10 MSCA Phd positions AIM-NEXT Project Grant Agreement No. 101119897

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 15 Jul 2024

10 May 2024
Job Information
Organisation/Company

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)- BarcelonaTECH
Research Field

Engineering » Materials engineering
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)
Country

Spain
Application Deadline

15 Jul 2024 - 00:00 (Europe/Madrid)
Type of Contract

Temporary
Job Status

Full-time
Offer Starting Date

1 Oct 2024
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

HE / MSCA
Reference Number

HORIZON-MSCA-2022-DN-01
Marie Curie Grant Agreement Number

101119897
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

No

Offer Description

The AIM-NEXT project (www.aimnext.eu ) arises from the common need of European academyand industry to educate and train the next generation of experts in the field of Accelerate thesustainable design and Insertion of hard Materials tools and components, manufactured using
 non-critical raw materials, for Next generation EXTreme applications. To address this need, a unique training and research programme has been developed involving a selection of some of the best European Universities in the field together with Worldwide leading Industrial Organisations covering fundamental elements of the product value chain in key industrial sectors: mining, manufacturing and construction engineering.

We are now looking for 10 highly motivated Doctoral Candidates (DCs) to work towards their PhDs in one of the following research projects:

DC1 Design of mining tool material using ICME-- KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) Stockholm, Sweden

DC2 Role of alloying elements and interfaces in the design of Co-free cermets Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) . Madrid, Spain

DC3 Additive manufacturing of hard materials by extrusion 3D printing  Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble - Université Grenoble Alpes (INP-UGA), Grenoble, France

DC4 Design-for-manufacturing of non- CRM superhard PcBN tool materialsElement Six Limited (E6) (PhD degree awarded by Lunds Universitet) Shannon, Ireland

DC5 In-process interaction as predictor of material performance in operation Lunds Universitet (Lund) Lund,
Sweden

DC6 Cemented carbides for highly corrosive environments Universidade de Aveiro (UA) Aveiro, Portugal

DC7 Controlled service-like contact loading tests for non-CRM hard materials and coatings Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) Barcelona, Spain

DC8 Damage tolerant design of cemented carbide tools and components exposed to erosion- and abrasion- wear service condition Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) Barcelona, Spain

DC9 Lifetime prediction under corrosion and oxidation damage in service-like conditions Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH) Aachen, Germany

DC10 Hybrid Digital Twin framework for the prediction of performance degradation of recycled hardmetal tools during machining Lunds Universitet (Lund) Lund, Sweden

 


Requirements
Research Field
Engineering » Materials engineering
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

Specific Requirements

DC1 project details

Title

Design of mining tool material using ICME

Recruiting Institution / Contact email

KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

([email protected] )

Publicity platform

 

Websites of both AIM-NEXT Consortium (www.aimnext.eu ) and KTH (https://www.kth.se/lediga-jobb?l=en ).

Location

Stockholm, Sweden

Project description

 

- Objectives: To explore the potential of the martensitic phase transformation e.g. TWIP or TRIP for rock drilling applications. This will be done by a combination of thermodynamic and kinetic modelling (ICME), experimental materials characterisation and testing approach.

- Expected results: Detailed knowledge of the mechanism of relevant phase transformations in the binder phase. A recipe for a new binder phase to be used alongside tungsten carbide. 

Secondments

 

Sandvik Mining and Construction Tools (Sandvik)

Hilti Aktiengesellschaft (Hilti)

Supervisors

- Academic: Annika Borgenstam and Joakim Odqvist (KTH)

- Industrial: Ida Borg, Susanne Norgren (Sandvik) and

Steven Moseley (Hilti)

PhD awarding entity

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Specific requirements for this position

Qualifications

 

- Master’s degree in Materials Science

- English proficency equivalent to English B/6, see

https://www.kth.se/en/studies/phd/entry-requirements-for-doctoral-studi…

Skills

 

- Independently pursue his or her work, collaborate with others,

have a professional approach and analyse and work with complex issues.

- Show a strong interest in research.

