The Applied Optics Group in the School of Physical Sciences, University of Kent at Canterbury (UKC) has a number of Marie Curie postgraduate training fellowships within the EU Framework 5 Program. The program is intended for young researchers pursuing their doctoral studies in a country different than that of the host and willing to receive high-level research training in a specialized area of research. Research training is offered in the following subjects: optical scanning, optical coherence tomography, interferometry, sensing, optical sources and optical devices for non-invasive imaging of tissue. The experimental work is performed in an academic setting, where research and teaching are integrated. The fellow will spend >75% on her/his research project under daily guidance of two permanent staff members. The additional time is available for specialized theoretical courses and studies on various subjects of interest. Eligibility criteria are specified under cordis.europa.eu/improving. Fellows must be doctoral students of an university in a Member State of the EU or in an Associated State to the EU. The applicants must have a good background in theoretical and experimental optics and expected to have graduated in Physics, Medical Physics or Electronic engineering. We are looking for highly imaginative and self-motivated individuals. Allowance: 1200 Euros/month subsistence + travel expenses, duration10 months, age: 35 or less. Fellowships will be based in Canterbury. UKC, located in the southeast of England, thrives on its European links while at the same time is a 80 minute drive from London. UKC is an equal opportunity employer and female candidates are especially encouraged to apply. The group could host 2 fellows/year for four consecutive years starting Jan. 2002. To apply, send a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Dr. A. Podoleanu, Physics, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NR, UK, Fax: 441227827558.