Nestlé Research (Lausanne) is recruiting a MARIE SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE ITN EARLY-STAGE RESEARCHER for the project “Multiscale models for reconstitution of compacted powders” (f/m/d).
The position is fulltime and offered for 1 year, with the possibility of extension. The salary is in line with the standard rates for MSCA ITN Fellows.
Compaction of powdered materials is typically performed to improve properties such as bulk density, flowability, dispersibility, and stability. Using the knowledge gained through modelling and experiments these properties can be tuned by process to produce high-performance powders. A mesoscale model will be calibrated from the microscale model developed in TUSAIL and will be used for a PBM model, which considers all main particle properties, like size and size distribution, form, moisture, strength, rehydration and dissolution.
1. Develop new understanding of reconstitution of compacted powders;
2. Develop advanced meso-particle models of reconstitution of compacted powders calibrated using microscale models developed by other ESRs;
3. Scaling up to inform a macroscopic multi-dimensional PBM modelling considering main particle properties such as size and size distribution, form, moisture, strength and dissolution.
• Development of advanced meso-particle models of reconstitution of compacted powders calibrated using microscale models developed by other ESRs.
• Scaling up to inform a macroscopic multi-dimensional population balance model (PBM) considering main particle properties such as size and size distribution, form, moisture, strength and dissolution.
• Development of new understanding of reconstitution of compacted powders.
Applicants should have BSc in process engineering or chemical engineering or a related discipline and an associated Masters or an equivalent level of professional qualification or experience with a good pre-education in scientific programming. Knowledge and experience of modelling multiphase flows is desirable, but not essential.
This fellowship is offered in the context of a Marie Curie Initial Training Network and transnational mobility is a key element of eligibility. Therefore, your eligibility for the post is determined by Marie Curie terms and conditions. Researchers may be either EU citizens or from outside the EU (subject to relevant immigration formalities), but applications will only be accepted from candidates who must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in Netherlands for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the date of selection by the host institution (short stays such as holidays are not taken into account). This mobility rule applies only to your first recruitment within the project, and not to other organizations to which you might be sent on secondment or at which you may subsequently also be recruited.
All researchers recruited in a Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN must be Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs). A ESR shall, at the time of recruitment by the host organisation, be in the first four years of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree. The four years start to count from the date when a researcher obtained the degree which would formally entitle him/her to embark on a doctorate.
The successful candidate will be embedded into a team of 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) within TUSAIL network. The project will be conducted under the supervision of Dr Yogesh Harshe of Société des Produits Nestlé and Prof. Stefan Heinrich at Technische Universität Hamburg. An Individual Supervisory Committee, including academic and industrial supervisors, will guide the candidate during his/her project.
Master students who will graduate in the coming months are welcome to apply. In that case, please provide an overview of the transcripts that are already available.
The deadline for application is 31 October 2023. The intended starting will be at the earliest possible opportunity for the successful candidate.
Published On: 13 October 2023