Experience

 

- Experience from both experimental and modelling work is a merit.

Job details

Salary

 

The salary follows the “Doctoral Ladder” at KTH i.e.

Initial – step 1: 32000 SEK

30 % - step 2: 32600 SEK

50 % - step 3: 35000 SEK

80 % - step 4: 36100 SEK

The steps relate to the degree requirements of a doctoral diploma accomplished.

Other benefits

 

Expected start date

September - October, 2024

 

 

 

 

 

DC2 project details

Title

 

Role of alloying elements and interfaces in the design of Co-free cermets

Recruiting Institution / Contact email

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M)

([email protected] )

Publicity platform

Website of AIMNEXT Consortium (www.aimnext.eu )

Location

Madrid, Spain

Project description

 

- Objectives: (1) To design new ceramic – metal combinations with reduced amount of critical raw materials, able to fulfill industrial requirements for improved performance in high demanding applications. (2) To understand the role of specific elements in the sintering behaviour, microstructural development, and final properties of cermet materials.

- Expected results: (1) To consolidate a working methodology for the design of metal-ceramic materials, comprising the combination of computational materials engineering, high temperature wetting testing and interphase studies, processing and characterization. (2) To reach new compositions of industrial interest for specific applications in the hardmetals industry.

Secondments

 

Seco Tools AB (Seco)

Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble - Université Grenoble Alpes (INP-UGA)

Supervisors

- Academic: Elena Gordo (UC3M) and Céline Pascal (UGA),

- Industrial: Rachid M’Saoubi (Seco)

PhD awarding entity

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M)

Specific requirements for this position

Qualifications

 

- Master degree in Engineering or Science, with a specialisation in Materials Science, Mechanics, or any related subject.

- Proficiency in English (accredited: TOEFL, Cambridge University, or similar).

Skills

 

- Scientific and technical skills to work in a laboratory of materials processin, interest in computational materials engineering and willingness to learn, excellent online literature searching and retrieval skills, good communication skills (oral and written) necessary for the dissemination and divulgation of the research results, team work ability to integrate in a multidisciplinary and international work team, open-minded, curious, enthusiastic and accurate, proactive, capable of working independently, readiness for international mobility and synergies with other research groups.

Experience

 

- The candidate should have conducted experimental work in the framework of her/his bachelor and/or master degrees.

Job details

Salary

 

€ 29000 per annum plus mobility and family allowances as applicable and in line with the EC rules for Marie Sklodowska Curie Doctoral Networks 2022. Social Security to be paid by university.

Other benefits

 

- Working in a friendly atmosphere, in an active research group, with complete facilities, nice university campus, close to a big city (Madrid).

- Enrolment in a doctoral program with high quality standards, with a good offer of courses and workshops to acquire scientific and complementary soft skills.

Expected start day

September - October, 2024

 

 

 

DC3 project details

Title

Additive manufacturing of hard materials by extrusion 3D printing

Recruiting Institution /

 

Contact email

Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble - Université Grenoble Alpes / INP-UGA

([email protected] )

Publicity platform

Website of AIMNEXT Consortium (www.aimnext.eu ).

Location

Grenoble, France

Project description

 

- Objectives: To explore the potentiality of extrusion 3D printing of hard materials using Metal Injection Molding (MIM) feedstocks. A first goal will be to optimize printing parameters and to identify and understand the formation of defects during printing and their possible healing during the debinding and sintering steps in order to obtain dense final parts with optimized microstructure. A second goal will be to design customized parts and to determine the limitations in terms of size and shape of the parts for the different steps of printing/debinding/sintering.

- Expected results: (1) Development of complex-shape components with high density and controlled microstructure for standard WC-Co compositions. (2) Adaptation of the process to innovative hard materials grades.

Secondments

 

Seco Tools AB (Seco)

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M)

Supervisors

- Academic: Jean-Michel Missiaen, Céline Pascal (UGA) and Elena Gordo (UC3M)

- Industrial: Rachid M’Saoubi and Per Jonsson (Seco)

PhD awarding entity

 

Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble - Université Grenoble Alpes (INP-UGA)

Specific requirements for this position

Qualifications

 

- Master degree or equivalent in Materials Science, or any related subject.

