04. November 2020

PCCL: Researcher position in the field of „Innovative material characterization methods for reactive systems”

The Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH (PCCL) is the leading Austrian center for cooper-ative research in the field of polymer technology and polymer science. In collaboration with compa-nies in the polymer industry and numerous academic institutions, our around 120 highly-qualified employees jointly work in R&D projects on innovative polymer solutions for a wide range of applica-tions. By linking scientific knowledge to the industrial need for innovation PCCL contributes to the competitiveness of its industrial partners who cooperate on the basis of medium- and long-term R&D-projects with the PCCL. We currently aim to strengthen our team and offer a

Researcher position in the field of
„Innovative material characterization methods for reactive systems”
(JobID: 20200922)

Project description:
The project will include several aspects – from compounding over material characterization to component manufacturing addressing (i) simulation and prediction of the rheological behaviour of reactive systems using a new test methodology to determine the material viscosity during cross-linking reaction as well as (ii) novel characterization techniques to determine the state of cure in-cluding a (iii) classification system for parts applying non-destructive testing methods.

Your Profile:

  • Completed master’s degree in the field of mechanical engineering, polymer engineering or polymer chemistry
  • Profound knowledge in material sciences, esp. physics and chemistry of polymeric materials
  • Experienced in material processing and testing
  • Personal initiative, reliable, responsibility, teamwork and communication skills with the ability to interface with partner companies and other researchers
  • Communication of research results to the scientific community (e.g. journal papers, confer-ence proceedings)

We offer:

  • Advanced research in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Excellent contacts to industry as well as to national and international research organizations
  • Gross monthly income app. € 3.072.- (14 times per year)
  • Flexible working conditions, 40 h per week
  • Possibility to perform a PhD at the Montanuniversitaet Leoben
  • Start of employment: January 2021

Please send your application until 30th of November 2020 along with copies of your certificates and diplomas to jobs@pccl.at, indicating the JobID 20200922. The following information has to be attached, preferable as one PDF file:

  • Letter of motivation for the position(s) of interest
  • CV (up to 2 pages), if possible with a list of publications and/or projects
  • Scan of the diploma or degree that qualifies the applicant for PhD enrolment
  • Scan of further certificates or work experience

You will find further details in the job description.


Polymer Competence Center Leoben GmbH
Roseggerstraße 12
8700 Leoben
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