CVC – MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships 2023

The Computer Vision Center (CVC) is actively looking for talented Postdoctoral researchers to host their Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowships.

CVC's MSCA Postdoc Fellows in a Nutshell:

    • Profile: Postdoctoral Researcher (R2)

    • Organisation: Computer Vision Center (CVC)

    • Location: Barcelona

    • Duration: between 12 – 24 months

    • Gross salary: Approximately €54500 (plus other allowances, as applicable)

    • Research areas: Autonomous Driving, Machine Learning, Deep Learning, Color, Document Analysis, Vision, Language and Reading,  MultiSpectral Image Analysis, Human Pose & Behavior Analysis, Medical Imaging, NeuroComputation and Biological Vision,...

Supported fellows must:

    • Have a maximum of 8 years of full-time equivalent experience in research, measured from the date of award of the doctoral degree.

    • NOT have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the beneficiary (European), or the host organisation for the outgoing phase (Global) for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the call deadline.

Researchers can be of any nationality. However, researchers going to a third country (Global) or researchers who wish to reintegrate to Europe (i.e. in an EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country), must be nationals or long-term residents of EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries.

Why choose CVC?

The Computer Vision Center (CVC) is a non-profit institution founded in 1995 as a Consortium formed by the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and located at the UAB’s Bellaterra Campus. With an outstanding team of more than 130 researchers and technicians, 2000 m2 devoted to R&D and the most advanced resources in hardware and software, the CVC holds an international reputation for innovative research and technology transfer in the field of Computer Vision. Its mission is to develop prestigious research with international impact, transfer knowledge to companies and society, and train scientists and high-level professionals.

The CVC performs exciting and pioneering research in Computer Vision, working on the main problems of humanity, on the great challenges proposed by the European Union: Health (personalized medicine, well-being for the elderly, assistance to the disabled), Industry (sustainable farming, recycling, industry 4.0, optimization of resources and quality control), Mobility (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, traffic accident prevention, smart cities) and Culture (cultural heritage exploitation, democratisation of our past, open access to libraries and archives).

CVC’s expertise has brought the centre to a leading position in the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition fields and it is considered a reference in elevating R&D impact in society. CVC also benefits from the success and added value brought about by its patents and the setting up of spin-off companies, as well as working with the best companies worldwide. The CVC also carries out PhD research and thesis tutoring for PhD students, supports the master’s degree program in Computer Vision (UAB, UPC, UPF, UOC & UB) and has a year-round schedule of seminars and other training opportunities.

MSCA PF at CVC: Expressions of Interest & Application Process

Eligible candidates interested in submitting an application for the MSCA PF call 2023 with the CVC must first fill out the following form:

The CVC team will review all submitted forms. Only candidates who meet the eligibility criteria and whose expertise and research proposals align with CVC's research lines will be chosen for an interview with a potential supervisor. Based on research compatibility and availability, the CVC team will assign suitable supervisors to the selected candidates.

The final decision to support a candidate will be made by the Investigator. An employment contract will only be given if the candidate's proposal successfully secures funding in the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowship 2023 call.

Important dates:

  • Expressions of Interest submission deadline: June 30, 2023
  • Review of submissions by CVC team: Immediately after submission (June 2023)
  • Feedback on internal selection process: from the submission and until July 10.
  • Proposal development and review with CVC's supervisor: during all July 2023
  • Submission of final draft to CVC: September 1, 2023
  • Call deadline (submission via the EC Funding & Tender Opportunities system): September 13, 2023, at 17.00 h (Brussels time)
  • Publication of the MSCA PF results: February 2024
  • Estimated project start (if funded): From May 2024

MSCA Postdoctoral Fellows: more information

MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships enhance the creative and innovative potential of researchers holding a PhD and who wish to acquire new skills through advanced training, international, interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral mobility. MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships will be open to excellent researchers of any nationality.

The scheme also encourages researchers to work on research and innovation projects in the non-academic sector and is open to researchers wishing to reintegrate in Europe, to those who are displaced by conflict, as well as to researchers with high potential who are seeking to restart their careers in research.

Fellowships will be provided to excellent researchers, undertaking international mobility either to or between the EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries, as well as to non-associated Third Countries. Applications will be made jointly by the researcher and a beneficiary in the academic or non-academic sector.

Postdoctoral Fellowships can either take place in Europe (i.e. in an EU Member State or a Horizon Europe Associated Country) or in a Third Country not associated to Horizon Europe:

European Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to researchers of any nationality who wish to engage in R&I projects by either coming to Europe from any country in the world or moving within Europe. The standard duration of these fellowships must be between 12 and 24 months.
Global Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to European nationals or long-term residents who wish to engage in R&I projects with organisations outside EU Member States and Horizon Europe Associated Countries. These fellowships require an outgoing phase of a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 24 months in a non-associated Third Country, and a mandatory 12-month return phase to a host organisation based in an EU Member State or a Horizon Europe Associated Country.

Specific eligibility conditions apply to MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships in the research areas covered by the Euratom Research and Training Programme 2021-2025.

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