen, Germany

Planned Secondment: INSITU, Vigo, Spain

ESR5

Deep Depth from Defocus (Deep DFD) for near range and in-situ 3D exploration

Located at: University Politehnica of Bucharest (UPB), București, Romania

Planned Secondments: CiTIUS, Santiago de Compostela, Spain; INSITU, Vigo, Spain

ESR6

Adaptive compressed sensing methods for more efficient radar detection and localization

Located at: Fraunhofer-Institut für Hochfrequenzphysik und Radartechnik FHR, Wachtberg, Germany

Panned Secondments: SU (SPIS), Sabanci, Turkey; WIS (SAMPL), Israel; USI (ZESS), Siegen, Germany

ESR7

Sparse Reconstruction for high-resolution inverse SAR imaging

Located at: Sabanci University (SPIS), Tuzla/Istanbul, Turkey

Planned Secondments: WIS (SAMPL), Israel; FHG (FHR), Wachtberg, Germany

ESR8

Tomographic SAR reconstruction

Located at: ZESS – Center for Sensor Systems, Siegen, Germany

Planned Secondments: FHG (FHR), Wachtberg, Germany; WIS (SAMPL) , Israel; GAMMA, Bern, Switzerland

ESR9

Coded waveforms for colocated MIMO radar using sparse modelling

Located at: Fraunhofer-Institut für Hochfrequenzphysik und Radartechnik FHR, Wachtberg, Germany

Planned Secondments: USI (ZESS), Siegen, Germany; SU (SPIS), Sabanci, Turkey; WIS (SAMPL), Israel

ESR10

Compressive sensing and imaging using Ultrasound or THz

Located at: Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Planned Secondments: USI (ZESS), Siegen, Germany; FHG (FHR), Wachtberg, Germany

ESR11

Goal-directed compressive radar imaging

Located at: Sabanci University (SPIS), Tuzla/Istanbul, Turkey
Planned Secondments: FHG (FHR), Wachtberg, Germany; WIS (SAMPL), Israel; GAMMA, Gümlingen, Switzerland

ESR12

Mobile mapping applications of CS techniques

Located at: Insitu, Vigo, Spain

Planned Secondments: CITIUS, Santiago de Compostela, Spain; Pmdtec, Siegen, Germany; CEOSpaceTech, Bucharest, Romania

ESR13

Civil works, operation and maintenance of urban infrastructure

Located at: Insitu, Vigo, Spain

Planned Secondments: CEOSpaceTech, Bucharest, Romania; CITIUS, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

ESR14

Learning with adversarial samples for EO multi-spectral images

Located at: University Politehnica of Bucharest (UPB), București, Romania

Plannned Secondments: DLR, Munich, Germany

ESR15

Deep learning for SAR data in presence of adversarial samples

Located at: University Politehnica of Bucharest (UPB), București, Romania

Planned Secondments: DLR, Munich, Germany