23 Aug 2023Job Information
Ecole Centrale de Lyon
Recognised Researcher (R2)
30 Sep 2023 - 12:00 (Europe/Paris)
Type of Contract
Hours Per Week
Offer Starting Date
1 Jan 2024
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?
The post-doc will be working in the framework of a collaboration between two companies and LTDS lab at ECL on a project to develop materials for friction stir welding (FSW) tools, enabling friction stir welding of high mechanical performance materials, with improved tool lifetime.
Within the framework of this project, LTDS's objective is to understand the tribological damage phenomena of FSW tools on the basis of laboratory tribological tests and numerical simulation results, working on the materials currently in use and on those developed in another work package of the project (using the SPS - spark plasma sintering - process), so as to optimize the tribological behavior of these new materials for FSW applications.
The post-doc's work is part of the "Analysis and understanding of tribological damage to FSW tools" work package, studying the tribological behavior of new materials under conditions representative of the FSW of materials with high mechanical properties, combined with the contributions of numerical simulation of this assembly process.
In collaboration with the project partners and the tribology researchers and engineers at LTDS (Ecully and Saint-Etienne campuses), you will hold the position of post-doc in tribology and will be responsible for the following tasks:
- Implement a tribological experimental approach and validate it with tests on currently used materials
- Carry out laboratory tribological tests on newly developed materials
- Analyze the obtained tribological results and supplement them with analyses carried out on worn surfaces, to gain an understanding of wear phenomena, in relationships with the effects of experimental parameters, to move towards a better understanding of material effects.
- Participate in the development of an improved numerical simulation code for the FSW process, based on the obtained experimental data, and use the results of the code to gain a deeper understanding of the experimental test results.
- Coordinate project planning (experiments, analyses, calculations, reports, etc.)
- Maintain the acquired knowledge by ensuring formalization via reports and presentations
- Communicate results
This project is funded under the RAPID scheme of the Defense Innovation Agency (French Ministry of Defense).Requirements
PhD or equivalent
Skills/QualificationsPhD or previous post-doc in the field of tribology. Knowledge in
tribology, with in-depth knowledge in wear of materials. Expertise in numerical simulation of tribology would be a plus.A keen interest in experimental work (laboratory tests/measurements)
with a rigorous, methodological approach. Also interested in numerical simulation.You appreciate teamwork and are able to work independently. You have good
organizational skills. Your communication skills (English mandatory) and your ability to summarize are recognized. Your listening and analytical skills are well developed. You have good writing skills and are able to publish and promote your research.Technical skills required:
work in a restricted access area (ZRR)
Years of Research Experience
1 - 4
EC Lyon offers a 24-month full-time work contract, indicatively starting on 01/01/2024. The position will be based in Ecully (France). There is a probation period of two (2) months and there are 35 working hours per week.
The remuneration will consist of a gross annual salary between 30.1 and 35.7 k€ according to experience (gross amount for the employee before tax). Of this amount, the estimated net salary to be perceived by the Researcher is between ~ 2000 and ~ 2400 EUR/month, according to experience. However, the definite amount to be received by the Researcher is subject to national tax legislation.
Net salary can fluctuate in accordance with an individual's personal circumstances (marital status, age, disability, family and dependents, etc). The above indicative net salary offers an approximation of what a single person could expect to receive in the bank account after some taxes (before income tax).
To be eligible, applicants must, on the closing date of the call for projects :
hold a doctorate (or have defended a doctoral thesis) Have less than 8 years' research experience (full-time equivalent) after obtaining their (first) doctoral degree. Respect the mobility rule: not have resided or carried out their main activity (employment, studies, etc.) in the country of application (Beneficiary's country for European PF and country of the Associate Partner of the first phase for Global PF) for more than 12 months during the 3 years preceding the closing date of the call for projects.
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The recruitment process takes place in two stages, supervised by a recruitment committee, in accordance with Centrale Lyon's OTMR policy.
- Study of the written application: CV + cover letter and other required documents
- Selection interview: in person or by videoconference
Website for additional job details
https: // ecolecentraledelyon.recruitee.com/l/en/Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
Ecole Centrale de Lyon
36 avenue guy de collongue
GeofieldWhere to apply
https: // ecolecentraledelyon.recruitee.com/l/en/Contact
https:// www. ec-lyon.fr
36, av Guy de Collongue