ONE POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN PROJECT 'RINGS'

PostDoc Position,

Contact Person(s):
Prof. Dimitris Vlassopoulos
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 The Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) of the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH), in the frame of the project ‘Flow and Diffusion of Ring polymers and their Blends -RINGS’, which is an “ARISTEIA” action, co-funded by the ESF and National Resources is seeking for one (1) Post-doctoral Researcher.

 



Abstract

ARISTEIES

Description
Synthesis/characterization, use of state of the art experimental techniques, rheological and dynamic light scattering measurements (including fluorescence correlation spectroscopy and high pressure measurements) will be used to investigate the behaviour of melts and solutions of model cyclic polymers. Experience with some of these techniques is important.  
 
Requirements
·         Master in Physics/Materials Science/ Chemistry/ Chemical Engineering)
·         Phd in Physics/Materials Science/ Chemistry/ Chemical Engineering)
·         Experience in  synthesis or fluorescence correlation and dynamic light scattering or rheology
·         Recommendation letters
·         Presentation skills
·         Knowledge of English language
 
Location: FORTH, IESL, Heraklion Crete GREECE
Start Date: 01/01/2015
Project Duration: 9 Months
Program cost: 22140 euro
 
Application Submission
Interested candidates who meet the aforementioned requirements are kindly asked to submit their applications, no later than 25th of November 2014 by email to hr@iesl.forth.gr, with cc to the Scientific Coordinator, Prof. Dimitris Vlassopoulos (dvlasso@iesl.forth.gr).
In order to be considered, the application must include:
·         Application Form (please download file from the position announcement webpage)
·         Brief  CV
·         Scanned copies of academic titles
·         2 recommendation letters
 
Any application received after the deadline will not be considered for the selection
 
Contact
For information and questions regarding the application and selection procedure, candidates are asked to contact  the secretariat (hr@iesl.forth.gr), tel. +30 2810-391353
For information and questions about the advertised position and the research activity of the group or the institute, candidates are asked to contact the Scientific Coordinator, Prof. Dimitris Vlassopoulos (dvlasso@iesl.forth.gr), tel. +30 2810-391469
 
Selection Procedure
Applications that are received on time are going to be reviewed by the scientific committee. The committee will select the candidacies that best match the position and project requirements, based on the score that they will get according to the criteria table as shown on the Appendix in the end of the present announcement. If necessary, certain candidates will be invited to a personal interview with the committee on a specific date and time that will be announced.
The successful candidates will be personally notified and will be asked to present the required documents in original form within six (6) working days after the results announcement on the web. In the case that the presented documents don’t match those submitted, the candidates will be dismissed from the procedure.
 
THE DIRECTOR OF IESL
SPIROS H. ANASTASIADIS
 
 
 
APPENDIX
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE POSITION FOR ONE POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHER
Regarding the selection of candidates for the position of one postdoctoral researcher in the frame of the project «RINGS» as announced by the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, the review procedure will be as follows: 
(Α) Applications will be evaluated based on the score from 1-100 that they will get according to the following table:
 

Qualifications

Weight

Evaluation

Bachelor in Natural Sciences

10

Relevance to the project content

Master and PhD in a relevant field

15

Relevance to the project content

Experience in polymer characterization techniques (SLS/DLS, XRD, SANS)

15

Use of the techniques within research projects/groups

Experience in Rheology and Dielectric Spectroscopy

15

Use of the techniques within research projects/groups

Knowledge of English language

5

Certifications/Writing thesis/reports

Scientific Publications

20

Number of publications and relevance with the project content

Recommendation Letters

20

Information about the candidate

 

(Β) The result of the selection will be announced on the website of IESL-FORTH as well as on the website of “DIAYGEIA”
Candidates have the right to appeal the selection decision, by addressing their written objection to the IESL secretariat within three (3) working days since the results announcement on the web. They also have the right to access (a) the personal files of the candidates as well as (b) the table of candidates’ scores in line with the Γ/ΕΞ/4163-1/06.07.2012 document of the Hellenic Data Protection Authority. All the above information related to the selection procedure will be available at the secretariat of IESL-FORTH.

After the expiration of the appeal period and the review of the objections by the committee, the evaluation of the candidacies is finalized. Then the committee will ask the successful candidates to accept the position within three (3) working days and to present all relevant documents in original form. In the case that the presented documents don’t match those submitted, the candidates will be dismissed from the procedure as well as in the case of non-acceptance or non-response on time. In these cases, the candidate with the second higher score will be asked to accept the position according to the same procedure.  This will be repeated until a suitable candidate is accepts the position. In case of no candidate accepting the position, the position will be declared vacant.



Project Members
Prof. Dimitris Vlassopoulos


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Publication Date:  10/11/2014
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