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EDEM is offering 15 Early-Stage Researcher (ESR) 3-year PhD positions to begin in 2019/2020

We are looking for enthusiastic young researchers, who would like to enhance their career perspectives in both the academic and non- academic sectors through international, interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral mobility combined with the innovation-oriented mind-set.
The applicants:

  • Must have Master (or equivalent) degree in Mechanical, Chemical or Marine Engineering, Physics or Chemistry with solid knowledge of fluid dynamics and its applications
  • Must be in the first 4 years of his/her research career, measured from the date of graduation (MSc degree or equivalent)
  • Must not hold a PhD degree
  • Must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies) in the country of their appointment for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before their appointment. For refugees under the Geneva Convention, the refugee procedure (i.e. before refugee status is conferred) will not be counted as ‘period of residence/activity in the country of the beneficiary’.
  • Must be able to communicate fluently in English, in oral and written form.

The recruited ESR will spend 50% of their time to non-academic institutions according to the EID guidelines and will be enrolled in a PhD programme of the academic beneficiary partner institutions. In addition to their individual doctoral project, the recruited ESR will benefit from a dedicated training programme comprising an integrated curriculum of local and network wide training activities related to the development of scientific knowledge and the enhancement of transferable skills.

Position offered Project title Recruiting institutes Host country
ESR 1 In-nozzle flow and near-nozzle atomisation characterisation in optical injector nozzles City, University of London, UK UK
AVL List GmbH, AT
Position Filled Optical measurements for injection and fuel mixing in transparent ICE Brunel University, UK UK
Woodward-L ‘Orange, DE
Position Filled Optical measurements for fuel mixing in CVC Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, DE DE
Perkins Engines Co Ltd, UK
CPT Group GmbH, DE
Position Filled Optical measurements for ignition and combustion in RCM Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, DE DE
Perkins Engines Co Ltd, UK
Caterpillar Fuel Systems, US
Position Filled DNS for collapsing bubble dynamics and surface erosion for fuel mixtures City, University of London, UK UK
Woodward-L ‘Orange, DE
Position Filled DNS for fuel atomisation from dual-fuel injectors Technische Universität München, DE DE
AVL List GmbH, AT
Position Filled Dual-fuel droplet breakup, phase-change and mixing IFP Energies Nouvelles, FR FR
Perkins Engines Co Ltd, UK
Caterpillar Fuel Systems, US
Position Filled Tabulated chemistry for dual-fuel combustion simulations AVL List GmbH, AT AT
City, University of London, UK
Position Filled Simulation for durability/erosion of dual-fuel injection systems Chalmers University of Technology, SE SE
Woodward-L ‘Orange, DE
ESR 10 LES of liquid-natural gas mixing in dual-fuel injector Perkins Engines Co Ltd, UK UK
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, DE
Position Filled LES modelling of combustion in Dual Fuel engines IFP Energies Nouvelles, FR FR
Woodward-L ‘Orange, DE
Position Filled Thermodynamics of fuel mixtures, their properties and modelling using the PC-SAFT EoS City, University of London, UK UK
AVL List GmbH, AT
Position Filled Methodology for automatic mesh refinement; application to simulation of combustion in dual-fuel engines Politechico Di Milano, Department of Aerospace Science and Technology (DAER), IT IT
Perkins Engines Co Ltd, UK
Position Filled Scalable simulation of engine emissions for a wide range of fuels and operating points AVL List GmbH, AT AT
Technische Universität München, DE
Position Filled Dual-fuel engine design concepts through effective CFD simulation tools Woodward-L ‘Orange, DE DE
City, University of London, UK

How to apply

Applicants must send:
• letter of motivation,
• curriculum vitae of at most 3 pages,
• copy of transcripts and of their degree, and a copy of master’s thesis or any other publications (if available),
• two written recommendation letters (e.g. one by the former Master thesis supervisor and their referees contact details).

Applicants must choose the position of their interest from the list of the offered research topics and send the requested documents by email to Mr N. Chatziarsenis (nikolaos.chatziarsenis.1@city.ac.uk) under the title ‘EDEM Application’, specifying the position(s) they are applying for (e.g. applying for ESR7 and ESR9 etc.).

Salary

The successful candidates will receive a 36 month, full-time employment contract as per Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) regulations for early stage researchers. The monthly salary will be confirmed upon offer, paid in the currency of the host country, and with a correction factor applied to the host country.

Researchers may also qualify for a family allowance of €500/month depending on family situation at the time of recruitment.

Please visit the EU MSCA website for further information.