01/02/2018

Postdoc, thermoelectric materials, employment contract up to 2 years,TEAM-TECH project

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    The Institute of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Chemistry
    Physics
    Technology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    12/04/2019 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Poland › Krakow
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/05/2019
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    TEAM-TECH0076

The competition for the postdoc position at Institute of The Advanced Manufacturing Technology is opened. The project leader is Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Wojciechowski

Project title: New approach to development of efficient materials for direct conversion of heat into electricity

  • expected gross monthly salary 9000 - 12 000 PLN (~2150 - ~2850 EUR)

Project is carried out within the TEAM-TECH programme of the Foundation for Polish Science

The aim of the project is the development of new thermoelectric materials and prototypical highly-efficient thermoelectric modules. The project is based on a new paradigm of abandonment of the commonly pursued goal of beating the records of the maximum value of thermoelectric figure of merit parameter ZTmax. Instead, this project concentrates on searching for new paths for development of thermoelectric materials with maximum averaged value of ZTaver over a wide temperature range.

In this project two original conceptions are presented: a) of gradient thermoelectric materials with controlled both Fermi level and band-gap (Double-Tuned Functionally Graded Thermoelectric Materials DT-FGTM) and b) of composite materials with Attuned Electronic Structure and Mismatched Phonon Structure (AES-MPS conception).

The project will be carried out by a interdisciplinary team consisting of PhD students and post-doc scientists (from the fields of chemistry, physics and materials science), specializing in theoretical calculations of electronic structure, heat transport modeling, base thermoelectric materials synthesis and construction of modules for thermoelectric generators. Strong scientific institutes: Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids (Dresden, Germany), Institute of Pulsed Power Science of Kumamoto University (Kumamoto, Japan), Department of Physics of Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore, India) as well as National Synchrotron Radiation Centre SOLARIS (Cracow, Poland) are partners in the project.

Benefits

  • Possibility of scientific development
  • Interesting work in a dynamic, international team
  • Scientific collaboration with prestigious research centers from all over the world
  • Possibility of cooperation with industry

Eligibility criteria

Candidate should submit the following documents to Instytut Zaawansowanych Technologii Wytwarzania, ul. Wroclawska 37a, 30-011 Kraków, bud.F., pok. 206 or by e-mail to Krzysztof.Wojciechowski@ios.krakow.pl:

  1. Motivation letter
  2. CV
  3. List of papers
  4. Reference letters (at least 2)
  5. Certificate of English language skills
  6. PhD diploma (Ph.D. received no earlier than January 1st 2013)
  7. PhD thesis (only at interview)

Documents 4-7 must be either original or certified true copies.

Please include in your offer the statement:

“I hereby give consent for my personal data included in my job application to be processed for the purposes of the recruitment process under the Personal Data Protection Act as of 29 August 1997, consolidated text: Journal of Laws 2016, item 922 as amended.”

 

Selection process

The selection is conducted in 2-stage process:

1.) Evaluation of applications and selection of candidates fulfilling eligibility criteria (till April 12, 2019)

2.) Interview at place  or by the Internet (April 15, 2019)

Additional comments

Candidate should submit the following documents to Instytut Zaawansowanych Technologii Wytwarzania, ul. Wroclawska 37a, 30-011 Kraków, bud.F., pok. 215 or by e-mail to ios@ios.krakow.pl:

  1. Motivation letter
  2. CV
  3. List of papers
  4. Reference letters (at least 2)
  5. Certificate of English language skills
  6. PhD diploma (Ph.D. received no earlier than January 1st 2013)
  7. PhD thesis (only at interview)

Documents 4-7 must be either original or certified true copies.

Please include in your offer:

“I hereby give consent for my personal data included in my job application to be processed for the purposes of the recruitment process under the Personal Data Protection Act as of 29 August 1997, consolidated text: Journal of Laws 2016, item 922 as amended.”

 

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Chemistry
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Technology
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Physics
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Chemistry: PhD or equivalent
    Technology: PhD or equivalent
    Physics: PhD or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

  1. PhD in physics,  chemistry or materials science (Ph.D. received no earlier than January 1st 2013)
  2. Experience in preparation of intermetallic compounds
  3. The ability of independent problem solving
  4. The ability to work in a team
  5. Excellent English skills

 

Specific Requirements

  1. Synthesis of thermoelectric materials
  2. Characterization of structural and transport properties
  3. Research on correlation between electronic and transport properties
  4. Construction of prototypical thermoelectric modules

 

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
The Institute of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Poland
Krakow
30-011
ul. Wroclawska 37a

EURAXESS offer ID: 276993

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