The applicants are asked to submit as a single PDF file, including
The selection of the candidates shall be based on scientific merit, disregarding race, age, religion or nationality. ESQ follows the principles of non-discrimination in the EU. There is no regional or institutional quota in the selection process. The selection process will be guided by the principles laid down in the European Charter for Researchers (euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter) and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code).
A Selection and Advisory Committee (SAC) consisting of 7 external, international, renowned experts with high reputation in quantum science and technology, will preselect all candidates, according to the above mentioned criteria, also checking the formal eligibility criteria.
This round's SAC members are:
Up to 10 preselected candidates will be informed in March 2020 and invited to Vienna to present themselves to a hearing at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. The hearings will take place in Vienna on 7 and 8 May 2020.
The invited candidates will meet the SAC and the potential ESQ hosts. The visit will typically last for three days, one day for hearings and interviews, the other for lab tours and in-depth discussions with the potential hosts. The SAC recommendation will be made at the end of the meeting and generally confirmed by the President of the Austrian Academy of sciences within two weeks.
During the hearing, the candidates will
Besides that, they will be given the opportunity to meet their hosts, peers, see the laboratories and research groups and be introduced to the benefits of ESQ.
The selected candidates will be asked to confirm acceptance of the fellowship within one month, after which all other candidates, including those on the reserve list, will be informed that they were not selected.
Positions shall be filled within 6 months after notification of acceptance by the ESQ Scientific Advisory Committee.