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Habibi, Youssef
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 The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) in partnership with Goodyear, and with the support of an Industrial Partnership Block Grant (IPBG) of the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR), will drive significant research and development focused on sustainable mobility and next generation tire materials.

 The primary objective of the IPBG “Materials Research for Tire Technology” is to improve the understanding and performances of materials and processes used in future tire technologies. A future tire, as a highly complex composite material, needs to fulfil a wide range of performance criteria that cannot be achieved without expertise within chemistry and physics. The IPBG research project is then structured in four programs. Three materials-oriented programs (i.e., filler technology, polymer technology & additive technologies) that are supported by a fourth transversal program on advanced materials characterisation. Within this IPGB, 10 projects will be conducted by PhD students who will be oriented towards exploratory research on new material concepts and mechanistic insights.

 For one of the 10 projects, we are looking for a PhD student in the field Robust performance processing additives, particularly active in the investigation of smart oil alternatives in tire rubber systems and the study of their miscibility/migration.


 We are looking for a young researcher that is expected to strongly contribute to an ambitious project through the development of a doctoral project in in the field of polymer chemistry. The selected PhD student will be enrolled in the Material Science Doctoral School of the University of Luxembourg and will develop the research project both at LIST and Goodyear.


- Master degree in Chemistry or Materials Science

- Demonstrated competencies in polymers physics-chemistry will be highly valued

- Collaborative skills, initiative, result oriented, organization, and capacity to work in an interdisciplinary environment

- Proficient written and spoken English is mandatory

We offer

 - A fixed term employment contract for the duration of the PhD project

- Very attractive salary package

- Outstanding work environment both at LIST and Goodyear

- Interdisciplinary and challenging research topics

Team building and integration activities within the project team and with other research teams at LIST and Goodyear

Other similar positions within the same project are also available. Should you be interested, we invite you to visit and apply to the offers provided in the annexed box. Applications to more than one position are accepted.

 This doctoral program is funded in the frame of the IPBG scheme of the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR).

The LIST is committed with equality of opportunities and gender balance.For application and more details: 


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