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Research Fellow Position in Polymer Technology - group of Asst Professor Narimissa (RF-2018007)


Position: Research Fellow

Program: Chemical Engineering

Research AreaPolymer Technology/Processing

Reference ID: GF-2018007

Application Deadline: November 30 2018

Location: Guangdong Technion - Israel Institute of Technology   (GTIIT), China & Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa

The Chemical Engineering Department (group of Asst Professor Narimissa) is looking for one scientist to lead experimental research projects in polymer technology/processing. Contract duration: 3 years.



Project Details:

Modern facilities for polymer processing and characterization (e.g. rotational/extensional rheometers, DSC, Tensile tester, TGA, FTIR, HT-GPC, SEM, XRD etc.) will be available. Our focus will be on the processing, characterization and modelling of rheological behaviours of polymeric systems (including nanocomposites, solutions, and melts). Our current research topics: (i) Study of brittle fracture (i.e. failure) of polymer melts/solutions subjected to uniaxial extensional deformation (ii) Modelling of rheological behaviours of polymer nanocomposites through constitutive equations (iii) Investigation of the role of processing conditions on the crystallinity of polymers during injection molding process. Further, we welcome the research scientist’s new proposals in the field of polymer processing and engineering.




Polymer Processing, Extensional and Shear Rheology, Nanocomposites, Thermal Analysis, Mechanical Analysis, Morphological Analysis, Brittle Fracture/Failure during Flow.


Selection Criteria:

- PhD degree in Chemical/Mechanical Engineering, Polymer Engineering/Science or related fields (essential)

- Strong interest in Polymer Processing and Characterization (DSC, Tensile Testing, TGA, SEM, etc.) (essential)

- Strong background in Polymer Rheology (desirable)

- Interest to work temporarily at research facilities in China, Israel, United States, (preferable)

- Effective communication skills, good command of English language (essential)

- Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment (essential)

- Ability to author scientific reports and scientific publications (essential)

- Ability to co-supervise graduate students in polymer science (essential)



-   Salary range: up to $49,000 (USD) / year (subject to qualifications and experience of the candidate)

-   Subsidized housing at GTIIT, China

-   Health insurance: regular cover for Chinese citizens or private health insurance for foreigners

-   Professional conference travel allowance



- Application deadline: November 30, 2018

- Submit your curriculum vitae and a cover-letter based on the provided selection criteria to: 

- Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted by GTIIT for interview arrangements

- Shortlisted candidates must send the following documents to


  1. Curriculum vitae and personal statements

  2. A publication list

  3. Three letters of recommendation (one from the mentor for PhD and/or Master’s studies)

  4. A short research plan outline (up to one page in length)

  5. Degree certificates with certified English translation for both the PhD and Master’s degrees




Asst. Prof. Esmaeil Narimissa

Phone: +86 (754) 88077106




Tel: 86-0754-88077088、88077060

Address: 241 Daxue Road, Jinping District, Shantou, Guangdong Province, China

Postal Code:515063