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OPEN CALLS FOR APPLICATIONS

3IA Chairs


In the perspective of the 3IA Côte d’Azur’s renewal, the 3IA Côte d'Azur is launching its third call for applications for 3IA Chairs in 2023.

Two types of 3IA Chairs are proposed:

  • Senior Chairs: renewable for 4 years, targeting full professors, senior researchers (and similar).
  • Junior Chairs: renewable for 3 years, targeting assistant/associate professors, junior researchers (and similar).

Applications must target (at least) one of the four research axes of the Institute: Axis 1 - Fundamentals of AI, Axis 2 - AI for computational integrative medicine, Axis 3 - AI for computational biology and bio-inspired AI, Axis 4 - AI for smart and secure territories. In addition to the topics covered by these four main research axes, emerging topics of interest for the Institute are AI for cybersecurity, AI for earth and space observation, and AI for the environment.

Particular interest will be given to applications with close relationships with supporting companies (the involvement of a researcher from a private company will be a plus), and in applications with strong interdisciplinary collaborations (similarly, the involvement of a researcher - public or private - from another research field will be a plus).

This call is open to:

  • researchers and professors already employed by an institution within the 3IA Côte d'Azur perimeter.
  • applicants for a position as researcher or professors within the 3IA Côte d'Azur perimeter.
3IA Chair package
  • Premium that can be converted in teaching releases according to employer rules for professors: 6000€ (gross) per year for senior chairholders (full professors or equivalent) and 4500€ (gross) per year for junior chairholders (associate professors or equivalent).
  • Budgetary allocation to cover basic operating costs of 8500€ per year1.
  • Priority access to 3IA doctoral and post-doctoral calls.
  • Priority access to resources and collaborative projects with partner companies.


Researchers (senior or junior) commit to give 32 hours of teaching per year in the Institute's AI training courses.

1Variable according to the employing institution, subject to the budgetary conditions of the renewal of the 3IA Côte d’Azur currently under discussion with the French State

How to apply

The application, in a single PDF file, must be submitted via Easychair.

The application (written in English) must include :

  • Curriculum vitae (max. 5 pages using 10 pt font and standard A4 margins). In their CV, the candidates must justify the nature and quality of their contributions to the field of Artificial Intelligence. In addition, they must show that they have acquired national or international recognition in their research field (awards, coordination of national/international research projects, responsibilities in scientific committees, publications in highly recognised journals)
  • Research project (max. 2 pages in 10 pt font and standard A4 margins), indicating its contribution to the 3IA Côte d'Azur research axes and/or to the above-mentioned emerging topics, collaboration with companies, interdisciplinarity of the project;
  • Letter of commitment stating that the candidate will devote half of his/her time to 3IA Côte d'Azur, including research, education, innovation and outreach activities;
  • An official letter from the candidate's employer stating that the application to the 3IA Côte d'Azur Chair programme is approved and supported by the employer;
  • A list of three names of foreign experts (working out of France)  in the candidate's field to enable us to constitute a pool of international evaluators for the received applications. Please provide for each expert: name, link to personal web page, email address and a brief explanation of why you are proposing this expert. Conflicts of interest must absolutely be avoided and are defined as: same laboratory, same research unit / previous or current collaborations / co-publications / competition / previous or current evaluation of research projects / personal relationships.


The received applications will be evaluated by a selection committee composed of the scientific direction of the 3IA, the scientific coordinators of each research axis and international experts in AI.

Evaluation criteria

The evaluation of the received applications will be based on the following criteria:

1. Scientific excellence 
2. National and international visibility
3. Contribution of the proposed research project to the research Axes of the 3IA and/or to the emerging topics of interest
4. Publications in top-tiered conferences/journals in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and AI subfields, and/or publications in major methodological and/or clinical journals
5. Transfer activities and  industrial collaborations (past, current and envisioned in the proposed research project)
6. Interdisciplinary activities in connection with AI

Calendar
  • Deadline for applications: June 4th, 2023.
  • Publication of results: March 2024, subject to the effective signature of the new grant agreement for 3IA Côte d’Azur with the ANR.
  • Start date: January 1st, 2024, subject to the effective signature of the new grant agreement for 3IA Côte d’Azur with the ANR.

International chairs

The 3IA Côte d'Azur is launching a new call for applications for two 3IA “International Chairs” positions. These positions are proposed to active experimented researchers with a high international scientific visibility in AI, holding a foreign PhD or equivalent degree in the Artificial Intelligence field.

  • Duration: 12 monts with a possibility to spread over several years, in agreement with the host chair and the employing institution
  • Salary: according to experience
Candidates commit to 32h of teaching per year in the institute’s AI training courses.
 
How to apply

The applicants will have to position their research projects with respect to the 3IA research groups..
The application - to be sent by the corresponding 3IA chairholder to 3ia@univ-cotedazur.fr - includes:

  • curriculum vitæ, illustrating the candidate’s international scientific visibility and including the list of the scientific publications of the last three years and (max. 5 pages using 10 pt fonts and standard A4 margins),
  • research project (max. 2 pages using 10 pt font and standard A4 margins), indicating her/his contribution to 3IA Côte d’Azur research axes and collaborations with companies,
  • commitment letter mentioning that the candidate will dedicate her/his time to the 3IA Côte d’Azur, including research, education, innovation and outreach activities.

