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AfbCareersM2i is the network organisation in the field of functional and structural materials. We conduct outstanding fundamental and applied research in the fields of structural and functional materials.

Currently more than 100 PhD and PostDoc reseachers are working on M2i’s research projects which are carried out in close cooperation with M2i’s industrial partners by top-level university groups both in the Netherlands and abroad.
As researcher in the M2i research program, you will be recruited and employed by M2i’s academic partners (universities, research organisations). 

Research vacancies

 

Multi-scale physical modelling of failure due to Thermo-Mechanical Fatigue in cast iron
PhD position, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

This project is a collaboration between DAF and Eindhoven University of Technology within the FOM-M2i Industrial Partnership Program Physics of Failure.

For more information and application, please contact:
Dr.ir. V.G. (Varvara) Kouznetsova
Dept. Mechanics of Materials, Fac. Mechanical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: +31 40 247 58 85

The researcher will be employed by Foundation of Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM).

Thermo-mechanical fatigue in cast iron, occurring in truck engines
PhD position, Ghent University, Belgium

This project is a collaboration between DAF, Ghent University and Eindhoven University of Technology within the FOM-M2i Industrial Partnership Program Physics of Failure.

For more information and application please contact:
Prof.dr.ir. L.A.I. Kestens
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
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Phone: +32 9 331 04 58

The researcher will be employed by Foundation of Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM).

Understanding the interface decohesion in complex polycrystalline microstructures 2
PhD position, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands / MPIE, Germany

This project is a collaboration between Tata Steel, Eindhoven University of Technology and Max Planck Institut für Eisenforschung within the M2i research program.

More information and application

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Office vacancies 

Program Manager Functional Materials
M2i Office, Delft, The Netherlands

As Program Manager Functional Materials in the M2i research program, you will be responsible to initiate new research projects and programs and to manage a number of running projects. You will be the account manager for selected industrial partners ensuring that the results of fundamental research are transferred to the industry so that they can be used in practice. For these partners you will manage a portfolio of research projects that are executed at universities. You will also be responsible for starting new research initiatives attracting new partners to the institute, and for organising funding for the research projects.

The Program Manager Functional Materials should develop a good insight in the needs of his industrial partners and of other industries in the same market segment, and look up and down the value chain to identify promising strategic opportunities. The focus will be on functional materials; where the material has designed properties serving specific application needs. Examples are optical, electrical, magnetic and thermal materials. Much of the related industries can be found in the high-tech sector, the main focus will be on lighting, solar, printing, and semiconductor applications.

The range of research projects is very broad and many projects are combining materials science with physics, chemistry and materials processing and process control. For this reason the program manager should develop a good understanding off the multidisciplinary aspects of programs and be aware of the capabilities of universities and research institutes to execute the desired research.

M2i is based in Delft in the Netherlands. The Program Manager will travel frequently, mainly to universities and industries in The Netherlands.

The Program Manager Functional Materials will be responsible for:

Starting new projects and programs:

- Selection of the topics for new projects and programs

- (Assists in) preparing proposals for new projects and programs

- Look for industrial and academic partners to stimulate knowledge sharing

- Look for national and international funding of research activities

Managing a portfolio of projects:

- Ensure that the project progress is reported on a regular basis and that project- progress meetings are organised, all according to the standards of M2i

- Look at the progress of the projects and evaluate and decide with the involved industrial and academic partners about eventual project direction changes, taking both the scientific output and the needs of the industry into account.

- Ensure valorisation of the results so that the results are translated to the industrial practice.

Meetings and conferences

- Help to organise events such as meetings and conferences aiming to transfer knowledge to the industry, to start new initiatives and to attract new partners to the institute.

More information and application

 

Program Manager Structural Materials
M2i Office, Delft, The Netherlands

As Program Manager Structural Materials in the M2i research program, you will be responsible to initiate new research projects and programs and to manage a number of running projects. You will be the account manager for selected industrial partners ensuring that the results of fundamental research are transferred to the industry so that they can be used in practice. For these partners you will manage a portfolio of research projects that are executed at universities. You will also be responsible for starting new research initiatives attracting new partners to the institute, and for organising funding for the research projects.

The Program Manager Structural Materials should develop a good insight in the needs of his industrial partners and of other industries in the same market segment, and look up and down the value chain to identify promising strategic opportunities. The focus will be on structural materials such as metals, alloys, ceramics and composites. Structural materials have to bear loads and examples of key properties are elastic modulus, yield strength, ultimate tensile strength, hardness, ductility, and fatigue performance. Much of the related industry can be found in the transport and construction sector.

The range of research projects is very broad and many projects are combining materials science with physics, chemistry and materials processing and process control. For this reason the program manager should develop a good understanding off the multidisciplinary aspects of programs and be aware of the capabilities of universities and research institutes to execute the desired research.

M2i is based in Delft in the Netherlands. The Program Manager will travel frequently, mainly to universities and industries in The Netherlands.

The Program Manager Structural Materials will be responsible for:

Starting new projects and programs:

- Selection of the topics for new projects and programs

- (Assists in) preparing proposals for new projects and programs

- Look for industrial and academic partners to stimulate knowledge sharing

- Look for national and international funding of research activities

Managing a portfolio of projects:

- Ensure that the project progress is reported on a regular basis and that project- progress meetings are organised, all according to the standards of M2i

- Look at the progress of the projects and evaluate and decide with the involved industrial and academic partners about eventual project direction changes, taking both the scientific output and the needs of the industry into account.

- Ensure valorisation of the results so that the results are translated to the industrial practice.

Meetings and conferences

- Help to organise events such as meetings and conferences aiming to transfer knowledge to the industry, to start new initiatives and to attract new partners to the institute.

 

More information and application

Vacancies of our partners

Scientist Mechanical Engineering
Zuid Limburg, The Netherlands

Academic background in mechanical engineering and knowledge of polymers? Please respond now!

- Defining opportunities, analyzing them, and by developing/ proposing the most efficient tools (numerical as well as experimental).

- You will solve these problems based on a broad scientific base.

- You will be stimulated and coached to develop yourself in the scientific projects, as well as on your personal skills like entrepreneurship, communication and leadership

More information and application

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