We are seeking applications to join our PhD programme starting in September 2020
At this point, we are seeking to fill two specific vacancies at the Institute of Data Science, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Jena Germany and one at the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London, UK.
Our programme offers a unique opportunity to learn cutting edge machine learning techniques and climate science and apply them to the topic of aerosol-cloud interactions, one of the most pressing questions in climate research. We offer a comprehensive training programme, including annual summer schools, inter-disciplinary co-supervision and industrial secondments across Europe. Marie Curie ITNs provide a highly competitive salary to the ESR, including a generous monthly living and mobility allowance and (if eligible) a monthly family allowance.
iMIRACLI is fully committed to gender equality and the advancement of women’s careers in science. As part of our commitment to an open, transparent, impartial and equitable recruitment procedure, we strongly encourage applications from all who consider they meet the requirements of the programme, and particularly from women, who are often under-represented in academia.
We are looking for outstanding candidates with strong interests (but not necessarily prior knowledge) in climate and data science with a strong grades from their first degree as well as a demonstrated drive and aptitude for research. This ambitious training programme will be intense and requires a quantitative background.
Therefore, applicants should hold or be predicted to achieve the equivalent of the following qualifiations: a strong Masters or equivalent degree in atmospheric physics, meteorology, physics, mathematics, statistics, datascience, machine learning, computer science, engineering or related subjects.
To follow the training programme and being able to publish, applicants require proficiency in English at university level (see FAQ).
The final decission is taken on the basis of the candidates' scientific skills, the relevance of their research experience, the impact of the proposed training on their career, and ensuring a fair gender representation.
These EU funded Marie-Curie Innovative Training Network projects come with strict conditions in order to ensure the maximum benefit for everyone. All applications must:
- Researchers are required to undertake transnational mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up their appointment. One general rule applies to the appointment of researchers: At the time of recruitment by the host beneficiary, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date. Note that the mobility rule applies to the beneficiary where the researcher is recruited, and not to beneficiaries to which the researcher is sent or seconded. Researchers can be of any nationality.
- All researchers recruited in a Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN must be Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs). A ESR shall, at the time of recruitment by the host organisation, be in the first four years of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree. The four years start to count from the date when a researcher obtained the degree which would formally entitle him/her to embark on a doctorate.
- For all recruitment, the eligibility and mobility of the researcher will be determined at the time of their (first) recruitment in the project. The status of the researcher will not evolve over the life-time of a contract.
Please ensure you are happy to relocate and meet these criteria before applying.
To apply, you will need to provide the following by the project application deadline:
- Curriculum vitae
- Academic transcripts
- Three reference letters, one of whom should be from a recent academic supervisor
- Letter outlining your motivation, skills and fit for the programme (no more than 2 pages)
Applications will be reviewed and shortlisted by the respective supervisors and approved by the iMIRACLI Training Board. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed via videoconferencing by local selection panels, in agreement with the selection rules of the respective Universities that also issue the formal academic offers. Please apply through the individual project links below.