All the requested documents must be gathered and concatenated in a single PDF file.
Calendar

Applications will be considered throughout the years 2023 & 2024.

Invited researchers


This call is open to researchers who have a position in a foreign university or research institute.

The duration of the research stay at the 3IA Côte d’Azur will be between one and three months.
 

How to apply

The application - to be sent by the corresponding 3IA chairholder to 3ia@univ-cotedazur.fr - includes:

  • dates of the visit in the 3IA,
  • curriculum vitæ (max. 5 pages using 10 pt fonts and standard A4 margins),
  • research project (max. 1 pages using 10 pt font and standard A4 margins), indicating her/his contribution to 3IA Côte d’Azur research axis and collaborations with companies.

All the requested documents must be gathered and concatenated in a single PDF file.
Calendar

Applications will be considered throughout the years 2021, 2022 & 2023.

   
 

CLOSED CALLS FOR APPLICATIONS

Chairs of excellence

The 3IA Côte d'Azur is launching the 2021 call for applications for two 3IA “Chairs of Excellence” positions:

  • Senior research position: renewable 4 years fixed-term contract for a researcher with more than 8 years of experience in research after completing his/her thesis.
  • Junior research position: renewable 3 years fix-term contract for a researcher that has between 2 and 8 years experience in research after completing his/her thesis. This junior chair aims to strengthen axes 2 and 3 of the institute on digital medicine and biology.
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These positions are proposed to researchers with an outstanding and international scientific visibility in AI, holding a French or foreign PhD or equivalent degree in the Artificial Intelligence field.

The applicants will have to position their research projects with respect to the 3IA research groups. It is strongly recommended to contact the head of targeted research groups or laboratories before applying. An obligation to teach 64 hours per year in AI in the institute's courses is associated with this full chair.
 

3IA Chair package (full-time chair)
  • Salary: from 4200 € gross monthly for junior research positions and from 5200 € gross monthly for senior research positions according to experience,
  • Budget allocation to support basic running cost of 8 500 € per year, priority access to 3IA PhD calls (e.g. 16 positions in 2020), 3IA post-doctoral calls (e.g. 5 positions in 2020),
  • Priority access to resources and collaborative projects with partner companies (more than 18 M€ for the whole project).
How to apply

The application to be sent to 3ia@univ-cotedazur.fr before the deadline indicated in the calendar in appendix includes:

  • curriculum vitæ, illustrating the international scientific visibility and including the list of the scientific publications of the last three years and (max. 5 pages using 10 pt fonts and standard A4 margins),
  • research project (max. 2 pages using 10 pt font and standard A4 margins), indicating her/his contribution to 3IA Côte d’Azur research axes and collaborations with companies,
  • commitment letter mentioning that the candidate will dedicate her/his time to the 3IA Côte d’Azur, including research, education, innovation and outreach activities,
  • supporting letter of the candidate’s future employer in the 3IA Côte d’Azur.
Priority will be given to applications with strong relationships with supporting companies (an involvement of a researcher from a private company will be a plus) and/or to applications with strong interdisciplinary collaborations (similarly, an involvement of a researcher – public or private – of another discipline will be a plus).

All the requested documents must be gathered and concatenated in a single PDF file.
Calendar

Dissemination: February, 2021

Deadline for applications: April 11st, 2021
Publication of the results - POSTPONED: June 17th, 2021
Starting date between October 1st and December 31st, 2021

Call for applications closed.

  

 

Affiliate chairs

The 3IA Côte d'Azur is launching its second call for applications for 3IA affiliate chairs.

An affiliate Chair is a researcher working in a private company, dedicating part of his/her time – typically 10% or 20% – and co-supervising PhD students, giving lectures and having access to the research laboratories.

Affiliate Chairs are awarded by 3IA Côte d’Azur for three years (renewable) and are necessarily proposed by a 3IA chairholder to contribute to its own research project, with the aim of generating collaborations between 3IA and the company.

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How to apply

The application - to be sent by the correspondig 3IA chairholder to 3ia@univ-cotedazur.fr before the deadline indicated in the calendar below - includes:

  • curriculum vitæ of the candidate for an affiliate chair (max. 5 pages using 10 pt fonts and standard A4 margins),
  • research project (max. 2 pages using 10 pt font and standard A4 margins), indicating her/his contribution to 3IA Côte d’Azur research axis,
  • commitment letter from the candidate mentioning that the candidate will dedicate between 10% and 20% of his time to the 3IA Côte d’Azur,
  • commitment letter from the candidate employer supporting the application.

All the requested documents must be gathered and concatenated in a single PDF file.
Calendar

Dissemination: February, 2021

Call 1 - CLOSED
Deadline for applications: March 15th, 2021
Publication of the results: March 31st, 2021
Starting date between April 1st and June 30th, 2021

Call 2 - CLOSED
Deadline for applications: May 30th, 2021
Publication of the results: June 16th, 2021
Starting date between July 1st and Sept. 30th, 2021

Call 3
Deadline for applications: Sept. 15th, 2021
Publication of the results: Sept. 29th, 2021
Starting date between October 1st and December 31st, 2021