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.
1 Marie Curie European Industrial Doctorate PhD fellowship for Early Stage Researchers EID
Applications are welcome for the opening of 1 Early Stage Researchers (ESR) 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 1 full-time Marie Skłodowska-Curie scholarships, each for a period of 36 months, with strong career perspectives in academic and industrial sectors.
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)
determine sorption capacity of selected Contrasting Media Agents, including kinetic behavior associated with sorbents (with ESR 2, 5);
determine the influence of environmental variables on sorption capacity and kinetics (with ESR 2, 3);
development of design criteria for a CMA-removal systems based on selected sorbent materials (with ESR 4);
optimization of the properties of the selected sorbents in view of recycling or application of recovered agent as contrast media (with ESR 5).
ALREADY SELECTED (Euraxess Job offers ID 629536, ID 664583 and ID 688171)
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) – REOPENED
ESR 5 - Host: Politecnico di Milano (Italy) - Mechanistic studies on Contrasting Media Agents (CMA) dynamics in natural and engineered porous media
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
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
Applicants will be evaluated and ranked by the future joint academic and non-academic mentors based on the eligibility criteria stated in the MSCA rules. Top-ranked applicants will be invited for interview. Candidates will be evaluated through the following scoring system: quality of S&T (40%), career plan (30%), motivation (20%), overall impression (evaluation of relevant soft skills for research: communication, problem solving, teamwork, decision making) (10%).
TO APPLY FOR ESR 2: application documents shall be submitted to
PLEASE SUBMIT - A complete CV with up to 2 recommendation letters. - A motivation letter specifying the PhD topic (or topics) which the candidate would be most interested in. - Transcripts with grades for all Bachelor and Master level exams, including final graduation grades if available. - A copy of the bachelor degree certificate. - A copy of the Master Degree certificate if already available. - All candidates need to prove that they are eligible according to eligibility requirements of MSCA.