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25 Июл

Assistant Professor in Theoretical Condensed Matter and Materials Physics Aarhus University Aarhus, Denmark

Assistant Professor in Theoretical Condensed Matter and Materials Physics

Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

The position will be part of the VILLUM Centre of Excellence for Dirac Materials, with resources shared between Aarhus University and the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, Stockholm. The main mission of the centre is the prediction, realization and characterization of novel Dirac materials in a broad sense. To this end, the centre combines theoretical investigations in the group of Alexander Balatsky at Nordita and in the US, with a broad range of experimental tools spanning synthesis, structural characterization and electronic structure investigations in Aarhus and Nijmegen. The centre has an excellent experimental infrastructure, including state-of-the-art crystal synthesis, beamlines at the third generation synchrotron radiation source ASTRID2 in Aarhus and scanning tunneling microscopy at ultralow temperatures and high magnetic fields in Nijmegen.

The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the centre’s research and to establish a strong connection between the experimental and theoretical activities. A close interaction with the group of Alexander Balatsky is essential, including frequent exchange and extended stays.

An applicant should have a strong record of original scientific research at a high international level. He or she should document dynamic leadership and talent for the supervision of young researchers. Abilities to promote collaborative research, especially with experimental groups, and to attract external funding are additional essential qualifications. Candidates must hold a PhD degree and should ideally have experience in university teaching.

http://www.eurosciencejobs.com/job_display/131617/Assistant_Professor_in_Theoretical_Condensed_Matter_and_Materials_Physics_Aarhus_University_Aarhus_Denmark

25 Июл

Postdoctoral Position in The Laboratory of Technology of Novel Functional Materials University of Warsaw — Centre of New Technologies Warsaw, Poland

Postdoctoral Position in The Laboratory of Technology of Novel Functional Materials

University of Warsaw — Centre of New Technologies

Warsaw, Poland

Project:

«BEACs: new allotropic forms of carbon. Synthesis, doping, and electronic and adsorption properties» within the Sonata Bis grant (2016/22/E/ST5/00529) from the National Science Centre.

The project will be realized in the Centre of New Technologies at the University of Warsaw under the leadership of Dr Andrzej Szczurek.

The proposed project having basic research character is focused on fundamental understanding the phenomenon occurring in BEACs, new allotropic forms of carbon. These analogues of graphene are consisted entirely of benzene rings and an acetylenic (graphyne) or diacetylenic (graphdiyne) linkages. Our goals are to acquire and refine the production of these materials, as well as increasing efficiency of a synthesis. We aim in investigation of two and three dimensional materials; moreover some of them will be additionally electronically doped or chemically functionalized. That obtained materials will be then investigated in terms of their usefulness in adsorption of greenhouse gases, GHGs. We will investigate the capacity, effectiveness, durability and selectivity of pure and doped adsorbents in different adsorption conditions. Last but not least we will investigate the influence of doping on electronic properties of BEACs. We will measure their electrical resistivity as well as the magnetic properties and estimate the superconductive transition temperature if applicable.

Requirements:

  • Ph.D. degree chemistry or related fields (the applicant must have obtained her/his doctoral degree within the last 3 years, excluding maternity/paternity leave and health leave);
  • Documented research experience in chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, synthesis and characterization of materials;
  • In-depth knowledge of computational methods is essential for this position;
  • Interest in the subject and motivation to scientific work.
  • http://www.eurosciencejobs.com/job_display/131719/Postdoctoral_Position_in_The_Laboratory_of_Technology_of_Novel_Functional_Materials_University_of_Warsaw_Centre_of_New_Technologies_Warsaw_Poland
25 Июл

Postdoctoral Researcher in Bionanotechnology Aalto University Espoo and Helsinki, Finland

Postdoctoral Researcher in Bionanotechnology

Aalto University

Espoo and Helsinki, Finland

Molecular Nanoengineering group at the Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, Aalto University (Finland), is looking for a motivated and talented Postdoctoral Researcher to join the group. The chosen candidate will carry out experimental interdisciplinary research on DNA nanotechnology, molecular self-assembly and nanoplasmonics in a multidisciplinary and international environment with excellent instrumentation and facilities.

