CoCoGel - Two (2) PhD student positions

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CoCoGel - Two (2) PhD student positions

Position Description

FORTH is seeking for two (2) motivated PhD Candidates to work in the field of Soft Matter. The "CoCoGel" Network involves leading experts from 12 European labs and Industries with vast experience in experiments, computer simulations, and industrial systems. The two candidates will enroll in the PhD program of the Department of Materials Science and Technology of University of Crete. Position A: "Tuning model colloidal gels by external shear and flow – Applications to energy related materials" (DC1) Position B: "Anisotropic particle gels under external and internal stimuli – Applications in industrial systems"(DC2) For details on the research projects see: To qualify for the positions, you cannot have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Greece for more than 12 months in the 36 months preceding the recruitment start date. The candidates will spend 18 month at industrial partners during which they will work on industrial systems and applications.

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Related Project

CoCoGel - Controlling Colloidal Gels for Novel Sustainable Materials

Required Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree and Master's in fields covering soft matter fundamentals (e.g., chemical engineering, physics, materials science) 
  • Background in physical chemistry and Laboratory experience with soft materials (polymeric, colloidal) 
  • Two (2) Recommendation letters 
  • Publications and Presentation/communication skills 

Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience in experimental techniques, especially rheology, scattering or microscopy
  • Experience in programing and computer simulations 

Application Procedure

Interested candidates who meet the aforementioned requirements are kindly asked to submit their applications to the address (, with cc to Prof. George Petekidis ( and Dr. Dusanka Ljumovic (


In order to be considered, the application must include:

  • Application Form  (Form Greek or Form English to the left)
  • Detailed curriculum vitae (CV) of the candidate
  • Scanned Copies of academic titles
  • Two (2) Recommendation letters sent directly to and to Prof. George Petekidis

Appointment Duration

12 - 36 Months
Announcement Date: 13.03.2024
Closing Date: 30.04.2024
Institute: Institute of Electronic Structure & Laser