Calling for Expression of Interest - Marie Sklodowska Curie European Fellowships


Overview and Purpose  

The objective of this Expressions of Interest (EoI) call is to identify potential international candidates across a number of pre-determined research themes with the required profile to work with us through to submission of a full application to the Marie-Sklodowska Curie European Fellowship scheme in September 2019.

The University of Birmingham is one of the top Universities in Europe for attracting and hosting Marie Curie fellows, boasting a track record of over 20% year on year, in winning fellowships.   .

Interested individuals are required to submit an EoI application form using the links below in the first instance by Friday 31  May 2019

 

Scheme Details

The Marie-Sklodowska Curie European Fellowship scheme offers individuals the opportunity to enhance their career development and prospects by spending a period of time working abroad.  The scheme supports the best, most promising individual researchers from anywhere in the world, and any nationality, and funds all research areas.  

Scheme details
Research Topics: Any
Duration: 1-2 years
Included: Salary including travel and family allowance together with research and management costs.

 Useful Links

The following will provide additional information through the formal European Commission channels: 


Supported Research Themes 

We are running this EoI call across a set number of research themes which have been identified by our academic community as those they would like to attract fellows to work with them around. 

Engineering & Physical Sciences

  • The interaction between tropical and extra-tropical extremes and their use for financial applications.
  • Enabling direct removal of Fe contamination in recycled Al alloys via electromagnetic control
  • 4D Synchrotron X-ray Tomographic Quantification with Machine Learning: Application to Metal Solidification
  • Large-scale production of two-dimensional materials
  • Development of new cathode materials for Li/Na/K ion batteries
  • Recovery and reuse of cathode materials from used Li ion batteries
  • Development of new electrode or electrolyte materials for use in solid oxide fuel cells
  • Terahertz imaging
  • Syntax and semantics of type theories
  • Artificial Intelligence for human-robot collaboration
  • Knowledge representation and reasoning
  • Cognitive robot systems
  • The interaction between tropical and extra-tropical extremes and their use for financial applications.
  • Enabling direct removal of Fe contamination in recycled Al alloys via electromagnetic control
  • 4D Synchrotron X-ray Tomographic Quantification with Machine Learning: Application to Metal Solidification
  • Large-scale production of two-dimensional materials
  • Development of new cathode materials for Li/Na/K ion batteries
  • Recovery and reuse of cathode materials from used Li ion batteries
  • Development of new electrode or electrolyte materials for use in solid oxide fuel cells
  • Terahertz imaging
  • Syntax and semantics of type theories
  • Artificial Intelligence for human-robot collaboration
  • Knowledge representation and reasoning
  • Cognitive robot systems
  • The interaction between tropical and extra-tropical extremes and their use for financial applications.
  • Enabling direct removal of Fe contamination in recycled Al alloys via electromagnetic control
  • Development of Advanced Miniaturised Raman based Devices for Point-of-Care Diagnostics
  • Development of Novel Nanophtonics Metamaterials from Synthetic Biology Building Blocks

Life & Environmental Sciences

  • Phosphatases and the regulation of metabolism
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders: developing knowledge and psychological interventions
  • Physical activity and adolescent mental health
  • Hydrology; water in a changing climate
  • Effective interventions in Alzheimer’s disease:  Investigating the antioxidant content of lipoproteins following exercise intervention
  • Mechanisms underpinning self-harm in autism’
  • Urban wellbeing
  • Urban and Regional Air Pollution
  • Using observations and models to advance understanding of forest demography
  • Urban air pollution: emissions, processes and impacts
  • Biogeochemistry of atmospheric nutrients
  • Stress response signalling in regeneration and cancer

Medical & Dental Sciences

 

  • Steroid sulfation in women’s health: from molecular mechanisms and biomarkers to clinical application
  • Biomaterials for regenerative medicine and dentistry
  • Phototherapy for accelerated wound repair
  • Multi-omic profiling and identification of therapies for Patient-Derived Xenografts (PDX) and Patient-Derived Organoids (PDO) in Cancer
  • Nanomedicine
  • Drug delivery & nanotoxicology
  • Precision rehabilitation following lumbar spinal surgery
  • Understanding metabolic disturbance in alcohol-related liver disease
  • Evolutionary genomics of multi-drug resistant gram negative pathogens

Social Sciences

  • Political Campaigning
  • Sunspot equilibrium and endogenous fluctuations, economic epidemiology models, growth theory, general equilibrium theory, environmental economics, financial crises and financial market imperfections.

 Arts & Law

  • Tracking the Side-Effects of Counter-Terrorism Policy
  • Male lone-actor terrorism in the USA, UK and Canada 1868-2018

 


Eligibility & Profile

Only experienced researchers can apply and this means that you must: 

  • Hold a PhD or have at least 4 years full-time equivalent research experience.
  • Have not resided, worked or studies in the UK for more than 12 months in the last three years.  

You should be able to satisfy most of the following requirements: 

  • A good publication track record.
  • Have presented at well-established seminars, conferences endorsers
  • Been involved in the organisation of workshops/conferences.
  • Been a member of a review panel or editorial board.
  • Hold academic/professional memberships.
  • Won prizes or other awards for research and/or other related achievements.
  • Have demonstrable leadership, teaching and/or supervisory experience.
  • Been involved in public engagement knowledge transfer activities.
  • Hold mobility/international experience.  

Application Process & Deadlines 

Expressions of Interest must be submitted using the APPLICATION FORM , together with a full CV,  by email to s.a.wiley@bham.ac.uk no later than Friday 31 May 2019. 

Outcomes 

You will be notified by 21 June 2019 if your EoI has been identified as one of those to be taken forward to full application and introductions will be made accordingly between yourself and your designated supervisor so that you can work together towards the submission deadline on 12 September 2019


Questions

If you have any queries relating to this call please direct these to Sally Wiley (s.a.wiley@bham.ac.uk