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Call for Marie Curie Early Stage Researchers at Salford

28 September 2014

The Centre for Autonomous Systems and Advanced Robotics at the University of Salford is currently advertising two PhD posts as part of a Marie Curie ITN, SMART-E (Sustainable Manufacturing through Advanced Robotics Training in Europe).


The two remaining posts at Salford are:

Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher: Mathematical Modelling for a Self-Healing Robotic Cell (Maintenance Robot) ( apply here )


Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher: Cognitive multi-agents systems framework for reconfigurable systems ( apply here )


Successful candidates will be employed by the University of Salford for three years on a salary of c. £38,000 per year, and registered for a PhD at the University, working on one of these two projects. A full training programme will be put together for the cohort of Marie Curie research fellows, as well as secondments with industry and European academic partners. 

Please note the specific eligibility criteria for Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher posts. To be eligible, any candidate must simultaneously fulfil the following criteria at the time of recruitment:


a)            Nationality: The candidate may be of any nationality.

b)            Mobility: At the time of recruitment, the candidate must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to his/her recruitment under the project. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

c)            Qualifications and research experience: At the time of recruitment, the candidate must be eligible to embark on doctorate degree; however they must not have yet been awarded a doctorate degree; and they must not have had more than 4 year of full time professional research experience.

d)            English language proficiency.


We would urge all applicants to apply by 9 October (the deadline for the reconfigurable systems post is 9 October, and for the mathematical models post is 21 October).


If you have any questions, please contact Professor Samia Nefti-Meziani (