CALL FOR APPLICATIONS : DOC2AMU 2016 THESIS PROJECTS [fr]

Opening of the first call for applications to Aix-Marseille University’s DOC2AMU doctoral programme!

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WHAT IS DOC2AMU?

An innovative doctoral programme.
DOC2AMU is an innovative doctoral programme with the aim of financing 30 3-year doctoral contracts from 2016 to 2021 at Aix-Marseille Université (AMU) in Marseille, France. These positions will be offered in three calls: 2016, 2017 and 2018. The programme is uniquely characterized by principles of interdisciplinarity, intersectoriality, and international exposure (« 3I »).

Guided by personalised and innovative training, a Personal Career Development plan, and an intersectoral mentorship component, DOC2AMU provides a complete training programme to ensure the best career perspectives for its doctoral researchers.

The programme aims are:

• Attracting young, talented international fellows in Aix-Marseille to follow a high standard interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme;

• Enhancing the fellows’ skills, including transferrable ones, to maximise their professional integration (either in academic or non-academic sectors);

• Reinforcing AMU’s scientific Excellence on the selected interdisciplinary research topics, namely ‘Imaging’; ‘Nano-Health’; ‘Big data’; ‘Network’; ‘Climate change’ and ‘Globalization’;

• Upgrading AMU’s Doctorate curriculum, with the aim of generalizing the innovative Doctorate Principles advocated by the European Commission and set up in DOC2AMU as a pilot project for all Doctoral training in AMU;

• Reinforcing AMU’s capacities to host talented international researchers in high standard working and employment conditions;

• Developing new synergies and new public/private partnerships in the regional territory;

• Strengthening the innovative and international aspects of the existing Regional Doctoral programme by systematically implementing “3I” Doctorates;

• Promoting research projects focusing on the regional RIS3 strategies to create a regional leverage effects in terms of knowledge and innovation, multiplying the collaborations between AMU academic partners and the regional clusters on the long term.

15 partners supporting the programme

DOC2AMU is carried by the Doctoral College for AMU; it relies on a partnership between 15 organisations (PACA Regional Council + A*MIDEX Foundation + 9 regional competitiveness clusters + SATT + IMéRA + CROUS + Protisvalor Méditerranée).
It is a H2020 COFUND MSCA project financed by the European Commission under Grant Agreement 713750 and the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Regional Council, with a financial support from A*MIDEX Foundation.

WHY APPLY?

An Excellence Fellowship

DOC2AMU is co-funded by the prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND action within the H2020 Research and Innovation programme of the European Union and by the Regional Council of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, with a contribution from A*MIDEX Foundation.

Within this programme, the PhD fellows will sign a three-year work contract with one of the 12 Doctoral Schools of AMU.

Numerous advantages

• These PhD fellowships are remunerated above that of a standard French PhD contract with a gross monthly salary of 2600 € (22 000 HKD) and a gross monthly mobility allowance of 300 € (2500 HKD), which after standard deductions will amount to a net salary of approximately 1625€/month (14 000 HKD) (net amount may vary slightly).

• A 500€ ( 4 200 HKD) travel allowance per year and per fellow is also provided for the fellows to travel between Marseille and their place of origin.

• Tailored training and personalised mentoring: Fellows will define and follow a Personal Career Development Plan at the beginning of their Doctoral thesis and will have access to a variety of training options and workshops.

• Financial support for international research training and conferences participations.

• A contribution to the research costs will be provided for the benefit of the fellow.

Doctoral fellows will also benefit from:

• 1 welcoming day
• Support in the administrative procedures;
• Reserved rooms in university housing;
• Several activities to promote integration in the local student life and cultural activities;
French language courses covered by the fellowship.

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

The following eligibility criteria must be fulfilled in order for your application to be evaluated by the Selection Committee. Applications not meeting the criteria will not be evaluated and will be rejected. For an application to be eligible:

• Specific Doctoral School requirements in terms of marks, experience, or any other matter that is a prerequisite to enrolment to the doctorate programme must be met. When applicable, specific doctoral school requirements are indicated in each Call for Candidates.

