ASPIRE: A Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network


    We are pleased to announce that the EU funded MARIE SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE INNOVATIVE TRAINING NETWORK PROJECT, "ASPIRE", is active as of March 1st 2016. We are currently recruiting students as Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) to the European partner laboratories that comprise the network. Each ESR will work on one of the projects associated with ASPIRE; there are twelve ESR positions. These researchers must have had less than four years research experience and must not hold a PhD. Additionally, they must not have resided in the host country for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the appointment. Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Training Networks provide a unique experience for young researchers who benefit from secondments and travel opportunities as well as network based training and research. Successful candidates will receive an attractive salary package, including generous mobility and family allowances, in accordance with the MSCA regulations for early stage researchers.

    “ASPIRE” stands for “Angular Studies of Photoelectron in Innovative Research Environments”. The ASPIRE network will focus on the measurement of Molecular Frame Photoelectron Angular Distributions (MF-PADs), which can be interpreted as electron diffraction patterns achieved by “illuminating the molecule from within”, and enable the electronic structure and dynamics of molecules to be interrogated. Progress in this area is highly technologically driven, requiring ever more sophisticated light sources and faster detectors. The input of private sector beneficiaries and partner organizations is therefore critical to the scientific objectives, as well as to the enhanced training environment provided by the network.

    For more information on ASPIRE contact the Coordinator, the project manager, or one of the partners. Individual job advertisements can be accessed through the positions link on the menu bar on the left.

Prof. Katharine Reid

School of Chemistry, University Park Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 3446

fax: +44 (0) 115 951 3562