Multi-scale testing and simulation of materials and surfaces
1 Post Doctoral Fellow position
(Deadline November 15th, 2017 12:00 Italian time - mezzogiorno ora italiana)
Experimental mechanics; Material testing; Materials science and enginnering
Experimental testing of materials and surfaces and interpretation of experimental results using the MUSAM-Lab facilities. Activities will focus both on fundamental and applied research, also in relation to the mission of technology transfer towards external companies. Moreover, a collaboration to the supervision of PhD students and a contribution to the PhD programmes of IMT might be requested
Prospective applicants should hold a doctoral degree in Materials Science and Engineering or related areas. The applicant must show from his curriculum and list of publications a capacity to carry out experimental research in the laboratory for the characterization of mechanical properties of materials and surfaces using the following equipment available in the MUSAM-Lab, such as: scanning electron microscope equipped with a tensile stage for in situ mechanical testing; confocal profilometer for surface roughness characterization; universal testing machine for strength and fracture mechanics testing of materials and structural components; thermal infra-red and electroluminescence cameras for photovoltaic modules. Experience also in modelling, simulation and statistical methods, for the interpretation of experimental results, willbe a preferential requirement
- Formal requirements:
Degree of doctor of philosophy in Materials Science and Engineering, or related areas, compulsory for the admission to the selection. Excellent knowledge of English, both written and spoken.
- Specific requirements:
Experience in experimental testing in the laboratory as independent user with the following equipments: scanning electron microscope equipped with a tensile stage; confocal profilometer; universal testing machine; thermal infra-red and electroluminescence cameras. Experience also in modelling, simulation and statistical methods, for the interpretation of experimental results, will be a preferential requirement.
- Research Area:
- Computer Science and Systems Engineering
- Research Unit:
- MUSAM - Multi-scale Analysis of Materials
- Type of contract:
- Assegno di ricerca
- Gross remuneration:
Selection procedure and criteria
Selection procedure conditions are transparent and are based on international standards.
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 the research presentation interview will not be reimbursed.
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.
Apply ONLINE only.
Before starting prepare the application attachments and information as listed below.
- 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.
- 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.