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MolCal is looking for talented and motivated Doctoral Candidates (DCs) with the skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to help the network make significant research breakthroughs.

Co-funded by the European Union through the Horizon Europe Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Doctoral Networks Programme (Grant agreement ID: 101119865) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) under the UK government’s Horizon Europe funding guarantee (EPSRC EP/Y036948/1), the MolCal network offers 10 Doctoral Candidates (DCs) positions to provide high-level training in the field caloric materials and energy conversion technologies for solid-state cooling and heating applications at near-ambient and very-low temperatures, the MolCal network offers 10 Doctoral Candidates (DCs) positions to provide high-level training in the field caloric materials and energy conversion technologies for solid-state cooling and heating applications at near-ambient and very-low temperatures.

MolCal aims to train a new generation of highly specialised scientists with multidisciplinary expertise in cutting-edge molecule-based materials and calorics, well-suited to join a rapidly developing interdisciplinary field to help addressing current challenges in relevant applications.

The secondment programme will complement the local training of the DCs by exposing them to different disciplines and to different sectors (academic and industrial) in an international environment. Each DC will have a specific and well-defined route to accomplish their Individual Research Project and acquire knowledge and skills for their future employability in academic and non-academic sectors.

The most talented and motivated candidates will be selected for advanced multidisciplinary research training, preferably starting on September 2024.

OPEN POSITIONS (DOCTORAL CANDIDATES)
• DC1 Synthesis of molecule-based magnetocaloric compounds. University of Crete (EL).
• DC2 Synthesis of electrocaloric and barocaloric materials, based on halide perovskite and metal-organic framework archetypes. University of Crete (EL).
• DC3 3D Printed liquid crystalline elastomeric elements with large mCE. Spanish National Research Council (ES).
• DC4 Synthesis of barocaloric spin crossover compounds. University Paris-Saclay (FR).
• DCUK1 Barocaloric organic ionic plastic crystals and prototype development. Sunamp Ltd (UK).
• DCUK2 Synthesis and characterisation of functionalized hybrid composites and molecule-based magnetocaloric materials. The University of Edinburgh (UK).
• DC5 Molecule-based magnetocaloric and multicaloric materials. University of Seville (ES).
• DC6 Calorimetry of molecule-based caloric materials. Spanish National Research Council (ES).
• DC7 Theoretical investigations of calorics under nonstandard conditions. University of Bielefeld (DE).
• DC8 On-chip microrefrigeration with molecule-based magnetic refrigerants. Italian National Research Council (IT).

For further information visit molcal.eu, and download the Guide for Applicants.