_________________________________________________ Call for Applications 1 Early Stage Researcher/ PhD Positions Marie Skłodowska-Curie – ITN PERSEO Project www.perseo.eu http://www.perseo.eu/ _________________________________________________
Applications are invited for 1 Early-Stage Researcher (ESR) position to be funded by the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie European Training Network on “PErsonalized Robotics as SErvice Oriented applications” (PERSEO) within the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission.
The ESR positions to be filled is: ESR12, Università Degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy: Personalized Social Cues for Robots as Information Providing Interfaces OBJECTIVES: Design and develop a set of solutions for a multimodal user interface to maintain engagement through personalized social interaction and to enrich such interaction with social cues that can influence persuasion. To pursue this goal, the project will hybridize domain knowledge with on-line learning of the social strategies that are more effective for each specific user. The expected benefit is the reduction of the time needed for familiarisation with the robot and the support of the long-lasting use of it, minimizing the risk of rejection by frustration. Selection and social colouring of recommendations and instructions will be introduced by balancing the candidate output with the estimated receptiveness and engagement of the user. The network will train 15 early-stage researchers in the context of research and development for “PErsonalized Robotics as SErvice Oriented applications” (www.perseo.eu http://www.perseo.eu/). The consortium is formed by 8 prestigious European Universities and 2 leading robotics businesses plus 9 partner organisations to cover a full training programme on scientific, technical, and personal development skills. Placements will include secondments in current world-leading organisations in Spain, Germany, Austria, UK, Italy, Denmark, the Netherlands, etc. to gather the necessary knowledge and implement it in Europe. Thus, collaboration within the network is strongly encouraged.
Candidates We are looking for talented and highly motivated early career researchers with a degree giving access to PhD studies in a domain relevant to the ESR position of interest (such as Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Robotics, Engineering). We expect dedication and enthusiasm for experimental research, combined with scientific curiosity and the capacity to teamwork in an interdisciplinary environment. Preferred qualifications include excellent grades, research talent and personal ambition. Applicants should have excellent command of English, together with good academic writing and presentation skills.
Additional preferable requirements: - Advanced programming skills - Experience in robot programming and/or human-robot interaction research
Fulltime employments as PhD students are offered for 3 years. The starting date of the contract is negotiable, but ideally it would be 1 November 2021.
Benefits PERSEO fellows will beneﬁt from: Outstanding training aimed at fostering scientiﬁc, technical and transferable skills Short-term secondments in the PERSEO network Scientiﬁc advice from internationally recognized experts A solid mentoring strategy followed up through a personalised career development plan. The position will permit to carry out research in a stimulating group with the chance to join high-level training events. You will get a very attractive salary plus an allowances package in accordance with the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) rules https://www.bioremia.eu/fileadmin/bioremia/h2020-wp1820-msca_en.pdf%22%20%5Ct%20%22_blank%22%20%5Co%20%22Read%20more%20about%20the%20rules and the personal circumstances of the applicant. The monthly gross ESR salary, subject to local tax, social benefit and other deductions following national regulations is of 4000€. The PhD students will be employed with full social security coverage and all benefits in accordance with the Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN fellowship regulations of the European Union.
For further information please visit the MSCA website https://ec.europa.eu/res.
Eligibility criteria To be eligible, the candidate: must be in the first four years of her/his research career. Candidates should ideally possess a master’s degree in a relevant academic field or a comparable degree that allows them to embark in a PhD (applications from candidates who already possess a doctoral degree cannot be considered). must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the institution that recruits the student for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Short stays such as holidays and/or compulsory national service are not taken into account. must be willing to spend a prolonged time in another institute/country of the network during the PhD thesis period. For further details on eligibility criteria please check in the Information Note for ITN Fellows https://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/sites/mariecurie2/files/msca-itn-fellows-note_en_v2.pdf.
DOCUMENTS TO BE SENT 1. Application form (see Project Website www.perseo.eu http://www.perseo.eu/) 2. a copy of the passport 3. a full CV 4. a 2-page motivation letter including a description of previous research experience (1 page) and current research interest, outlining the fit to the desired ESR (1 page) 5. one or more reference letters and names of 2 referees including contact details 6. Transcripts of grades obtained for B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees, expected final grade 7. Certificates 8. List of Publications (if any) Only documents in English language will be accepted. Applicants should submit the documentation exclusively via e-mail in ONE PDF document to email@example.com mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org (max file size 5 MB) by 10 October, 2021 at 23 pm (GMT). Your application will be jointly processed by the members of the PERSEO consortium and treated according to the GDPR. Applications failing to include the requested documentation or do not meet the eligibility criteria, WILL NOT be considered in this competition.
SELECTION OF CANDIDATES Shortlisted candidates will be selected on the basis of the fit of their CV and research interests with the chosen research project(s). These candidates will be invited for an online interview and positions will be offered after approval by the PERSEO Committee. To ensure equality of opportunities, we strongly encourage women with the appropriate qualifications to apply. If equally qualified, participants with a handicap will be preferred.
FURTHER INFORMATION It is strongly recommended to contact supervisor email@example.com mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org via E-mail before submitting an application.