- Proficiency in English.

Skills

 

- The candidate should have a sound knowledge in materials science and engineering, should be comfortable with processing and characterization techniques (dilatometry, additive manufacturing, XRD, SEM, ...), should have dissemination and transferable skills necessary for the divulgation of the research results (good communication skills, oral and written), ability to work in a multidisciplinary and international team, capacity to follow courses and workshops on scientific and complementary soft skills, readiness for international mobility and synergies with other research groups.

Experience

 

- The candidate should have conducted experimental work in the framework of her/his bachelor and/or master degrees. A previous experience in Powder Metallurgy would be appreciated.

Job details

Salary

 

€ 39101.52 (living and mobility allowance) per annum plus family allowance as applicable and in line with the EC rules for Marie Sklodowska Curie Doctoral Networks 2022.

Other benefits

 

Expected start day

September - October, 2024

 

 

 

DC4 project details

Title

Design-for-manufacturing of non-CRM superhard PcBN tool materials

Recruiting Institution /

Contact email

Element Six Limited Shannon (E6)

([email protected] )

Publicity platform

 

Websites of AIMNEXT Consortium (www.aimnext.eu ), E6 (Current Vacancies – De Beers Group - https://www.debeersgroup.com/careers/current-vacancies ) and Lund (https://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/vacancies ).

Location

Shannon, Ireland

Project description

 

Objectives : To develop production friendly PcBN superhard materials (PcBN oxynitride and PcBN nitride) whilst optimising material designs-for-manufacturing (DFM) for targeted end applications of machining heat resistant superalloys (HSRA) and by addressing the high cost of production.

Expected results : (1) Developement of superhard PcBN material performing in HRSA machining. (2) Maximised performance in a target application for at least one of the PcBN Platforms. (3) Achievement of acceptable cost/performance ratio by maximising DFM scores.

Secondments

 

Lunds Universitet (Lund)

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)

Supervisors

Industrial: Teresa Rodríguez (E6)

Academic: Volodymyr Bushlya (Lund) and Luis Llanes (UPC)

PhD awarding entity

Lunds Universitet (Lund)

Specific requirements for this position

Qualifications

 

- Master of Sciences in Engineering with focus on Material Science & Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Applied & Technical Physics or equivalent within the research area, where the applicant has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 90 credits of relevance to the field, including at least 60 second-cycle credits

- Proficiency in English (accredited: TOEFL, Cambridge University, or similar)

Skills

 

Essential

- Scientific and technical skills to work in a laboratory of machining processes and materials characterization, scientific and technical knowledge of modelling and simulation, good communication skills (oral and written) necessary for the dissemination of the research results, team work and collaboration skills, in order to integrate into a multidisciplinary and international work team, capability to follow courses and workshops on scientific and complementary soft skills, organised and prepared for international mobility, soft skills: curious, enthusiastic, and accurate,

Desirable

- Scientific and technical skills to work in a clean room, materials processing laboratory or chemical laboratory 

Experience

 

- Have conducted experimental and modelling work in the framework of her/his bachelor and/or master’s degrees.

Eligibility

We regret that we are not able to consider internal candidates for this fixed term position due to grant funding requirements.

Job details

 

Salary

 

Gross salary: € 36250 per annum (inclusive of 10% Deferred Payment Scheme*), plus mobility and family allowances as applicable and in line with EC rules for Marie Sklodowska Curie Doctoral Networks 2022

*Deferred Payment Scheme (DPS) is a requirement of our E6 Revenue approved share purchase scheme. All Element Six employees participate in a DPS payment of 10%, of their basic salary, which the Company pays in December of each year, or the employee can use to purchase Company Shares in Anglo American plc.

If an employee leaves the services of the Company prior to December, they will receive a pro-rata DPS calculated on basic salary earned during the current year.

