The potential shortage of experienced researchers and businesses poses a serious threat to the EU’s innovative strength. Therefore, Europe must dramatically improve its attractiveness to researchers by providing them with open, transparent and internationally comparable selection and recruitment procedure, as well as tailored to the type of positions advertised. The SARM recruitment strategy is based on the EC’s Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

Recruiting new researchers from outside the consortium is a time-consuming and costly process. Therefore it is in the best interest of each partner to recruit as experienced researchers as possible and to find additional resources to continue the cooperation after the recruitment period and project duration. The initial SARM work plan foresaw the recruitment of 8 people for a total of 120 person months over a 4-year period.

All instruments available for the partners were used, in particular international or globally accessible web-based resources, such as the EURAXESS Jobs Portal ( to fill the planned positions with competent people. Additionally, cooperation partners in the specific field of R&D were used to advertise the vacant positions. Furhtermore, where ncessary, National contact points of FP7/Horizon 2020 were used and advertisements were published (online) worldwide. 

05/03/2015 A new job opportunity at the University of Tartu (Estonia): 


Position: Senior Research Fellow of Computational biology
DNA, single-cell RNA and bulk RNA transcriptome analysis at University of Tartu within the framework of the EU FP7 funded project SARM project. Please see the full description from under the above EUR-AXESS link.