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PhD Student Position available


The Kolektor Group Company will be in the mid-2018 recruiting an Early-stage researcher (PhD student) in the framework of the European Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network. The ESR will be employed for a period of 36 months at the Kolektor Group Company, Slovenia, and will be part of a network of 15 PhD students enrolled at different universities, institues and companies across the Europe called MaMI project. The network is interdisciplinary, combining fundamental concepts in magnetism with fluidics, aiming at groundbreaking new applications for microfluidics and controlled bio-mimicking cargo transport. It encompasses industrial applications of microfluidics and fundamentals of hydrodynamics. The MaMi network consisting of six research teams from France, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, Slovenia, and Spain engages world-recognized leaders in the fields of magnetism and fluidics in a research and training program with companies in France and Slovenia, and a group of four other non-academic partner organizations working in the fields of magnetism and microfluidics, and IP management.

Job description

The research work of early-stage researcher at Kolektor Group will be focused on innovative development and manufacturing of magnet assemblies with enhanced corrosion resistance performance for microfluidics applications. Detailed description and application forms are available at http://www.mamifluidics.com (Project ESR-9 titled ''Innovative development and manufacturing of magnet assemblies'').

The position involves three-year employment contract at Kolektor Group Company, with the goal to obtain PhD. The candidate will be enrolled at the Jožef Stefan International Postgraduate School. Financial conditions are competitive.

Eligibility criteria

The training network is funded by the European Commission which has defined the following eligibility criteria:

  • Academic exam of minimum 240 ECTS in with a Master degree or equivalent in Chemistry or Physics, with strong background in Materials Science, Magnetism, or Physical Chemistry or similar.
  • Academic exam not older than 4 years at the time of employment.
  • Researcher must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Slovenia for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to recruitment date.

Description of competences

  • excellent capability to discuss, write and communicate results in English,
  • good team-working skills and a very high level of commitment.
  • Well-organised, attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines, ability to think logically, create solutions and make informed decisions.
  • Experience with material characterization principles and techniques (e.g. tensile testing, grain texture analysis, chemical composition, etc.).

How to apply

Please provide the following: a letter of motivation (max 1 page), detailed CV and references, diploma including list of courses and marks, short presentation of thesis work (max 1 page). Application for the position will be coordinated through the MAMI network submitting both to the MAMI project web site and to Kolektor coordinators obubtb/lpwbdfwjdAlpmflups/dpn and cfsobseb/vstjdAlpmflups/dpn.

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