Other benefits

 

- 22 days annual leave

- Health insurance scheme for yourself and dependants subsidised by the Company between 80% and 50% of the contribution (policy dependant)

- Pension a 5% employee contribution is matched by the Company

- Income Continuance if 26 weeks sickness absence reached 66% of salary paid until fit to return to work (subject to provider approval)

- Up to 30 days sickness paid in a 12-month rolling period

- Death in Service Benefit of 4 times salary

Expected start day

A mutually convenient date between September - October 2024

 

 

 

DC5 project details

Title

 

In-process interaction as predictor of material performance in operation

Recruiting Institution /

Contact email

Lunds Universitet (Lund)

([email protected] )

Publicity platform

 

Websites of both AIMNEXT Consortium (www.aimnext.eu ) and Lund (https://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/vacancies ). Other platforms for centralized publicity will also be considered.

Location

Lund, Sweden

Project description

 

- Objective: To explore and quantify individual wear mechanisms under in-process conditions through advanced experimental and modelling solutions, and to create an overall modelling framework of material wear and degradation.

- Expected results: (1) Infrastructure and test protocols for identification of individual wear mechanisms in machining. (2) Experimental and modelling environment for prediction of Tool Protection Layer (TPL) as a result of controlled in-process interaction. (3) Developed modelling framework of performer linkage tools.

Secondments

 

Seco Tools AB (Seco)

KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Supervisors

- Academic: Volodymyr Bushlya and Filip Lenrick (Lund), and Joakim Odqvist (KTH)

- Industrial: Rachid M’Saoubi and Jon Andersson (Seco)

PhD awarding entity

Lunds Universitet (Lund)

Specific requirements for this position

Qualifications

 

- Master of Sciences in Engineering with focus on Material Design & Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Applied & Technical Physics or equivalent within the research area, where the applicant has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 90 credits of relevance to the field, including at least 60 second-cycle credits.

- Proficiency in English (accredited: TOEFL, Cambridge University, or similar).

Skills

 

- Scientific and technical skills to work in a laboratory of machining process and materials characterization, scientific and technical knowledge of modelling and simualtion, dissemination and transferable skills necessary for the dissemination of the research results (good communication skills, oral and written), team work ability to integrate in a multidisciplinary and international work team, capacity to follow courses and workshops on scientific and complementary soft skills, readiness for international mobility and synergies with other research groups.

Experience

 

- Have conducted experimental and modelling work in the framework of her/his bachelor and/or master degrees.

Job details

Salary

A starting salary of SEK 34300 per month plus mobility and family allowances as applicable and in line with the EC rules for Marie Sklodowska Curie Doctoral Networks 2022.

The starting salary is subject to raise stages as follows:

60 credits – SEK 1100

120 credits – SEK 1100

180 credits - SEK 600

For a doctoral degree - SEK 1500 (paid upon application by the doctoral student at the end of the month after the decision on the degree).

Other benefits

 

Expected start day

September - October, 2024

 

 

 

DC6 project details

Title

Cemented carbides for highly corrosive environments

Recruiting Institution /

Contact email

Universidade de Aveiro (UA)

([email protected] )

Publicity platform

Website of AIMNEXT Consortium (www.aimnext.eu ).

Location

Aveiro, Portugal

Project description

 

- Objectives: To characterise the corrosion of hardmetal composites in highly corrosive condictions (high temperature, high acidic environments, high oxidant conditions) with electrochemical tecniques and surface analysis methods. Model the corrosion. Correlate the corrosion response with the composites’ composition and microstructure. Based on the investigation propose better compositions.

- Expected results: (1) Understand the influence of different constituents of the hardmetals on their corrosion resistance. (2) Develop Co-free hardmetals with higher corrosion resistance. (3) Accelerate the transfer of new hardmetal composites from academia to industry.

