The BIPM and the National Metrology Institute of Turkey (TÜBİTAK UME) are running a joint training initiative entitled: 2018 & 2019 "BIPM - TÜBİTAK UME project placements". The initiative will provide 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.
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 participant's research area and the laboratory capabilities at TÜBİTAK UME.
In addition, it is expected that participants will be provided with an 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 project placements are scheduled in two cycles, one in 2018 and one in 2019, with durations ranging from 1 to 3 months at TÜBİTAK UME depending on the participants research interests and preferences. The first placement cycles will begin on 1 April 2018.
- Application process:
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.
Online application form
Applications for the first training cycle in 2018 are open until 28 November 2017. Successful candidates will be selected and notified of their placement by 18 December 2017.
Laboratory and the selected candidates' accommodation costs will be covered by TÜBİTAK UME. Selected trainees are responsible for their own travel, insurance and personal expenditures.
- TÜBİTAK UME laboratory capabilities:
For more information about TÜBİTAK UME laboratory capabilities, please visit the "Laboratories" page of the TÜBİTAK UME website.