MSCA Individual Fellowship, Recycling Plastic Wastes in Cementitious Composites
About the call
The NTNU Challenge invites experienced researchers across eight disciplines of any nationality and age to work in tandem with a supervisor in order to submit successful applications to Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships.
If chosen, you will be invited to participate together with a supervisor on a three-day symposium on MSCA-IF at NTNU Trondheim from 22 to 24 of May. Together, you will write and prepare an application towards the MSCA-IF Call with deadline 11 September 2019. Travel costs related to the events 22-24 May will be covered by NTNU.
About Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF)
The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) aim to support the career development and training of researchers in all scientific disciplines through international and inter-sectoral mobility. By funding excellent research and providing attractive working conditions, the MSCA offer high quality professional opportunities open to researchers of any age, nationality or discipline.
The goal of the Individual Fellowships is to enhance the creative and innovative potential of experienced researchers wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition through advanced training, international and inter-sectoral mobility. Individual Fellowships provide opportunities to acquire and transfer new knowledge and to work on research and innovation in Europe (EU Member States and Associated Countries) and beyond.
Recycling plastic wastes in cementitious composites
Million tones of plastic materials are produced every year and most types of them cannot be easily decomposed. Therefore, recycling plastic is an essential solution for reducing the environmental impacts of this material. While concrete is the most consumed man-maid material in the world, recycling plastic in cement-based materials can be an effective solution to handle a considerable amount of plastic wastes, provided that the manufactured material satisfices requirements for essential properties of the aimed product. Mechanical-, fresh state- and durability properties are the key properties of cement-based materials, which are essential to be adjusted for almost every cementitious composite.
The successful Postdoc candidate will develop radically new solutions and applications for recycling polymer-based materials in cementitious composites. The challenging wastes, which are difficult to handle in other ways, will be integrated into cement-based composites giving them multifunctional abilities by exploiting the unique property of the selected polymer-based material. The main supervisor for the candidate will be from the research group for Sustainable Composites.
For the complete project proposal as well as additional information regarding the NTNU Challenge, see https://www.ntnu.edu/horizon/msca
- The researcher must, at the date of the MSCA-IF call deadline, possess a PhD Degree and/or an equivalent of minimum four years’ full-time research experience.
- The researcher must, at the date of the MSCA-IF call deadline not have conducted his/her main activity in the country of the beneficiary (Norway) for more than 12 of the 36 months.
- Evidence of good English language skills, written and spoken
In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, selection will be conducted by the supervisor. Emphasis will be placed upon the academic accordance with the supervisor and the project proposal.
- A designated supervisor with whom to prepare an application for the MSCA-IF call with
- A two-day symposium with showcasing of expertise and best practices on how to apply to MSCA-IF
- A follow-up day with the supervisor and possible individual guidance by experts on MSCA-IF
- Administrative support up to the call deadline
Appointment as post doc up to a maximum of 24 months at NTNU rests on the prerequisite of an approved application to the MSCA-IF call with deadline 11 September 2019. Feedback on said applications is expected early 2020.
A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. Under the Freedom of Information Act (offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants.
Publications and other academic works that the applicant would like to be considered in the evaluation must accompany the application. Joint works will be considered. If it is difficult to identify the individual applicant's contribution to joint works, the applicant must include a brief description of his or her contribution.
Please submit your application electronically via jobbnorge.no with your CV, cover letter, diplomas and certificates that highlight the alignment of your application. In addition, the applicant must describe a research project that will strengthen and complement the presented research (max 2 pages).
Please refer to the application number MSCA- IF- IV/4 when applying.
Application deadline: 25.03.2019
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Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering
Our profile of expertise can help to solve the world’s most important societal challenge: the development of sustainable solutions in industry and society. This profile includes research on modern industrial processes, use of new and recycled materials, new technological solutions and the application of new forms of organization and business models. The Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering is one of eight departments in the Faculty of Engineering.
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Place of service Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering