26/05/2017
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

15 ESR (PhD) positions in MSCA ITN-ETN ATHOR (Advanced THermomechanical multiscale mOdelling of Refractory Linings)

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    SPCTS - UMR CNRS 7315 - University of Limoges,
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EngineeringMaterials engineering
    EngineeringMechanical engineering
    EngineeringSimulation engineering
    PhysicsApplied physics
    PhysicsChemical physics
    PhysicsClassical mechanics
    PhysicsComputational physics
    PhysicsCondensed matter properties
    PhysicsMetrology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    23/07/2017 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Multiple locations, see work locations below.
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    02/10/2017
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    764987

We are looking for a dedicated and highly motivated Early Stage Researcher (ESR), who will join our team to craft the future of ceramic materials and large structures for high temperature industrial applications

ATHOR description (4 years ETN project starting in October 2017)

Refractories are heat-resistant materials used as inner linings of high temperature furnaces, reactors and processing units. ATHOR (Advanced THermomechanical multiscale mOdeling of Refractory linings) is an innovative, collaborative and interdisciplinary project that brings together 6 academic beneficiaries and 8 private partners. The main objective is to develop high-end engineering technologies in material engineering and numerical simulations thanks to an intensive cooperation between academia, raw materials suppliers, refractory producers and end-users. Starting from material characterization, all significant properties will be investigated, including fracture behaviour, tension and compression creep behaviour, corrosion and thermal shock resistance. The interdisciplinary aspects will be addressed thanks to a multiscale approach looking at the influences of micro-, meso- and macro-characteristics on each other. To conduct their research and interlink the different topics, the 15 recruited researchers will take advantage of the most sophisticated numerical tools to model, design and predict the life of different lining configurations in critical operation conditions. The ATHOR network is deeply committed to provide a combination of research and training activities which will support and enlarge the initiative of the Federation for International Refractory Research and Education (FIRE).

Keywords : Refractory, Thermomechanical Modelling, Thermomechanical Characterization, Micro-mechanical Modelling, Corrosion, Thermal Fatigue, Slag Infiltration, Fracture Mechanics, Creep, Refractory Masonries.

 

6 Academic Poles:

8 Industrial Partners:

For details about this ETN-ATHOR project and the 15 ESR (PhD) positions we are looking for...
https://ucloud.unilim.fr/public/etn-athor_project_and_esrs_recruitment_procedure.pdf

 

For details about each ESR (PhD)...
ESR1 (PhD) - Thermo-physical properties characterisation of insulating materials and joints
ESR2 (PhD) - Mechanical characterisation of refractory materials
ESR3 (PhD) - Micro-mechanical approach with the discrete element method
ESR4 (PhD) - Influence of corrosive medium on microstructure evolution
ESR5 (PhD) - Monitoring of gradual fatigue due to thermal cycling
ESR6 (PhD) - Coupling of slag infiltration and resulting mechanical property changes
ESR7 (PhD) - Microstructural impact on the thermal transfer of different lining concepts
ESR8 (PhD) - Identification of fracture mechanisms for ordinary refractories on a microscale
ESR9 (PhD) - Primary and secondary creep behaviour of refractories
ESR10 (PhD) - Nonlinear thermomechanical modelling of refractory masonry linings
ESR11 (PhD) - Experimental thermomechanical characterization of refractory masonry
ESR12 (PhD) - Influence of corrosion on thermomechanical linings behaviour
ESR13 (PhD) - Computational strategies for masonry structures subjected to high temperatures
ESR14 (PhD) - Thermomechanical modelling of industrial linings
ESR15 (PhD) - Validation of thermomechanical models of refractory masonry in industrial full-scale

 

Benefits

Original research projects, within a Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (Project 764987)

Visit other network partners during secondments

Participate in worldwide training workshops and transfers between research teams within the FIRE network

Very attractive fellowships

Excellent opportunities to enhance your career prospects

Eligibility criteria

Early-stage researchers (ESR) are those who are, at the time of recruitment by the host, in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which formally entitles them to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate was envisaged. That means typically, for European (or Worldwide) applicants, in the first four years after their master degree.

Conditions of international mobility of researchers: Researchers are required to undertake trans-national mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up the appointment. At the time of selection 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 their recruitment. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account.

English language: Network fellows (ESRs) must demonstrate that their ability to understand and express themselves in both written and spoken English is sufficiently high for them to derive the full benefit from the network training.

