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January 2018


Postdoc Research Position Available at the Nanobioelectronics Laboratory

About the Nanobioelectronics Laboratory (
The Nanobioelectronics Laboratory (NBEL) in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev was established in 2015. The focus is on integrating functional biomaterials with micro- and nano- systems for monitoring of chemical and biological markers and their utilization onto the next generation of mobile and network real-world personalized health monitoring applications. A centerpiece of the current research efforts is biosensing systems development and integration to provide holistic solutions for real-world use. The focus of our work is aimed specifically at in-vivo and in-vitro clinical applications.

Positions Description:
The Nanobioelectronics Laboratory has an available position for a Post-Doctoral fellow, effective from May 2018. The position is geared towards the development of bio-microsystems technology, materials, devices and systems for (A) Molecular sensing for neurological health management, (B) Wearable devices for personalized health monitoring in the world of the Internet of Things. Successful candidate should hold or pursue degree in Engineering Sciences with strong written and verbal communication skills in English. The research areas of focus span the fields of engineering, biology, electrochemistry, and materials science and involve collaborative work with clinical teams. The candidate will be expected to work independently, publish scholarly papers and attend international conferences, and take on a mentorship role for undergraduate students.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Self-motivation
- Strong aptitude and demonstrated expertise in hands-on experimental research
- Experience with biosensors, bioelectronics, microfluidics, and machine learning algorithms, but not required
- Experience with electrochemical characterization techniques
- Expertise in device design and microfabrication processes
• Background in materials synthesis, characterization, and lab-on-a-chip device integration will be considered a plus.
- The desire to work in a collaborative, dynamic, interdisciplinary, and international team

Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae along with a short statement of research interests to Dr. Hadar Ben-Yoav ( Please also advise the website of the Kreitman School of Advanced Studies for information about Post-Doctoral procedures and competitive scholarships @BGU.


January 2018

Professor of Physical Chemistry at EPFL and Head of the Laboratory of Electrochemistry at the PSI

EPFL is a leading university with strong emphasis on basic sciences, engineering and life sciences. Research within its School of Basic Sciences includes chemical physics, energy conversion and catalysis.

PSI is a center for multi-disciplinary research and one of the world’s leading user laboratories. It hosts Swiss research and user facilities in fields from nuclear engineering to structural biology. With its 1200 employees, it is an autonomous institution within the Swiss ETH domain.

We are looking for a person for the joint position of Professor of Physical Chemistry at EPFL and Head of the Laboratory for Electrochemistry at PSI.

The Challenge
As Head of the Laboratory for Electrochemistry at PSI, your mission will be to advance the scientific and technological understanding of electro-chemical energy storage and conversion, specifically in the context of a sustainable energy system .
As Professor of Physical Chemistry, you will promote collaboration in your field between PSI and EPFL. We are looking for a person with interests and abilities to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels and direct EPFL Master and PhD students in their research.

The large-scale research facilities of PSI, including the synchrotron light source SLS, the neutron source SINQ and the Swiss Free Electron Laser SwissFEL, provide unique opportunities for the ex situ and operando characterization of materials, components, electrochemical devices, and processes. The Head of Laboratory will have unique access to these outstanding facilities.

For this demanding but highly rewarding position, we are seeking a person of international standing in battery electrochemistry.

Applications including cover letter, curriculum vitae, publications list, concise statement of research and teaching interests as well as the names and addresses (including email) of at least five references should be submitted in PDF format via the website

by March 15th, 2018.

Questions should be addressed to:

Prof. Thomas Schmidt
Head of the Division Energy and Environment at PSI


Prof. Lyndon Emsley
Director of the Institute of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering at EPFL

For additional information on EPFL and PSI, please consult: or

January 2018

Recruiting organisation:
Johnson Matthey Technology Centre
Sonning Common, UK

Subproject title:
Development of air-cathodes for zinc-air redoxflow batteries

Starting date:
3rd April 2018 (or earlier if preferred)


Background information:
Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Training Networks (ETNs) are joint research and training projects funded by the European Union. Funding is provided for postgraduate researchers from both inside and outside Europe to carry out individual project work in a European country other than their own.

The training network “FlowCamp” is made up of 11 partners, coordinated by Fraunhofer ICT in Germany. The network will recruit a total of 15 postgraduates for project work lasting for 36 months.

