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Postdoctoral Researcher and PhD Student Positions in Circular Economy: High Volume Applications and Advanced Characterization

The University of Oulu is recruiting researchers from various research fields to join its Inorganic Side Streams (InStreams) research programme

  • Closing soon
  • Closing date: 09 Aug 2020
  • Finland | University of Oulu
  • Date posted: 18 Jun 2020
  • Job type: Academic: postdoc
  • Disciplines: Earth & environmental science  | Materials science 

Do you want to contribute to the sustainable use of earth’s diminishing resources by exploring more efficient utilisation of side streams and products?

We are now looking for enthusiastic and motivated researchers from various research fields to join our Inorganic Side Streams (InStreams) research programme at the University of Oulu. InStreams has strong commitment to a focus in sustainable materials and systems, and a wide academic base for interdisciplinary inorganic materials research and engineering, readily combined with sustainable value chains and business. The vision is to actively contribute to the move towards clean production ecosystems of the future by identifying and solving key problems with the help of high-quality research.

Open positions
High volume applications of inorganic side streams
Fibre and Particle Engineering Research Unit, Faculty of Technology
Research concentrating on developing advanced cement-like materials, with negative carbon footprint. Multidisciplinary research with state-of-the art methods, including laboratory work, inorganic material analyses, as well as thermodynamic modelling.

Advanced characterization of inorganic materials
Nano and Molecular Systems Research Unit, Faculty of Science
Multidisciplinary work utilizing spectroscopic and microscopic characterization techniques to gain molecular level insight to fundamental physical and chemical properties and processes.

See also other positions related to industrial value chain development and responsible business strategies in circular economy from our website:

What we offer
We are a dedicated and dynamic group of researchers working together towards a more sustainable and intelligent future. Our university’s faculties are conveniently located in the same campus, which offers unique conditions for doing multidisciplinary research. Currently, the InStreams community includes over 100 researchers who are working on various sustainability themes. This community with versatile expertise and background creates an inspiring working environment full of opportunities for new, world-class discoveries. We foster a culture of collaboration, both within our university and with our international partner universities.

About Oulu
The City of Oulu is Northern Finland’s largest city, with a population of over 200,000. Oulu offers an easy-going living environment with good access from anywhere.  As the world’s northernmost tech hub, Oulu has a highly educated and innovative workforce, thanks to one of the biggest and most multidisciplinary universities in Finland.

How to apply
Please submit your application and relevant enclosures through our online recruitment system latest on August 9th, 2020. Please follow the links under the Open positions to find individual position descriptions and further details.

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