Information about the research group

The Molecular Nanoengineering group operates at the interface between nanoscience, molecular self-assembly, DNA nanotechnology and nanoplasmonics with particular focus on DNA-based artificial molecular systems with functionalities tailored for biosensing, nanoplasmonics and biomimetics. The group is led by assistant prof. Anton Kuzyk.

Position summary

The position will be initially filled for 1.5 years, with a possible extension up to 3 years.

The position is located at the Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering at the Aalto University Otaniemi Campus. As a living and work environment, Finland is consistently ranked highly in quality-of-life.

Major responsibilities

The Postdoctoral Researcher is expected to conduct high quality research, propose his/her own research ideas and to be an active member of the group/department by taking part in project management duties and guiding M.Sc. and doctoral students. Teaching responsibilities will be decided according to his/her interests and experience.

Qualifications

An ideal candidate has PhD degree and proven research track record in, for example, applied physics, biochemistry, physical chemistry, bionanotechnology or biophysics. Previous experience in nanomicroscopy (AFM, TEM, SEM), DNA nanotechnology, biosensing is an advantage.

The position also requires excellent communication skills in written and spoken English.

http://www.eurosciencejobs.com/job_display/131712/Postdoctoral_Researcher_in_Bionanotechnology_Aalto_University_Espoo_and_Helsinki_Finland

20 Июл

Postdoc in the field of nanomechanical testing of thin films and small structures

Postdoc in the field of nanomechanical testing of thin films and small structures

Empa — the place where innovation starts
Empa is the research institute for materials science and technology of the ETH Domain and conducts cutting-edge research for the benefit of industry and the well-being of society.

Our Laboratory for Mechanics of Materials and Nanostructures is looking for a

Postdoc in the field of nanomechanical testing of thin films and small structures

Your tasks
You will work both on research projects funded by the Commission of Technology and Innovation and basic science projects to scientifically explore the mechanical properties of thin films, microscopic components and nanoarchitectured materials. Working together with instrument manufacturers, you will assist in the development and exploitation of cutting edge experimental techniques such as nanoindentation and other small scale mechanical testing approaches. You will explore the nanomechanical properties of materials as a function of sample size, temperature, variable strain rate utilizing in-situ techniques inside of electron microscopes or synchrotron beamlines. You will work in close collaboration with several groups working in the field of synthesis of architectured composite materials such as multilayered thin films, galvanoformed and 3D printed microcomponents.

Your profile
You must hold a PhD in Mechanics, Physics, Materials Science or similar. A high level of motivation to work in close collaboration with experimentalists and in international and multidisciplinary research teams is essential. Knowledge of English (oral and written) is important and knowledge of German would be an advantage. Experience in nanomechanical testing methods is an advantage.
Empa in Thun offers an ideal working environment and is situated in a beautiful area in the German-speaking part of Switzerland. Applicants are invited for a 1-3-year appointment starting any time between August 2017 and June 2018.

For further information about the position please contact Dr. Johann Michler, Johann.michler@empa.ch  and visit our websites www.empa.ch/web/s206  and Empa-Video

We look forward to receiving your online application including motivation letter, CV, list of publications and two references with contact details. Please upload the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered.
Empa, Jolanda Müller, Human Resources, Überlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland.

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20 Июл

18 Doctoral researcher — 6 Post Doc – and 3 Short-Term Research Fellowship available at the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1270 ‘Electrically Active ImplanNts – ELAINE

18 Doctoral researcher — 6 Post Doc – and 3 Short-Term Research Fellowship available at the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) 1270 ‘Electrically Active ImplanNts – ELAINE

ELAINE focuses on novel electrically active implants — specifically implants employed for the regeneration of bone and cartilage, and implants for deep brain stimulation to treat movement disorders. Central research objectives are: (i) to establish innovative energy autonomous implants that allow a feedback-controlled electrical stimulation, (ii) efficient multi-scale simulation models to enable rapid progress in targeted implant improvements and patient-specific therapies, (ii) to analyse the basic mechanisms of electrical stimulation in bone, cartilage and brain, and to translate this knowledge into clinical practice. For this purpose, scientists from the fields of electrical engineering, computer science, mechanical engineering, material science, physics, biology, and medicine will work together in an interdisciplinary manner. As a unique characteristic, our interdisciplinary consortium enables a scientifically sound validation of newly derived theoretical models, computational methods and technical solutions through experiments in both engineering and the life sciences.

