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Postdoctoral Researcher at the Laboratory of Thermal Spray Coatings

Postdoctoral Researcher at the Laboratory of Thermal Spray Coatings, CDMM

About the Centre
The mission of the Skoltech Center for Design, Manufacturing and Materials (CDMM) is to conduct research, education, and innovation activities to improve the product and materials realization cycle to accelerate innovation for the benefit of society. CDMM is engaged in the development of advanced manufacturing technologies that are based on fundamental science and engineering principles. CDMM closely cooperates with the industry and involves companies in the development of programs and the transfer of knowledge and know-how.
About this Position
Applicants are invited to apply for a postdoctoral research fellow (PDF) position within the Laboratory of Thermal Spray Coatings  at Skoltech’ Center for Design, Manufacturing and Materials. The successful candidate will be involved in full-time research work as a researcher to make original contributions to the development of new thermally sprayed coating systems. The PDF is expected to regularly collaborate with faculty members and may also assist in student supervision, commit to scientific research projects and significant contribute to strengthen laboratory portfolio by publishing papers in scientific journals.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Strong metallurgy and materials science background;
  • Experience in surface engineering, especially thermal spray coatings;
  • Experience in CAD design, CAE simulation, and FEA analysis;
  • Experience in conducting hands-on laboratory experiments;
  • The candidate must meet the English language requirements of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology.
Highly desirable:
  • Experience in understanding and managing wear and corrosion processes.
To be eligible for this fellowship you need to have:
  • Ph.D. degree in Mechanical, Materials or related fields awarded within the five years preceding their date of appointment;
  • Analytical thinking, data analysis, and critical problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work independently;
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary research team;
  • Evidence of good oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong publications records.
How to apply
Applications should be sent directly to Dr. Dmitry Dzhurinskiy at
Application checklist
  • Research statement (1-3 pages) demonstrating a fit with the Laboratory of Thermal Spray Coatings.
  • Current curriculum vitae demonstrating research excellence and a capacity for leadership in the domain.
  • Two letters of reference from academic supervisors or current employers.
  • PDFs files of your 2-3 most important scientific papers.