Title: PhD position in Comprehensive Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of BR valorisation and enhancement of LCA methodology to include Naturally Occuring radioactive Material (NORM)
Institution: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, http://redmud.org/15-phd-positions-in-the-eu-horizon-2020-marie-sklodowska-curie-msca-etn-project-redmud-european-training-network-for-zero-waste-valorisation-of-bauxite-residue-project-636876/
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Deadline: November 19, 2014
Applications are invited for 15 PhD positions (“Early Stage Researchers”) to be funded by the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network “REDMUD – European Training Network for Zero-Waste Valorisation of Bauxite Residue” within the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission. REDMUD is a consortium of high profile universities, research institutions and companies located in Belgium, Finland, Sweden, Germany, Estonia, Greece, Portugal and Hungary.
Chemistry – Inorganic chemistry – Materials Engineering – Metallurgy – Building Materials – Industrial ecology – Environmental Engineering – Environmental Radioactivity
bauxite residue; red mud; rare earths; critical raw materials; industrial waste residues; aluminium; life cycle assessment (LCA); naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM)
Early Stage Researcher (ESR) or 0-4 yrs (Post Graduate)
Benefits and salary
The MSCA programme offers highly competitive and attractive salary and working conditions. The successful candidates will receive a salary in accordance with the MSCA regulations for early stage researchers. Exact salary will be confirmed upon appointment [Living Allowance = 37.320 euro/year (correction factor to be applied per country) + Monthly mobility allowance = 600 to 1100 euro depending on the family situation]. In addition to their individual scientific projects, all fellows will benefit from further continuing education, which includes internships and secondments, a variety of training modules as well as transferable skills courses and active participation in workshops and conferences.
On-line Recruitment Procedure on www.redmud.org (see Appendix 1 for full description)
All applications proceed through the on-line recruitment portal on the redmud.org website. Candidates apply electronically for one to maximum three positions and indicate their preference. Candidates provide all requested information including a detailed CV. During registration, applicants will need to prove that they are eligible (three aspects: respect ESR definition, mobility criteria, English language proficiency). The deadline for the on-line registration is 19 November 2014. The REDMUD Recruitment Committee selects between 20 and maximum 30 candidates for the Recruitment Event which will take place in Leuven (19 December 2014). The selected candidates will provide a 15 minute presentation and will be examined by the Recruitment Committee. In order to facilitate their travel, selected candidates (from outside Belgium) will receive a fixed, lump sum of 250 euro. The final decision on who to recruit will be communicated the day after the Recruitment Event. The selected ESRs are to start as quickly as possible (in practice: target 1 March 2015).
Applicants need to fully respect three eligibility criteria:
Early-stage researchers (ESR) are those who are, at the time of recruitment by the host, in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which formally entitles them to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate was envisaged.
Conditions of international mobility of researchers: Researchers are required to undertake trans-national mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up the appointment. 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. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account. English language: Network fellows (ESRs) must demonstrate that their ability to understand and express themselves in both written and spoken English is sufficiently high for them to derive the full benefit from the network training.
ESR 14: Comprehensive Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of BR valorisation and enhancement of LCA methodology to include Naturally Occuring radioactive Material (NORM)
Objectives: To perform LCA analysis of the BR valorisation processes developed in the project, and to enhance state-of-the-art LCA methodology to consider NORM and risk scenarios. .
Host: KTH (Sweden)
Supervisor: Associate Professor A. Bjorklund (KTH),(email@example.com) Prof. K. Van Acker (KU Leuven)
Duration*: 36 months