Develop a Marie Curie Postdo at TUT Gamification Group

The Gamification Group backed up by Tampere University of Technology will jointly develop a competitive MSCA IF proposal with the applicant. The applicant is offered paid trip (1 week) to Tampere, Finland to prepare the application. Tampere University of Technology is committed to fund a salaried third year on top of the MSCA IF funding. Tampere University of Technology (TUT) is committed to fund in addition to the two years of the fellowship a third year for successfully completed European Fellowships (in the Gamification Group (GG) / Pervasive Computing lead by Dr. Juho Hamari).

To help apply for MSCA IF funding, we offer a fully funded stay of up to one week at TUT to Experienced Researchers invited to meet the Gamification Group/Juho Hamari at TUT. The University’s Research Services facilitate the visit. The stay aims to jointly develop a competitive MSCA IF-proposal and the applicant will receive professional coaching in proposal writing.

Researchers interested to perform their research at GG/TUT should verify that they fulfil the respective eligibility criteria and then send an Expression of Interest as soon as possible (but no later than 15th of June), by email to: preaward@tut.fi and juho.hamari@tut.fi with the following reference: “MSCA IF “your lastname“. You can also make inquiries to Juho Hamari beforehand about the research group and possible research topics – juho.hamari@tut.fi

Expression of Interest must be in PDF-format and consist of a CV adhering to the MSCA IF format, a one-page summary of the research proposal (see below) and information that you are planning to conduct research in the Gamification Group/Juho Hamari


Horizon 2020 MSCA IF deadline: 14 September 2017.


Horizon 2020 MSCA IF eligibility criteria:

  • Applicant has a doctoral degree or at least four years’ full-time research experience by the time of the call deadline
  • The applicant must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Finland for more than 12 months between 15.9.2014 and 14.9.2017.

Gamification Group under Associate Professor Juho Hamari belongs to the Laboratory of Pervasive Computing within the Faculty of Computing and Electrical Engineering. Gamification Group’s research covers several forms of information technologies such as games, gamification, game-based learning, persuasive technologies, social networking services, online video streaming, eSports, sharing economy, crowdsourcing and virtual economies. GG has published several seminal empirical, theoretical and meta-analytical scholarly articles from perspective of consumer behavior, human-computer interaction, game studies and information systems science. GG is the most internationally published research group especially on the topic of gamification, but pursues several topics related to games and novel information technologies. The research group operates both in Tampere and in Pori. For more information on the research group, please contact Associate Professor Juho Hamari. http://gamification.gg

Tampere is one of Finland’s fastest growing urban centres and a popular city to live and study in. Tampere is home to more than 200,000 people. Tampere University of Technology (TUT) is an active scientific community of 2,000 employees and more than 10,000 students. The University operates in the form of a foundation and has a long-standing tradition of collaboration with other research institutions and business life. We actively contribute to the creation of new business opportunities, companies and jobs arising from our research. We strengthen the industrial competitiveness and export industry of Finland. Many of the fields of research and study represented at the University play a key role in addressing global challenges. The most extensive and established of the international leading-edge fields of research at TUT are signal processing, optics and photonics, and intelligent machines. Internationality is an inherent part of all TUT’s activities.

In recognition of development activities related to research careers and the position of researchers at the University, the European Commission awarded TUT the right to use the HR Excellence in Research logo in 2014. Fellows will have access to transferable skills trainings and if suitable, they will be seconded to industry all with the purpose for further development of their careers in the academic and non-academic sector. We aspire to be the best university employer in Finland.

Welcome to join us at GG @ TUT!

  • https://www.tut.fi/
  • http://gamification.gg

More information about the general call:

  • https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/hosting/msca-if-2017-tut-funds-additional-third-year-european-fellows-1
  • http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/msca-if-2017.html

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