Doctoral researcher candidates will be members of ELAINE’s Integrated Research Training Group and profit from a number of qualification measures.

The CRC will start on July 1, 2017 and run until June 2021. The positions shall be filled as early as possible and will run until the end of the project.

Applications

For more information and to upload your application (CV, diploma and grade sheet documents, letter of interest and contact information for potential references) visit www.elaine.uni-rostock.de.

Deadline for application: individual dates according to the subproject

ELAINE partners

  • The University of Rostock, founded in 1419 in the Hanseatic town of Rostock, is the oldest university in the Baltic Sea Region. Today, it has 9 faculties and 14000 students. Under the motto ‘Traditio et Innovatio’ it founded an Interdisciplinary Faculty in which ELAINE is embedded in the two Departments ‘Life, Light & Matter’ and ‘Aging Science and Humanities’.

ELAINE is a project of the University of Rostock. Most positions are located at the University of Rostock and the Rostock University Medical Centre. Yet, renowned experts from three other universities joint our consortium such that some positions are located at the following partners

  • Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University of Greifswald
  • University of Leipzig
  • Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg

20 Июл

The Institute for Particle Physics at ETH Zurich invites applications for the position of a Postdoctoral Physicist

Postdoctoral Physicist

The Institute for Particle Physics at ETH Zurich invites applications for the position of a
Postdoctoral Physicist
in experimental Particle Physics to work on the CMS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. The IPP CMS group has a strong involvement both in physics analyses as well as in the operation and upgrade of the electromagnetic calorimeter (ECAL) and of the barrel pixel detector (BPIX) of CMS.
The selected candidate is expected to have a PhD in Particle Physics and an excellent record of successful work in the field. Candidates with experience from a hadron collider experiment are particularly favored. Further requirements include: extensive experience in data analysis and/or hardware development, excellent programming skills and a potential for making a significant contribution to our scientific program. We seek to strengthen both our hardware and physics analysis efforts. Candidates are required to actively participate in the teaching activities of the department, which includes tutoring of students. The initial term of the position is three years with the possibility of extension for a further three years. The envisaged starting date is in October 2017 or as soon as the position can be filled thereafter.
Interested candidates are asked to submit an application by 15 Sept. 2017 together with a letter of motivation, the names and addresses of three referees, a curriculum vitae and a list of publications. The application should be sent via email only to ipp-cmsjob@phys.ethz.ch (see also http://inspirehep.net/record/1609979). Recommendation letters will be solicited from the provided contact information as appropriate.For further information about the Institute for Particle Physics please visit our website http://www.ipp.phys.ethz.ch. Inquiries concerning the position can be made to Prof. Günther Dissertori (dissertori@phys.ethz.ch) and Prof. Rainer Wallny (rainer.wallny@cern.ch).

20 Июл

Staff Researcher — Energy Harvesting for Sensor Networks

 Staff Researcher — Energy Harvesting for Sensor Networks

Employer: Int. Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)

Location: Braga, Portugal

Contract Duration: Tenure track position with initial appointment for 4 years

Research Field: Micro and Nanofabrication

Career Stage: +10 years research experience after PhD

Job Type: Full Time

Closing Date: August 21st 2017, 23:00h Lisbon time

Salary: Competitive package and benefits

About INL

The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory — INL (http://www.inl.int), was founded under an international legal framework to perform interdisciplinary research and to deploy and articulate nanotechnology for the benefit of society. INL aims to become the world-wide hub for nanotechnology addressing society’s grand challenges with specific emphasis on Aging & Wellbeing, Mobility & Urban Living and a Safe & Secure Society.

