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REMEDI is keyed towards a multidisciplinary, cross-sectoral approach to investigate and characterize dynamics and feedbacks across the water-soil system and relevant categories of pharmaceutical compounds. Salient aspects related to the assessment of the distribution of these compounds in groundwater will be analyzed from a water resource management perspective and considering the effects of multiple sources of uncertainty (including structural and parametric uncertainties, i.e., uncertainty about a given conceptual and mathematical model and the embedded parameters and driving forces) on predictive uncertainty.

2 Marie Curie European Industrial Doctorate PhD fellowships for Early Stage Researchers EID

OFFER DESCRIPTION

Applications are welcome for the opening of 2 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) positions associated with PhD-level research activities as part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Industrial Doctorate (EID) programme related to the Consortium “REMEDI” (Trapping and Removal of X-ray Contrast Medium agents from water resource and stream Sediments New Concepts in Trapping, Recycling and Management). The latter leverages on a partnership between Politecnico di Milano (Italy), the University of Warwick (United Kingdom) and TAUW GMBH (Germany).

We offer 2 full-time Marie Skłodowska-Curie scholarships, each for a period of 36 months, with strong career perspectives in academic and industrial sectors.

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application deadline 24/10/2021

23:00 - Europe/Brussels

ESR 2 - Host: The University of Warwick (United Kingdom)

Appraisal of the main environmental effects of Fe supplementation on Contrasting Media Agents (CMA) dynamics in soil-water systems

Objectives:

  • experimental and modeling investigations of the long-term effect of Fe supplementation to soil-water systems (including lakes and rivers) on the speciation of CM agents in sediments; assessment of the possibility of binding of dissolved CMA onto Fe-containing geo-materials under various flow conditions (with ESR 1, 4);
  • investigation of the effect of adding Fe-containing materials to the system on seasonal CMA dynamics (with ESR 1, 4) and quantitative characterization of impacts on environmental variables of the water body quality (with ESR 3, 5).

ALREADY SELECTED (Euraxess Job offer ID 629536 and ID 664583)

ESR 4 - Host: Politecnico di Milano (Italy) - Analysis of the effect of Fe addition to sediments on the target geochemical processes

ESR 1 - Host: The University of Warwick (United Kingdom) - Assessing the potential of Fe containing (geo)materials as filter-stable sorbent materials for removal of Contrasting Media Agents (CMA)

ESR 5 - Host: Politecnico di Milano (Italy) - Mechanistic studies on Contrasting Media Agents (CMA) dynamics in natural and engineered porous media

ESR 3 - Host: Politecnico di Milano (Italy)

Design of a system to intercept Contrasting Media Agents (CMA) fluxes in and out of a drained region

Objectives:

  • Concept and design of a CMA removal system based on Fe-containing sorbent geomaterials; experimental activities to design and test the application of the system in an industrially relevant context (with ESR 5);
  • derive hydrological/hydrogeological theoretical and operational criteria for the design of CMA-removal systems (based on, e.g., temporal changes in permeability or other system attributes, under uncertainty associated with natural heterogeneity; with ESR 1, 4);
  • study the bonding of CMA in exemplary (heterogeneous) natural settings and ensuing geochemical alterations upon exposure to geochemical field conditions, including uncertainty quantification in a stochastic framework of analysis (with ESR 2); assessment about the long-term stability of Fe-containing sorbents under realistic conditions.

TO APPLY FOR ESR 2: application documents shall be submitted to

https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/postgraduate/funding/appcv

TO APPLY FOR ESR 3: application documents shall be sent to remedi-dica@polimi.it, with in the object of the mail a clear reference to the ESR position(s) you apply for. The mail needs to be addressed to the REMEDI Project Coordinator: Prof. Alberto Guadagnini, Politecnico di Milano.