RESEARCH FIELDEngineering › Chemical engineering
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE30/09/2019 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONFrance › Compiègne
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40
OFFER STARTING DATE01/11/2019
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER812638
We are looking for an Early Stage Researcher (PhD student) starting between September 2019 and December 2019.
For this position your host organisation will be the Laboratory for Integrated Transformation of Renewable Matter ‘TIMR’ (https://www.utc.fr/timr/) at Université de Technologie de Compiègne in France. You will be given the opportunity to work with BASF, Germany, DCS, Austria, ESPCI, Paris and a network of international partners in the context of the EC-funded Horizon 2020 “Marie Curie” MSCA Innovative Training Network (ITN) “CALIPER” (caliper-itn.eu). Caliper aims to gain a deeper understanding of the mechanics of granular materials and suspensions by merging DEM approaches with the latest developments in the field of three dimensional imaging.
Please proceed via UTC's online interface (see below) to submit your candidature.
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELChemistry: Master Degree or equivalentEngineering: Master Degree or equivalentPhysics: Master Degree or equivalent
REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: ExcellentFRENCH: Basic
Skills we are looking for
We are looking for outstanding candidates with the ability to excel in research. The candidates must be eager to learn and gain new experience - as well as French! Specific skills needed for the position are:
• Physics, physical chemistry or engineering background: you are holding a master’s degree in (fluid) mechanics, process engineering, chemical engineering, (technical) physics, particle technology or similar. You should have a basic understanding of granular materials and suspensions.
• Modeling and simulation expertise: You should bring a strong interest in modelling at the particle scale and of fluids, and you should have a first experience with numerical simulations. Ideally, you are already a user of Discrete Element Method-based or CFD-DEM-based simulators such as LIGGGHTS®, CFDEM® or OpenFOAM® or are eager to discover them, and have already used IGOR and / or minitab.
• Software and programming background: you have at least basic programming skills in C/C++, and you should be open to use a Linux-based operating systems, as well as computing clusters. Advanced skills in Matlab/octave or Python is a strong plus.
• Personality and ability to communicate: you should have a goal-oriented and well-organized personality, you should have the capability to learn rapidly and sustainably, and you should be able to communicate very effectively using English as a language. You should be happy to learn basic French in order to make most of your about 30 months life in France.
As the project is funded within the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), researchers can be of any nationality but need to demonstrate transnational mobility. To be eligible applicants must satisfy the requirements that apply to all Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early Stage Researchers, therefore on the date of appointment (their start date) applicants:
- must not have more than 4 years of research experience.
- must not hold a PhD.
- must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work or study) in the country where the post is based for more than 12 months in the previous 36 months.
- Applicants must be available to start the PhD in September-December 2019.
- To enroll in the local graduate school, applicants must (soon) be in possession of their Master’s degree or equivalent/postgraduate degree.
EURAXESS offer ID: 418911
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