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M-22122 - PHD STUDENT FOR VITRIMER HEALING & MECHANICAL RECYCLING

M-22122 - PHD STUDENT FOR VITRIMER HEALING & MECHANICAL RECYCLING

Are you passionate about research? So are we! Come and join us


The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is a Research and Technology Organization (RTO) active in the fields of materials, environment and IT. By transforming scientific knowledge into technologies, smart data and tools, LIST empowers citizens in their choices, public authorities in their decisions and businesses in their strategies.


https://www.list.lu/

 

You’d like to contribute as a researcher? Join our Materials Research and Technology department


Through its research into advanced materials and processes, the “Materials Research and Technology” (MRT) department, with its 200 researchers and engineers, contributes to the emergence of enabling technologies that underpin the innovation processes of local and international industry. MRT’s activities hinge on four thematic pillars: nanomaterials and nanotechnology, scientific instrumentation and process technology, structural composites, and functional polymers.

The department also includes four high-tech platforms, focusing on composites, prototyping, characterization and testing. These platforms serve both LIST research staff, and other stakeholders in Luxembourg.

 


Responsibilities

How will you contribute?


To optimize the design of vitrimers (polymer networks containing dynamic covalent bonds) for enhanced reprocessability and recyclability, it is of fundamental importance to understand the relationship between macroscopic properties and materials behavior at the molecular level. More specifically, the analysis of segmental mobility and bond exchange dynamics will generate a deep understanding of the healing process and the ability of dynamic bonds to undergo exchange in respond to various external stimuli.

The successful candidate will characterize vitrimers before and after an applied stimulus (i.e. heat and / or mechanical stress) via a multiscale and multidisciplinary approach. It will be based on rheology and dielectric spectroscopy to gain information on segmental mobility and bond exchange. In tandem, structural analyses will be carried out via small-angle x-ray scattering (nanoscale structure) to study potential clusters of dynamic bonds/nano-defects and micro-computed x-ray tomography (sub-microscale/microscale structure) to study micro-defects.

 


must have requirements

Is your profile described below? Are you our future colleague? Apply now!


You hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in Polymer Science, Materials Science, Chemistry or Physics, and wish to carry out impactful, high quality experimental research in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues, both at LIST and at large scale characterization (synchrotron) facilities. You enjoy learning new things, using your creativity to solve problems, and taking advantage of opportunities to build your skills. You’re used to communicating effectively in English, both in writing and orally, and documenting your work (minimum certified B2 level). You are careful, conscientious and well organized in the lab, happy to work with others and motivated to make a difference in what you do.

 


We offer

Your LIST benefits


An organization with a passion for impact and strong RDI partnerships in Luxembourg and Europe that works on responsible and independent research projects;

Sustainable by design, empowering our belief that we play an essential role in paving the way to a green society;

Innovative infrastructures and exceptional labs occupying more than 5,000 square meters, including innovations such as our Viswall, high-scale incubators and top of the range 3D/4D printings that are part of our toolkit for excelling in all we do;

Multicultural and international work environment with more than 45 nationalities represented in our workforce; 

Diverse and inclusive work environment empowering our people to fulfil their personal and professional ambitions;

Gender-friendly environment with multiple actions to attract, develop and retain women in science;

32 days paid annual leave, 11 public holidays, flexible working hours, 13-month salary, statutory health insurance and access to lunch vouchers;

Personalized learning program to foster our staff’s soft and technical skills;

An environment encouraging curiosity, innovation and entrepreneurship in all areas.

 

Apply online

https://www.list.lu/en/jobs/


Your application must include:

  • A motivation letter oriented towards the position and detailing your experience;
  • A scientific CV with contact details;
  • List of publications and / or patents (if applicable);
  • Contact details of 2 references.

 

Application procedure and conditions:


  • LIST is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to hiring and retaining diverse personnel. We value all applicants and will consider all competent candidates for employment without regard to national origin, race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, age or disability;
  • Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled;
  • An assessment committee will review the applications and select candidates based on guidelines that aim to ensure equal opportunities;
  • The main criteria for selection will be the correspondence of the existing skills and expertise of the applicant with the requirements mentioned above;
  • Please note that by applying you consent to share your application with selection committee members of the ”SusPoCo” project

 

PhD additional conditions:

• Supervisor: Dr. Frédéric Addiego (frederic.addiego@list.lu), Fiber Composites and Interfaces Group

• Co-supervision: Dr. Stephan Westermann, Functional Polymers Unit; Dr. Mariapaola Staropoli, Responsive Polymeric Materials Group

• Work location: Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), Hautcharage, Luxembourg

• PhD enrollment: University of Luxembourg, Belval, Luxembourg

Candidates should be available to start by autumn 2022. Please note that University fees are the responsibility of the student.

 

REQUIREDLANGUAGES

To be considered for this position it is crucial that you have knowledge of the following languages
  • Read B2 Upper intermediate
    Write B2 Upper intermediate
    Speak B2 Upper intermediate
minimum required Education
Required work experience in years
0 or more years
Details
Employment type
Contract type
Hours per week
40
Contract period
Months
Contract duration
48
Location
Country
City
Esch-Sur-Alzette
UO
MRT
Profile type
Phd Student
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