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Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher

Vacancy Ref: E20411

The University is looking for a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher To carry out research relevant to the EU funded research project (NeuTouch - https://www.neutouch.eu ) focussing on understanding the neural coding of touch as enabling technology for prosthetics and robotics. NeuTouch aims at improving artificial tactile perception in robots and prostheses, by understanding how to best extract, integrate and exploit tactile information at system level. In particular the research involves the development of neural nanowire transistors, soft electronics and neuromorphic tactile skin hardware. The candidate is expected to have interest in electronics, nanotechnology, neuromorphic hardware and their application in robotics. The candidate will be based at Bendable Electronics and Sensing Technologies (BEST) Group led by Professor Ravinder Dahiya. As the project focusses on training, there is an expectation that the candidate will submit PhD in the field relevant to the project and publish the results in journals of good impact. The candidate is expected to attend and contribute to the workshops and secondments as specified in the project programme.
Researchers will receive an additional mobility allowance and, depending on personal circumstances, a family allowance.
This post is fixed term for 3 years.
New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.
Eligibility requirements:
According to the regulations for mobility within the Marie Curie programme, the researcher must not have carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc) in the country of his/her host organisation (in this case, the United Kingdom) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to recruitment.
The researcher should not have obtained a PhD degree and should not have more than 4 year full-time or equivalent research experience since obtaining the degree which makes them eligible for starting the PhD degree.

All candidates are advised to visit the following website to obtain further details of the eligibility requirements for Marie Curie initiatives, see particularly page 8 to assess your criteria before making an application: - http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2018-2020/main/h2020-wp1820-msca_en.pdf
*Approximate gross salary stated above is subject to employers NI deductions and the amount varies according to the living costs of host country.
For more information and to apply online: https://www.gla.ac.uk/it/iframe/jobs/
Closing Date 7 October 2019
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