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Appointment of Young Researchers :

A minimum overall total of 576 person-months will be provided by young researchers whose employment will be financed by the contract.

The breakdown of this overall total is shown in the following table.

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. A1/WPI
17
34
51
M-04, P-16
2. F1
12
24
36
M-04, M-06
3. F2/ENS
9
24
33
M-04, M-05
4. F3/UNSA
14
22
36
M-05, P-06
5. F4/ENS Lyon
11
20
31
M-04, M-05
6. D1/USAAR
20
20
40
M-05, P-07
7. D2/MPI-MIS
21
39
60
M-05, M-06
8. G1/FORTH/ACM
14
28
42
M-05, M-06
9. I1/UAQ-DMPA
13
25
38
M-05, P-07
10. I2/UNIFE
15
24
39
M-04, M-06
11. I3/CNR-IAN
12
25
37
M-05, M-06
12. E1/UVEG
12
26
38
M-05, M-08
13. E2
10
27
37
M-05, I-99
14. S1/CHALMERS
10
20
30
M-04, P-05
15. S2/KTH
8
20
28
M-04, M-06
 TOTALS
198
378
576
 

Different types of (Pre/)Post-Doc appointments:

There will be several "types" of Pre/Post-doc appointments :

i) long term Pre/Post Docs (about a year) at one team combined with short visits to other teams (more feasible for "different methodology" training/work).
ii) mid/long (about 6 months) term Post/Pre docs at different teams/satellites (mainly 2, if needed 3 teams) (more feasible for interdisciplinary work/training).
iii) short term Post Docs (1-3 months) (focused work on particular tasks of the work programme).

Particularly YRs from outside of the network will be employed according to one of the first two possibilities, whereas the "short term post docs" will rather come from within the network.

Publication of vacancies :

The coordinator and the ITEC (IT and e-publishing committee) are currently setting up a state-of-the-art web-page for the HYKE network, where openings for post-doc positions and grants for doctoral students from all teams of this network will be posted. Vacancies will also be listed in the individual homepage of the respective team). In parallel these vacancies will also be published via CORDIS, in the Newsletter of the European and American Mathematical Society (EMS, AMS) and many more.

 

Training Committee (TC)

The TC assists TOs (Team Organizers) and CO in all training aspects and helps actively the groups in finding young researchers, e.g. in advertisement of open positions. The TC is geographically and scientifically balanced, as far as possible without becoming inefficiently large. The precise internal rules and tasks of the training committee will be finalized by itself, in consultation with CO and SiC, when the contract negotiation phase is reached and eventually new aspects of the ERA are implemented by the commission.

The TC systematically monitors the Pre/Postdoc hiring : every TO informs the TC by e-mail with a few lines, including a vita and publication list, about a Pre/Postdoc sHe hires. Also, each TO sends the TC an individual training programme for each network Pre/Postdoc where he addresses why the training at a certain satellite of his team is beneficial for the young researcher and for fulfilling the HYKE workprogramme, addressing the research objectives that will be tackled, as far as it makes sense in advance.

Equal opportunities

A special role is given to a female TC member who in addition to the general tasks also serves as the female representative in the TC :
In order to foster gender balance, in case of equal scientific qualification among several applicants, female candidates will be preferred. The female representative has the duty to inform the TC in case she detects a violation of this rule in the pending appointment of a Pre/Postdoc by a TO. The TC then has to discuss the case and make a formal vote. In case the TC votes against the female representative she has the right to inform the CO who will consult the head of the TC and the TO involved and help to implement a solution. The mere existence of such a formal procedure is expected to prevent any problem in this respect.

Training Programme

The training that will be offered is on the one hand in the various mathematical aspects of hyperbolic and kinetic equations, with a complementary aspect concerning "modeling, analysis, numerics". On the other hand, a particular emphasis will be laid on a wide range of "applications" thus leading to interdisciplinary aspects, in particular in fields of physics and engineering as well as computer science aspects.
The training programme of the proposed network is articulated in two key actions.

5.1 HYKE Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships

As is detailed above, the employment of young researchers will be through the HYKE Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships.
The knowledge and abilities of the employed YRs will be advanced by


For predoctoral researchers the model of "dual advisorship" will be strongly promoted. As a general goal, PhDs in connection with the HYKE network will be "European doctorates".
The young researchers employed by the network will have the opportunity to improve their organisational and management skills, in particular those employed at the coordinating team. The young researchers will be encouraged to participate in the development of software for numerical methods.

5.2 "Summer" Schools

Several summer/winter schools per year will be organized during the duration of the network contract. A good deal of the networking money will be reserved for financing the YRs participation in these events.
The summer schools will coordinated by the Training Commitee and will be advertised in the same way as the postdoctoral positions. 



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