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The Marie Curie Innovative Training Network nanoPaInt offers multiple Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs) interdisciplinary, intersectoral and international training in the frame of PhD positions. The research topics of the projects are related to the behaviour of dense nanosuspensions. The main objectives of the individual research projects include theoretical modeling, experimental characterization, rheological measurements, design of new materials.

The nanoPaInt training programme is in line with the European Charter for Researchers, the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers and the EU Principles for Innovative Doctoral Training. Fellows can choose their position among the offers from the academic and non-academic Beneficiaries. ESRs working within industry will be enrolled in a doctoral programme of one of the partaking universities. All fellows will be offered an employment contract with a duration up to 36 months contract starting immediately.

Eligibility criteria

Due to the mobility requirement of the European Commission for ITN projects, we can only accept candidates that have not been working/living in the country of host institution for more than a total of 12 months within the 3 years prior to recruitment date.

Applicants must at the time of recruitment be in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers. The four years start to count from the date when a researcher obtained the degree (e.g. Master’s degree) which would formally entitle him/her to embark on a doctorate. The applicants must at the time of recruitment have not been awarded a doctoral degree.

Additional comments

Equal opportunities are ensured to all candidates throughout the evaluation process.

Specific requirements

Adhesion of nanoparticles clusters on a solid substrate

Main supervisor: Dr. Frank Menzel, Evonik Operations GmbH, AT Special Oxides, Germany


Apply for the ESR 3 position

    Modelling interfacial flows of dense nanosuspensions

    Main supervisors: Prof. Alexander Oron, Prof. Alexander Nepomnyashchy, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

    We are searching for an excellent candidate with Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering,  Applied Mathematics, Physics or similar disciplines with outstanding theoretical skills with an experience in Fluid Mechanics and Numerical Analysis/Scientific Computations.

    The responsibilities of the ESR will include development of a theoretical model and perform simulations of interfacial flow of dense nanosuspensions taking into account the dynamics of nanoparticles under mechanical stresses. 

    Apply for the ESR 4 position

      Elongation and breakup of nanosuspension liquid bridges under fast stretching conditions

      Main supervisor: Prof. Ilia Roisman, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany

      We are searching for an excellent candidate with the master degree in Mechanical Engineering,  Physics or similar disciplines with outstanding esperimental skills and specific interests in Fluid Mechanics.

      The responsibilities of the ESR include the modification of the existing experimental setup, further development of the algorithm for the characterization of the rheological properties of the liquids, performingthe experiments and their interpretation and analysis.

      Apply for the ESR 5 position

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        Modelling assembling of nanoparticles

        Main supervisor: Prof. Tatiana Gambaryan-Roisman, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany

        The Early Stage Researcher (ESR) working on the subproject will develop a theoretical and numerical model for description of assembling of nanoparticles from suspensions towards the formation of supraparticles and formation of conductive printed circuits. In the model the colloidal interactions of nanoparticles, interfacial flow of nanosuspensions and evaporation will be described. The mechanisms of formation of assemblies with controlled morphology and properties will be studied.

        The position is available starting from January 1, 2021. Applications are invited from candidates with Master degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physical Chemistry, Physics or related fields and having interest in theoretical and numerical work.

        Apply for the ESR 11 position