Netherlands: PhD Project Functional Polymeric Additives for Engineering Plastics at Eindhoven University of Technology

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Description:
This project aims to develop novel polymeric surface and rheology modifiers for a range of engineering plastics.  Polymers of controlled architecture and composition will be synthesized by combining controlled radical and step growth polymerization techniques.  These polymers will be fully characterized in terms of molecular structure and physical properties, in order to establish relevant structure-property relationships.  The polymers will then be tested in the targeted (industrial) applications.  As such this project involves important aspects from areas ranging from polymer synthesis to material properties and applications.  The project is funded by the Dutch Polymer Institute and involves several industrial collaborators.

Requirements:

We are looking for a talented, motivated and enthusiastic PhD student with a background in (polymer) chemistry or materials science, who wants to be involved in all aspects of polymer material development.  You should have finished you MSc degree or obtain your MSc degree soon. Preference is given to candidates with knowledge of and experience in polymer synthesis and characterization.  A good knowlegde of the English language is expected from the successful candidate.

Conditions of employment

We offer

  • a challenging job at a dynamic and ambitious University;
  • an appointment for four years;
  • gross monthly salaries are in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities (CAO NU), increasing from  € 2062 per month initially, to € 2638 in the fourth year;
  • an attractive package of fringe benefits (including excellent work facilities, child care and sport facilities).

Additional information

Information regarding the project:

For more detailed information about this project you can contact the project leader Dr Hans Heuts (j.p.a.heuts@tue.nl) or the group leader Dr Han Goossens (j.g.p.goossens@tue.nl).

Information regarding the application procedure:
Applications which are sent directly to the group leader and or the project leader will not be accepted.

Application documents (pdf only) should be uploaded, incl. letter of motivation, detailed curriculum vitae, short description of scientific/work experiences, transcripts of B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees, your M.Sc. thesis (or draft, including summary), and contact information of two potential referees. Only complete applications will be considered.

More information about employer Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) on AcademicTransfer. 

 

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