University of Oulu
Doctoral student position in optical diagnostics of steelmaking electric arc furnaces
University of Oulu
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Published: 9 days ago
Application deadline: Apr 30
Location: Oulu, Finland
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Doctoral student position in optical diagnostics of steelmaking electric arc furnaces

Doctoral student position in optical diagnostics of steelmaking electric arc furnaces (2 year) 

Description

The Faculty of Technology at the University of Oulu announces a two years doctoral student position for a researcher studying optical emission from electric arc furnaces used in steelmaking. The position is part of a European Commission funded project OSCANEAF, which includes partners from Finland, Sweden and Germany. The position is located in the Process Metallurgy Research Unit (http://www.oulu.fi/pyometen/) in the Faculty of Technology. The research is carried out in collaboration with Nano and Molecular Systems Research Unit (www.nanomo.fi), Faculty of Science. The doctoral student will be jointly supervised by the two units. Extension to the project funded position to ensure full doctoral thesis work is possible to be applied by the applicant and the research units.

The aim of the European Commission funded project is to develop a method to measure slag composition in metallurgical electric arc furnaces based on the optical emission of electric arc. The research is part of the core actions of the Centre for Advanced Steel Research (http://www.oulu.fi/casr/) at the University of Oulu. The role of the doctoral student is to acquire novel information about the plasma conditions by analyzing the obtained optical emission spectra and comparing it to the reference measurements. The research is carried out in an interdisciplinary collaboration between physics and process metallurgy and involves interaction to the private sector collaborators.

Responsibilities and Required Qualifications

The successful candidate is expected to have a M.Sc. degree in physics (or equivalent technical degree) with preferred knowledge on spectroscopy and data-analysis as well as optical emission through electronic structure in education or experience. Some familiarity to scientific softwares, such as for example Matlab and IGOR, is expected. 

Salary

The salary will be based on the levels 1-4 of the demand level chart for university–level teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid (maximum of 46.3 % of the job-specific component). The salary is thus being in practice roughly 1900-3000 € per month, depending on the appointee’s qualification and experience.

The Application

Applications, together with all relevant enclosures, should be submitted electronically by April  30th , 2017. 

The following documents must be attached to the application:

1) A curriculum vitae in English

2) A list of possible scientific contributions (publications, talks, posters etc.) including possible teaching merits 

3) A brief (1 page) description of the motivation and suitability to the post

4) Contact information of one to two persons whom may be asked to give a statement of the candidate 


Contact details

For further information about the application and selection procedures, please contact: 

Dr.Tech. Matti Aula, Process Metallurgy, tel +358 (40) 715 8075, email: Matti.Aula@oulu.fi

Prof. Marko Huttula, NANOMO, marko.huttula@oulu.fi

Prof. Timo Fabritius, Process Metallurgy, timo.fabritius@oulu.fi

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