TUSAIL has vacancies for 15 Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs), open to applicants of all nationalities. We particularly encourage women and other underrepresented groups in engineering to apply for these positions. Each project involves substantial academic–industry collaboration. Each ESR will spend a minimum of 6 months in industry: either being hosted by an industrial partner or through secondments. Projects are funded for 36 months by TUSAIL. Certain partner universities are required to fund PhDs for a minimum of 48 months and hence those projects have an additional year of funding to satisfy this requirement.
All 15 projects have two eligibility requirements in common, set by the European Commission for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellows in all Innovative Training Networks. The requirements below have been summarised from Version 2 of the Information notes for Fellows in Innovative Training Networks (ITN).
Each host institution will establish its own eligibility requirements in addition to these; full details are contained in the individual ESR project descriptions.
Your application information, submitted to one partner, may be shared with other partners in the consortium to facilitate consortium-level management of the recruitment process.
To be eligible for recruitment, you must, at the date of recruitment, be within the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of your research career and not have a doctoral degree. Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when you obtained the degree entitling you to embark on a doctorate (either in the country in which the degree was obtained, or in the country in which you are recruited), even if a doctorate was never started or envisaged.
You are required to undertake transnational mobility in order to be eligible for recruitment. As such, you must not have resided or carried out your main activity (e.g., work, studies) in the country where you have been recruited for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date, not counting holidays. This mobility rule applies only to your first recruitment within the project, and not to other organisations to which you might be sent on secondment or at which you may subsequently also be recruited. The mobility rule is related to your residence or main activity and not to your nationality.