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International PhD Scholarship in Glass-Forming Biocompatible Ti-Based Materials, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain



PhD Position in Glass-Forming Biocompatible Ti-Based Materials at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in Spain

The objective of this project is to tailor amorphous / glassy Ti-alloys containing neither toxic nor allergic additions and to understand the correlation between chemistry, glassy structure and mechanical response (elastic & plastic behavior). The project will make use of two processing options: controlled solidification (different casting methods, cooling rates ranging between 103-106 ºC/s) and powder metallurgy. Tasks: a) synthesis of glassy materials (different processing routes); b) in-depth structural characterisation (XRD, electron microscopy); c) glassy phase thermal stability and crystallization kinetics (using DSC, DTA, TGA); d) Net-shape processing – thermoplastic forming in supercooled liquid region; e) elastic and plastic deformation behavior (nanoidentation, ultrasonic measurements, mechanical tests etc); f) finite element simulations of the mechanical behaviour.

Appointment

The appointment will be on a temporary basis for a maximum period of 3 years (PhD student, regular employment contract).
The remuneration will be in line with the EC rules for Marie Curie grant holders (Early-Stage Researchers, ITN).

http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/index.htm

Rquirements:

  • Degree- University Master degree in Physics, Chemistry, Engineering or Materials Sciences with high grades.
  • Knowledge and experience in materials science (sample preparation, x-ray diffraction, thermal and microstructural characterisation, etc,), Programming skills, Advanced computer knowledge (Microsoft office, Databases, Image Editors).
  • Fluent in English. Good Spanish knowledge will be an added-value. Team work ability.

Eligibility:

  • The candidate must have no PhD and less than 4 years’ research experience.
  • The applicant must not have spent more than 12 months in the country (Spain) of the host/recruiting institution in the 3 years prior to selection.

How to Apply

Applications (in English) including:

  1. A letter of motivation describing your interest in the position,
  2. A CV,
  3. A copy of your Master degree,
  4. A certification of your marks.
  5. Two letters of recommendation
  6. A photo,

should be sent by e-mail to the following addresses, quoting the project name “BioTiNet-UAB”:

  • Prof. Dr. M.D. Baró (dolors.baro@uab.es)
  • Prof. Dr. J. Sort (Jordi.sort@uab.es)

Persons to Contact for Further Information

  • Prof. Dr. M.D. Baró (dolors.baro@uab.es)
  • Prof. Dr. J. Sort (Jordi.sort@uab.es)

Some background material can be found at:
http://www.lmt.uab.es and www.biotinet.eu

Job Title: Early-Stage Researcher (PhD student position)
Project Title: Glass-forming biocompatible Ti-based materials
Application Deadline: March 15, 2011
Expected Starting Date: May 1, 2011

Recruiting Institution:

Dept. Physics; Fac, Sciences; Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Edifici Cc; 08193 Bellaterra Spain
Website: http://www.uab.cat/departament/fisica/

City, Country : Bellaterra; Cerdanyola del Vallès; Spain

Source:
http://scholarships-online.info/2011/02/international-phd-scholarship-in-glass-forming-biocompatible-ti-based-materials-universitat-autonoma-de-barcelona-spain


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