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Marie Sklodowska-Curie ETN Early Stage Researcher Posts in Digital Manufacturing

University of Nottingham - Engineering

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Nottingham
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students
Funding amount: £30,805 to £36,760
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 22nd August 2019
Closes: 11th October 2019
Reference: ENG1301

Location: University Park

Salary: £30,805 to £36,760 per annum in accordance with the EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie financial guidelines for this scheme

Applications are invited for two Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) as part of the “DiManD: Digital Manufacturing and Design” European Training Network (ETN). 

DiManD is funded through the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks programme (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018) and will provide high-quality multidisciplinary, multi-professional and cross-sectorial training to high-achieving early stage researchers in the area of Industry 4.0. DiManD comprises 8 host organisations (4 academic institutes, 2 research centres and 2 companies) together with 19 partner organisations who have agreed to contribute a range of activities to the network including providing training and expertise, and hosting secondments. A total of 14 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) will be hosted across the network.

The two University of Nottingham based posts will undertake research in the area of:

ESR1: A concept for open evolvable assembly systems

To apply, follow the link:

ESR2: Self-learning for optimum manufacturing equipment (individual & collective response)

To apply, follow the link:

Successful applicants will register for a PhD at the University of Nottingham, complete up to 9 months of secondments with academic and industrial partners both within the UK and Europe and participate in a network-wide training programme.

Candidates will be required to meet the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher eligibility criteria: In particular, at the time of appointment candidates must have less than four years full-time equivalent research experience and must not have already obtained a PhD. Additionally, they must not have resided in the UK for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the appointment.

These full-time posts will preferably start in October 2019 and are offered on fixed-term 36 month contracts.

As part of their application, candidates must include a CV together with a covering letter explaining their interest in the ESR post to which they are applying and their motivation for joining the DiManD project. Interviews are expected to take place week commencing 30 September (interviews via Skype possible). References will be requested prior to interview.

Informal enquiries for ESR1 can be made to Dr. Jack Chaplin ( and ESR2 to Dr. Giovanna Martinez ( Please note, applications sent directly to these email addresses will not be considered. In addition, candidates wishing to be considered for both ESR1 and ESR2 posts must ensure they submit a separate application for each post.

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