From January 25th, 2021 to April 30th, 2021 - 12 am (noon)
The Energy and Environment Solutions initiative (E2S) is a substantial, multi-year growth plan (https://e2s-uppa.fr/). Problem-oriented, inter-disciplinary and transverse research in Energy and Environment is pursed while putting the emphasis on either industry relevance or high visibility in leading academic journals. Interests span over all areas of Energy and Environment, including but not limited to geo-resources, energy storage, materials for renewable energy, composites for structural lightening, analytical and microbial environmental analysis for diagnostic and remediation, as well as evaluation of organisms adaptation to environmental stresses in evolving ecosystems, and social and regulatory issues about energy and environment.
The E2S consortium () gathering UPPA-INRAE-Inria-CNRS* establishes a list of eligible candidates for the different PhD grants it offers each year. It invites students interested in doing a PhD on the themes cited above to declare their interest. The selected candidates will have privileged access to PhD projects in preparation at E2S UPPA for academic year 2021-2022. The researchers of the consortium who are seeking for PhD candidates will be invited to contact the candidates of this list, as they have been selected on the basis of their academic excellence.
We seek outstanding candidates with a clear passion for research and who are excited by the opportunity to provide future solutions for energy and environment. Applications are suited from highly motivated candidates, connected to the research priorities of the laboratories of the E2S consortium:
The indicative list of innovative topics to be tackled by applicants is appended on the last page of this call.
Applications are opened to highly qualified (in the top 30% of their Master program) and/or for highly motivated candidates from any field of Energy and Environment or from a closely related discipline.
Selected candidates will receive a privileged access to PhD projects in preparation at E2S UPPA for academic year 2021-2022. They will be granted access to this list, updated on a regular basis. In parallel, the application file of the selected candidates will be made available to potential supervisors who are preparing, or have prepared already, research projects which require a PhD student. Selected candidates may contact/or be contacted by potential supervisors. The final selection for a fellowship within a specific project is conducted by the supervisor offering the grant.
Each year about 60 candidates are hired within the consortium on topics related to energy and environment. Doctoral grants are offered over a 3 years period [monthly gross salary before taxes = 1870 €, which includes extra gratification for teaching duties - 32 hours per year]. The present call concerns fellowships starting during the 2021-2022 academic year, in particular in September-October.
Criteria of selection of the candidate:
Candidates must send their application, written in English and including the documents listed below before April 30th (12 am (noon), Paris time), tothe submission website: https://aap-e2s.univ-pau.fr
Applications will be reviewed every two weeks by the selection committee and the first list of selected candidates is expected for February 12, 2021. The list will be updated every two weeks until the end of the call.
CAUTION! Applications submitted via the website will be reviewed only!
Required application documents :
CONTACT: For general questions about the application assistance, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Beware: This is a non-binding document. Some details may be subject to modifications, based on decisions voted by E2S UPPA executive committee and/or the university’s board of directors.
Innovative concepts and topics to be considered (indicative list):
E2S will tackle this based on the quality of the available task force, among them:
UPPA is a leading research and teaching university, among the top 20 universities in France, located in the beautiful, culturally rich and highly diverse area of the Atlantic Pyrenees. E2S is the result of established collaborations with the main national research centers, i.e. the French National Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research (INRAe), the French National Institute for computer science and applied mathematics (Inria), the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), the French Geological Survey (BRGM). These hosts several laboratories committed in research within the core areas of Energy and Environment.
Private research is a key asset of southern Aquitaine with Industrial R&D centers settled on its territory, which forms one of the major centers of R&D in France. In this way, E2S offers a research environment that benefits from a successful relation with private and public sector organizations that have leading positions, more particularly in the Energy and Environment areas. To address societal and/or technical challenges and contribute to industrial leadership, private research is thus a significant strength of the south of the region Nouvelle Aquitaine. Sound collaborations between UPPA and major companies are established on the territory with for instance Total, Teréga, Arkema, SAFRAN Helicopter Engines, Toray and Euralis just to cite a few.
UPPA is committed to building a diverse educational environment in agreement with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.
*UPPA Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour http://www.univ-pau.fr/en/home.html
INRAe French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment https://www.inrae.fr/en
INRIA French National Institute for computer science and applied mathematics https://www.inria.fr/en/
CNRS French National Institue for scientific research https://www.cnrs.fr/en