Advanced Learning in Evolving Critical Systems (ALECS): A Marie Skldowska-Curie COFUND Fellowship at Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre (13+ Fellowship Positions)

Lero the Irish Software Research Centre (13+ Fellowship Positions)

Title of Position: Advanced Learning in Evolving Critical Systems (ALECS): A Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Fellowship at Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre (13+ Fellowship Positions)

Location: All fellowships will be based in Ireland where fellows will be hosted by their ALECS academic supervisor’s university.

Contract Type: The two-year fellowship will include an individual research project under the academic supervision of a leading Lero researcher and a 3-6 month secondment to the non-academic sector.

ALECS is an innovative fellowship programme coordinated by Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre. The initiative is co-funded by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme (Grant agreement No. 754489) and by Science Foundation Ireland, through Lero.

2nd Call for Proposals NOW OPEN! This is a fantastic research training and career development opportunity featuring:

  • Individual research project under the academic supervision of a leading Lero researcher,
  • Freedom to choose the research project topic provided it falls within the broad programme themes and the research interests of an eligible ALECS academic supervisor,
  • 3-6 months secondment to the non-academic sector.

The aim of the programme is to provide training and career development to researchers through providing international mobility and intersectoral exposure. As a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship, ALECS offers high quality professional opportunities open to researchers of any age, nationality and discipline who comply with the programme's eligibility criteria. The programme welcomes applications from candidates who possess a PhD degree and from candidates who do not have a PhD but who have at least 4 years full-time equivalent research experience (in academia or industry).

Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre is the programme coordinator. However, please note that a degree in Computer Science/Software Engineering is not mandatory. Applications are open to candidates from alternative/complementary disciplines provided their proposal has received the support of a ALECS academic supervisor.

The second call for proposals may award 13+ fellowships and its deadline is the 21st September 2018.

Research themes:

  • Methods and standards for high integrity systems
  • Autonomous and adaptive systems
  • Software performance
  • Security and privacy

Please note these are broad research themes and please see http://alecs.lero.ie/ for ALECS supervisors’ research interests within the aforementioned themes.

Eligibility criteria:

  • On 21st September 2018, candidates must be in possession of a doctoral degree (PhD) or must have at least four years full-time equivalent research experience.
  • Applicants may not have resided or carried out their main activity (e.g. work, study) in Ireland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the call deadline (21st September 2018). For career-restart and reintegration applications, a relaxed mobility rule applies. Please see http://alecs.lero.ie/ for further details.

Selection process:

Fellows will be recruited via internationally advertised open call for proposals. Selection process will include international peer review followed by an interview stage.

Additional allowances/support

Family allowance (if eligible); comprehensive training and career development programme provided.

For further programme details and for details on how to apply, please see http://alecs.lero.ie/

Contact:

Mariana Clohessy, ALECS Programme Manager

Lero – The Irish Software Research Centre, University of Limerick, Ireland.

Email: mailto:alecs@lero.ie

Telephone: 00 353 61 233 637



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