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15 Open PhD Positions in European…

15 Open PhD Positions in European Training Network

6 European Universities and 11 Industrial partners
Belgium, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands
A consortium composed of 6 European Universities and 11 Industrial partners is hiring PhD students around Europe that will craft the future of lime mortars/plasters in new construction and in the conservation of the built cultural heritage. This Marie Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) on Sustainable Building Lime applications via Circular Economy and Biomimetic Approaches.

The project covers the main features of lime-based applications in the masonry construction (both joints and plastering mortars), including material characterization, numerical non-linear modelling of multi-physics behaviour, functionality and sustainability in lime use, all within a framework of performance-based design. Innovations are focused in both added functionalities and sustainability aspects in lime mortars and plasters, strongly based on novel biomimetic and closed-loop recycling approaches.

Students should be dedicated and highly motivated Early Stage Researchers (ESR). Researchers are required to undertake trans-national mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up the appointment. At the time of selection by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account.

Network fellows (ESRs) must demonstrate that their ability to understand and express themselves in both written and spoken English is sufficiently high for them to derive the full benefit from the network training.

The successful candidates will receive an attractive salary in accordance with the MSCA regulations for early stage researchers. The exact salary will be confirmed upon appointment and is dependent on the country correction factor (to allow for the difference in cost of living in different EU Member States). The salary includes a living allowance, a mobility allowance and a family allowance (if married or with children). The guaranteed PhD funding is for 36 months (i.e. EC funding, additional funding is possible, depending on local Supervisor). In addition to their individual scientific projects, all fellows will benefit from further continuing education, which includes internships and secondments, a variety of training modules as well as transferable skills courses and active participation in workshops and conferences.

To apply please check the SUBLime webpage for reference and download the application form at:

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