Secondments

 

Durit - Metalurgia Portuguesa do Tungsténio, Lda (Durit)

KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)

Supervisors

- Academic: Ana Senos and Alexandre Bastos (UA), and Joakim Odqvist (KTH)

- Industrial: Joaquim Sacramento (Durit)

PhD awarding entity

Universidade de Aveiro (UA)

Specific requirements for this position

Qualifications

 

- Master degree in Engineering or Science, with a specialisation in Materials Science, Chemistry, Mechanics or any related subject.

- For applicants outside EU the academic degree must have been recognised by the time of the application.

- Proficiency in English (accredited: TOEFL, Cambridge University, or similar).

- Previous knowledge on i) corrosion and electrochemistry and/or ii) finite element analisis is not mandatory but is prefered.

Skills

 

- Scientific and technical skills to work in a laboratory of materials characterization, dissemination and transferable skills necessary for the divulgation of the research results (good communication skills, oral and written English), team work ability to integrate in a multidisciplinary and international work team, capacity to follow courses and workshops on scientific and complementary soft skills, readiness for international mobility and synergies with other research groups.

Experience

 

- Have conducted experimental work in the framework of the bachelor and/or master degrees.

Job details

Salary

 

Gross salary, approximately, between € 30000 and € 39000 per annum, which includes living, mobility and family* allowances, according to a country correction coefficient, and all compulsory deductions under national legislation, in line with EC rules for MSCA Doctoral Networks conditions.

*if applicable

Other benefits

 

Expected start day

September - October, 2024

 

 

 

DC7 project details

Title

 

Controlled service-like contact loading tests for non-CRM hard materials and coatings

Recruiting Institution /

Contact email

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)

([email protected] )

Publicity platform

Website of AIMNEXT Consortium (www.aimnext.eu ).

Location

Barcelona, Spain

Project description

 

- Objective: To develop characterization protocols and testing approaches aiming to understand surface integrity (at the substrate, coating and interface levels) changes induced by service-like conditions under contact loading.

- Expected results: (1) Identification of key microstructural parameters for potential hard material substrates, on the basis of surface integrity and performance under controlled contact loading. (2) Development of testing protocols for effective analysis of substrate, interface and coating relevance, depending on the characteristic length scale of the degradation phenomenon under consideration.

Secondments

 

Seco Tools AB (Seco)

Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH)

Supervisors

- Academic: Emilio Jiménez-Piqué and Giselle Ramírez (UPC), and Simone Herzog (RWTH)

- Industrial: Rachid M’Saoubi, Hengfang Zhang and Vitaliy Kazymyrovych (Seco)

PhD awarding entity

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)

Specific requirements for this position

Qualifications

 

- Master degree in Engineering or Science, with a specialisation in Materials Science, Mechanics, or any related subject.

- Proficiency in English (accredited: TOEFL, Cambridge University, or similar).

Skills

 

- Scientific and technical skills to work in a laboratory of materials characterization, dissemination and transferable skills necessary for the divulgation of the research results (good communication skills, oral and written), team work ability to integrate in a multidisciplinary and international work team, capacity to follow courses and workshops on scientific and complementary soft skills, readiness for international mobility and synergies with other research groups.

Experience

 

- Have conducted experimental work in the framework of her/his bachelor and/or master degrees.

Job details

Salary

 

The annual gross salary per year will be of approx. 34,375€ (including mobility allowance, but excluding other allowances that depend on eligibility of the candidate, e.g. family allowance, special needs allowance), according to current Spanish laws. The annual gross salary is split in 14 payments (12 monthly payments + 1 extra payment in June and 1 extra payment in December). All UPC fellowships contracted under MSCA programme will include medical care coverage and work accident insurance through the Spanish Social Security system, providing access to the Spanish public health care system.

Other benefits

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Expected start day

September - October, 2024

 

 

 

DC8 project details

Title

 

Damage tolerant design of cemented carbide tools and components exposed to erosion- and abrasion- wear service condition

Recruiting Institution /

Contact email

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)

([email protected] )

Publicity platform

Website of AIMNEXT Consortium (www.aimnext.eu ).

