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Researcher (composite materials and processing) (m/f) - CT RH UMEC 42/2020

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INEGI, the Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, is a research and technology organization, associated with the University of Porto in Portugal. In the context of a significant increase in R&D activity, INEGI is looking to reinforce its Composite Materials and Structures group. For this purpose and within the SpaceCarbon project, INEGI will hire:

Researcher (composite materials and processing) (m/f)

Project framework (European project):

Title: European Carbon Fibres and Pre-Impregnated Materials for Space Applications


SpaceCarbon aims to develop European-based carbon fibres (CF) and pre-impregnated materials for Space applications, enabling a European supply chain capable to reduce the dependency of the on these critical materials and technologies. SpaceCarbon is expected to improve Europe’s worldwide competitiveness in the field of high performance Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) structures.

Within SpaceCarbon, INEGI´s role is to develop prepregs and composites using different technologies and to develop formulations capable to provide the materials with enhanced characteristics. 

The Successful candidate will:

·         Identify the main pre-impregnation process variables, their interdependence and influence on materials characteristics;

·         Implement monitoring systems for the main process variables control;

·         Adapt and optimize processing conditions for new materials development;

·         Produce prepregs and composites with different characteristics;

·         Develop resin and prepreg formulations able to provide multifunctional properties;

·         Understand the market needs and trends of materials and processes to be studied under the project scope;

·         Contribute for the project technical reports, patents;

·         Contribute to scientific production.

We are looking for candidates with the following profile:

·         Master's degree in Chemical, Polymer or Materials Engineering or other related areas

·         Experience in R&D activities (2-3 years)

·         Experience/knowledge on composite materials and their associated processes is a plus;

·         Experience in the formulation of new materials;

·         Experience in laboratorial work;

·         Availability for national and international travels;

·         Capacity for analysis, critical thinking and goal orientation;

·         Strong interpersonal and communication skills;

·         Responsibility, pro-activity and autonomy;

·         Fluent written and spoken Portuguese and English.

We offer:

·         Integration in a reference Research, Innovation and Technology Transfer Institution;

·         Salary conditions adjusted to the profile and potential demonstrated by the selected candidate.

Expressions of interest must be sent, along with by CV, Certificate of Qualifications and Certificate attesting the proficiency of English, until 30th September 2020 through the official page of INEGI www.inegi.pt  Join us | Open Positions - Press Apply (Researcher composite materials and processing) M/F - CT RH UMEC 42/2020 or by mail:

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