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The BIPM and the National Metrology Institute of Turkey (TÜBİTAK UME) are running a joint training initiative entitled "BIPM–TÜBİTAK UME project placements" (2018-2021).
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). 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.
The project placements were scheduled in two cycles: the first cycle was completed in 2018 and the second in 2019. Following the success of these two cycles, the joint initiative has been extended to 2020 and 2021.
The 2021 project placement training will start on 6 September 2021.
Suggested date is subject to further evaluation due to COVID-19 pandemic conditions and binding official precautions and restrictions as of September 2021 in Turkey. Selected participants will be informed in due time accordingly.
Placement durations at TÜBİTAK UME will 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.