03/07/2019

POST-DOC/JUNIOR RESEARCHER POSITION IN THE FIELD OF “Synthesis and Application of Graphene Derivatives in Heterogeneous Catalysis”


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Palacky University Olomouc
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    ChemistryPhysical chemistry
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/08/2019 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Czech Republic › Olomouc
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/01/2020
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / ERC
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    683024

Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials

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POST-DOC/JUNIOR RESEARCHER POSITION IN THE FIELD OF

“Synthesis and Application of Graphene Derivatives in Heterogeneous Catalysis”

supervised by

Prof. Michal Otyepka

The Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials at Palacký University in Olomouc (Czech Republic) announces the opening of a new postdoctoral position in synthesis and application of graphene derivatives in heterogeneous catalysis in the research team of prof. Michal Otyepka focused on 2D chemistry under the umbrella of his ERC project.

The successful candidate will receive a one-year (to be possible extended up to three-years after evaluation) contract at Palacký University in Olomouc in the Czech Republic. This unique position is open immediately for qualified applicants.

The research program:

The research work will be focused on interdisciplinary research aimed at understanding of reactivity over solid catalysts, optimization of reaction conditions and applications of new solid catalysts. Special attention will be focused on synthesis and testing of new 2D catalysts based on graphene derivatives and single-atom catalysts. The applicant will benefit from the synthetic routes toward graphene derivatives developed in the framework of ERC project 2D chemistry (www.2Dchem.org). Applicants should synthetize, comprehend and critically evaluate information acquired from a wide portfolio of in-house chemical and characterization techniques (e.g., GC(LC)/MS, XRD, XPS, TEM, SEM, HR-TEM, AFM, Raman, IR, iGC, TGA/DSC etc.) The applicant will become part of a young, focused, and motivated international team with excellent equipment (see www.rcptm.com).

The applicant responsibilities:

  • Synthesis and optimization of catalysts
  • Executing catalytic reactions
  • Analysis and interpretation of catalytic processes
  • Optimization of catalytic processes
  • Coordination of catalysts characterizations – both surface and bulk properties
  • Cooperation with theoreticians and characterization experts
  • Ability to conduct targeted research
  • Ability to comprehend results from characterization techniques used in organic chemistry and material science
  • Manuscript writing

Five Relevant References in the Related Fields

  • Bakandritsos A, et al. Adv. Mater., 31(17), 1900323, 2019.
  • Bakandritsos A, et al. ACS Nano, 11(3), 2982–2991, 2017.
  • Vermisoglou EC, et al. Chem. Mater., in press, 2019.
  • Mosconi D, et al. Carbon, 143, 318-328, 2019.
  • Chronopoulos DD, et al. Appl. Mater. Today, 9, 60-70, 2017.

Required experience:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent in the field of catalysis or chemistry of nanomaterials; good publication record; excellent oral and written English.
  • Hands on experience with heterogenous catalysis and material chemistry.

Benefits:

We offer a stimulating environment, forefront research topic, attractive salary, and a unique opportunity to join well-known research group with state-of-the-art instrumentation.

Formal requirements:

PhD or equivalent in any field of Chemistry or Material Science; good publication record in top ranked journals, excellent oral and written English; experience in materials research/heterogeneous catalysis.

Research Fields

Chemistry - Physical chemistry,

Chemistry of Materials

Career Stage

Experienced researcher or 4-10 yrs. (Post-Doc)

Research Profiles

Recognized Researcher (R2)

Comment/web site for additional job details

Submit an application including a curriculum vitae and a list of publications to: 2Dchem@upol.cz. Letters of recommendation shall be sent directly to the same email addresses.

The applications are considered till August 31, 2019.

 Screening of applicants will resume immediately. Selected applicants will be invited for an oral/Skype interview, typically within 3/4 weeks upon application submission. We apologize but due to the number of applications the scientific committee screens we are not able to respond to all applicants who did not qualify for the oral interview. Thank you for your understanding.

Benefits

We offer a stimulating environment, forefront research topic, attractive salary, and a unique opportunity to join well-known research group with state-of-the-art instrumentation.

Selection process

Submit an application including a curriculum vitae and a list of publications to: 2Dchem@upol.cz. Letters of recommendation shall be sent directly to the same email addresses.

The applications are considered till August 31, 2019.

Screening of applicants will resume immediately. Selected applicants will be invited for an oral/Skype interview, typically within 3/4 weeks upon application submission. We apologize but due to the number of applications the scientific committee screens we are not able to respond to all applicants who did not qualify for the oral interview. Thank you for your understanding.

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    ChemistryPhysical chemistry
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or equivalent in the field of catalysis or chemistry of nanomaterials; good publication record; excellent oral and written English.
  • Hands on experience with heterogenous catalysis and material chemistry.

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Palacky University Olomouc - Regional Centre of Advanced Technologies and Materials
Czech Republic
Olomouc
Slechtitelu 27

EURAXESS offer ID: 423588

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