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Jobs and Positions


May 2017

J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry
Academy of Science of the Czech Republic

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Electrocatalysis

The position is based in the group of Electrocatalysis and the successful candidate will focus on characterization and development of non-metal catalysts for anodic processes namely oxygen evolution and chlorate processes.
The successful candidate will hold (at the time of the contract commencement) a PhD in physical chemistry, electrochemistry or material science. A practical experience with experimental electrochemistry is expected; an experience with X-ray based structural characterization techniques is a distinct advantage. The successful candidate ought to be able to interact effectively with researchers from other disciplines as well as with industrial partners. The post is available immediately for duration of 24 months.

Further details may be obtained from Petr Krtil (
Applications proving the candidate’s qualifications (motivation letter, copy of the diploma or transcript of academic records (should the diploma still to be issued), CV including three academic references and list of publications list of publications) by July 15th, 2017.
Applications for the position have to be submitted electronically via the web page (



April 2017

Two post-doc positions in São Paulo, Brazil


Do you want to work with molecular recognition or energy?

Nice opportunity in our lab at the Chemistry Institute, São Paulo University, São Paulo, Brazil. Two post-doc positions, FAPESP scholarships. One year with the possibility to extend for one more.

Candidates for electrochemistry and molecular recognition (Supervisor: Prof. Susana I. C. Torresi) send an e-mail to ; and those that are interested in electrochemistry and energy storage (Supervisor: Prof. Roberto M. Torresi) send an e-mail to .
Both, must apply until 10/05/2017 sending the following documents:
a- letter justifying the interest in the position;
updated curriculum vitae and
E-mail and telephone of two (2) researchers for references.

Candidates for these grants must have expertise in electrochemical techniques in general and physical characterization (SEM, TEM, vibrational spectroscopies, RX, ICP-OES, etc.). In the case of molecular recognition, expertise in cell culture and biochemistry is desired but not excluding. Selected candidates should conduct experiments independently; assist in guiding students and in laboratory activities; and to be proficient in writing reports and scientific articles in English.



Febuary 2017


The Consortium members of the Marie Sklodowska Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) ELCOREL open 14 Ph.D. positions in the field of Electrocatalysis/ Hetrogeneous catalysis.

The positions are opened at the J. Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry (Prague, Czech Republic), Leiden Institute of Chemistry of Leiden University (The Netherlands), Department of Chemistry of University of Copenhagen (Denmark), Department of Chemistry and Material Science of the Aalto University (Espoo, Finland), Avantium S.A. (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Industrie De Nora (Milano, Italy) and Institute Catala d’Investigacio Quimica (Barcelona, Spain).

The successful candidates must have a Master degree* in Chemistry (Physical, Analytical), Chemical Engineering, Material Science or Physics, must be in the first 4 years of his/her research career and meet the mobility eligibility criteria as outlined by the Marie Curie ITN rules**.
The positions are intended for 36 months. The positions provide a monthly salary and also cover also the tuition fees for the enrolment in a PhD programme.
The individual projects are focused on theoretical and experimental aspects of the catalyst development for oxygen evolution and CO2 reduction. Detailed description of the individual projects can be found at .

Applications for the positions have to be submitted electronically via the Consortium’s web page ( Successful applications must contain
1) Structured CV (with list of publications) including information on expected date of graduation,
2) Motivation letter containing names and email of at least 2 references,
3) Certified copy of the MSc Diploma or Transcript of studies.
Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled; full attention will be guaranteed to the applications registered before May 1st 2017.

*at the time of the contract commencement
** Successful candidates may not have carried out their main activity in host country for more than 12 months in the previous 3 years.