The work undertaken by our research centre has a significant impact on people’s lives and societal benefit. The objective is to ensure that staff is employed on the basis of skills and requirements for the job and that there is a mutually beneficial relationship between INL’s expectations and the staff personal and professional career development. INL recruits from all over the world. We find the diversity and multiculturalism of our teams as well as family friendly working practices and benefits to be a great asset and an essential element in cultivating an attractive and inspiring workplace.

Introduction

INL is seeking a high level qualified, motivated and experienced researcher to take responsibility for the activities concerning the development of materials and devices leading to energy harvesting solutions for distributed sensor networks, including powering sensors for “in-vivo” applications.

Job Requirements and Key Responsibilities

The selected candidate should be experienced in at least one energy harvesting system adequate for the operation inside a living organism, such as energy harvesting based in electrochemical reactions (generating electrical power from naturally occurring chemical reactions inside the body), and a combination of these with other energy harvesting solutions such as mechanical vibration based systems, radio-frequency based systems, etc. The energy harvesting solutions must be developed having in mind the complete sensing system, including low power electronics and communications. A strong collaboration with INL´s systems engineering unit is envisaged. The candidate should be capable of covering all the aspects required to develop a fully functional energy harvesting system: material growth, micro/nanofabrication, electrical characterisation of the devices and benchmarking with alternative systems, integration with other devices/electronic systems. Issues related to bio-compatibility (preventing damage induced in the devices by surrounding tissues and also preventing any damage from the device into the body) should be taken into account.

Desired Skills and Experience

-PhD in Physics, Physical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or other relevant subject is required;

-Over 10 years of active research after PhD;

-Previous experience in designing / fabricating energy harvesting systems, if possible for in-vivo biomedical applications;

-The candidate should have demonstrated capability of group leadership and project coordination;

-Applicants are also expected to have high quality publications in international journals and to be competitive in obtaining external research funding;

-Applicants with international mobility experience will be highly evaluated;

-Previous participation in collaborative international research projects is valued.

Personal Skills

Creative thinking, interested in applied science, willing to work in a team, communication, organizational and reporting skills.

Languages

English is the working language of INL. Therefore, excellent communication skills in English are required.

What we Offer

  • Tenure track position with initial appointment for 4 years. For candidates with an exceptional track record a tenured position may be granted.
  • Employment contract and competitive compensation package.
  • Employees will also benefit of the various social facilities available at INL.
  • International and highly competitive environment in contact with leading edge technology.

How to Apply

International candidates are welcome to apply.

The application is made online. Please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

Interested applicants should submit: a single pdf file containing the candidate’s CV, a statement on research interest (2000 character maximum), a list of the 5 most relevant publications, the contact details of 3 references.

Bear in mind that incomplete applications, will not be considered for evaluation. The application language is in English.

Employment Agreement

If your application is successful and you accept our offer of employment you will receive the employment agreement and all other relevant documents. If you are relocating, you will be given assistance by the HR Office.

If Your Application is Not Successful

We highly value the interest shown from applicants wishing to become a part of the INL experience. It is important for us to maintain good communications with candidates. No matter the outcome of the application, we always send the applicant an answer.

Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Principle

INL is an equal opportunity organisation, committed to providing equal career opportunities and firmly adheres to a principle of non-discrimination in respect of gender, age, nationality, racial group, or any other possible discriminatory issues.

Enquires should be made to: hr.services@inl.int.

The advertisement deadline may be extended at any time without previous notice in order to improve the suitability and effectiveness of the recruitment process.

