The BANDIERA (“Best Action for National Development of International Expert Researchers Activities”) COFUND Programme proposed by CNR is based on two national Flagship Projects (Progetti Bandiera), pluri-annual large national projects launched within the National Plan for Research 2011-2013, the Government’s formal planning of national priorities and strategies for research. Amongst those coordinated by CNR, the two Flagship Projects involved in this proposal are RITMARE, a national project for marine scientific and technological research and NanoMax, project aimed to establish a network of laboratories and in vitro diagnostic (IVD) companies in the fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology. The projects have officially started in early 2012 and will run for 5 and 3 years respectively.
The BANDIERA Programme is aimed to attract incoming experienced researchers from EU Members States, Associated and Third Countries wishing to undertake interdisciplinary research and training in the fields covered by the Flagship Projects, in order to contribute to the further development and strengthening of their career prospects and also to facilitate cooperation with their institutions and countries of origin. The context of the proposed programme will offer fellows the opportunity to carry out research projects of their choice by means of individual personalised projects, in state of the art research facilities and to enhance their scientific and technical skills through a broad selection of training modules integrated with complementary skills development.
In total 13 positions are envisaged (6 for RITMARE and 7 for NanoMax) for a duration of 24 months each. The fellows will be recruited by CNR to ensure homogeneous employment contracts and conditions, and will be hosted either at CNR Institutes or at any other institution participating in the 2 Flagship Projects, on the basis of specific agreements that will be stipulated on purpose, according to their research projects.
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