Dr Adam Mol using a pipett

Five open licensed video testimonials from postdoctoral researchers on their research projects with the TRAIN@Ed scheme. The scheme provides postdoctoral researchers from around the world the opportunity to develop by providing bespoke opportunities to engage with industry and a dedicated skills development programme designed to help the Fellow is establishing a career in research.

TRAIN@Ed allows Fellows to be employed for three years, with a focus on collaborative research with industry, the creative arts or third sector organisations. Training, mentoring and career development of the Fellows are major features of their time. The “cohort” experience is based on the Edinburgh’s very successful Chancellor’s Fellows scheme.

This is a Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions COFUND scheme. It acts as a new innovation tool at the university employing people as joint industry-academic fellows that can work to deepen collaborative partnerships. The aim of the “experienced researcher” programme is to facilitate recruitment of international postdoctoral Fellows with around 2 years post PhD experience.

The University of Edinburgh is focussed on improving our many collaborations with businesses in light of the regional City Deal, as well as positioning us in a position of availability in the UK. We believe that developing strong, trusting relationships between the University and external partners locally and globally is the foundation for many future successful collaborations. Research fellowships are based in one of six themes of importance to both Edinburgh and Scotland.

The TRAIN@Ed project recruited 25 fellows from around the world over a five year period, the first cohort started before the end of 2018.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No [801215].


Click here for more information on the TRAIN@Ed Scheme

Data-Driven Innovation in Paricle Physics – Dr. Akanksha Vishwakarma

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Decarbonising Long-haul Freight – Dr. Alejandro Gutierrez-Alcoba

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Data Science for Tidal Energy – Dr. Sergio Lopez Dubon

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Technologies for Peace Building – Dr. Devanjan Bhattacharya

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Using Biology to Treat Biologu – Dr. Adam Mol

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Header Image: Dr Adam Mol in his laboratory – screenshot from ‘Using Biology to Treat Biology – Dr. Adam Mol’, CC BY-SA 4.0