Post-doctoral researcher in Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry Ghent University, Department of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry Belgium

Post-doctoral researcher


Last application date
Feb 28, 2019 23:59


Department
WE07 - Department of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry


Contract
Limited duration


Degree
Doctor of Science: Chemistry


Occupancy rate
100%


Vacancy Type
Research staff

 

Job description

The post-doctoral researcher will contribute in a large research project RELFICOM ‘Reliability of fibre-reinforced composites: materials design and variability’, part of the program NANOFORCE ‘Next generation nano-engineered polymer hybrids‘, that is funded by the Flemish funding organization SIM (Strategic Initiative Materials – http://www.sim-flanders.be/). This project addresses the reliability of fibre-reinforced composites, through improved material design and through better understanding and controlling variability. This will lead to reductions in safety factors, and hence lighter and safer composite structures. The researcher will focus on aspects of improved recyclability of composites by using/developing fibre-reinforced filaments and pellets in 3D printing and electrospinning based on recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET). The candidate should have a strong background in materials (mechanics, chemistry, chemical and mechanical characterization).

 

Profile of the candidate

  • Chemist (MSc) or equivalent degree (engineer, etc.), with strong affinity for polymers, composites and polymer processing

  • Strong communication skills (English)

  • Very good writing skills (English)

  • Ability to rigorously design, accurately perform and analyse experiments

  • Hands-on mentality

  • Excellence in project management, independent reporting and article writing

  • Experience with supervision of Master and/or PhD students

 

How to apply

Your application should contain:

  • A motivation letter with a concise statement of the reason for applying including an explanation why you want to do research

  • A curriculum vitae in English

  • The title and abstract of your PhD thesis

  • A proof of proficiency in English (TOEFL or IETLS certificate) for non-Dutch speaking applicants

  • Contact details (name, affiliation, phone number and e-mail address) of two persons who can provide a reference on our request

 

You send the C.V. by e-mail to the following person: sandra.vanvlierberghe@ugent.be


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