Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN Early Stage Researcher

De Montfort University - School of Computer Science and Informatics

Full Time, Fixed term contract for 36 months.

Grade F: £32,958 - £36,001 (subject to exchange rate and dependant on circumstances as defined by funding body rules; see:

The School of Computer Science and Informatics, Faculty of Technology, is looking for a self-motivated Early Career Researcher (ESR) to undertake research and development on active ageing and assisted living within the EU H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN ACROSSING project (

The ACROSSING training network aims to develop advanced technologies and platforms for smarter assisted living by combining research expertise and capabilities of 10 partners from 6 European countries, including research institutes, universities and SMEs.  In total 15 ESRs will be recruited and each of them will conduct research on a specific but closely related research area.  This ESR at De Montfort University will be responsible for developing novel approaches, architectures, technologies and tools to enable and support complex activity modelling and recognition within smart environments.  A detailed description of the well-defined individual research project can be found in the ACROSSING website here: In addition to this, the ESR will also contribute to network-level research activities, technology and system integration, deliverables, event organisation and public engagement for dissemination and impact.

The ESR will be required to undertake PhD studies and must fulfil the requirements of the university’s doctoral training programme.  They will have opportunities to visit other network partners for secondments, and attend the research and training events of the network.  All costs will be fully funded (100% employment) by the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions programme which also offers highly competitive and attractive salary and working conditions.

Applicants have to ensure compliance with the Marie-Curie mobility requirement: at the time of recruitment, you must not have lived in the UK for more than 12 out of the past 36 months.  Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account.  Candidates for ESR positions are expected to have less than 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience at the proposed start date of 1 October 2016 and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.

For further details of and discussions about the research project please contact Professor Liming Chen on (0)116 2078490 or email

To apply please visit, to complete an application.

The application should contain the following documents compiled in the following order into a single PDF file:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • First degree and/or Masters degree certificate(s), transcripts of records
  • List of publications, including web links, if applicable
  • Two referees’ contact details, one must be from the current employer

Please note you can use the following online tool that merges and converts your documents into a PDF file:

De Montfort University is committed to an inclusive culture and respecting diversity, and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

The university holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award which recognises our commitment to advancing women’s careers in STEMM academia.

Please quote reference: 10180

Interview date: To be confirmed

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