Vacancies
Vacancies offered by CHOROCHRONOS sites
Last update: October 1, 1996
Introduction Requirements for Candidates
Instructions for Applications Offered grants
Introduction

A major goal of Training and Mobility for Researchers (TMR) networks is to provide an excellent environment for the training of young researchers. The CHOROCHRONOS sites will offer, during the three years of the project, grants for a total of about 30 years to young researchers having interests in topics related to Spatial and Temporal Database Systems.

Perspective candidates (meeting the requirements listed below) can apply to one or more of the CHOROCHRONOS sites, for appointments whose typical length is 12 months for post-doctoral researchers and 24 months for doctoral students. Candidates should read carefully the description of the research objectives of CHOROCHRONOS and of the various sites, as well as the additional conditions and requirements for the grants offered by each site. The following table illustrates briefly the involvement of each site to the research tasks of the project.

Tasks
NODE Ontologies and Representation Models and Languages Interfaces Query Processing Storage Structures
NTUA
X
X
X
X
X
AALBORG
X
X
HAGEN
X
X
UNIVAQ
X
X
X
UMIST
X
X
X
X
POLIMI
X
X
X
INRIA
X
X
X
X
AUT
X
X
X
TU VIENNA
X
X
X
ETHZ
X
X
X

The selected candidates are expected to work in close relationship with the staff of the hosting site. They will participate to the events organised by the CHOROCHRONOS network (workshops and meetings). They will receive a grant of about 2,500 ECU per month (lower or higher rates apply depending on the country). The exact amount varies depending on the hosting institution and on the category of the candidate (post-doctoral researcher or doctoral student).

Applications should be submitted according to the instructions below. Any informal enquiry should be directed, preferably by electronic mail, to either the Team Leaders or the Network Coordinator.

Requirements for Candidates
The perspective candidate
  • must be less than 35 years of age at the time of the appointment at the hosting institution
  • must be a holder of a doctoral degree or of a degree, obtained from a university or equivalent institution of higher education, which qualifies him to embark on a doctoral degree
  • must be a national of a Member State of the Community or of an Associated State (Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Israel)
  • must not be a national of the state in which the institution appointing him/her is situated and he/she must not have carried out his/her normal activities in that state for more than 18 of the 24 months prior to his/her appointment

Instructions for Applications
Applications must include the following information:
  • Contact addresses, including home and office Phone numbers and email address.
  • Personnal Information, such as date of birth.
  • Educational background (including dates, institutions and grade or class. The candidate must also state explicitly what kind of position he/she applies for, i.e., doctoral student or post-doctoral researcher).
  • Research experience, including a list of publications.
  • A proposal for the research activity that the candidate intends to carry out at the host institution.
  • Desired starting date and length of the appointment (the appointment must start at earliest on September 1, 1996, and must finish at latest on July 31, 1999, but further constraints may apply for each offered grant).
  • names and addresses of three referees (including telephone numbers and email addresses).
  • a declaration by the candidate stating that he/she meets the above requirements.

In the case the candidate applies at the same time to more than one site, this fact has to be declared explicitly in the accompanying letter, and the other sites where he or she applies have to be listed.

Each application has to be submitted to the Team Leader of the site the candidate intends to visit. Application submission can be via electronic mail, followed by a signed, printed copy. An electronic copy of the application has to be sent to the Network Coordinator.

Offered grants
The research grants currently offered by the CHOROCHRONOS sites (NTUA, AALBORG, HAGEN, UNIVAQ, UMIST, POLIMI, INRIA, AUT and AUA, TU VIENNA, ETHZ) are summarised here.
  1. NTUA

  2. No Vacancies

  3. AALBORG

  4. No Vacancies

  5. HAGEN

  6. No Vacancies

  7. UNIVAQ

  8. Period: Contact Scientist-in-charge
    Positions: 1 post-doctoral or doctoral position for 12 months.
    Topics: Interest in one or more of the topics mentioned in the the project description. and more specifically in:
    • Storage structures and indexing techniques for spatiotemporal Databases
    • Query processing in spatiotemporal databases

  9. UMIST

  10. Period: Contact Scientist-in-charge
    Positions: Contact Scientist-in-charge
    Topics: Interest in one or more of the topics mentioned in the the project description.

  11. POLIMI

  12. No Vacancies

  13. INRIA

  14. No Vacancies

  15. AUT and AUA

  16. No Vacancies

  17. TU VIENNA

  18. Period: Negotiable
    Positions: Ph.D. candidate to work on spatio-temporal phenomena in GIS
    Topics: Interest in one or more of the topics mentioned in the the project description.

  19. ETHZ

  20. Period: Negotiable
    Positions: Negotiable
    Topics: Interest in one or more of the topics mentioned in the the project description, and more specifically in:
    • Storage structures and indexing techniques for spatiotemporal databases
    • Query processing in spatiotemporal databases
    • Models and language for spatiotemporal DBMSs