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Post-doc fellowships for future Industry 4.0 research leaders, in Ireland: SMART 4.0, Call 2

Deadline: 30 September 2020

Funded in 2017 by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), CONFIRM Centre for SMART Manufacturing is a world-class Research Centre for Smart Manufacturing that aims to fundamentally transform the Irish manufacturing industry to a smart manufacturing ecosystem, to ensure its future competitiveness and sustainability.

SMART 4.0 is a prestigious EC MSCA co-funded postdoctoral training programme with CONFIRM Centre for Smart Manufacturing, aimed at creating the next generation of Smart Manufacturing leaders with strong “systems-level thinking” & interdisciplinary skills to help drive Industry 4.0 forward for Europe.

SMART will adhere to the MSCA cofund principle of ‘individually-driven mobility’ meaning that Fellows will have full freedom to choose their host institution, supervisor and research topic (with alignment to CONFIRM Centre’s Hub research and industry targeted spoke themes – Smart Products, Smart Machines, Smart Production Systems and Smart Supply Chains). Prospective Fellows will be embedded in an international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral environment, and will be well-poised to capitalize on CONFIRM Centre’s excellent industry and research architecture.

To foster the Fellows’ career development, the SMART 4.0 training programme will include:

  1. An individualised 24 month research training project, developed by the Fellow with input from CONFIRM Centre’s academic community
  2. Attendances at CONFIRM Centre and affiliates’ Spring and Summer schools
  3. A compulsory 3-month (min.) industrial secondment (see Partners – Academic, Industry)
  4. Career development planning
  5. Transferable skills training

Prospective Fellows may be of any nationality and there are no age restrictions.  Applicants must come directly from outside of the Republic of Ireland to meet mobility requirements, as required by H2020 rules. At the close of Call 2 (30 September 2020), the applicant must meet the requirements of an MSCA ‘experienced researcher’: one who is in possession of a doctoral degree or with at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience at the time of the SMART 4.0 Call deadline.

There are three application categories:

  1. Standard Incoming Mobility (general applications)
  2. Career Restart
  3. Reintegration (see all the eligibility criteria).

As per the ‘individually?driven research’ principle, the applicants have free choice of topics, provided that it falls within the research remit of CONFIRM Centre:

  • Data Analytics
  • AI
  • Predictive Modelling
  • Decision Analytics
  • Product & Process Control
  • Enterprise Modelling & Simulation
  • Software systems
  • HCI
  • Security & Integration
  • Networked Systems & IoT
  • Sensors
  • Robotics & Control
  • Materials Processing

Read the full call and check the Guide for Applicants.

Deadline: 30 September 2020

(Euraxess América Latina y el Caribe)

[Boletín SIUN 500, 20 de agosto de 2020]

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