The goal of the POISE network is to create a forum for concerted pan-European research, yielding a new generation of highly proficient young researchers with the capability to be internationally leading in their future work.
Each institution will provide a high quality learning environment by offering, on average, well over three years of research appointment and close contact with highly experienced staff members. The diverse and complementary nature of the institutions will be exploited through exchange of all early-stage and experienced researchers.
The research themes of the project will involve close collaboration between partner institutions and such researcher exchanges will allow detailed discussions (knowledge transfer), sample exchange and use of experimental equipment not available at the host institution.
Exposure to different working practices, cultures and skill-sets will provide training levels for the young researchers which are not possible through national collaboration alone. This will allow them to evolve into open minded scientists with an independent perspective who are able to absorb and pass on best practice. In addition, many of the team leaders have pioneered work in this area in recent years, achieving several internationally acclaimed firsts at early stages in their careers, including J.Faist and C.Sirtori who co-developed the first QC lasers, and A.Tredicucci who demonstrated the first THz QC lasers.
The opportunity for young researchers to interact with these and other highly successful scientists is an important aspect of the network and provides them with excellent role models for their future careers.