Mar 9, 2011

PhD position in Material Science, Luxembourg

The Centre de Recherche Public - Gabriel Lippmann, a public establishment for applied scientific research and technology transfer, has an opening on a temporary contract basis for its department "Science and Analysis of Materials" (SAM) that focuses in the following fields: characterization of materials, surface treatment and thin films, instrumental developments, nanotechnologies and nanomaterials.

Duties and responsibilities:
Plasma polymer thin coatings deposited by means of an atmospheric CVD plasma process is an innovative way to protect polymers and in particular biopolymers, against damaging from the environment. Furthermore, such a process can be adapted to be implemented into industry and is considered as a “green” process. In this PhD program, the development of multilayer coatings for particular protective application will be carried out. The link between coatings structure and their protective properties will be particularly emphasized. The PhD program will involve two different areas namely coating processing and material characterizations. The new category of protective coatings will be produced by plasma polymerization. Thus, this study will give us a deeper knowledge for the growth of plasma polymer films and also, on plasma nanocomposite coatings.


- The candidate should hold a Master degree in sciences, preferably in physics, chemistry, materials, surface sciences.
- The candidate has to be motivated, structured and self-responsible in young and diversified research departments. This PhD program will be carried out in Luxembourg.
- The applicant must show his/her willingness to develop good skills in the fields of experimental investigations and characterization techniques.
- The candidate must be fluent in English (scientific exchanges), French (administrative language) is considered as an asset.

Application details
Candidates who are interested in the above position should send their application (with the above reference) including CV, motivation letter and names of 1-2 referees either by e-mail to recrutement@ lippmann. lu (format: .doc or .pdf) or by regular mail to:

CRP - Gabriel Lippmann
Service Ressources Humaines
41, rue du Brill

Note: Application deadline to the PhD position in Material Science, Luxembourg is 01 April, 2011.

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