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Applications are accepted via the [[Somatai application server|https://applications.somatai.eu]]. NOTE: You will receive a message about a certificate which is not signed by any trusted authority. Please proceed nevertheless. You may also permanently store the certificate, so you won't receive this message in the future.  

Important: Check the [[Eligibility Criteria]] before application! 

You will need the following documents as pdf files:
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* proof of English proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS or equivalent information)

At the start of the application process, you will be asked which position you want to apply for (~ESR1-12, ~ER13 or ~ESR14). Make sure you read all the descriptions of [[Open Positions]] and carefully choose your favourite. In addition, you may choose any number of positions as secondary choice. 

During the application process you will be asked to enter two different referees who are able to evaluate your personality and qualifications properly. We may contact these referees for a recommendation. 

Please take your time and perform the data entries carefully. Think of suitable referees in advance and ideally inform them beforehand. You can stop and save the sessions in between. Only complete and submitted applications will be considered for further processing.

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This vacancy has been filled already. 
Responsiveness is an essential defining property of soft matter and grafted charged polymers represent an important class of such materials. Dynamics of responsive neutral polymer brushes has been recently investigated, but little is known about the dynamics of attached polyelectrolyte chains. Charged polymers are certainly more complex but also more responsive and often more efficient in applications like lubrication.

Dynamics and kinetics of responsive liquid-solid interfaces modified by the presence of grafted polymer chains that contains electrical charges will be experimentally studied. The dynamics of swollen layer will be studied, as well as the diffusion of particles in their vicinities. The main experimental technique will be evanescent wave dynamic light scattering complemented by other interface sensitive technique (evanescent wave ellipsometry, total internal reflection fluorescence,…).

This Ph.D. position is funded by the ~FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network SOMATAI. The ~PhD student will be employed by and based at [[IESL-FORTH|http://www.iesl.forth.gr]], one institute of the FORTH research centres in Heraklion, Greece. He/she will receive his/her degree of the University of Crete, Greece.

Important: Check the [[Eligibility Criteria]]!
A strong background and interests in physics of soft matter, physical chemistry, physics or chemical engineering will be appreciated as well as strong interest for  experimental studies and measuring techniques.

Candidates should contact Dr. B. Loppinet (benoit@iesl.forth.gr) for more information. Please refer to the [[Application Procedure]] for information on how to apply. 
This vacancy has been filled already. 
Adsorption and interfacial hydrodynamics, in particular slippage [1] and wetting [2], are key issues in a number of processes equally important in microfabricated devices [3] or  biological systems [4]. A common feature underlying these phenomena is water organization near the surface [5]. 
In the case of hydrophobic surfaces, where the existence of a water gap is still controversial [6], it is now recognized that slippage occurs at the solid surface, but the discrepancy in the slip lengths reported for different surfaces is enormous. 
The case of electrolytes and charged interfaces is of utmost practical importance for surface driven transport phenomena such as electro-osmosis or electrophoresis which are sensitive to charge distribution at the solid/liquid interface. In a nanochannel, channel size, Debye length and slip length can all be on the same order of magnitude, leading to unusual phenomena. For example, continuum dynamics predicts that the channel will be filled with a unipolar solution of counter-ions suggesting that the type and concentration of ions can be controlled by the surface charge density of the channel wall. Ion specific effects, referring to the broad range of phenomena particularly important in biology [7] where ions of the same valency, for example Cl⁻ and I⁻, have a dramatically different behavior, are also expected, allowing for even finer control over the ion type. They are again related to the interfacial water structure and hydration [8]. Another example of new and counter-intuitive flow mechanisms is the prediction by molecular dynamics simulations of  enhanced slip lengths of a few 10s of nm for charged fluids at hydrophobic interfaces. However, these key issues, with high relevance for e.g. energy conversion, remain almost unexplored experimentally.
The ~PhD project aims at giving direct experimental answers to critical questions regarding flows in nano-channels, taking advantage of new microfabrication possibilities and advanced x-ray techniques.
Our laboratory has a strong expertise in x-ray surface scattering techniques [9], giving access to interfacial structures, in particular ion distributions with sub-nm resolution [8,10,11]. We have also demonstrated the fabrication of <100nm thick nanochannels with x-ray transparent windows which makes possible the determination of complex structures at buried interfaces at the sub-nm to 10s of nm scale. 
In a first step, water organization and ion distributions near a solid wall or inside a nanochannel will be measured with unprecedented resolution. Special attention will be paid to hydrophobic interfaces [6] and ion specificity. In particular, we will try to identify the nature of interactions controlling the penetration of ions in a nanochannel by determining the distribution of different ions of the same valency in a mixture.
Dynamics will be considered in a second step by determining the distribution of ions under flow, as a function of Debye length and hydrophobicity. When necessary, slip lengths will be measured by atomic force microscopy [12].
The candidate will receive a training in nanofluidics and in advanced nanofabrication and x-ray scattering techniques. Participation in the theoretical analysis of the results could also be part of the ~PhD project.

