Research Assistant (Advanced Ceramic Materials), 1-2 positions/Tutkimusapulainen (keraamimateriaalit), 1-2 tehtävää

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Advanced Ceramic Materials group at the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences is led by Prof. Erkki Levänen and is part of the Materials Science and Environmental Engineering Unit. Advanced Ceramic Materials group is working with ceramics intended for demanding engineering applications and for applications requiring special functional capability. We are working with particles, novel suspension online measurement systems, ceramic 3D printing, mechanical properties of ceramics, supercritical carbon dioxide assisted synthesis of particles and functional textured surfaces. We are also working with circular economy of secondary raw materials. Applications include photoactive and antifouling surfaces, sensors, sustainable surface treatments, porous 3D printed ceramics for gas treatment.   Ceramic materials are typically hidden deep into equipment and systems, but their properties typically enable the functioning of the system.

Job description

We are looking for 1-2 Research Assistants to work on research and development projects and various laboratory tasks. Topics include measurements, sample preparations, building of test equipment, test runs, industrial service measurements and smaller or bigger individual research projects. 

You do not have to master all techniques related to our research yet, we will teach you how to use them. Interest and curiosity towards materials science will be the key to success in our group.  So, do not hesitate to apply!

Requirements

We appreciate the following:

  • Interest towards materials science in broader meaning. You can have your background studies in materials science, chemistry or physics. We appreciate interest to inorganic chemistry and ceramic materials.
  • You can be master or bachelor student.
  • Willing and capable to work 10-20 h/week.
  • Systematic working in laboratory and reporting skills.

We offer

The position will be part-time and will be filled for a fixed-term until Spring 2020 (can be agreed to be shorter if needed), with the possibility of extension. The expected starting date is as soon as possible. A trial period applies to all our new employees.

The salary will based on both the job demands and the employee's personal performance in accordance with the University Salary System. The position of Research Assistant is placed on the job demand level 1 (the demand level chart for the teaching and research staff). In addition, Research Assistants will receive performance-based salary according to study credits.

We are inviting you to be a part of dynamic and young research community with large academic and industrial network.

How to apply

Please submit your application through our online recruitment system. The closing date for applications is 7 October 2019 (at 23:59 EEST / 20:59 UTC). Applications and all accompanying documentation should be written in English, and in PDF format. Please note that applicants may be invited to participate to an interview throughout the application time and therefore we encourage to apply as soon as possible.

Applications should include the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • Transcript of studies
  • Motivation letter 

For more information, please contact:

Professor Erkki Levänen, tel. +358 40 849 0191, email: erkki.levanen (at) tuni.fi

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Keraamimateriaalien tutkimusryhmä hakee 1-2 osa-aikaista tutkimusapulaista.

Keraamimateriaalien tutkimusryhmä on osa Materiaalitieteen ja ympäristöteknologian yksikköä Tekniikan ja luonnontieteiden tiedekunnassa. Ryhmässä kehitetään keraamimateriaaleja mekaanisesti vaativiin kohteisiin sekä tutkitaan ja kehitetään keraamien toiminnallisia ominaisuuksia.

Tutkimus kohdistuu valmistuksen eri vaiheisiin ja toiminnallisuuden testaamisen, kuten esimerkiksi partikkelin valmistus ja prosessointi, suspensioiden on-line analysointi, 3D printtaus, hiilidioksidiavuseinen prosessointi ja pintojen funktionalisointi ylikriittisisissä olosuhteissa sekä mekaaniset ominaisuudet kuten yllättävä plastinen muodonmuutoskyky. Työskentelemme myös kiertotalouden sekundääriraaka-aineiden kanssa. Materiaalien sovelluskenttä kattaa fotoaktiiviset, itsepuhdistuvat ja antimikrobiaaliset pinnat, sensorit, pintojen ympäristöystävälliset funktionalisoinnit hiilidioksidilla, printatut 3D rakenteet esim. kaasujen käsittelyyn ja teollisuuden muihin tarpeisiin.

Hakuohjeet

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Application period starts: 2019-09-11 09:00Application period ends: 2019-10-07 23:59