1) General recruitment: Ongoing

If you are interested in research assistant, PhD and post doc positions at Lero Software Research Centre, National University of Ireland, Galway, please contact for further information

2) Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship



Advanced Learning in Evolving Critical Systems (ALECS) is an innovative fellowship programme coordinated by Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre. The initiative is co-funded by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme and by Science Foundation Ireland, through Lero.


The aim of the programme is to provide training and career development to researchers through providing international mobility and intersectoral exposure. As a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship, ALECS offers high quality professional opportunities open to researchers of any age, nationality and discipline who comply with the programme’s eligibility criteria.


The programme will fund 26 fellowships for researchers, who either have a PhD degree or who have at least 4 years equivalent full-time equivalent research experience (in academia or industry).

Lero, the Irish Software Research Centre is the programme coordinator. However, a degree in Computer Science/Software Engineering (or in a related discipline) is not mandatory. Applications are open to candidates from complementary disciplines. 


Fellows will be recruited over internationally advertised calls for research proposals.

All candidates must discuss their research idea and seek the support of an eligible ALECS academic supervisor for their application. Applications without such support will not be considered.

For important dates associated with the 2nd call for proposals, click here. Register interest by emailing

Our broad research themes are outlined below. To find out more about the research being undertaken by Lero and by the ALECS academic supervisors, please check the supervisors’ profiles here.

  • Methods and Standards for High Integrity Systems

  • Autonomous and Adaptive Systems

  • Software Performance

  • Security and Privacy