[1] C.I. Bouzigues, P. Tabeling, and L. Bocquet, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 114503 (2008).
[2] D.M. Huang, C. Sendner, D. Horinek, R.R. Netz, and L. Bocquet, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 226101 (2008).
[3] T. Squires and S. Quake, Rev. Mod. Phys. 77, 977 (2005).
[4] D. Chandler, Nature 437, 640 (2005).
[5] R. R. Netz, Current Opinion Coll Interf. Sci. 9,192 (2004).
[6] B.M. Ocko, A. Dhinojwala, J. Daillant, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 039601 (2008).
[7] M. Cacace, E. Landau and J. Ramsden, Quarterly Reviews of Biophysics 30, 241 (1997).
[8] V. Padmanabhan, J. Daillant, L. Belloni, S. Mora, M. Alba and O. Konovalov, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 086105 (2007).
[9] J. Daillant, Current Opinion Coll Interf. Sci. 14, 396 (2009).
[10] P Viswanath, L. Girard, J. Daillant, L. Belloni, O. Spalla, D. Novikov, “~X-Ray Studies of Ion Specific Effects” in SPECIFIC ION EFFECTS edited by Werner Kunz, World Scientific, 2010.
[11] J. Duval, S. Bera, L. Michot, J. Daillant, L. Belloni, O. Konovalov, and D. Pontoni Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 206102 (2012).
[12] A. Maali, Y.&nbsp;Wang and B. Bhushan, Langmuir 25, 12002 (2009).

The position is funded by EU Initial Training Network SOMATAI “Soft Matter at Aqueous Interfaces”. Procedures and policies of Marie Curie actions for recruitment and contracts will be applied. Check the [[Eligibility Criteria]]! The program also aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women. We also welcome applications from disabled persons. Please refer to the [[Application Procedure]] for information on how to apply. 

Contacts: 
Florent Malloggi
UMR 3299 CEA/CNRS ~SIS2M-LIONS
Bdg&nbsp;. 125
CEA Saclay, F-91191 ~Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Tel: +33.(0)1.69.08.23.55
Fax: +33.(0)1.69.08.66.40
Email: florent.malloggi@cea.fr

Jean Daillant 
Synchrotron Soleil 
L'Orme des Merisiers 
~Saint-Aubin - BP 48 
F-91192 ~Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex 
Tel: 33 (0)1 69 35 90 10 
Email&nbsp;: jean.daillant@synchrotron-soleil.fr
In the framework of the European training network SOMATAI the theory group at the ~Leibnitz-Institut für Polymerforschung Dresden is seeking for a ~PhD student working in the field of theory and computer simulations of charged polymer systems. In particular amphiphilic polymers interacting with interfaces and membranes will be studied using Monte Carlo techniques and various theoretical approaches. The goal of this project is to understand the influence of charges on the adsorption behavior of polymers at aqueous interfaces. 

The candidate holds a Master/Diploma in Physics or closely related areas of science with emphasis on theory and simulations. The candidate should have strong interest in the statistical physics of complex systems and some experience in computer programming. 

Payment is according to the Marie Curie regulations for early stage researchers and will be granted for 3 years.  [[Eligibility Criteria]]

Contact: Prof. Dr. ~Jens-Uwe Sommer, sommer@ipfdd.de, ~Leibniz-Insititut für Polymerforschung Dresden, Hohe Strasse 6, D-01069 Dresden, Germany.

Please refer to the [[Application Procedure]] for information on how to apply. 
(Available early 2013)

''Job description:''
The aim of this project is to gain insight into the formation of colloid-polymer complexes made of charged colloids and oppositely charged polyelectrolytes. This will enable to generate new materials for a wide range of applications. The work will have a physical chemical nature. 

''Position:''
The position is funded by the ~FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network SOMATAI. The ~PhD student will be employed by and based in the Colloids & Interfaces competence group at ACES, DSM ~ChemTech Center in Geleen, the Netherlands. Royal DSM N.V. is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders. &nbsp;

DSM delivers sustainable solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in markets as diverse as food and feed, personal care, automotives, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection and housing supplies. DSM’s 22,000 employees deliver annual net sales of around €9 billion. The company is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. DSM ~ChemTech Center (DCC) is one of the larger competence-oriented R&D facilities of DSM. DCC works supports all business groups of DSM.

The ~PhD position will be part of the scientific environment of both the DSM community of the Chemelot Research Campus in Geleen and the Department of Physical and Colloid Chemistry of the University of Utrecht. The ~PhD student will receive her/his degree of the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands. The ~PhD student will be part of a network of ~PhD students spread over the EU and visit other research groups, facilities and will follow an educational program.