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20 Июл

ERC-FUNDED POSTDOCTORAL POSITION ON UNCERTAINTY QUANTIFICATION IN VIBRO-ACOUSTIC WAVE TRANSMISSION ANALYSIS

ERC-FUNDED POSTDOCTORAL POSITION ON UNCERTAINTY QUANTIFICATION IN VIBRO-ACOUSTIC WAVE TRANSMISSION ANALYSIS

(Ref. BAP-2017-455)

Occupation : Full-time
Period : Fixed-term contract
Place : Leuven
Apply no later than : August 15, 2017

The Structural Mechanics Section of the Department of Civil Engineering of KU Leuven invites applications for an

ERC-FUNDED POSTDOCTORAL POSITION ON UNCERTAINTY QUANTIFICATION IN VIBRO-ACOUSTIC WAVE TRANSMISSION ANALYSIS

The Structural Mechanics Section is performing internationally leading research on noise and vibrations in the built environment and vibration based structural identification and evaluation, combining both theoretical and experimental work. A wide range of applications is covered, including sound insulation, monitoring of vibrations, dynamic system identification, parameter identification and structural health monitoring.

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Responsibilities

An important way of protecting people from noise is by ensuring asufficient overall sound insulation in buildings. However, this is a complex problem since multiple transmission paths are important, uncertainties can have a large effect, acoustic performance requirements often conflict with structural and thermal requirements, and accurate vibro-acoustic modelling with currently available numerical prediction tools requires a huge computational effort. An efficient yet sufficiently accurate prediction framework for the acoustic design of building systems is therefore needed, taking all relevant uncertainties into account and opening up the way for model-based optimization.

Many uncertain geometrical, material and connection parameters have an important effect on the acoustic performance of building systems, even in standardized laboratory conditions. The aim of the postdoctoral research is to take this parametric uncertainty into account during virtual acoustic prototyping. This poses two major challenges: (1) quantifying the combined uncertainty of the imprecisely known parameters in a robust and logically consistent way and (2) computing the resulting uncertainty of the sound insulation performance of a given building system design in a computationally efficient way. In order to tackle the first challenge, a framework will be developed based on the maximum entropy principle, which constructs the joint probability distribution of uncertain parameters by maximizing the amount of uncertainty while taking the available information into account in the form of constraints. In order to tackle the second challenge, a new modelling approach, where a statistical ensemble of subsystem realizations is numerically generated instead of computing their response statistics directly from statistical energy analysis, will be developed. As a practical showcase, virtual round robin testing of complex wall and floor systems across the entire building acoustics frequency range is targeted at.

Profile

The successful applicant is soon to obtain or has obtained a PhD degree (or equivalent) related to structural dynamics, elastic or acoustic wave propagation, applied mathematics, and/or probabilistic mechanics. He or she should excel in scientific research (including skills, methodology, results, reporting and communication) and be able to demonstrate this excellence with reference to publications, patents, awards, software, experimental setups, collaborations, quality and reputation of the research environment(s) where the research has been performed, etc. Additionally, proficiency in English, solid programming skills, and some teaching expertise are required. Since the successful applicant is expected to co-supervise other researchers, he or she will also have good communication and social skills, and show potential of becoming an independent research leader. Finally, a strong commitment to complete the postdoctoral project within 3 years is essential.

Offer

We offer a collaborative and internationally oriented research environment at one of the leading engineering faculties worldwide. The successful candidate will be supervised by an ERC Starting Grant holder. He or she will have access to the fully equipped KU Leuven Acoustics Laboratory (transmission suite, reverberation chamber, anechoic chamber) and to extensive computational resources. The successful candidate will be encouraged to present his or her research at international conferences and he or she can benefit from our strong international research network. Besides the main research activities, the successful candidate will also co-supervise MSc and PhD students, and act as a teaching assistant for one or more courses related to structural mechanics and/or acoustics. The Civil Engineering Department is located centrally in Europe in a scenic setting, next to the Arenberg Castle at the outskirts of Leuven. The position is available from 1 October 2017 onwards and the total duration is 3 years.

Interested?

Applications should include (1) a motivation letter (max. 2 pages) describing the applicant’s motivation for this particular position and how the position fits into the career plans of the applicant, (2) a full cv showing how the applicant’s profile fits the requirements, (3) a publcation list, (4) a complete transcript of records, (5) a proof of proficiency in English or Dutch (TOEFL/IELTS certificate or native speaker) and (6) an electronic copy of the PhD thesis (or 2 papers, if the PhD has not been obtained yet). For more information please contact Prof. Edwin Reynders (tel.: +32 16 32 16 77, email: edwin.reynders@bwk.kuleuven.be).

