etc.), or provide a link to other network database sites where such information is stored. The survey data that is taken will usually be made public by the observatories concerned, rather than SISCO, but the SISCO web pages will contain links to these public databases and also links to our data analyses and simulations, once these are published. 7 of 10
SISCO 5 Training Appointment of Young Researchers A minimum overall total of 294 person - months will be provided by young researchers whose employment will be financed by the contract. Young researchers to be financed by the contract Participant Young pre- doctoral researchers to be financed by the contract (person-months) (a) Young postdoctoral researchers to be financed by the contract (person-months) (b) Total (a+b) (c) Scientific specialities in which training will be provided (d) 1. DUR 2. UEDIN 3. RUG 4. MPIA 5. OAC 6. ESO 7. OXF 24 36 36 32 26 44 48 48 56 62 44 48 48 - 36 P-08 P-08 P-08 P-08 P-08 P-08 Totals 96 198 Overall Total 294 All of the post-doctoral positions will normally be offered initially for a two year period, as a shorter tenure is unlikely to attract suitable candidates. The pre-doctoral positions will run for three years at Edinburgh and Oxford and two years at Durham where the appointee will be required to supply one year’s funding for an MSc or PhD. The intention is for the pre-docs to be trained for a PhD. Competitive salaries will be offered in order to ensure a high level of interest and to attract the very best candidates. All of the institutions involved in the network are committed to equal opportunities and to selection on merit. Therefore, when the vacancies are published, applications from all sections of society, including women, ethnic minorities and disabled persons, will be positively encouraged and appointments will be made on merit alone. The positions will be advertised, in accordance with an agreed network policy, in astronomical institutions throughout Europe, through the internet sites of the participating research teams, email distributions and international job registers at the AAS and U.K. Starlink. If necessary, positions may also be advertised at TipTop, Association Bernard Gregory, and JOST at INFM. Recruitment will be open to all eligible candidates. Training Programme The training programme is a crucial and prominent element of the network activities with the objective of training young observers and theorists to obtain and exploit the next generation of 8 of 10
SISCO cosmological surveys. Through regular exchange of young researchers between participants, communication will be stimulated and enhanced, expertise will be spread throughout the network and training in different environments will be experienced. By combining the different approaches and ideas from all participants with access to the very best astronomical survey facilities, the young researchers will be in an ideal position to produce the coherent scientific strategies required to keep European survey cosmology at the forefront of research.
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