Mohammed VI Polytechnic University

MSN: Post Doc Position in the Lab to Fab Development of Industrial Steel Grades

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The Accelerated Research Center for Metallurgy is looking for a motivated candidate to develop industrial steel grades made in Morocco.

About Mohammed VI polytechnic University (UM6P)

Located at the heart of the future Green City of Benguerir, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), a higher education institution with international standards, is established to contribute to the development of Morocco and the African continent. Its vision is honed around research and innovation at the service of education and development. This unique nascent university, with its state-of-the-art campus and infrastructure, has woven a sound academic and research network, and its recruitment process is seeking high quality academics and professionals in order to boost its quality-oriented research environment in the metropolitan area of Marrakech. 

About MSN department

The Materials Science, Energy, and nano-engineering (MSN) is a department at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University that aims to makes use of innovative research and education in order to promote solution development and entrepreneurship (in the context of Moroccan and African challenges), while training the next generation top scientists, innovators and entrepreneurs.

Research at MSN is organized in different research clusters including Energy Transition, Surface Technology and Metallurgy, Polymers and Composites, and Sustainable Materials. With some 100 researchers and PhD students and several national and international partners, MSN is emerging as a strong actor in the Moroccan materials research scene. The department coordinates several initial and executive Master programs.

Located in the municipality of Benguerir, in the very heart of the Green City, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University aspires to leave its mark nationally, continentally, and globally.

Position Announcement

Job Title: Post-Doc in Metallurgy

Area of specialization: Steelmaking and steel heat treatments

Place: UM6P – MSN Department

Job Summary

MSN / UM6P is looking for a motivated candidate to develop new steel grades by following industrial steelmaking processes. 

Job Responsibilities

The successful candidate will carry out duties to the highest standard and will:

  • Undertake original research of international excellence.
  • Develop research objectives and proposals for own and/or collaborative research projects.
  • Prepare papers for publication in leading journals and/or contribute to the dissemination at national/international conferences, workshops and meetings resulting in successful research outputs.
  • Communicate to the team the development, progress and results of research activities ensuring that relevant information and issues in the implementation of projects/experiments are captured in as comprehensive and timely manner as possible.
  • Establish collaborative links with the core scientific personnel in related program areas to gain exposure to and build knowledge on experimental/research activities and approaches, in order to improve conceptual development and industrial implementation.
  • Identify areas of improvement within the research structure using integrated management approaches in pursuit of capacity building/strengthening and the preservation of scientific rigor in research studies.
  • Support if required, the development of proposals for research funding.

Application Procedure :

Applications must be sent using a single electronic zipped folder with the mention of the job title. The folder must contain:

  • A detailed CV
  • A synthetic presentation of the background, research works, projects and activities, publications, key achievements
  • A research statement sharing the applicant vision (max 3-4 pages)
  • 2 references letters, one from an academic professor working in the field of metallurgy and one from an industrial partner

Qualifications and Experience Essential :

  • A PhD in metallurgy or physical-chemistry or related subject.
  • Expert in the elaboration and preparation of steels or related materials.
  • Expert in the chemical and physical characterization of steels or related materials.
  • Expert in surface analysis and microscopic characterization of steels or related materials.
  • Good knowledge on equilibrium and non-equilibrium phase diagrams and related experimental / theoretical techniques for the thermal characterization of steels or related materials.
  • Excellent communication in both English and French languages. 
  • Good publication track record in peer-reviewed journals with respect of the career development.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary and multicultural team.
  • Excellent networking ability and organizational skills.
  • Proven and distinct work experiences in both academia and industries are highly requested.
  • Proven ability of working with industrial partners to reach their objectives timely.
  • Experience working with multidisciplinary teams mixing scientists and engineers from both academia and industries.
  • Ability to generate new ideas, links, and builds upon existing ones to generate unique concepts and industrial solutions.
  • Experience in the lab co-supervision of Master and PhD students.


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MSN: Post Doc Position in the Lab to Fab Development of Industrial Steel Grades
Lot 660, Hay Moulay Rachid Ben Guerir, Morocco Benguerir, Marocco
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