Applications are welcome for the opening of 1 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) position associated with PhD-level research activities as part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Industrial Doctorate (EID) programme related to the Consortium “REMEDI” (Trapping and Removal of X-ray Contrast Medium agents from water resource and stream Sediments New Concepts in Trapping, Recycling and Management). The latter leverages on a partnership between Politecnico di Milano (Italy), the University of Warwick (United Kingdom) and TAUW GMBH (Germany).
We offer 1 full-time Marie Skłodowska-Curie scholarship for a period of 36 months, with strong career perspectives in academic and industrial sectors.
The Marie Skłodowska-Curie project REMEDI
REMEDI is keyed towards a multidisciplinary, cross-sectoral approach to investigate and characterize dynamics and feedbacks across the water-soil system and relevant categories of pharmaceutical compounds. Salient aspects related to the assessment of the distribution of these compounds in groundwater will be analyzed from a water resource management perspective and considering the effects of multiple sources of uncertainty (including structural and parametric uncertainties, i.e., uncertainty about a given conceptual and mathematical model and the embedded parameters and driving forces) on predictive uncertainty.
List of available PhD / ESR position
ESR 1 – Host: The University of Warwick (United Kingdom)
Assessing the potential of Fe containing (geo)materials as filter-stable sorbent materials for removal of Contrasting Media Agents (CMA)
Objectives: Determine sorption capacity of selected Contrasting Media Agents, including kinetic behavior associated with sorbents (with ESR 2, 5); determine the influence of environmental variables on sorption capacity and kinetics (with ESR 2, 3); development of design criteria for a CMA-removal systems based on selected sorbent materials (with ESR 4); optimization of the properties of the selected sorbents in view of recycling or application of recovered agent as contrast media (with ESR 5).
ALREADY SELECTED (Euraxess Job offers ID 629536, ID 664583 and ID 688171 )
ESR 4 – Host: Politecnico di Milano (Italy) – Analysis of the effect of Fe addition to sediments on the target geochemical processes
ESR 1 – Host: The University of Warwick (United Kingdom) – Assessing the potential of Fe containing (geo)materials as filter-stable sorbent materials for removal of Contrasting Media Agents (CMA) – REOPENED
ESR 5 – Host: Politecnico di Milano (Italy) – Mechanistic studies on Contrasting Media Agents (CMA) dynamics in natural and engineered porous media
ESR 3 – Host: Politecnico di Milano (Italy) – Design of a system to intercept Contrasting Media Agents (CMA) fluxes in and out of a drained region