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Open Early Stage Researcher/PhD Position at ITMATI


PROJECT: European Innovative Training Network Reduced Order Modelling, Simulation and Optimization of Coupled systems (ROMSOC).

TYPE OF PROJECT: The ROMSOC project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie-Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 765374.

OBJECTIVES OF PROJECT: ROMSOC is a European Industrial Doctorate (EID) project in the programme Innovative Training Networks (ITN) and part of Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions within the Horizon 2020 programme.

The ROMSOC EID Network brings together 15 international academic institutions and 11 industry partners and supports the recruitment of eleven Early Stage Researchers (ESRs). Each ESR will be working on an individual research project in the host institution with secondments related to their research in other academic and industrial partners of the network. The research is focused on three major topics: coupling methods, model reduction methods, and optimization methods, for industrial applications in well selected areas, such as optical and electronic systems, economic processes, and materials. The ROMSOC EID Network offers a unique research environment, where leading academics and innovative industries will integrate ESRs into their research teams for the training period, providing an excellent structured training programme in modelling, simulation and optimization of whole products and processes.

JOB OFFER REFERENCE: ITMATI-OT-18/2017/ROMSOC-ESR02.

CALL: Open Early Stage Researcher/PhD Position at Consorcio Instituto Tecnolóxico de Matemática Industrial (ITMATI), Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

DESCRIPTION OF JOB POSITION: 1 full-time contract for 36 months as PhD position for the ROMSOC project, ESR-02. The PhD degree will be awarded by University of A Coruña, Spain.

WORKING TITLE: Mathematical modelling and numerical simulation of coupled thermo-acoustic multi-layer systems for enabling particle velocity measurements in the presence of airflow.
 

WORKING OBJECTIVES: Microflown USP probes, which are able to measure particle velocity and acoustic pressure fields simultaneously, are sensitive to the effect of wind, since they are based on thermal transducers and hence highly dependent on the variations of thermal flow velocity. Mathematical modelling and numerical simulation of thermo-acoustic coupled systems (involving USP probes, the compressible fluid in the presence of flow, and the multilayer windscreen) will play a key role in the design of novel windscreens to mitigate the flow effects on the measures of acoustic probes.

The PhD candidate shall develop mathematical models and numerical simulation of different strategies to design effective windscreens, efficient numerical strategies to solve coupled problems involving wave propagation phenomena, and validate the developed simulation environment performing a thorough experimental investigation.

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR: Dr. Andrés Prieto (Primary Supervisor), Professor of Applied Mathematics of the University of A Coruña and affiliated researcher of ITMATI.

CANDIDATES PROFILE: Master degree (or equivalent) in Industrial Mathematics, Mathematical Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Computational Acoustics, Scientific Computing or other related disciplines. We seek excellent open-minded and team-spirited PhD candidates who will get unique international, interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral training in scientific and transferable skills by distinguished leaders from academia and industry.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience in numerical solution of differential equations, and acoustics.
  • Programming skills in object oriented languages as well as Python.
  • Strong interest in interdisciplinary scientific work.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong motivation to pursue a PhD degree.
  • Preferred qualifications include excellent grades, research talent (as proven by the master thesis), affinity with mathematical modelling and simulation in engineering applications, and personal ambition.
  • Excellent command of English, together with good academic writing and presentation skills.
MERITS AND REQUIREMENTS TO BE ASSESSED:

  • Training according candidates profile and requirements: 40 points, all contributions must be documented.
  • Knowledge and specific experience according requirements: 35 points, all contributions must be documented.
  • Personal interview: 25 points. Candidates achieving the best assessments according to the above criteria will be called to a personal interview in which letters of recommendation to their application will be considered. At least the three most highly valued candidates will be interviewed.
WORKPLACE: Technological Institute for Industrial Mathematics (ITMATI), Campus Vida of the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela (Spain). The PhD candidate will spend secondments for technical and scientific training at Microflown (Netherlands).

FURTHER INFORMATION: Attached document and  http://www.itmati.com/ITMATI-OT18-2017

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS:

People interested in this contract must send their applications by November 30, 2017. Application should include a motivation letter, a cover letter summarizing the applicant's career (general training and experience to be assessed, as well as additional merits referred to in the call), a detailed CV (with mobile phone and email), certificates, list of MSc courses and grades, copy of the master thesis, letters of recommendation to their application, etc. Applicants, that apply for more than one individual research project of the European Innovative Training Network ROMSOC, should indicate the order of preference (e.g. 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice).

To ensure the equality of opportunities we strongly encourage women with the appropriate qualifications to apply. If equally qualified, handicapped applicants will be preferred.

All documentation must be sent to the following email address Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo., indicating the job offer reference ITMATI-OT-18/2017/ROMSOC-ESR02 in the "subject" of the email. The receipt of requests will be confirmed by email.

DEADLINES AND RESOLUTION:

Reception of applications: until November 30, 2017.

Evaluation of applications and personal interviews: from 1st to 22nd December 2017.

Resolution of the call: December 2017.

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