Advance your career by developing and diversifying your competences and gaining international and collaborative research experience at KInIT. We aim to support ambitious young researchers carrying out high quality, innovative and ambitious research. 

We are looking for excellent post-doctoral researchers, who are preparing the MSCA project proposal, or are looking for a Host institution. We support Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow candidates both in the application process and in managing the grant.

The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) are European Union’s flagship funding programme for doctoral education and postdoctoral training of researchers. MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship aims at promoting excellent research across borders. The MSCA grants support a new generation of researchers. The funding boosts scientific excellence and enhances researchers’ career prospects through developing their skills in creativity and innovation.

Who are we looking for?

  • PhD holders
  • Candidates that have not resided in Slovakia for more than 12 months during last 3 years at the time of the deadline
  • Researchers in the following research areas: artificial intelligence and machine learning (anomaly detection, deep neural networks, explainability and fairness, ethics in AI, low resource NLP, machine learning with limited data).
  • If your research area is not listed, just contact us for further discussions.

High Chance to Get Funded

In case you choose KInIT as your Host institution and your project is not selected for funding by the European Commission, we offer you an alternative funding under the Slovak grant schemes.

You will be eligible for the alternative funding if the European Commission awards you with the evaluation of 70% or higher (according to historical data, this was achieved by up to 80% of applicants).

Four reasons why MSCA at KInIT

1. Uniqueness

KInIT represents a world-class inspired approach to AI/ML research and education in Slovakia. We aim to motivate young people to build their careers in Slovakia, especially in research and knowledge transfer through innovation.

2. Elevate research

Research is a key tool for developing talent and catalyzing knowledge transfer and innovation. At KInIT we combine the primary research in domains that can bring innovation and competitive advantages to both local companies and the public sector with the applied research directly within the private and public sectors.

3. Collaboration with partners

By involving the private sector, we seek to create a healthy research ecosystem that is connected to existing universities, the Slovak Academy of Sciences, and above all to the international community with our partners through research projects.

4. Society transformation

We encourage responsible innovation, expand knowledge, develop talent, and improve Slovakia’s competitiveness in cooperation with the private and public sectors. As an independent institute, KInIT aspires to articulate problems of today’s and next-gen Slovakia, and support decision-making based on scientific arguments.

How can we support your effort?

For the grant applicant candidate we will provide support in administrative and financial issues of the application, a Host Support Letter. We will also provide support in the proposal writing stage, to maximize the potential of the successful application.

We will offer a capacity of our well established research team (ask for template-related feedback). We will provide support for the project management covered by our Project office. Our institute offers attractive career development opportunities.

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About MSCA

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MSCA in a nutshell

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The objective of Postdoctoral Fellowships (PFs) is to support researchers’ careers and foster excellence in research. The PFs action targets researchers holding a PhD who wish to carry out their research activities abroad, acquire new skills and develop their careers. PFs help researchers gain experience in other countries, disciplines and non-academic sectors.

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. The programme is open to researchers wishing to reintegrate in Europe, as well as to researchers with high potential who are seeking to restart their careers in research.

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Who is eligible?

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Researchers interested in Postdoctoral Fellowships (PFs):

  • MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowships will be open to excellent researchers of any nationality.
  • Applicants with a PhD degree at the time of the deadline for applications.
  • Applicants who have successfully defended their doctoral thesis but who have not yet formally been awarded the doctoral degree will also be considered eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must have a maximum of eight years experience in research, from the date of the award of their PhD degree
    • Years of experience outside research and career breaks will not count towards the above maximum.
    • Years of experience in research in third countries will not count towards the above maximum for nationals or long-term residents of EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries who wish to reintegrate to Europe.
  • Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Slovakia for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the call deadline.
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What can be funded?

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The beneficiary receiving EU funding needs to recruit the researcher for the total period of the fellowship.

The EU provides support for the recruited researcher in the form of:

  • a living allowance
  • a mobility allowance
  • if applicable, family, long-term leave and special needs allowances

In addition, funding is provided for:

  • research, training and networking activities
  • management and indirect costs

Types of grants

European Postdoctoral Fellowships

Who? Researchers with a PhD degree with a maximum of eight years’ experience
Duration:
between 1 and 2 years
Deadline: 14 September 2022

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They are open to researchers moving within Europe or coming to Europe from another part of the world to pursue their research career. These fellowships take place in an EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country and can last between 1 and 2 years. Researchers of any nationality can apply.

More info on MSCA web

Global Postdoctoral Fellowships

Who? Researchers with a PhD degree with a maximum of eight years’ experience in research
Duration: between 2 and 3 years
Deadline: 14 September 2022

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They fund the mobility of researchers outside Europe. The fellowship lasts between 2 to 3 years, of which the first 1 to 2 years will be spent in a non-associated Third Country, followed by a mandatory return phase of 1 year to an organisation based in an EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country. Only nationals or long-term residents of the EU Member States or Horizon Europe Associated Countries can apply.

More info on MSCA web

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“At KInIT we aim at circulating talent and excellent research. The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions are a prestigious opportunity for early stage researchers to further develop skills and careers. We are happy to welcome the candidates and share our passion and knowledge.”

Michal Kompan

Chief Research Officer KInIT

We are hiring

We are growing and our research teams need new talents.

KInIT combines the excellent competencies of academic researchers and educators with innovative companies, their needs and experience. By involving the private sector, we seek to create a healthy research ecosystem that is connected to existing universities, the Slovak Academy of Sciences and above all to the international community.

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