TRIBOS consortium: Joint Doctorate Programme

By bringing together academic groups, industries and the non-academic, green-policy-making sector to form this exciting EJD training programme we are providing the ESRs with an outstanding opportunity to acquire cutting-edge, green-tribology knowledge for the needs of Europe and some of its most advanced engineering sectors.

Requirements / Qualifications

The Admission Requirements for students who wants to enroll in the Green TRIBOS – Joint Doctorate Programme in Tribology of Surfaces and Interfaces are:

  1. be an Early Stage Researcher (in the first four years of their research careers)
  2. hold a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering, material science or engineering, physics, chemistry, chemical engineering or nanotechnology with an average GPA score of 80 %

Position Details

Position – ESR 1: Nanoparticles for green-lubrication technology

For the interest in ESR1 please contact: or

Position – ESR 2: Green-lubricated contacts through in-situ tribofilm formation using environmentally adapted nanotechnologies

For the interest in ESR2 please contact: or

Position – ESR 3: Adapted organic additives for the green lubrication of polymers

For the interest in ESR3 please contact: or

Position – ESR 4: Development of 3D printing multiphase self-lubricating filaments for low friction composites

For the interest in ESR4 please contact: project leader and union representatives SACO-Christer Gardell, or OFR –Lars Frisk

Position – ESR 5: Tribological performance of NCC-GO polymer composites

For the interest in ESR5 please contact: project leader and union representatives SACO-Christer Gardell, or OFR –Lars Frisk

Position – ESR 6: Sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions for machining of novel materials

For the interest in ESR6 please contact: or

Position – ESR 7: Green PVD surface engineering for tribology

For the interest in ESR7 please contact: or

Position – ESR 8: Experimental and numerical study of low-wear reinforced self-lubricating rubber seals

For the interest in ESR8 please contact: project leader and union representatives SACO-Christer Gardell, or OFR –Lars Frisk

Position – ESR 9: Water-lubricated high-performance polymers

For the interest in ESR9 please contact: or

Position – ESR 10: Efficient boundary lubrication with bio-based green chemical additives

For the interest in ESR10 please contact: or

Position – ESR 11: New self-lubricating, anti-wear, corrosion-resistant coatings for reducing lubricant consumption in mechanical parts

For the interest in ESR11 please contact: or

Position – ESR 12: Interaction between DLC and lubricants to develop recyclable low-formulated oils

For the interest in ESR12 please contact: or

Application Procedure

Required documents

During online application the following information and/or documents are requested:

  1. CV
  2. A full list of bachelors- and master-degree courses, with scores and official translation in English
  3. Two reference letters from academic staff who know the applicant personally
  4. Motivation letter
  5. Certificate of English knowledge (TOEFL 92 or IELTS 6.5 score).
  6. TOEFL scores validity remain valid for 2 years after the test date. TOEFL scores more than 2 years old cannot be reported or verified. 

Deadline: 15th of May 2020. 

Required documents should be send in a single PDF file to the selected contact:

Application deadline is 15th of May 2020.

Starting date is 1st of October 2020.

Quick Overview——–
Organization TRIBOS consortium
Level PhD
Country European countries
Subject areas Life Sciences, Medicine, natural sciences
Salary As per uniuversity Regulations
Eligibility Open for all
Deadline 15th of May 2020

Company Information
  • Total Jobs 51 Jobs
  • Address Europe
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