Vacancy related to Safety and interactions 2D TMD. @ICCRAM_UBU
Under the framework of H2020-MSCA-ITN-2016-SOLUTION-GA-721642, a research and training program for 14 Early Stage Researchers (ESR) pursuing their PhD in various disciplines covering the broadly defined area of solid lubricant coatings is provided. The research and training activities of SOLUTION will involve 14 individual research projects. An ESR will be hired for 3 (three) years by one of the host institutions and enrolled in a PhD program.
The project combines theoretical approaches represented by advanced nanoscale simulations, laboratory design and fabrication of novel solid lubricants supported by simulations, and the up-scaling of promising solutions and their application in selected emerging engineering applications. SOLUTION will link industries from various areas dealing with similar issues through intensive training and knowledge sharing. Three topics driven by industrial partners have been selected to demonstrate the added value of simultaneous development and training. The use of modern solid lubricants underlines the transformation of industry towards smart design, which is based on predictive models and cross-communication throughout the entire production chain.
Fellows supported by the project will have a unique opportunity to gain competence ranging from simulation, characterization and processing, to industrial processes and entrepreneurship. Highly individualized multidisciplinary training reflecting actual market needs, together with scientific excellence, will generate an open-minded generation able to harvest multidisciplinary knowledge and to successfully face challenges represented by the design of competitive solid lubricants.
In particular, one of the two individual research projects developed in ICCRAM-Universidad de Burgos will evaluate and quantify the possible health and environmental risks of 2D TMD particles. The project also will study the interaction of TMD particles with biocompatible products in which lubrication may play a role like nanofibers (in cooperation with the company Nanofaber). Transversally the research project of the student will also analyse the interaction of TMD nanoparticles with supercritical fluids (playing a key role in industry and food technology). Our training and research approach will be fully multidisciplinary, from standard OECD tests to biophysical methods (AFM-Raman/TERS, HR-TEM, AFM, Nano-DSC…).
Given that the positions are funded by the European Commission on a H2020-MSCA-ITN, eligibility restrictions apply:
• Experience: Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) shall, at the time of recruitment by the host organisation, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree. Full-time equivalent research experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree which would formally entitle him or her to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited.
• Mobility rule: at the time of recruitment by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.
• Each ESR will be supported by the project for a maximum of 36 months.
• All ESRs will take part in a secondment to another project partner for up to 30% of their appointment period (see below).
• Mobility Allowances and Family Allowances (dependant on family circumstances) are payable to ESRs.
• Secondments: At least two secondments of 2 months each to the collaborating partners will be organised during the project.
Experience and interest in the following will be positively valued:
• Hold a university Degree in Bio/Chemistry, Cellular Biology, Biology, Environmental Science or equivalent discipline with an excellent record.
• Previous experience in research. Presentations on Congresses or publications on the field of the present vacancy.
• For this position it is compulsory to have proven previous lab-skills like Advanced cell biology techniques; Cell culture, molecular technology, cell biology and proteomics/ genomics; Microscopy Techniques: AFM-Raman/TERS, HR-TEM, AFM, Nano-DSC. Instrument skills.
• Capacity to work as a member of a team, flexibility, total availability and high motivation to do international stays.
• High motivation on scientific research.
• A 3-year EU-funded inter-disciplinary position which is available at the University of Burgos-ICCRAM.
• Salary: This position is funded by a Marie Curie Initial Training Network initiative. Salary includes a living allowance, adjusted for location and a € 600 mobility allowance. An additional € 500 family allowance may be payable depending on circumstances.
The successful candidates will benefit from a wide-ranging training programme featuring local, network-wide, and external activities with many opportunities for travel to the other European partners in the network. In addition to top-level specific scientific training in the disciplines, techniques and topics investigated at each node, such programme will include (but is not limited to) attendance to international schools, exchanges and secondments to other nodes, specific training on transferable skills, and in particular courses on scientific communication (e.g. scientific writing for publications, and presentation skills) and specific training on intellectual property rights (IPR) protection.
HOW TO APPLY?
You can either send your CV, academic records and motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline to receive the applications is 22/06/2017.
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