The Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), founded in partnership with Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is pleased to announce the launch of a call for proposals for postdoctoral researchers.
We are delighted to invite outstanding postdoctoral scientists from around the world to propose their highly innovative research projects in the following broadly defined areas: Entrepreneurial Society, Collaborative Innovation and the Future of Manufacturing.These three research programs cover a broad range of possible research topics directly relevant for Russia as well as for the international innovation ecosystem. Research proposals will be assessed on the basis of their overall scientific and innovative merits, and their potential impact on Russia’s innovation ecosystem.
The program provides a unique opportunity for young researchers to exchange and develop knowledge, broaden practical investigative skills, and gain invaluable experience under the mentorship of the leading authorities in their fields: faculty of MIT and other international partner institutions. Participants will also benefit from joining a new and vibrant community where Entrepreneurship and Innovation are at the core of daily activity, having the opportunity to interact with all our Russian and international industrial, governmental and academic partners.
Selected applicants will receive highly competitive compensation including independent research support funds for two years beginning Fall 2013. Postdoctoral appointments are full time positions at Skoltech in Moscow, Russia.
The closing date for the initial application is April 30, 2013.
Skoltech is a novel English-language, graduate university in Moscow founded in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in October 2011. The CEI, as a key component of Skoltech, integrates innovative and entrepreneurial thinking and activities into the university’s education and research pathways through curricular and extracurricular programs. The Center also runs research programs tailored to support knowledge transfer to society.
You can find out more about CEI and Skoltech at http://skoltech.ru/ For full background information and reference materials for applicants, please visit us at http://skoltech.ru/Innovation. If you have any additional questions, we encourage you to contact us at CEI@skoltech.ru