CERN has announced its European Advanced Superconductivity Innovation and Training project (EASITrain), a four-year initiative that brings together leading research institutes and industrial partners to train the next generation of researchers. It will cover the development of 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) on projects related to superconducting wires, superconducting thin films, associated manufacturing techniques and innovative cryogenic refrigeration. Each ESR will be funded for 36 months and enrolled in a doctorate program.
“EASITrain intends to forward various efforts for advancing superconductors and refrigeration systems while also exploring the feasibility of large-scale applications that could lead to mass production,” CERN said in a statement. “More importantly, the program will form a long-term training curriculum and lay the foundation for high-quality training of experts that will bridge science, product development and market opportunities.” EASITrain is accepting ESR applications through October 2, 2017, and expects to fill all positions by year’s end. The full list of opportunities is available here: http://easitrain.web.cern.ch/Vacancies.html