''Your profile:''
Check the [[Eligibility Criteria]]. Suitable candidates should have a strong background and interest in physical chemistry, measuring techniques and preferably also interest in theory. 

''Our offer:''
A&nbsp;dynamic, inspiring and creative environment with state-of-the-art facilities, where you can develop your personal skills in science, management and commerce. Become part of an inspiring team of professionals to co-operate with.

We aim at employing more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women. We also welcome applications from disabled persons. Further information can be obtained from Remco Tuinier:

Remco Tuinier 
Principal Scientist,&nbsp;Competence Manager Colloids & Interfaces 
ACES &nbsp;
DSM Chemical Technology R&D B.V. 
Urmonderbaan 22 
6167 RD Geleen 
The Netherlands 
Tel: +31 (0)46 4763484 
Fax: +31 (0)46 4760809 
remco.tuinier@dsm.com
Internet: www.dsm.com

Please refer to the [[Application Procedure]] for information on how to apply. 
This vacancy has been filled already. 
This vacancy has been filled already. 
This vacancy has been filled already. 
We are looking for an experimental physicist, physical chemist, or physics oriented material scientist who is interested to do his/her ~PhD at the German University in Cairo (GUC). Preferred background is a master degree related to the soft matter field (polymers, colloids, liquid crystals). Please mention in an application if you have experience in scattering experiments and/or computer programming; such experiences would be assets, although they are not strictly required. Subject of the work are interface light scattering experiments, see e.g. A. Stocco et al., Phys. Rev. E 83, 011601 (2011), and  R. Sigel, Curr. Opin. Colloid Interface Sci. 14, 426 (2009).

The full time position for 36 months is part of a new ~FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) called SOMATAI (Soft Matter at Aqueous Interfaces), which started in October 2012. SOMATAI consists of 10 academic full partners from Europe and Egypt, 3 industrial full partners from Europe, and 4 associated partners from USA, Taiwan, and Germany. Further information can be found at www.somatai.eu, where also other SOMATAI positions will be announced. 

The 36 months will contain 3 months internship with the industrial SOMATAI partner located in Fribourg (Switzerland) and further 17 weeks of training events with other SOMATAI partners in Europe, so a good scientific contact to the European research community is provided. We strive to offer a dual Ph.D. degree from the GUC and a suitable European partner university.

Important: Before application, please check the [[Eligibility Criteria]]!

The vacancy is open from now on. You are expected to start to work at the GUC not later than 1.4.2013.

SOMATAI follows an Equal Opportunity policy and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women. We also welcome applications from disabled persons. 

For further information or an application with the reference keyword “SOMATAI Application”, please contact Reinhard Sigel: Reinhard.Sigel@guc.edu.eg

Please refer to the [[Application Procedure]] for information on how to apply. 
This vacancy has been filled already. 
Though deposition of polymers at water surfaces has been largely investigated, much less is known concerning the mechanical and rheological properties. Monolayers of polymers with various composition and architecture deposited at the surface of a Langmuir trough will be investigated. The rheology, both linear and nonlinear will be studied using an interfacial tress rheometer in the different available modes including frequency sweep, strain sweep, creep and fourier-transform rheology. 

Different types of amphiphilic co-polymers, reflecting variation of molar
mass and macromolecular architecture, will be investigated. Structural
characterization of the formed layer will be obtained by optical technique implemented on the trough (light scattering, ellipsometry), AFM on transferred layer and complemented by further structural measurements GISAXS, GISANS at large scale facilities if necessary.

The position is funded by the ~FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network
SOMATAI for 3 years.  The ~PhD student will be employed by and based at [[IESL-FORTH|http://www.iesl.forth.gr]], one institute of the FORTH research center in Heraklion, Greece. He/she will receive his/her degree of the University of Crete, Greece.

Please check the [[Eligibility Criteria]]! Background in soft matter,  physical chemistry, chemical physics,or chemical engineering, will be appreciated as well as strong interest in experiments.

