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ER02 Fellowship: “Mechanical and thermal behaviour of functional ceramics in the Aegean and Cyprus”

Fellowship Title and ID code
Marie Curie Experienced Researcher Fellowship (ER02) at the Institute of Materials Science, National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos”.

Title of Research Project
“Mechanical and thermal behaviour of functional ceramics in the Aegean and Cyprus”

Fellowship Description
This ER will undertake research on the technological evolution of transport pottery, cooking and refractory ceramics in the Aegean and Cyprus. More specifically the work will include methodological developments towards the role of raw materials composition and vessel shape to the mechanical and thermal properties of these types of ceramics. The work includes new techniques, such as NMR, to study the pore space characteristics of ceramic materials – essential to the above properties. Furthermore, archaeological applications will be undertaken, in collaboration with the University of Sheffield and the University of Cyprus for the study of assemblages of transport amphorae, cooking pots and metallurgical ceramics.

Academic Requirements
Eligible applicants for this Experienced Researcher Fellowship (equivalent to a post-doctoral position) must either be in possession of a doctoral degree, irrespective of the time taken to acquire it, or have at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience in chemistry, or materials science, or archaeological sciences, or ceramic technology. Their total research experience must not exceed 5 years after obtaining qualifications which formally allowed them to embark on a PhD degree.
Applicants should send via e-mail a CV (with a list of publications), a covering letter including brief description of their research activities and the names of two referees, to Dr. Vassilis Kilikoglou (E-mail: kilikog@ims.demokritos.gr).

Marie Curie ITN programs mobility requirement
At the time of selection by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment.

Duration of fellowship
2 years – starting from May 2011

Closing date for applications
6 May 2011

Financial regime
Fellowship covers monthly salary for two years in line with FP7-PEOPLE-2010-ITN. The annual salary is approximately 53.580 Euros before tax and national insurance deductions. For more information: http://ec.europa.eu/research/fp7/understanding/marie-curieinbrief/home_en.html

Contact persons
Dr Vassilis Kilikoglou
Institute of Materials Science, National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos”
kilikog@ims.demokritos.gr
and
Dr. Yiannis Bassiakos
Institute of Materials Science, National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos”
bassiakos@ims.demokritos.gr

For more information about the Institute of Materials Science, National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos”: http://www.ims.demokritos.gr/ims_field.php?lang=en&ergo=G304
For more information about the NARNIA ITN please visit the project’s website at www.narnia-itn.eu