Marie Skłodowska-Curie individual fellowships at Keele University

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The Software and Systems Engineering Research Group, Keele University, UK invites candidates interested in a Marie Skłodowska-Curie individual European fellowship. The call has a deadline of 9 September 2020. 

General information about fellowships can be found here:

(UK eligibility for 2020 programmes that finish after 2020:

What we are looking for are candidates who:

  • Have a PhD or at least 4 years’ full-time research experience by the call deadline (9 September 2020).
  • Have not been in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years before 9 September 2020.
  • Would like to work on a fellowship with us in our beautiful rural Staffordshire, Keele University campus in central England
  • Have an interest in our research areas (see below) and a background that complements these areas.
  • Bring something new to our research group.

Marie Curie welcomes people who want to restart their research career after a break such as parental leave. We also welcome interest from such candidates.

What we offer selected candidates is:

  • An international research-led university as a host institution renowned for leading research in health, green energy, artificial intelligence and software engineering.
  • A strong and friendly research group at a university with leading levels of student satisfaction
  • Excellent research infrastructure
  • Mentoring, support, input, and feedback to produce an excellent jointly written fellowship proposal

If you are interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie individual fellowship with us as host, please

  • Send an expression of interest to the member of staff closest aligned to your research interests by 26 June 2020, with the subject line ‘Marie Curie‘.
  • Include:
  • Your CV (a PDF including publication list)
  • A paragraph explaining what makes you a good candidate
  • A paragraph explaining your research interests and the project you envisage working on during your fellowship
  • A paragraph explaining what skills you would bring to the group
  • A paragraph explaining what you would like to learn during your fellowship

Our research areas include:

  • IoT, smart energy, and 5G (Zhong Fan)
  • Bioinformatics, and systems and synthetic biology (Goksel Misirli and Allison Gardner)
  • Interpretable and explanatory systems, XAI (Marco Ortolani)
  • Engineering simulations of complex systems, including model-driven engineering for agent systems, handling uncertainty in complex simulations (Fiona Polack)
  • Learning analytics, social media analytics, usability and user-centred design applied to areas such as mobile health and virtual learning environments (Ed de Quincey)
  • Wearable computing and health technology (Sandra Woolley)
  • Virtual reality, augmented reality and digital heritage (Sandra Woolley)

These research areas are addressed in many domains, including health and well-being, smart energy and sustainability, education and cultural heritage.

Software and Systems Engineering Research at Keele University:

Staff and contacts:

Please email Software and Systems Engineering Research lead, Sandra Woolley (, or contact named academics directly.

Fellowship salaries are €58,560 per annum excluding mobility and family allowances.