Soft materials offer a wide range of applications covering the medical field as well as modern car headlights. In terms of fracture mechanics an energy approach is usually implemented to describe the material behavior by considering the new fracture surfaces in front of an existing crack. Within this multidisciplinary project consortium, the focus will include a fracture mechanical approach by using sharp pre-notched specimens under displacement-controlled loading conditions considering a global tearing energy and the fatigue crack growth rate. Finally, the impact of the state of cure including a classification system for parts applying non-destructive testing methods will be implemented.
- Above average masters degree in the field of polymer engineering and science, materials science, or similar
- Profound knowledge in material sciences, esp. physics and chemistry of polymeric materials
- Experienced in material testing ü Personal initiative, reliable, responsibility, teamwork and communication skills with the ability to interface with partner companies and other researchers
- Good language skills in English (written and spoken) and at least basic skills in German are advantageous
- Communication of research results to the scientific community
- Advanced research in a multi-disciplinary team
- Excellent contacts to industry as well as to national and international research organizations
- Gross monthly income app. 3.072.- (14 times per year)
- Flexible working conditions, 40 h per week
- Possibility to perform a PhD at the Montanuniversitaet Leoben
- Start of employment: Immediate
Please send your application (letter of motivation, CV) until 16th of April 2021 along with copies of your certificates and diplomas to firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating the JobID 20210322.