You can apply for this job no later than August 15, 2017 via the online application tool

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20 Июл

Postdoctoral vacancy (3 years) on thermography-based NDT techniques for composite inspection

Postdoctoral vacancy (3 years) on thermography-based NDT techniques for composite inspection

The aim of this project is to develop robust NDT (NonDestructive Testing) methods that can detect defects in composite parts that are produced with state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques, ranging from autoclave production in aerospace industry up till high-volume production techniques in automotive sector. There is a very strong need for such NDT methods, because although ultrasound inspection is considered to be the most accurate NDT technique today, it still suffers from many limitations :

    • it is slow, because it is a point-wise measurement (in reflection or transmission) and inspection times of 15 minutes up to a few hours are very common for larger composite parts,
    • the robot that mounts the ultrasound sensor (or phased array) needs to be programmed to obtain an optimized scanning path for every composite part, and for larger parts, this can take a few weeks of programming,
    • hidden defects (e.g. in skin-stringer connections or in internal stiffeners) are also for ultrasound a big challenge,
    • parts with complex geometry and sharp corners are difficult to handle for ultrasound, and are still inspected manually. Also sandwich panels are difficult to inspect due to the large scattering of the waves.

These considerations led to the conception of this project proposal. The general goal is to develop novel NDT techniques that can detect defects in composite parts with industrial complexity, and this within a limited inspection time so that inspection of composite components in volume production becomes feasible. Corresponding numerical models will be developed to support the development of the NDT techniques and to interpret the NDT data. Three classes of NDT techniques are investigated: (i) high frequency vibration techniques (Local Defect Resonance) (see PhD vacancy above), (ii) vibro-acoustic methods and (iii) thermal imaging methods.

Our research group UGent-MMS is coordinator of this project. Other research partners are KULeuven-PMA and VUB-MeMC in Belgium. The project has an Industrial Advisory Board, consisting of a wide range of companies (Siemens, Honda, Sabca, Engie Labs, Eddy Merckx Cycles, Optomet). The postdoctoral researcher in UGent-MMS will focus on the thermography-based techniques and develop a robust NDT method that can be applied to composite components with a complex geometry, by combining thermographic methods with calibration by numerical simulations. He/she will also focus on the development and interaction of appropriate hardware, data-acquisition and software to set-up an inspection system that can be transferred to an industrial environment. A high-end lockin thermography system is currently being purchased for this project. The research group has also a wide expertise in NDT methods and mechanical characterization of composites.

Only candidates with a PhD degree should apply. The candidate should have a strong background in thermography (proved by PhD thesis or other experience), preferably combined with knowledge of composite materials and finite element simulations.

Contact person ?

The responsible person at Ghent University is Prof. Wim VAN PAEPEGEM. He has 15 years of experience in mechanics of composites and finite element simulations. More information on the achievements of the research group can be found on http://www.composites.ugent.be/.

Who do we look for ?

  • you are interested in research and have obtained a Master and/or PhD degree,
  • you are interested to interact and collaborate closely with the industrial partners during the research period,
  • you have an education in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computational Mechanics, or similar,
  • you are familiar with mechanics of materials and computational techniques,
  • former experience with advanced computational mechanics is an advantage,
  • mastering the Dutch language is not a prerequisite, but a good knowledge of English writing and speaking is absolutely required.

What do we offer ?

