A project funded by the EU Horizon 2020 research & innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie offers 6 PhD fellowships within the framework of HEART: HEalth related Activity Recognition system based on IoT.
About the project HEART:
- The research program aims for a personalized approach of mobile health coaching programs that involve the user and that are tailored to individual needs (putting the user at the HEART of the system).
- Programs will control on a health integrated activity recognition platform that can detect activities from heterogeneous data, using scalable algorithms, while safeguarding the privacy of the person.
About the positions:
- ESR1 – Health Behavior Analytics on heterogeneous Data
- ESR2 – Scalability of data analytics
- ESR3 – Scalability of data processing
- ESR4 – Privacy and security analytics
- ESR5 – Privacy by design and by research. the legal issues from conceptualization to commercialization
- ESR6 – Understanding China: from customers’ needs to market penetration
- ESR1 and ESR4 will be hired by Philips Electronics Nederland B.V. (the Netherlands);
- ESR2 and ESR3 will be hired by KU Leuven (Belgium);
- ESR5 and ESR6 will be hired by the University of Macerata (Italy).
- Duration of the employment: expected start date January 2018, duration 36 months. for ESR5-6 (at Uni Macerata), and 48 months for ESR1-2-3-4 (at KU Leuven and Philips).
- 600€ Mobility Allowance per month (7200€ / year)
- 500€ Family Allowance per month (6000€ / year)
- Applicant must hold Master’s degree or equivalent.
- Applicants must not have a PhD degree.
- Applicant must possess English proficiency attested either through a previous English language diploma, or an internationally recognised proficiency test (at least C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages i.e. IELTS, IBT, TOEFL or Cambrigde).
- Applicant must be within the first four years of their research careers.
- Applicant must not have resided, or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc) in the country of the hiring institution for more than a year in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date.
- Complete the on-line application. Following documents to be submitted in English:
- CV (Europass Format in English) highlighting activities and place where the activities have been carried out in order to give evidence of fulfilling the mobility eligibility criterion
- Academic CV with references to past research and training experiences
- Motivation letter highlighting the consistency between the candidate‘s profile and the chosen ESR position for which you are applying
- At least 2 letters of Academic reference
- Scan of the degree qualification
- Language proficiency evidence
- Scanned copy of valid identification document (identity card or passport)
- Declaration of Honour according to the template available in the website.
- Any further and relevant supporting documents (eg. research publications), OPTIONAL
|Organization||University of Macerata|
|Subject areas||Life Sciences, Computational Biology, Statistics|
|Fellowship amount||7200€ / year|
|Eligibility||Open to all nationalities|
|Deadline||October 14th 2017|
Horizon 2020, the Marie Curie Actions are called the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions (MSCA). This change better reflects the Polish roots of this extraordinary scientist who inspired and inspires the programme.
Awarding €6.16 billion in the period to 2020, the MSCA support research training and career development focused on innovation skills. The programme funds worldwide and cross-sector mobility that implements excellent research in any field (a “bottom-up” approach).
There are MSCA grants for all stages of a researcher’s career, from PhD candidates to highly experienced researchers, which encourage transnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility. The MSCA will become the main EU programme for doctoral training, financing 25,000 PhDs.
Endowing researchers with new skills and a wider range of competences, while offering them attractive working conditions, is a crucial aspect of the MSCA. In addition to fostering mobility between countries, the MSCA also seek to break the real and perceived barriers between academic and other sectors, especially business. Several MSCA initiatives promote the involvement of industry etc. in doctoral and post-doctoral research.
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