Experimental activities and monitoring related to mechanics and durability of photovoltaic modules and their components

1 Post Doctoral Fellow position

Fields:
Mechanical testing, Scanning electron microscopy, Profilometry, Thermography, Digital image correlation
Activity:
Participation in the ERC Starting Grant CA2PVM research activities related to thermomechanical testing of brittle and ductile materials using multi-resolution (multi-scale) experimental methods. More specifically, activities regard: mechanical testing of samples inside a scanning electron microscope; surface roughness measurement with a confocal profilometer; strength and fracture mechanics testing of components; digital thermography; processing of experimental images according to the digital image correlation technique; realization of specimens and new experimental setups, when necessary; infrared monitoring of photovoltaic modules in the field.
Formal requirements:
PhD in Materials Science, or related area, or a four or five year undergraduate degree in a related field if the PhD is expected to be earned by the date of appointment. An excellent level of both written and spoken English is mandatory.
Specific requirements:
The applicant must show from his curriculum a capacity to perform experimental research in a laboratory for the characterization of materials and knowledge of infrared thermography for monitoring activities of photovoltaic modules in the field. Applicants must have a documented experience on the use of a scanning electron microscope (SEM). Research activities will regard: mechanical testing of samples inside a scanning electron microscope; roughness measurement with a confocal profilometer; strength and fracture mechanics testing of components; digital thermography; application of digital image correlation; infrared monitoring of photovoltaic modules in the field.
Research Area:
Computer Science and Applications
Research Unit:
MUSAM - Multi-scale Analysis of Materials
Duration:
up to the end of the ERC Grant
Full call:
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Director Decree Selection Committee:
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Official selection calendar:
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Preliminary shortlist:
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Interview:
September 24th, 2015 - Piazza San Francesco 19, Lucca
Final decree:
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Recruitment Program Principles and Standards

Selection procedure and criteria

Selection procedure conditions are transparent and are based on international standards.

Procedure

A Selection Committee, appointed by the Director, assesses all applications on the basis online application info and - if provided - reference letters.Shortlisted candidates, selected on the basis of the preliminary analysis, are invited for a research presentation at IMT. Travel expenses to Lucca for theresearch presentation interview will not be reimbursed.

Selection Criteria

The evaluation criteria are based on: Quality of research activity, including publications in peer-reviewed journals and references; Research organization experience and participation in international/national research projects and research periods in public and private institutions (academic and non-academic);Relevance of the candidate's profile for the development of IMT's research activities; Teaching, mentoring and supervision experience; Motivation; Excellent knowledge of English, both written and spoken; As well as any other requirements as specified in the advertisement.

Application

Apply ONLINE only.

Before starting prepare the application attachments and information as listed below.

Info

  • Personal info and contact info (compulsory)
  • Number of your Identity Document (Passport or Identity Card) (compulsory)
  • University degree (compulsory) and Ph.D. (obtained, or "ongoing")
  • Name, position, institution and email address of three referees (compulsory)
  • An email, with the appropriate instructions to upload the reference letters will be automatically generated and sent to your referees.

Attachments

  • Your CV in English (compulsory);
  • One research paper (published or working paper): compulsory.
    Shortlisted candidates will be asked to present this research paper in the final stage of the selection.

Contacts

researchers.opening@imtlucca.it