Training and Transfer of Knowledge
Under the 6th Framework Programme, the European Commission's "Marie Curie
Research and Training Networks" programme is offering positions at
each of the nodes of the ENIGMA Network. These positions are
available at the Early Stage Researcher (ESR)
(pre-doctoral) level as well as Exprienced researcher (ER)
(post-doctoral) level. The full scheduled list of positon to be
opened in the
Network's lifetime can be found here .
The Network's web pages on the official EU web page (cordis) can be found here
The pre-doctoral (ESR) and post-doctoral (ER)
positions yet to be filled/opened in the remainders
of the Network's life are the following:
| Node || Duration || www page || Deadline ||Contact Address |
| ENS - Paris || 9 months - ER ||
ENS ||May 15th, 2007
|| barannik_AT_ens.fr |
| UC Louvain || 12 Months - ER || UCL - ER
March, 31st, 2007
| UC Louvain
|| 5 Months ESR
| KTH Stockholm || 12 months -ER ||
||March, 1st, 2007.
|| hoppe_AT_math.kth.se |
|| up to 8 months - ESR
|| TU - Berlin || 10 months - ER ||
The Enigma network is accommodating five
long-term appointments for ESR's (respectively at nodes 1,5,7,9 and 10).
The remaining ESR person Months will be devoted to support
comparatively short (4 to 11 months) appointments of PhD students,
whose normal PhD training needs not necessarily be supported by the Network.
This mobility will allow the students to be properly trained on a
greater number of interdisciplinary aspects of his/her research programme.
The hiring plan is different for Experienced Researchers
since longer terms are, as a rule, envisaged.
General information on
appointments by Marie Curie Research and Training Networks can be found on
the CORDIS web site.
General enquiries about the ENIGMA network and
the opportunities it is offering for young researchers may be addressed
to the Network Coordinator, Prof. Gregorio Falqui (falqui_AT_sissa.it).
Specific instances, as well as applications, related to individual positions
within the network are to be addressed to the named contact
person in the table below.
Researchers interested in these positions are strongly advised to
read the full presentations of the EU rules concerning these positions
in the Marie Curie RTN
The principles ruling the eligibility of a candidate are:
A brief summary of the elegibility conditions is:
- Scientific experience
- Transnational Mobility
Appointees are expected to actively contribute to the development of the
research programme . In particular, those experienced researchers to
be hired will preferably have a scientific experience on at least one
of the three main themes of the project.
To be eligible for an ESR position , a candidates must be in the first 4 years
of his/her research activity and not possess a
Ph. D. diploma.
- To be eligible for an ER position , the
candidate must have a research experience ranging between 4 and 10
years. Candidates having less than 4 years of experience, but holding
a Ph. D., are eligible only for ER positions.
In both cases, the time elapse is counted as full time
equivalent , that is, contrary to the
previous FP5 program, there is no limitation based
on the sole age of the candidate
- Researchers must be nationals of a state other than that of the
host organisation. At the start of their contract, they must not
have resided or carried out their activity in the country of their
host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years
immediately prior to the start date.
- An exception to the above rule can be granted for nationals of
Member States of the European Union, or of Associated States, if
they have been active in research in a Third Country (i.e. neither
a Member nor an Associated State) for at least 4 of the 5 years
immediately prior to the start of the fellowship.
- Third Country researchers who have legally resided and have
carried out their activity in Member or Associated States for at
least 4 of the 5 years immediately prior to the start of the
fellowship are treated as nationals of the Member/Associated State
in which they have resided the longest.
- Third Country researchers based outside the Member States may be
eligible for a position in the network, provided this position.
However, an upper bound of 30% of the total
number of researcher-months funded by the network may limit the
opportunities offered to Third Country researchers.
In the year 2006 the following positions - at the level of Early Stage
are to be opened:
Please notice that the specified duration refers to the period of the contract to be
financed by the European Commission. Depending on the availability of
funds at each of the relevant nodes, predoctoral and postdoctoral positions
might be offered for longer periods. Candidates are advised to check such
possibilities with the contact person and/or in the
relevant web page.