Location

Barcelona, Spain

Project description

 

- Objective: To develop methods and protocols for assessment of edge toughness based on in-depth knowledge of microstructural integrity changes due to erosion and/or abrasion service conditions and their impact on damage tolerance of cemented carbides.

- Expected results: (1) Identification of key microstructural parameters on the basis of erosion/abrasion resistance and damage tolerance behaviour in cemented carbides. (2) Effective simulation routines for speeding decision-making process for microstructural design of alternative hard materials.

Secondments

 

F.I.L.M.S. S.p.A. (FILMS)

Hilti Aktiengesellschaft (Hilti)

Supervisors

- Academic: Luis Llanes (UPC)

- Industrial:   Gian Pietro De Gaudenzi (FILMS) and

Reinhold Wartbichler (Hilti)

PhD awarding entity

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)

Specific requirements for this position

Qualifications

 

- Master degree in Engineering or Science, with a specialisation in Materials Science, Mechanics, or any related subject.

- Proficiency in English (accredited: TOEFL, Cambridge University, or similar).

Skills

 

- Scientific and technical skills to work in a laboratory of materials characterization, dissemination and transferable skills necessary for the divulgation of the research results (good communication skills, oral and written), team work ability to integrate in a multidisciplinary and international work team, capacity to follow courses and workshops on scientific and complementary soft skills, readiness for international mobility and synergies with other research groups.

Experience

 

- Have conducted experimental work in the framework of her/his bachelor and/or master degrees.

Job details

Salary

 

The annual gross salary per year will be of approx. 34,375€ (including mobility allowance, but excluding other allowances that depend on eligibility of the candidate, e.g. family allowance, special needs allowance), according to current Spanish laws. The annual gross salary is split in 14 payments (12 monthly payments + 1 extra payment in June and 1 extra payment in December). All UPC fellowships contracted under MSCA programme will include medical care coverage and work accident insurance through the Spanish Social Security system, providing access to the Spanish public health care system.

Other benefits

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Expected start day

September - October, 2024

 

 

 

DC9 project details

Title

 

Lifetime prediction under corrosion and oxidation damage in service-like conditions

Recruiting Institution /

 

Contact email

Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen  / RWTH

([email protected] )

Publicity platform

 

Websites of both AIMNEXT Consortium (www.aimnext.eu ) and RWTH / IWM (https://www.rwth-aachen.de/cms/root/Die-RWTH/Arbeiten-an-der-RWTH/~buym/RWTH-Jobportal/lidx/1/ and https://www.iwm.rwth-aachen.de/cms/IWM/Das-Institut/~luzb/Stellenangebote/lidx/1/ ).

Location

Aachen, Germany

Project description

 

- Objectives: (1) Describe the sensitivity of static properties towards corrosive binder wear using pre-defined corrosion/oxidation states, (2) Link the corrosion/oxidation-state, testing frequency and binder composition with the fatigue life, (3) Understanding the interaction of binder corrosion/oxidation and mechanical stress is the basis for the development and qualification of Co-free binders.

- Expected results: Lifetime prediction model based on phenomenological relationships considers microstructure, corrosion/oxidation-state and static/cyclic load. The result is the fundament for a material design guideline, which allows the determination of use-case specific hardmetal materials for a given load scenario. for subsequent numerical analysis of extreme load cases.

Secondments

 

Durit - Metalurgia Portuguesa do Tungsténio, Lda (Durit)

Universidade de Aveiro (UA)

Supervisors

- Academic: Christoph Broeckmann and Simone Herzog (RWTH), and Filipe Oliveira (UA)

- Industrial: Joaquim Sacramento (Durit)

PhD awarding entity

 

Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH)

Specific requirements for this position

Qualifications

 

- Master degree in Engineering or Science, with a specialisation in Materials Science, Mechanics, Physics, or any related subject.

- Proficiency in English (accredited: TOEFL, Cambridge University, or similar).

Skills

 

- Skills required to work in a laboratory and conduct mechanical testing (micro and macro scale) and microstructure characterization (electron microscopy), first experiences in data analysis and regression modelling, good communication skills resulting in a good team work ability, interest in scientific courses and workshops throughout the PhD studies, international mobility and interest in cooperation with other research groups.