• You must be at the time of recruitment, in possession/or finalizing the master degree or equivalent degree which would formally entitle to embark on a doctorate.

• You must be available to engage in the programme at the starting date (December 1st, 2016)

• At the time of recruitment, not to have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in France for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date (December 1st, 2016). Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays in France are not taken into account.

• It must be submitted on the Web Portal before the deadline: June 24th 2016, at midnight.

It must consist of a complete Application Package. Incomplete or missing documents are not acceptable.

Current calls:

A TYPOLOGY OF CONTEMPORARY EXILE NARRATIONS - PROJECT ID : 2016-10

CLIMATE CHANGE AND GEOARCHAEOLOGY IN THE DANUBE DELTA SINCE 6000 YRS

CONTROLLING AN AERIAL ROBOT BY HUMAN SEMAPHORE GESTURES USING A BIO-INSPIRED NEURAL NETWORK - PROJECT ID : 2016-22

FIBERSCOPES FOR IN-SITU PATHOLOGY - PROJECT ID : 2016-11

HEALTHCARE ASSOCIATED INFECTIONS PREVENTION AND REDUCTION: INFO-­COMMUNICATION TOOLS AND PROCESSES FOR HAND HYGIENE (HH) - PROJECT ID : 2016-21

IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE AND LAND-USE ON THE CARBON SEQUESTRATION AND THE PRODUCTIVITY OF MARINE ECOSYSTEMS OF THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA - PROJECT ID : 2016-5

INVESTIGATION OF MAGNETIZATION TRANSFER IN MYELIN USING MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING AND SPECTROSCOPY - PROJECT ID : 2016-17

LANGUAGE UNDERPINNINGS OF CONVERSATIONAL INTERPERSONAL DYNAMICS (LUCID) - PROJECT ID : 2016-13

MEMBRANE PROTEINS SENSE AND/OR INDUCE MEMBRANE CURVATURE: DYNAMIC SINGLE MOLECULE IMAGING ON 3D NANO-STRUCTURES (MEM-3D-HSAFM) - PROJECT ID : 2016-7

MINIMISING THE RISK ASSOCIATED WITH NANOMATERIALS USED IN SUNSCREEN AT ALL PRODUCT LIFECYCLE STAGES - NANOSCREEN - PROJECT ID : 2016-8

NANODYNAMIC IMAGING OF LEUKEMIC CELL ADHESION - PROJECT ID : 2016-18

NOVEL ULTRASONICS BIOMARKERS OF TUMOR RESPONSE TO SYSTEMIC ANTICANCER THERAPIES - PROJECT ID : 2016-12

READAPTATION AND FUNCTIONAL RECOVERY FOLLOWING TOTAL KNEE ARTHROPLASTY: EFFECT OF NANOSTRUCTURATION AND NEUROPHYSIOLOGICAL APPROACH - PROJECT ID : 2016-6

SOIL QUALITY ASSESSMENT AND URBAN CHANGES IN A MEDITERRANEAN CITY (MARSEILLE, FRANCE) - PROJECT ID : 2016-20

SUSTAINABLE AND HERITAGE EDUCATION IN MEDITARRANEAN GEOPARKS (FRANCE, SPAIN, ITALY AND MOROCCO) - PROJECT ID : 2016-16

TOWARD SPINAL CORD PATHOPHYSIOLOGY DECIPHERING AND RISK FACTOR IDENTIFICATION USING ULTRA-­HIGH FIELD MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING AND BIOMECHANICAL FINITE ELEMENT MODELLING - PROJECT ID : 2016-24

TRANSFORMATION AND MOBILITY OF AL NANOMATERIALS IN THE ENVIRONMENT - PROJECT ID : 2016-4

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publié le 03/05/2016

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