26/05/2017
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

ESR6 (PhD) - "Coupling of slag infiltration and resulting mechanical property changes" in MSCA ITN-ETN ATHOR (Advanced THermomechanical multiscale mOdelling of Refractory Linings)

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    RWTH Aachen University
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EngineeringMaterials engineering
    EngineeringMechanical engineering
    PhysicsApplied physics
    PhysicsChemical physics
    PhysicsClassical mechanics
    PhysicsCondensed matter properties
    PhysicsMetrology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    09/04/2018 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Germany › Aachen
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/05/2018
  • 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:

7 Industrial Partners:

For details about this ETN-ATHOR project and the 15 ESR (PhD) subjects:

https://ucloud.unilim.fr/public/etn-athor-esr06-open-phd-position-pdf

 

For details about this ESR (PhD) position:

ESR6 (PhD) - Coupling of slag infiltration and resulting mechanical property changes

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 local representative of ATHOR project Dr. Tonnesen or Chair of RSPC of ATHOR Dr. Madej or General Coordinator Pr. Huger

 

Key dates for the recruitment procedure

  • 08/04/2018: Deadline for application on ESR 6 position

 

Additional comments

08/04/2018: Deadline for application for ESR 6 position

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)
1 position(s) available at
University RWTH of Aachen
Germany
Aachen
52062
Templergraben 55

EURAXESS offer ID: 220371