Experience

 

- Have conducted material characterization in his prior studies

- Have conducted experimental mechanical testing (micro / macro scale) in his prior studies (optional)

- First experiences in data analysis and regression modeling (optional).

Job details

Salary

The salary is based on the German public service salary scale (TV-L). This position corresponds to a pay grade of EG 13 TV-L.

Other benefits

 

Expected start day

September - October, 2024

 

 

 

DC10 project details

Title

 

Hybrid Digital Twin framework for the prediction of performance degradation of recycled hardmetal tools during machining

Recruiting Institution /

Contact email

Lunds Universitet (Lund)

([email protected] )

Publicity platform

 

Websites of both AIMNEXT Consortium (www.aimnext.eu ) and Lund (https://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/vacancies ).

Location

Lund, Sweden

Project description

 

- Objective : To develop a characterization framework for capturing the impact of tool material design (microstructure

variation, coating, post-treatment), its evolution over tooling lifetime and connect the collected data into a robust linkage

between properties and performance using novel and connect existing models.

- Expected results : (1) Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and multiphysics FE simulation tools for digitalization of materials, machining processes and material performance. (2) A knowledge-based pathway for design of recycled hardmetal tools by engaging full processing – structure – properties – performance chain of relations through a modern Digital Twin approach.

Secondments

 

Seco Tools AB (Seco)

Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH)

Supervisors

- Academic: Rachid M’Saoubi, Filip Lenrick and Volodymyr Bushlya (Lund), and Simone Herzog (RWTH),

- Industrial: Rachid M’Saoubi and Vyacheslav Kryzhanivskyy (Seco)

PhD awarding entity

Lunds Universitet (Lund)

Specific requirements for this position

Qualifications

 

- Master of Sciences in Engineering with focus on Material Design & Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Applied & Technical Physics or equivalent within the research area, where the applicant has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 90 credits of relevance to the field, including at least 60 second-cycle credits.

- Proficiency in English (accredited: TOEFL, Cambridge University, or similar).

Skills

 

- Scientific and technical skills to work in a laboratory of machining process and materials characterization, scientific and technical knowledge of modelling and simualtion, dissemination and transferable skills necessary for the dissemination of the research results (good communication skills, oral and written), team work ability to integrate in a multidisciplinary and international work team, capacity to follow courses and workshops on scientific and complementary soft skills, readiness for international mobility and synergies with other research groups.

Experience

 

- Have conducted experimental and modelling work in the framework of her/his bachelor and/or master degrees.

Job details

Salary

A starting salary of SEK 34300 per month plus mobility and family allowances as applicable and in line with the EC rules for Marie Sklodowska Curie Doctoral Networks 2022.

The starting salary is subject to raise stages as follows:

60 credits – SEK 1100

120 credits – SEK 1100

180 credits - SEK 600

For a doctoral degree - SEK 1500 (paid upon application by the doctoral student at the end of the month after the decision on the degree).

Other benefits

 

Expected start day

September - October, 2024

 


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Benefits

The MSCA-DN programme offers a highly competitive and attractive salary and working conditions. The successful candidates will receive a salary in accordance with the MSCA regulations for early stage researchers.

 

Exact salary will be confirmed upon offer and will be based on:

• Living Allowance of € 3400/month to be paid in currency of country where based and with a correction factor to be applied per country.

• Mobility allowance of € 600/month to be paid to all DCs recruited.

• Additionally, researchers may also qualify for a family allowance of € 660/month depending on family situation.

Taxation and Social Contribution deductions based on National and Institutional regulations will apply and will be deducted from the gross payment highlighted above.

In addition to their individual scientific projects, all fellows will benefit from further continuing education, which includes registration for a PhD degree; acquisition of advanced research and “industry-driven transferable” skills; intersectorial secondments; and active participation in interdisciplinary workshops, courses and specific events such as AIM-NEXT Summer Conference and Specialized Interest Seminars within International Conferences.


Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for recruitment, you must comply with the following requirements:

- Comply with the mobility rule. At the time of recruitment, the candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Short stays, such as holidays, are not considered.

- Fulfil the requirements to be able to enroll in a doctoral programme at the hosting institution/country.

- No PhD awarded. Applicants are not eligible if they have already been awarded a PhD

- Selected candidate must be willing to spend a prolonged time in another institute/country of the network during the PhD thesis period.

In most of the cases, additional requirements must be satisfied, particularly in terms of selection procedures based on local regulations and/or internationally recognized English language qualifications achieved. Regarding the former, some insititutions will request for degree and/or VISA recognition, before the interview date.

For further details on eligibility criteria please check in the information of each available position.

All interested applicants meeting the eligibility requirements, irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

 


Selection process

AIMNEXT selection process will be organized in the following steps:

- Eligibility check: AIM-NEXT management office will check that each application is complete and that applicants fulfil the eligibility criteria described in section 3.

- Remote Evaluation: each eligible application will be assessed independently by the principal investigators and supervisors of its potential recruitment institution, together with other members of the local Recruitment Committee, as defined by national or local regulations. They will select at least three candidates per position to pass through to the following stage.

- Interviews: short-listed candidates will be invited for a virtual/on-line interview. Interviews will be conducted by multiple-member dedicated Selection Committees, appointed by Supervisory Board and in agreement wih national or local recruitment regulations, including at least two main supervisors of AIM-NEXT.

- Decision stage: a general discussion with all Main Supervisors will be conducted to share all interview impressions. A priority order list will be the outcome of this stage. In case two or more candidates are ranked as the best ones, position will be assigned on the basis of order of preference indicated by the candidate in her/his original application. In case of being necessary, a second interview could be conducted directly by the DC recruiter group. The second interview is open to be either virtually or in person at the recruiter’s discretion before to be decided for a final candidate.

- Notifications: AIM-NEXT Selection Committees will notify short-listed candidates of the outcome by e-mail as soon as possible after the decision stage.

- Recruitment: AIM-NEXT Supervisory Board will ensure a centralized, transparent and efficient recruitment process that adheres to the European Charter and Code for Researchers.


Additional comments

4. How to apply

You can apply for one specific DC position or for multiple DC positions. In the application form (Annex 1) we will ask you to select positions (up to a maximum of three, in rank order) you wish to be considered for during the process.

Please provide the required information (in English) in one single PDF file with the following order:

- Completed application form.

- Detailed CV (maximum 5 pages) of the candidate

- Motivation letter (máximum 2-page) indicating why you wish to conduct research projects within AIM-NEXT framework, and why you believe you would successfully be able to complete them).

- A scanned copy of certified transcripts of results of Bachelor and Masters’ degrees in relevant discipline.

- English language certificate (if available)

- Any additional files considered relevant to the application.

 

All required information has to be packed in a single-PDF file in the order showed above and using a file name with the following format:

surname_name_DC.pdf

 

Please apply by sending your application to AIM-NEXT contact address:

[email protected]

indicating as email’s subject “AIM-NEXT DC APPLICATION”.


Website for additional job details

http://www.aimnext.eu

Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
Country
Sweden
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Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M)
Country
Spain
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Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble - Université Grenoble Alpes (INP-UGA)
Country
France
Geofield


Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
Element Six Limited (E6) (PhD degree awarded by Lunds Universitet)
Country
Ireland
Geofield


Number of offers available
2
Company/Institute
Lunds Universitet (Lund)
Country
Sweden
Geofield


Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
Universidade de Aveiro (UA)
Country
Portugal
Geofield


Number of offers available
2
Company/Institute
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
Country
Spain
Geofield


Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH)
Country
Germany
Geofield


Where to apply
E-mail

[email protected]

Contact
City

Barcelona
Website

https://www.upc.edu/
http://www.aimnext.eu
Street

C. Jordi Girona, 31
Postal Code

08034
E-Mail

[email protected]

STATUS: EXPIRED

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