Marie Curie Individual Fellowships
The Institute of Physics, University of Tartu in Estonia welcomes eligible candidates interested in applying for Marie Curie Individual Fellowships. The chances of the application success are enhanced by the new Widening Fellowships call addressed to the new EU member states (including Estonia) and associated countries.
Topics of Interest
The particular topics of interest can be described with the following keywords:
- Advances in photonics
Keywords: compressive ghost imaging, time-of-flight experiments, theoretical study flight time of light, shaping and spatio-temporal characterization of broadband light fields with spatio-temporal couplings.
Contact: Dr Heli Lukner (heli.lukner [ät] ut.ee), Laboratory of Physical Optics
- Ultrafast Relaxation Processes in Scintillators
Keywords: hot intraband luminescence, cross-luminescence, electronic band structure, electron-phonon interaction
Contact: Prof Marco Kirm (marco.kirm [ät] ut.ee), Dr Vitali Nagirnyi (vitali.nagirnoi [ät] ut.ee), Laboratory of Physics of Ionic Crystals
- Nanostructures interaction in situ studies in scanning electron microscope
Keywords: nanoparticles/wires, adhesion, friction, atomic structure, modelling
Contact: Dr Rünno Lõhmus (rynno.lohmus [ät] ut.ee), Dr Sergei Vlassov (sergei.vlassov [ät] ut.ee), Laboratory of Physics of Nanostructures
- Development of diamond-and complex phosphate nanoparticles for nanothermometry operating in NIR spectral range
Keywords: nanodiamond, complex phosphates, optical nanothermometry, NIR
Contact: Dr Ilmo Sildos (ilmo.sildos [ät] ut.ee), Dr Yury Orlovskiy (yury.orlovskiy [ät] ut.ee), Laboratory of Laser Spectroscopy
- Theory of superconductivity
Keywords: Cooprer pair sizes in two-gap superconductors, structural phase transitions and multi-band electronic orderings, superconductivity in multi-orbital negative-U Hubbard models
Contact: Prof Teet Örd (teet.ord [ät] ut.ee), Laboratory of Solid State Theory
- Biological physics
Keywords: molecular biophysics, protein physics, photosynthesis, ultrafast spectroscopy, selective spectroscopy, high-pressure spectroscopy, molecular dynamics, quantum chemistry of biomolecules
Contact: Prof Arvi Freiberg (arvi.freiberg [ät] ut.ee), Laboratory of Biophysics
- Atmospheric and environmental physics
Keywords: atmospheric physics, aerosol physics, environmental physics, ion mobility, atmospheric mass spectrometry, aerosol instrument design
Contact: Dr Urmans Hõrrak (urmas.horrak [ät] ut.ee), Dr Heikki Junninen (heikki.junninen [ät] ut.ee), Laboratory of Environmental Physics
- Geometric foundations of gravity, extended theories and cosmology
Keywords: teleparallel gravity, scalar-tensor gravity, bimetric and multimetric gravity, dark energy, inflation, gravitational waves, observational constraints on the theories of gravity, Finsler and Cartan geometry
Contact: Dr Laur Järv (laur.jarv [ät] ut.ee), Dr Manuel Hohmann (manuel.hohmann [ät] ut.ee), Laboratory of Theoretical Physics in conjunction with the Center of Excellence in research "Dark Side of the Universe".
The goal of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSC) Individual Fellowships, funded from the EU Horizon 2020 programme, is to support the career development of a researcher through mobility. The call for applications for the 2018 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships is open on the Participant Portal of Horizon 2020. The researcher writes a project proposal in liaison with the host organisation according to the call conditions, final submission deadline is 12 September 2018.
Applications can be submitted by researchers who
- are in possession of a PhD degree or have at least 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience after obtaining the degree that would enable them to embarkon a PhD;
- The so-called mobility rule applies: the researcher will not have worked or resided more than 12 months in the last 3 years in the country of the host organisation (in case of career restart and reintegration panels: no more than 36 months in the last 5 years).
For a more detailed description of the rules, please see the Guide for Applicants.
NB! All non-funded European Fellowship applications that pass all evaluation thresholds (70%) will be automatically passed on to the Widening Fellowships call, that provides an additional opportunity to researchers of any nationality to acquire and transfer new knowledge and to work on research and innovation in Widening countries (including Estonia!).
Founded in 1632, the University of Tartu serves as the national university of Estonia, while also offering many international study programmes and actively participating in European research networks. It belongs to the prestigious Coimbra Group as well as to the Guild of European research-intensive universities. In 2018, the University of Tartu can be found at the top of the THE table of the best universities in the new EU member states, and it is placed 3rd in the QS University Rankings of Emerging Europe and Central Asia. Overall, UT claims its place among the 1.2% of the world's best universities according to different ranking schemes and citation data. It has recorded outstanding success in attracting national and international research funding, including in the Horizon 2020 programme, and through the Sixth Framework Programme of the EU.
The Institute of Physics is in fact the largest institute in the structure of the University of Tartu. It takes pride in the prime working conditions provided by the most modern physics building in Eastern Europe (Physicum, inaugurated in 2014). The institute pursues research in a number of different directions, in theoretical and experimental physics as well as materials science. The research groups command several pieces of top level scientific equipment (transmission electron microscope, FIB scanning electron microscope) and actively participate in large scale European research projects and infrastructure (Max IV synchroton, EuroFusion, Graphene Flagship, etc).
Eligible candidates interested in applying for Marie Curie Individual Fellowship in liaison with the Institute of Physics, University of Tartu should contact the relevant researchers mentioned above, and submit a brief CV along with an outline of the proposed project, by 25 June 2018.