Candidates should contact Prof. D. Vlassopoulos (dvlasso@iesl.forth.gr) for further information. Please refer to the [[Application Procedure]] for information on how to apply. 
In the department of chemical engineering of KU Leuven, University of Leuven, there is ~PhD position available in the area of complex fluid-fluid interfaces. The position is made available in the framework of the ~Marie-Curie Initial Training Network SOMATAI funded by the EU via ~FP7.  The goals of the ~PhD project are to study the coupling between interfacial and bulk flows, in different types of applications. Starting with a good understanding and control over  the interfacial rheology, we will study how an interface can be structured by a bulk flow and vice versa how a bulk flow can be altered by the presence of a structured interface. The knowledge about suitable model systems (proteins, particles and certain polymers) is available and the host laboratory has a range of state of the art equipment for bulk and interfacial rheometry and a range of devices to characterise the interfacial microstructure. 
          The approach will be predominantly experimental, with some amount of (mainly numerical) calculations of the flow fields. The candidates should have a background in chemical or mechanical engineering, physics or materials science. The doctoral training will take place in the Arenberg doctoral school of the group of sciences and engineering at KU Leuven. The host laboratory has 4 permanent faculty members and a group of about 30 researchers.
KU Leuven aims at employing more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women. Applications from disabled persons are also welcome.
Contact: Jan Vermant, jan.vermant@cit.kuleuven.be
Applicants should check the [[Eligibility Criteria]].
Please refer to the [[Application Procedure]] for information on how to apply. 
''0. Applicants may be of any nationality.''
''1. Mobility Rule (for all aplicants):'' Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account. (E.g., if you apply for a position in France, you may have resided and carried out your studies anywhere in the last 3 years except in France. The maximum time you can have resided and worked in France is 12 months during the last 3 years.)
''2. Applicants as doctoral students (early stage researchers)'': Early stage researchers must not have a doctoral degree and not more than 4 years (counted from the date of issue of the diploma that gives the rights to enrol in a doctoral programme) of research experience at the date of their recruitment. (Applies to all positions tagged <<tag ESRPosition ESRPosition ListOfPositionsForDoctoralStudents>>)
''3. Postdoc applicants:'' Experienced researchers must have a doctoral degree or more than 4 years (counted from the date of issue of the diploma that gives the rights to enrol in a doctoral programme) and less than 5 years of research experience at the date of their recruitment. (Applies to only to [[ER13: Optical Rheology Project Scientist (PostDoc)]])
Somatai is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network funded by the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme in the "People" category under grant agreement number 316866. 
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Within Somatai, there are still vacancies for 6 doctoral students. Work could start immediately. Please have a look below which of the 14 openings in total are still available. 

Interfaces between a water phase and a solid, liquid or gaseous second phase are of special interest and a focal point of SOMATAI. Such interfaces are highly relevant to many products (food, cosmetics, paints) and are vital for processes engineering (washing, coating, water purification). They have an outstanding importance from a scientific point of view due to specific interactions at such interfaces. The carefully planned teaching and research programme of SOMATAI in a network of 10 leading academic partners, 1 large scale company, 2 small/medium sized enterprises, and 4 top-level associated partners from Germany, Taiwan and the USA will ensure that young researchers will receive an excellent training in a pioneering research domain of high scientific and technological relevance.

Additional to their individual scientific projects, all fellows will benefit from additional continuing education, which includes an internship with an industrial SOMATAI partner, a variety of hands-on training modules as well as transferable skills courses within the SOMATAI network across Europe, Taiwan and the US.

The successful candidates will receive a competitive salary, according to the Marie Curie regulations for early stage and experienced researchers.

Women are explicitly invited to submit their applications. Applications from handicapped persons are welcome. Handicapped persons and persons equal to them will be given priority in case of even suitability. 

The openings are announced on the [[EURAXESS site|http://ec.europa.eu/euraxess/index.cfm/jobs/index]].

More information on the [[Application Procedure]].

Important: Check the [[Eligibility Criteria]] before application! 

Overall, Somatai has the following positions:
*[[ESR6: Diffusion at interfaces and interface micro-rheology. Ph.D. Student in Cairo, Egypt]]
*[[ER13: Optical Rheology Project Scientist (PostDoc) in Fribourg, Switzerland]]
*[[ESR10: Hard and soft colloids at interfaces: from bubbles and thin-liquid films to foams - ESPCI, Paris, France]]
*[[ESR3: Water-based polymers as barrier layers on a reactive surface. Doctoral student at Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, Düsseldorf, Germany]]
*[[ESR5: PhD position at NIZO food research, Ede, The Netherlands - Designing food biopolymer particles for Pickering stabilization]]
*[[ESR7: PhD studentship at Utrecht University, The Netherlands, on theory of effective electrostatic and capillary interactions at particle-laden aqueous interfaces]]
*[[ESR14: PhD position at LIONS, CEA Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette, France - Aqueous interfaces: the first nanometers]]
*[[ESR12: PhD on colloidal diffusion and flow near hard walls at Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany]]
*[[ESR11: Dynamics of polymer modified interfaces (Experiments, 1 PhD student) in Heraklion, Greece]]
*[[ESR8: Visco-elasticity of polymers at interfaces in Heraklion, Greece]]
*[[ESR2: PhD position at DSM, Geleen, The Netherlands - ‘Formation and adsorption of charged colloid-polymer mixtures’]]
*[[ESR9: Tailoring rheological properties of interfaces in Leuven, Belgium]]
*[[ESR1: Theory and simulation of amphiphilic polymers at surfaces and interfaces in Dresden, Germany]]
*[[ESR4: PhD researcher in Eindhoven, The Netherlands - Antifreeze proteins at interfaces]]
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