PhD Candidate for the Use of Inhibitors to Prevent Damage by Salt Formation

PhD Candidate for the Use of Inhibitors to Prevent Damage by Salt Formation

Published Deadline Location
15 Jul 23 Jul Nijmegen

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Job description

The goal of the project is to understand and optimise the role of inhibitors that are added to mortars to minimise the damage to buildings caused by salt formation. This project is a collaboration between Delft University of Technology, Radboud University and Eindhoven University of Technology, employing two PhD candidates. This position concerns the fundamental part of the project in which the Solid State Chemistry group of the Institute for Molecules and Materials (IMM) at Radboud University and the Transport in Permeable Media group of the Department of Applied Physics at Eindhoven University of Technology participate equally. You will work in both groups to benefit from their complementary expertise and techniques.

Specifications

Radboud University

Requirements

  • A Master’s degree in Chemistry, Physics or Materials Science.
  • An interest in the physical chemistry of crystal growth and mass transport.
  • Good experimental skills are required.
  • This project will involve interactions with several groups, thus good social skills are essential, together with a good command of spoken and written English.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: you will be appointed for an initial period of 18 months, after which your performance will be evaluated. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended by 2.5 years.

  • Employment:  40 hours per week.
  • The gross starting salary amounts to €2,395 per month, and will increase to €3,061 in the fourth year (salary scale P).
  • In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • Duration of the contract: you will be appointed for an initial period of 18 months, after which your performance will be evaluated. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended by 2.5 years.
  • You will be able to make use of our Dual Career Service: our Dual Career Officer will assist with family-related support, such as child care, and help your partner prepare for the local labour market and with finding an occupation.
  • Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions?

Employer

Radboud University

We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 22,000 students and 5,000 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!

Department

Faculteit der Natuurwetenschappen, Wiskunde & Informatica

geen You will be stationed at both Radboud University and Eindhoven University of Technology, but you will be officially employed solely by Radboud University. IMM is an interdisciplinary research institute in chemistry and physics at Radboud University. Its mission is to perform fundamental research to understand, design and control the functioning of molecules and materials. The goal of the Solid State Chemistry group is to obtain a fundamental understanding of the processes that occur during the growth of crystals. A strong interaction exists between theoretical, computational and experimental methods and a wide range of systems and problems are studied. The goal of the Transport in Permeable Media group is to understand the physics of transport and phase changes in complex permeable media in order to design better engineering materials for a sustainable society. The focus is on fundamental physics questions that need to be answered to achieve a breakthrough in applications.

Specifications

  • PhD
  • Natural sciences
  • max. 40 hours per week
  • max. €3061 per month
  • University graduate
  • 1114231

Employer

Location

Houtlaan 4, 6525 XZ, Nijmegen

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