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DiStruc, a Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN

Location: UK, Germany, Netherlands, France, Greece, Switzerland

DiStruc (Directed Structure at the mesoscale) is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN who has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under the Grant Agreement No 641839. The scientific goal of DiStruc is to understand and direct structure formation in dispersions of elongated colloidal particles by internal (particle characteristics, interactions and concentration) and external means (confinement and flow). These dispersions have remarkable properties and they have entered the market of high-performance fibres and fast moving consumer goods, such as foods, home and personal care.

DiStruc runs for four years, starting January 1st, 2015 and brings together into one Network the University of Oxford (UK),  Forschungszentrum Jülich (Germany), the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (the Netherlands), the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (France), the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (Greece), Teijin Aramid, Unilever (the Netherlands), Canoe (France) and Nestlé (Switzerland). The successful candidates will be placed in the nodes of this network and will be trained at the highest (PhD) level, while making the most out of a multidisciplinary academic and industrial skill set from physics to biology, experiments to theory/simulations, and product development to marketing.

Each member of the DiStruc Network is an Equal Opportunities Employer. They offer competitive salaries in accordance with the MSCA-ITN regulations and will ensure that all candidates receive the research training (tutoring, workshops, summer schools, secondments, transferable skills training) that better suits their needs.

Please note that Nestlé, will host a PhD student using funds provided by the Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation - SERI.

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