The focus of the fellowship is the
“Development and application of Lagrangian analysis techniques aimed at studying (sub)mesoscale surface dynamics and implications for 3D passive transport”
under the scientific responsibility of Dr. Annalisa Griffa.
The research fellow would join a highly experienced group in Lagrangian methods and will participate to the analysis of unique and interesting datasets that should result in a valuable
set of publications. Collected datasets include massive drifter deployments in the Gulf of Mexico during two large field campaigns.
The position includes travels abroad for conferences and project meetings.
PhD is not strictly required, but it will be considered title of preference if related to the topic of the announcement.
The duration of the fellowship is one year (renewable).
Application deadline: May 30, 2019
Please find the announcement at the following link:
in English -->
in Italian -->
Further practical information in the TIPS section below.
I will be grateful if you can pass this information to anyone who may be interested.
TIPS FOR APPLICATION (below)
% LEGAL DISCLAIMER
% NOTHING WRITTEN IN THE "TIPS" BELOW HAS LEGAL VALUE IN ITSELF, AND THUS DOES NOT SUPERSEDE
% THE ITALIAN VERSION OF THE CALL ANNOUNCEMENT ("BANDO")
% The "tips" below are just an additional help, mainly intended for non-Italian speakers.
% They may be useful also for Italians as bureaucratic language is sometimes cryptic.
% The "tips" are provided as are, without warranty of any kind, expressed or implied. Their
% use is under the responsibility of the applicants. In no event shall the author and/or the
% ISMAR-CNR be liable for any claims, damages or other liabilities, whether in an action of
% contract, tort or otherwise, arising from, out of or in connection with the "tips" or the
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% indirect, punitive, special, incidental, or consequential damages, including, without
% limitation, lost revenues, or lost profits, arising out of or in any way connected with
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% or otherwise arising out of the use of the "tips", whether based on contract, tort, strict
% liability or otherwise. The author and/or ISMAR-CNR shall not be liable for any loss or
% injury caused in whole, or in part, by the actions, omissions, or contingencies beyond the
% author's control, including in procuring, compiling, or delivering the information, or
% arising out of any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies in the information regardless of how
% caused, or arising out of any applicant's decision, or action taken or not taken in
% reliance upon information furnished.
If you reading these "tips" you are probably thinking of applying for one of our positions
in our lab at the ISMAR/CNR in Lerici (SP), Italy. Good! Our lab is located in a fantastic
place, you can have a look at it at:
Here are some tips to guide you through the application processes:
1) READ THE CALL:
try to read carefully the call but do not get too scared about the bureaucratic language
2) VIDEOCONF INTERVIEW:
CNR introduced the possibility of having the interview via
video-conferencing systems. This is important because you are not obliged to fly over
unless you really want to visit this beautiful place ;)
3) RECOGNITION of ACADEMIC TITLES TAKEN ABROAD:
You do NOT need any formal recognition by MIUR for your
titles. The equivalence of those titles obtained abroad, who
have not already been recognized in Italy with the formal procedure,
will be evaluated, only for the present selection procedure, by the Examining Committee.
This basically means that there will be a University Professor in the Examining Committee
which will evaluate your academic titles and declare them equivalent to the ones needed
only for the purpose of this application. This saves time and avoids recognition by MIUR.
Of course you need to provide copies of your original titles and their English
translations to make the equivalence possible.
4) ANNEX A (application form):
For the application, you need to fill a document similar to Annex A, (call announcement code is
ISMAR-008-2019-SP), dated and signed it. You may scan it and send it with the other documents
via email. I said "similar" because for example if you do not have a PhD you do not need to
fill that field, etc... But please stick to Annex A for as much as you can.
5) Curriculum Vitae and ANNEX B (self-certification):
For the application it is important that you turn in a "self-certified CV".
To create a self-certified CV, I would proceed as follows:
5a) Start from your current CV in the present form, with photo, header, etc... As you like
but I'd suggest you to put everything, I mean everything, as much as you can show.
CV should also contain a list of all your scientific works (papers, book chapters, technical
reports, etc...). Also make sure that you CV is edited in an analytical way and all items
in the CV are correctly identified with single reference elements (example: date, protocol,
title of the publication, etc...). If your current CV already includes everything and you feel
ok with it, you just need to follow the easy modifications below to have a self-certified CV;
5b) make sure to date and sign ALL THE PAGES of the CV document
5c) scan the dated and signed self-certified CV and send it with the other documents.
5d) Fill Annex B, scan the signed version and send it with the other documents.
5e) make sure to send a PDF copy of a valid identification document (generally passport in most
cases) with the other documents, otherwise the self-certification is not valid.
6) ANNEX C (Authorization to process your data for the selection procedure):
For the application, you need to fill Annex C with your personal data (name, date and
place of birth, place of residence and address) dated and signed it.
You may scan it and send it with the other documents via email.
Please note that Annexes A, B and C are found at the end of the call document:
in English -->
in Italian -->
7) DOCUMENTS TO BE SENT:
Summarizing, you want to make sure to send pdf copies of
7a) application form similar to Annex A (scanned version as it should be dated and signed at
7b) self-certified CV and Annex B as explained in point 5 above (scanned version as it
should be dated and signed ON EACH PAGE), please send copies of all scientific works
7c) Annex C (scanned version as it should be dated and signed)
7d) a copy of your valid passport
7e) both English and original copies of your academic titles (PhD, Master Degrees, etc...)
7f) I'd suggest to not exceed 10MB with the attachments and to send multiple emails, just put in
the email object "Your Surname, Application for ISMAR-008-2019-SP, part 1 of xx", and the
same for the following emails