OPENING for Three (3) Post-Doctoral “Stavros Niarchos Foundation – FORTH Fellowships” for Institute of Electronic Structure & Laser


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Heraklion 11/9/2017

The Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH), in the framework of the project ARCHERS, which is funded by an exclusive donation of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, is seeking to recruit three (3) post-doctoral fellows.
The project aims at reducing or even reversing the brain drain by providing high quality research opportunities to young scientists of Greek origin.

Job Description The Stavros Niarchos Foundation – FORTH fellows are expected to perform high quality research within one of the research areas, in which FORTH-IESL excels both on the national and the international level (http://www.iesl.forth.gr/). More specifically, the domains of interest in the present project are the preservation of cultural heritage and the science and innovation in the areas of environment, clean energy and health.

Eligibility criteria
 PhD degree in Physical Sciences or Engineering
 Good knowledge of Greek and English language

Evaluation Criteria
 Publications in high impact peer-review journals
 Participation in national and international conferences
 Quality of the proposed post-doctoral project
 Ability and motivation to perform independent research
 Previous post-doctoral research experience
 According to international practice, the academic age (number of years after the Ph.D. degree award year) will be taken into consideration as a selection criterion; preference will be given to Post-Doctoral researchers with an academic age less or equal to 10 years.

Location: IESL-FORTH, Heraklion Crete GREECE
Start Date: 1st of January, 2018
Duration of appointment: 12 months (with possibility of extension according to the needs of the project).

Application Submission Interested candidates who meet the aforementioned requirements are kindly asked to submit their applications, no later than the 16th of October 2017, 23:59 local time (Greece) to the address hr@iesl.forth.gr with cc. to the address georgina@iesl.forth.gr.

In order to be considered, the application must include:
 Filled-in Application Form (http://www.iesl.forth.gr/research/showfile.aspx?Id=20170911989)
 Detailed curriculum vitae (CV) of the candidate
 Statement of purpose with a proposed project in a specific sub-area of research and a relation to the appropriate scientific contact person (maximum 2 pages)
 Copies of academic titles/transcripts
 Language certificates
 At least one reference letter

Any application received after the deadline will not be considered for the selection

Contact For information and questions regarding the application and selection procedure, candidates are asked to contact Dr. Georgina Kaklamani (georgina@iesl.forth.gr, tel. +30 2810-391355).

Selection Announcement The result of the selection will be announced on the website of IESL-FORTH (http://www.iesl.forth.gr/news/results.aspx). Candidates have the right to appeal the selection decision, by addressing their written objection to the IESL secretariat within five (5) days from the results announcement on the web. They also have the right to access their evaluation. The information related to the selection procedure will be available at the secretariat of IESL-FORTH in line with the Hellenic Data Protection Authority.

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