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Prestigious Postdoctoral Fellowships in Photonics. Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Programme "MULTIPLY". Third Call for applications

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    Aston University
    EngineeringElectrical engineering
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    17/04/2018 23:00 - Europe/London
    Multiple locations, see work locations below.
    To be defined
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND

The MULTIPLY Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme in Photonics, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Action, is a five-year International Mobility and Training Programme under Research Executive Agency (REA) Grant agreement No.713694, which will run until September 2021.The aims of the MULTIPLY Fellowship Programme are to facilitate worldwide mobility and offer high-level interdisciplinary training for approximately 50 outstanding international Experienced Researchers towards their professional development in the area of photonics science, technology and applications. Applicants from any part of the world will be able to participate in this Programme, freely choosing their destinations and research topics. Both incoming and outgoing fellowships are possible within the MULTIPLY framework. The MULTIPLY Partner Organization consortium comprises of 46 internationally leading academic and industrial partners covering the globe from China to Australia, & from Russia to Mexico. The partners will act as hosts for eligible fellows, providing excellence in postdoctoral training, mentoring career development opportunities, offering access to cutting edge facilities, fast-paced innovation activities and further industrial links.

Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies (http://www.aston.ac.uk/eas/research/groups/photonics/) at Aston University (http://www.aston.ac.uk/)

(UK) will be managing MULTIPLY, organising six Fellowship calls and overall implement the Programme.

Fellowships on offer in Call 3:

13 Incoming fellowships and 23 Outgoing** fellowships are offered across the present call.

Ludwig Maximillians University, Munich, Germany – 2 fellow years, Incoming

IO-CSIC, Madrid, Spain – 2 fellow years, Incoming

Vibralab, KAUST, Saudi Arabia** –3 fellow years, Outgoing

PRIMALIGHT, KAUST, Saudi Arabia** – 3 fellow years, Outgoing

Communication Theory Lab, KAUST, Saudi Arabia** – 3 fellow years, Outgoing

Photonics Laboratory, KAUST, Saudi Arabia** –3 fellow years, Outgoing

Advanced Semiconductor Laboratory, KAUST, Saudi Arabia** – 3 fellow years, Outgoing

Structural Molecular Imaging Light Enhanced Spectroscopies (SMILES) Laboratory, KAUST, Saudi Arabia** – 3 fellow years, Outgoing

Energy Conversion Devices and Materials Laboratory, KAUST, Saudi Arabia** – 3 fellow years, Outgoing

Leibnitz University, Hannover  – 2 fellow years, Incoming

National Physical Laboratory, United Kingdom – 3 fellow years, Incoming

School of Physics, Nankai University, China** – 2 fellow years, Outgoing

TuT, Finland – 2 fellow years, Incoming

CRHEA, CNRS France – 2 fellow years, Incoming

Université Paris Diderot, France – 2 fellow years, Incoming

Center for Photonics and Photonic Materials, Department of Physics, University of Bath - 1.5 fellow years, incoming (to be confirmed).

Number of fellow years indicate total funding available with the hosts, and not necessarily the fellowship duration.

* Please check the Programme website for latest details and up-to-date list of recruiting host organisations.

**Only EU Member State/Associated Country nationals and Long-term residents can apply to these hosts. Additional conditions apply. Please see the section on Outgoing mobility under How to Apply pages on the MULTIPLY website. 

Call 3 dates

  • Call 3 for applications opens on 4th January 2018
  • Call 3 for applications closes on 2nd April 2018 
  • Reference date for mobility – 1st July 2018.

To access the detailed MULTIPLY "Guide for Applicants" document and apply to the programme,

Please visit the Programme website - http://www.multiply.astonphotonics.uk


As MULTIPLY Fellows, the experienced researchers will be Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellows (MSCF).

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for award of the MULTIPLY fellowship: 

1. You must be an experienced researcher, i.e. at the Reference Date the applicant MUST fulfil the criteria of being an ‘Experienced Researcher’ as per MSCA definition: "Experienced Researchers

  • Shall at the Reference Date, be in possession of a doctoral degree; and

  • if the applicant does not have a doctoral degree, they shall have at least four years of full-time research experience.”

Reference date – For Call 3 the applicable Reference Date will be 1st July 2018 (subject to the ranking list being finalised before this date). To be eligible for funding, you have to demonstrate that you comply with both eligibility and mobility criteria on the Reference Date. Find more details here – Eligible researchers.

2. You must meet the mobility criterion, i.e., you must not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of your host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account. The following mobility routes can be envisaged:

  • Intra-European mobility – You are currently living in an EU Member State/Associated Country, and are considering moving to a host institution in another EU Member State/Associated Country.
  • Incoming mobility – You are not a resident of an EU Member State/Associated country, and are moving to a host situated in one.
  • Outgoing mobility – You are currently a long term resident researcher* of an EU Member State/Associated country, and are moving to a host that is not in either. If you are considering this option, please get in touch with us for further details.

For further details, see Mobility criteria and also the eligibility checker App on the Programme Website.

3. You must provide a confirmation letter of availability of infrastructural resources from your host organization. Please refer to programme website for further details

Selection process

The evaluation and selection process follows and fully complies with the Guidelines of the European Code and Charter for Researchers and will introduce applicants to the principles contained within. MULTIPLY will aim to complete the Selection, Evaluation and Ranking of applicants as speedily as possible following the deadline for the submission of proposals. This process will consist of eight stages from an initial check to completeness to the public announcement of the call outcome and consist in detail of:

  • Stage 1: Check for Completeness of Application
  • Stage 2: Preliminary Eligibility/Mobility Assessment
  • Stage 3 (if applicable): Ethics Issues
  • Stage 4: Independent Expert Review
  • Stage 5: Ranking
  • Stage 6: Communication of results to successful applicants
  • Stage 7: Communication of results to unsuccessful applicants
  • Stage 8: Public Announcement of Results

For further details on the application and evaluation procedure, please visit the MULTIPLY website and the Guidelines for applicants which is available in the Documents section "Fellowship Application Pack".

Additional comments

The MULTIPLY website for additional job details: http://multiply.astonphotonics.uk/

Work Location(s)
36 position(s) available at Germany, France, Spain, United Kingdom, Finland, Saudi Arabia, China

EURAXESS offer ID: 265738


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