The BIPM and the National Metrology Institute of Turkey (TÜBİTAK UME) are running a joint training initiative entitled "BIPMTÜBİTAK UME project placements" (2018 & 2019).
The initiative provides opportunities for young metrologists to gain in-depth knowledge and experience by conducting research on a subject of their choosing for a period of 1 to 3 months in TÜBİTAK UME's laboratories. In addition, it is expected that participants will have the opportunity to attend lectures delivered at TÜBİTAK UME by experts from both the BIPM and TÜBİTAK UME. Training in the laboratory will help participants to achieve their project goals while delivering the wider benefit of developing the technical skills required by researchers from emerging NMIs/DIs as necessary to enhance their engagement in the CIPM MRA.
The initiative is aimed particularly at young and relatively inexperienced scientific and technical staff from BIPM Member States or Associates (and from NMIs that are in advanced negotiations with the BIPM to become a Member State or Associate) that have emerging metrology systems. Potential attendees should submit their scientific interests and intentions as a project. The training programme will be designed individually for each participant, taking into account the participant's research area and the laboratory capabilities at TÜBİTAK UME.
|Second cycle (2019):|
The second cycle will begin on 1 March 2019.
Young metrologists from NMIs/DIs interested in participating in the programme should complete the online application form, after having first confirmed their interest with the director(s) of their institute (from whom a letter of support should be submitted along with the application form). Note that a working knowledge of English is required.
Applications are now closed.
The project placements are scheduled in two cycles: the first cycle was completed in 2018 and the second is being organized for 2019. Placement durations at TÜBİTAK UME range from 1 to 3 months depending on the participants' research interests and preferences.
- TÜBİTAK UME laboratory capabilities:
For more information about TÜBİTAK UME laboratory capabilities, please visit the "Laboratories" page of the TÜBİTAK UME website.
For the successful candidates, laboratory and accommodation costs will be covered by TÜBİTAK UME. The trainees are responsible for their own travel, insurance and personal expenditures.