SHORT DESCRIPTION

Predoctoral contract funded by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities in combinatorial processing and high-throughput characterization techniques for the discovery of new materials.


OTHER DETAILS

Ref. num. FPI_JM_RA02

Research assistant (PhD student) in combinatorial processing and high-throughput characterization techniques for the discovery of new materials


IMDEA Materials Institute is a public research organization founded in 2007 by Madrid’s regional government to carry out research of excellence in Material Science and Engineering by attracting talent from all over the world to work in an international and multidisciplinary environment. IMDEA Materials has grown rapidly since its foundation and currently includes more than 120 researchers from 17 nationalities and has become one of the leading research centers in materials in Europe which has received the María de Maeztu seal of excellence from the Spanish government. The research activities have been focused in the areas of materials for transport, energy, and health-care and the Institute has state-of-the-art facilities for processing, characterization and simulation of advanced materials. More information can be found at https://materials.imdea.org/

DESCRIPTION

Acceleration of the discovery of new materials can be achieved by the application of combinatorial processing and high-throughput characterization techniques. This strategy has not been widely applied in structural materials by the lack of high-throughput mechanical testing techniques with the required spatial resolution, which have been recently developed by the Micro and Nanomechanics group of the Institute.

The candidate is expected to benefit from these novel high-throughput mechanical characterization capabilities for the fast discovery of new materials that did not exist before. They include, for instance, the identification of replacements for toxic alloying elements for biomedical applications or strategic materials (rare earths) for structural applications.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Master's Degree in Materials/Mechanical Engineering, Physics or equivalent with an excellent academic record.
  • To be in a position to be admitted in a Ph.D. program in the academic year 2021/2022
  • The candidate will apply for the Predoctoral contract at the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities following the procedure described in the call (http://www.ciencia.gob.es/portal/site/MICINN/).
  • The candidate must have a digital signature to apply.

CONDITIONS

Full-time contract with Social Security coverage for four years according to the conditions published in the call from the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities (BOE, 246, October 12th 2008, pages 55398 to 55400)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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