19/06/2019
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Characterization of cohesive industrial powders during different process steps (CALIPER ESR13)

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    UTC
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EngineeringChemical engineering
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    30/09/2019 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    France › Compiègne
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/11/2019
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    812638

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.

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Chemistry: Master Degree or equivalent
    Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent
    Physics: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent
    FRENCH: Basic

Skills/Qualifications

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.

Specific Requirements

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.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
UTC
France
Compiègne
60200
Rue Roger Coutollenc

EURAXESS offer ID: 418911

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