Selection process

The application should contain the following documents:

  • ETN-ATHOR ESR Application Form to be filled
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter: Refer to ETN-ATHOR project and ESRs Recruitment procedure, indicate clearly the ESR positions to which you are applying with your order of priority (maximum of three). Argue your motivation to apply for these specific ESR position(s). Discuss in bullets your skills which are specifically adapted to the chosen topic, and provide supporting evidence to your arguments.
  • Certificate of Master’s Degree (or equivalent) with transcripts of records
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Recommendation letter(s) from previous supervisors or employers
  • List of publications, if applicable
  • Work experience certificates, if applicable
  • Manuscripts of the listed publications, if applicable

Send your application materials to General Coordinator, Deputy Coordinator and Chair of RSPC of ATHOR

General Coordinator of ATHOR

Prof. Marc HUGER

Laboratoire Science des Procédés

Céramiques et de Traitements de Surface

UMR CNRS 7315 - SPCTS

CENTRE EUROPÉEN de la CERAMIQUE (CEC)

12 rue Atlantis

87068 LIMOGES Cedex - France

Tel +33 5 87 50 25 56

@: marc.huger@unilim.fr

URL: www.unilim.fr/pages_perso/marc.huger

Deputy Coordinator

Dr. Eric Blond

Polytech Orléans

(Site Léonard de Vinci)

Laboratoire PRISME (EA 4229)

8 rue Léonard de Vinci

45072 Orléans Cedex 2 - France

Tel +33 2 38 49 43 58

@: eric.blond@univ-orleans.fr

Chair of Recruitment and

Skill Progress Committee (RSPC)

Dr. Eng. Dominika Madej

AGH University of Science and Technology

Faculty of Materials Science and Ceramics

Department of Ceramics and Refractories

al. A. Mickiewicza 30

30-059 Krakow, Poland

Tel +48 12 617 40 04

@: dmadej@agh.edu.pl

The Recruitment and Skill Progress Committee (RSPC) establishes well-defined recruitment criteria to be used by all partners and ensure fairness of selection, in accordance with the Charter & Code for researchers. The pre and final selection is made in a collective, open, transparent and merit-based process, led by the RSPC. The candidates apply for a maximum of three specific ESR projects and list their order of preference. The supervisors provide the names of their preferred candidates to the RSPC, which in turn produces a short list of candidates. As such, a maximum of 30 fellows will be invited to the Recruitment Event (in September 2017) during which each preselected candidate will have to give a presentation and will be interviewed by the RSPC. All preselection and final recruitment will be in line with the European Charter for Researchers. The recruitment strategy of ATHOR fully complies with the Code of Conduct definition of merit. 

Key dates for the recruitment procedure

  • 26/05/2017: Communication starting point for ESR recruitment
  • 23/07/2017: Deadline for application on ESR positions
  • 28/07/2017: Communication of short list of preselected candidates
  • 12/09/2017: Interview of preselected candidates
  • 01/10/2017: Official starting point of ATHOR

 

Web site for additional job details

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

Master level in:

  • Materials Science
  • Mechanical Engineering (with a specialization in materials)
  • Materials Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Applied Physics
  • Thermal Engineering
  • Chemical Technology

Specific Requirements

Early-stage researchers (ESR) are those who are, at the time of recruitment by the host, in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which formally entitles them to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate was envisaged. That means typically, for European (or Worldwide) applicants, in the first four years after their master degree.

Conditions of international mobility of researchers: Researchers are required to undertake trans-national mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up the appointment. At the time of selection 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 their recruitment. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account.

English language: Network fellows (ESRs) must demonstrate that their ability to understand and express themselves in both written and spoken English is sufficiently high for them to derive the full benefit from the network training.

Work location(s)
3 position(s) available at
University of Limoges,
France
Limoges
87068
SPCTS
2 position(s) available at
University of Science and Technology / AGH of Krakow
Poland
Krakow
30-059
al. Mickiewicza 30
3 position(s) available at
University RWTH of Aachen
Germany
Aachen
52062
Templergraben 55
2 position(s) available at
University of Leoben / CoC
Austria
Leoben
8700
Franz Josef-Straße 18
2 position(s) available at
University of Orléans / PRISME
France
Orléans
45100
6 Avenue du Parc Floral
3 position(s) available at
University of Minho / ISISE
Portugal
Guimaraes
4800-058
Campus de Azurém

EURAXESS offer ID: 220371