PhD position – electrodeless plasma thrusters

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PhD position – electrodeless plasma thrusters


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Offer DescriptionUniversidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M, ) invites applications to fill PhD position ZARATHUSTRA-D6. The PhD thesis will consist of developing electromagnetic and kinetic models and numerical codes to simulate and understand the physics of electrodeless plasma thrusters and identify optimal configurations. The contract will be funded under the ERC Starting Grant project ZARATHUSTRA (Revolutionizing advanced electrodeless plasma thrusters for space transportation, The candidate will join the Plasma and Space Propulsion Team (EP2, at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid under the supervision of professor M. Merino, and collaborate closely with other researchers.RequirementsResearch Field Engineering » Aerospace engineering Education Level Master Degree or equivalentSkills/QualificationsRequirements:

  • Young MSc holder (and a total of 300 ECTS completed among BSc + MSc)
  • Strong background in the following disciplines: Scientific computing, Applied Mathematics, Aerospace Engineering, Plasma Physics, Fluid Dynamics, Electromagnetism. Excellent candidates from other disciplines are also invited to apply.
  • Outstanding academic record; critical & creative thinking.
  • Team-working and communications skills; Previous international experience desirable
  • Ability to deal independently and proactively with scientific and engineering challenges.
  • Good proficiency in English (oral & written).

Specific RequirementsWe particularly welcome applications from women and other under-represented groups.Languages ENGLISH Level GoodAdditional InformationBenefitsWhat we offer:

  • Up to 4-year contract; starting annual gross salary 25 k€; productivity bonuses.
  • Become part of a young, dynamic, highly qualified, collaborative team.
  • Opportunity to travel to international conferences to present research activities.
  • Opportunity to carry out a research internship abroad.
  • Flexible working environment and schedule.

Selection processInterested candidates must send their applications to indicating in the email subject the reference “ZARATHUSTRA-D6,” and attaching the following documents in pdf format:

  • A motivation letter highlighting candidate’s skills, experience and research goals (max. 1 page).
  • CV, including relevant education and work experience
  • The contact information of up to two references (will be contacted during the hiring process)
  • Sample of best works of the candidate (e.g. MSc thesis).

Application deadline is June 30, 2024, but the position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. The contract will begin in September 2024, though an earlier/later start date can be arranged. Applications from women and minorities are particularly encouraged.Additional commentsApplications from women and other under-represented groups are particularly encouraged. Website for additional job detailsWork Location(s)Number of offers available 1 Company/Institute Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Country Spain GeofieldWhere to apply E-mail[email protected]Contact State/ProvinceMadrid CityLeganes WebsiteStreetAvenida de la Universidad 30 Postal Code28911 E-Mail[email protected] Phone916248224STATUS: EXPIRED

Expected salary

€25000 per year


Leganés, Madrid

Job date

Fri, 17 May 2024 23:38:13 GMT

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