  • you will be working in a dynamic environment. Our group has expanded quite fast the last few years and currently, 10 postdoc’s and 19 PhD students are working in our group. Besides, 18 PhD students have successfully obtained their PhD degree in the last five years,
  • we have extensive experimental and numerical facilities. You will have access to several Linux workstations and a high performance computing cluster to run finite element simulations on 2000+ cores,
  • we have good contacts with the regional composite industry and regional universities, so you will come into contact with industrial applications of composites and related research in other universities,
  • you will get the chance to attend international conferences (e.g. ECCM, ICCM,…) and to present papers on these conferences. For those who are interested, an international exchange with another university is possible. As publications are increasingly important (also for your career afterwards), you are encouraged to publish your results not only on international conferences, but also in peer-reviewed international journals,
  • you will have a personal laptop and a private workspace. All PhD students and staff have their office in the same wing of the building. The laboratories are separate in another wing of the same building,
  • if you are just graduated, your net income is about 1850 EUR per month. That is the amount of money that is deposited on your bank account every month. If you have a dependent wife and/or children, the salary is raised. Also seniority can be taken into account if you can show former relevant experience,
  • the cost for the PhD study itself is very limited. Our education system is very different from for example the system in the United Kingdom. When you start your PhD study, you pay a once-only tuition fee of 290 EUR, and the rest of your study is free of charge,
  • the university offers compensations for public transport (train) and bicycle. The work location can be reached easily by public transport (train and tram/bus),
  • a hospitalization insurance policy can be concluded,
  • there are a lot of sport accommodations and other benefits (reductions on computer purchase, internet connection, fitness,…) for university personnel,
  • there are specific organizations for the international student community in Gent. There are ISAG (International Students Association Ghent) and ESN (European Students Network). They are quite active in organizing all sorts of events (Student Unions and Societies for international students).
    Recently, a «China platform» and «India platform» have been founded for the benefit of Chinese and Indian students at Ghent University (see China platform and India Platform).

How to apply ?

  • you write a detailed Curriculum Vitae in Dutch or English, containing:
    • your personal details (name, address, date of birth, nationality,…)
    • your education, subject of master thesis and degrees
    • your work experience (previous jobs)
    • additional skills (finite element software, programming languages, communication skills, …)
    • mastered languages (Dutch, English, French)
    • references (previous projects in the domain, published papers,…)
  • you send the C.V. by post or e-mail to the following person:
    Prof. Wim VAN PAEPEGEM
    Ghent University
    Mechanics of Materials and Structures
    Technologiepark-Zwijnaarde 903
    9052 Zwijnaarde
    Belgium
    Tel.: +32-(0)9-331.04.32
    Fax: +32-(0)9-264.58.33
    E-mail: Wim.VanPaepegem@UGent.be

Additional information ?

  • you can freely download our research brochure. This PDF-document contains a lot of pictures and impressions of our research activities. You can find it on the webpage http://www.composites.ugent.be/ftp/brochure_UGent_MMS.pdf
  • you can contact Prof. Wim VAN PAEPEGEM for any additional information, either by phone or e-mail or a personal appointment.
19 Июл

Scientific Co-worker Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion Berlin, Germany

Scientific Co-worker

Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion

Berlin, Germany

Your tasks

  • Characterization study of industrially applied ammonia synthesis catalysts and model catalysts for ammonia synthesis;
  • Conceptual and content-related planning and development of the characterization study;
  • Selection of the suited characterization techniques like e.g. XRD, Moessbauer spectroscopy, electron microscopy, etc.;
  • Scientific support of steady state and transient kinetic investigation (TPR, TPO, and TPD) of the ammonia synthesis catalysts;
  • Information and communication within the project;
  • Reports to the scientific leader of the Catalytic Technology group in Mülheim an der Ruhr;
  • Literature review.

Your profile

  • PhD degree in natural science or engineering with focus on chemistry or chemical technology;
  • Experience in the characterization of heterogeneous catalysts;
  • Preferentially, relevant professional experience in the field of chemistry;
  • Experience in the field of ammonia synthesis is advantageous;
  • Preferentially, experience in steady state and transient kinetic experiments and their simulation;
  • Readiness for frequent business travels, especially to the Ruhr-area to Mülheim;
  • Self-confident manner when dealing with co-workers, customers, and partners;
  • Scientific mode of expression while speaking and writing in English and, preferentially, in German.

http://www.eurosciencejobs.com/job_display/131513/Scientific_Co_worker_Max_Planck_Institute_for_Chemical_Energy_Conversion_Berlin_Germany

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