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KT with a short-term project

Are you PhD-student, postdoc or engineer, PlanetS Member or Associate? Have you developed competences or ideas that maybe applied to areas outside your specific research activities? Would you like to have a work experience outside of PlanetS in industry or in another research laboratory/institution for a limited period of time while still being employed by PlanetS or Partner Institutes?

If so, the Technology Platform (TP) of PlanetS can support you with an ad hoc contract between PlanetS and the external Partner of your choice with up to 3 months of financial support (salary compensation) in order to pursue your project. To be eligible, following minimum conditions must be fulfilled:

1.  You propose or you have been proposed a project

2.  You have or you have been proposed an external Partner

3.  Your project is not just a continuation of your normal work neither an intership. You expect/plan to transfer knowledge to the external Partner and develop new ‘aspects’, which would not be addressed in your normal work otherwise.

The external experience (or “externship”) is aimed at being of benefit for all the parties: You will have the chance to gain a significant and valuable experience in the private sector or another laboratory, and to expand your professional network. The external Partner will benefit from your competences and time. Your actual PlanetS employer will benefit from the gained experience. In practical terms, your contract can be frozen for the duration of the external project and will resume at the end of the mandate funded by the TP and possible third parties. This solution holds also for SNSF-paid PhD-students.

Start watching out already now for a project of your interest and take the time to fill out the following form: Short-term project form (for collaborators of NCCR PlanetS). The TP may provide support throughout the process and might help you finding a project if you do not already have your own.

If you are the industry or the research laboratory which would like to propose a project, please fill out the following form: Proposal of a short-term project with knowledge transfer (for the external partner).

Short term projects

Here all approved short-term projects are listed

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If you have any question, please contact Piero Pontelandolfo or one of the TP team.

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