2 POST-DOCTORAL POSITIONS IN PROJECT POLYDIAGNO

PostDoc Position,

Contact Person(s):
Prof. Demetrios Anglos
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The Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) of the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH), in the framework of project POLYDIAGNO - “Investigation of the performance of polymer based outdoor insulators used in high voltage applications and development of a remote and real-time diagnostic technique for the evaluation of their functionality”, which is an Action SYNERGASIA 2011 of the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs), co-funded by Greece and the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union in the framewrok of NSRF 2007-2013 (Sectoral Operational Programme: Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship) and the Regional Operational Programmes: ROP Crete and the Aegean Islands and POP Attica), is seeking for two (2) post-doctoral researchers.



Abstract

SYNERGASIA

 

Project Objectives               
The researchers are expected to perform high level, competitive research on the:
A)      Investigation of the diagnostic capabilities of advanced optical techniques such as Spectral Imaging, Laser Induced Fluorescence (LIF) and Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) in the recognition of the operational state of polymer-based power line insulators and
B)       Development of a remote and real time diagnostic technique for the evaluation of the performance of these insulators.
Requirements
·         BSc/Diploma in Physical Sciences (Physics, Chemistry) or Engineering
·         PhD in a relevant field (Physics, Chemistry, Engineering)
·         Laboratory experience in laser spectroscopy and/or spectral imaging
·         Research experience, experimental skills, ability to perform independent research
·         Scientific Publications
·         Competence in English (written and spoken)
 
 
Additional Qualifications
·         Research experience in laser spectroscopy techniques (LIBS, LIF), optical imaging
·         Knowledge and experience with using, developing or adapting hardware/software tools related to the objective of this research
·         Strong motivation for conducting frontier level scientific research
·         Previous post-doctoral research experience
 
Location: IESL/FORTH, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Start Date: 1st January 2015
Contract Duration: 6 months
Cost: 26280 euro (net monthly salary: ~1150 euro)
 
Submission of Application
Interested candidates are required to submit their applications no later than the 27th of November 2014 by e-mail to hr@iesl.forth.gr), with cc to the Scientific Coordinator of the project, Prof. Demetrios Anglos (anglos@iesl.forth.gr).
The application package must include the following:
·         Application Form (please download file at the end of the page)
·         Curriculum Vitae of the candidate
·         Copies of academic titles
·         Two reference letters. The applicant should arrange that these letters be sent to IESL-FORTH (hr@iesl.forth.gr, anglos@iesl.forth.gr) directly by their scientific supervisor/ employer.
 
Any application received after the above deadline will not be considered.
 
Contact
For inquiries on the application selection procedure please contact the recruiting coordinator (hr@iesl.forth.gr) tel. +30-2810-391353 and +30-2810-391301.
For information on the research activity, please contact the Scientific Coordinator, Prof. Demetrios Anglos (anglos@iesl.forth.gr) tel. +30-2810-391154.
 
Selection Procedure
Applications submitted by the above deadline and with all requested documentation will be reviewed by the scientific committee. The committee will select the candidate that best suits the position and project requirements based on Academic criteria (see Appendix). If necessary the scientific committee will invite candidates for an interview on a mutually agreed date and time.
The evaluation results will be posted on the IESL-FORTH web site and on the website of DIAYGEIA (diavgeia.gov.gr), following a period for appeals (5 working days), the scientific committee will make the final selection.
THE DIRECTOR OF IESL
SPIROS ANASTASIADIS
 
 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE POSITION OF
A POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHER
 
Regarding the selection of candidates for the two (2) post-doctoral positions advertised in the framework of the project “Investigation of the performance of polymer based outdoor insulators used in high voltage applications and development of a remote and real-time diagnostic technique for the evaluation of their functionality” (POLYDIAGNO) as announced by the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) of FORTH, the evaluation procedure will be as follows:
 
(Α) Evaluation of candidates: all applications will be evaluated by the scientific committee on a scale of 1-100 based on the criteria outlined below using the weighting factors indicated:
Post-doctoral researcher position
Qualifications
Weight
Evaluation
B.Sc. Degree in Physical Sciences (Physics, Chemistry) or Engineering
5
Yes/No
PhD in relevant field (Physics, Chemistry, Engineering
25
Relevance to the research content and the project research objective
Laboratory experience in laser spectroscopy and/or spectral imaging
30
Relevance to the project research objectives.
Experience in the framework of research projects.
Post-doctoral research.
Research experience, experimental skills, ability to perform independent research
15
Reference letters
Scientific Publications
15
Number and impact of scientific publications
Competence in English (written and spoken)
10
Certificates, scientific writing, interview (optional)
 
(Β) Announcement of Results: The results of the evaluation procedure will be posted on the IESL-FORTH website (http://www.iesl.forth.gr/news/results.aspx) and on the website of DIAYGEIA (diavgeia.gov.gr). Candidates will be notified by e-mails.
(C) Appeals: Candidates have the right to submit a written appeal to the IESL secretariat within three (3) working days from the posting of the evaluation results on the IESL-FORTH website. They also maintain 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.

 

(D) Finalization of the process: After expiry of the appeal period and following evaluation of any submitted appeal, the scientific committee finalizes the ranking of the candidates. The candidate ranked first is given a period of six (6) working days to accept the position offered and provide original degree documents (or certified copies). In case that any of the presented documents do not match those submitted, the candidate will be dismissed from the procedure. In case of non-acceptance or non-response by the selected candidate in the given time of six (6) working days the scientific committee will offer the position to the first runner-up following the same procedure. This procedure will be repeated for the top three ranked candidates under the condition that they all meet the evaluation thresholds. If no candidate accepts the position, the position will be declared vacant.


Project Members
Prof. Demetrios Anglos


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Publication Date:  12/11/2014
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