EXCS (Estonian eXcellence in Computer Science) is a new Estonian centre of excellence (CoE) 2008-2015 that has just been awarded 66.4 MEEK (ca 4.25 MEUR) of ERDF funds.
The CoE unites computer scientists from the Institute of Cybernetics at TUT, Cybernetica AS and the University of Tartu.
Within this CoE we are currently seeking
up to eight postdoctoral fellows
to join our working groups, which are
The positions may be placed by any of the participating institutions, depending on the working group.
The contracts are initially for two years, renewable for further two years. The preferred start date is 1 January 2009, but can be negotiated. Depending on the successful applicants' qualifications and track record, the gross salary can vary between 28000..35000 EEK (1800..2250 EUR) per month, which is competitive against the sectoral salaries and the living cost in Estonia. The employment arrangement includes access to the Estonian public healthcare system.
The main selection criterion will be the applicants' ability and commitment to research, which will be assessed both qualitatively and quantitatively, focussing on outstanding results, but looking at the whole range of experience of the applicants. Selection will be performed by the management committee of the project.
EXCS adheres to the European charter for researchers and code of conduct for the recruitment of researchers. Information about working conditions for foreign researchers in Estonia is available through the smartEstonia mobility portal, a node of the EU-wide EuraXess network.
Candidates defending their PhD during 2008 are eligible to apply.
Enquiries about the positions, project and the employers should be sent to the project leader Dr Tarmo Uustalu, tarmo(at)cs.ioc.ee, or the project co-leader Dr Peeter Laud, peeter(at)cyber.ee.
Applications must be submitted online through this online form; candidates must attach their CV, a digital copy (scan) of their degree certificate and a research statement. Application deadline: 30 September 2008.