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PhD-position – Advanced mechanical and physical characterization of sustainable matrices for structural composites

AMADE research group
13/01/2023

Job Information

Organisation/Company
AMADE Research Group - University of Girona (Spain)
Department
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Construction
Research Field
Engineering » Aerospace engineering
Engineering
Engineering » Industrial engineering
Engineering » Materials engineering
Engineering » Mechanical engineering
Researcher Profile
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Country
Spain
Application Deadline
Type of Contract
Temporary
Job Status
Full-time
Hours Per Week
40
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
HE
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?
No

Offer Description

The Analysis and Advanced Materials for Structural Design (AMADE) research group in University of Girona is looking for candidates to fulfill a PhD position in the field of materials’ engineering and/or mechanical engineering. The open position is within the frame of a project funded by the Horizon Europe program and the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.

The current increased awareness towards the environmental harm associated with synthetic fibers and matrices of traditional fibre reinforced composites has led to the exploration of sustainable constituents (natural fibers and recyclable or bio-based matrices), which are eco-friendlier than their counterparts. The PhD student will participate in a thorough characterization of resins, bio-based and vitrimers currently under development by associated partners, so that to assess their suitability as matrices for structural composites. Advanced mechanical properties as stress relaxation, creep, fatigue endurance, fracture toughness, self-healing, etc. will be explored and in some cases the underlying methodology developed. Physical properties as curing shrinkage, thermal dimensional stability or curing kinetics will also be explored in detail. Finally, the student will prepare and characterize hybrid composites using natural fibres and recycled carbon fibres using the best performant matrices.

We are seeking highly motivated candidates with a master’s in materials’ engineering, mechanical engineering or similar, specifically attracted to perform experimental rather than numerical or simulation, who are interested in conducting their PhD in a dynamic and highly international frame.

Requirements

Research Field
Engineering
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent
Skills/Qualifications

Applicants will have already received the appropriate qualification (Master Degree) allowing the applicant to commence a PhD, before employment. MSc in material engineering, mechanical mechanics, aerospace engineering, and related disciplines, are preferred. 

Languages
ENGLISH
Level
Excellent
Internal Application form(s) needed
Guide Declaration of Equivalence.pdf
English
(185 KB - PDF)
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Additional Information

Benefits

We offer:
• Interesting and challenging environment with highly motivated colleagues.
• To develop a PhD Degree in an international and motivating research group.
• To involve in European projects. 

Selection process

Candidates should fulfill the form available at https://forms.gle/i2Mz99Wy639Nes466 enclosing the following documentation:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal academic transcript of the completed Bachelor’s degree
  • Personal academic transcript of the completed Master’s degree
  • Grades equivalence document for university studies completed in non-Spanish universities. This document can be obtained from the ‘Ministerio de Educación’: https://www.educacionyfp.gob.es/servicios-al-ciudadano/catalogo/gestion… 

Work Location(s)

Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
Universitat de Girona
Country
Spain
State/Province
Girona
City
Girona
Postal Code
17003
Street
C/ Universitat de Girona 4, Polytechnic School, P-II, Campus Montilivi, Universitat de Girona, Girona, Spain
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Where to apply

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Contact

State/Province
Catalonia
City
Girona
Street
C/ Universitat de Girona 4, Polytechnic School, P-II, Campus Montilivi, Universitat de Girona, Girona, Spain
Postal Code
17003
E-Mail
talent.amade@udg.edu