Renewable energy sources like wind turbines require large-scale, stationary energy storage systems to balance out fluctuations in energy generation. FlowCamp will advance the development of one of the most promising storage systems: redox-flow batteries (RFBs). The recruited fellows will develop materials (membranes, electrodes, electrolytes, catalysts, sealing materials) and macrohomogeneous models bromine, organic and zinc-air systems). They will then upscale the new systems to prototype level and validate them using the cutting-edge battery testing facilities available for the prestigious German-funded RedoxWind project at Fraunhofer ICT. The new RFB technologies can be combined in energy storage systems tailored to a wide variety of application scenarios, with lower cost, longer service life and higher efficiency than conventional (e.g. Li-ion) storage devices.

Job description:
The advertised subproject will be carried out by one postgraduate (“early-stage researcher”) at Johnson Matthey Technology Centre over a period of 36 months, working in the Electrochemistry and Materials Group. The employee will also be enrolled for a PhD at the Department of Materials at Imperial College London supervised by Dr. Ifan E.L. Stephens ( where they will spend up to one year in total, including taught courses.

Key responsibilities:
• Development of synthetic routes for bifunctional electro-catalysts active in oxygen reduction and oxygen evolution, in collaboration with Imperial College, UK.
• Development and characterisation of inks and coatings to form catalyst layers
• Design electrochemical protocols for the evaluation of bifunctional air electrodes in a 3electrode setup in an alkaline environment and in a 2-electrode zinc / air battery.
• Evaluation of zinc slurries developed by one of the project partners during charge-discharge in a zinc / air battery.
• Integration of optimised air electrodes into a zinc / air test system, in close collaboration with project partners in Germany and France.
for three next-generation RFBs (hydrogen-
• The expected results are new, effective bifunctional catalysts, integrated into catalyst layers and demonstrated to give high performance and durability in a zinc / air redox flow battery.

This subproject is fully funded by the Marie
Skłodowska-Curie European Training Network „FlowCamp“ (H2020-MSCA-ITN-2017). The
recruited researcher will have the opportunity to work as part of an international, interdisciplinary team of 15 postgraduates, based at universities and industrial firms throughout Europe. She/he will gain a unique skill-set comprising electrochemistry, material science and cell design/ engineering, as well as an overview of different RFB technologies and their implementation at prototype level. She/he is expected to finish the project with a PhD thesis and to disseminate the results through patents (if applicable), publications
in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at international conferences.

Qualifications / experience:
• Early-stage researcher: a researcher without a PhD, who is in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of her/his research career, measured from the date when she/he obtained the degree which would formally entitle her/him to embark on a doctorate.
• Hold (or be expected to obtain) a degree, in Chemistry, Materials Science, or Chemical Engineering, achieved or expected, at a level comparable with a UK 2:1, First Class or Distinction. M.Sc. preferred.
• Experience in the use of electrochemistry to elucidate electrochemical reaction mechanisms
• Experience in the synthesis of catalyst powders such as supported metal nanoparticles and metal oxides is desirable, but not essential.
• Good problem solving skills, proven ability to work well in a team environment and excellent communication skills are essential.
• Attention to detail, computer literacy, accurate data analysis, good laboratory skills and efficient time management are all crucial to this role.

The applicant must not have resided or carried out her/his main activity (work, studies etc.) in the UK for more than 12 months in the past three years.

How to apply:
If you wish to be considered for this role, please apply on-line at: .

Please ensure that you attach your up-to-date CV and covering letter to your online application.

For enquiries only, please email .

Application deadline: 28th January 2018


December 2017


Postdoctoral Position at University of Utah

A post-doctoral position supported by the National Science Foundation Center for Chemical Innovation in Organic Electrochemistry is immediately available at the University of Utah in the research area of electrocatalysis for electrosynthesis applications. Priority will be given to candidates with either organic electrochemistry or electrocatalysis experience. Candidates must have PhD in chemistry or related field with a strong background in electrochemistry.
Candidates should submit their complete CV to Shelley Minteer at
Applications will be reviewed immediately upon receipt.


December 2017

The Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at the University of Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment as an NSERC (Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada) Industrial Research Chair in Nuclear Waste and Corrosion. The appointment will be at the open rank of Assistant/Associate/Full Professor and will be effective January 1, 2019. The appointment is contingent upon receipt of the NSERC Industrial Research Chair.

Candidates must have a PhD in Chemistry, Electrochemistry or a closely related field. Candidates must demonstrate a record of excellence in research in evaluation, prediction or prevention of corrosion, with related experience in one or more of the following areas:

- Coating methodologies, such as electrodeposition and cold spray;
- Materials degradation;
- Surface analysis;
- Electrochemistry;
- Thermodynamic modelling;
- Microbiologically influenced corrosion; and/or
- Nuclear waste management and materials relevant to a deep geological repository, such as steel and copper.

Candidates must have an established and sustained a record of research excellence at the highest level internationally, and will be expected to maintain an innovative, competitive, independently funded experimental program of research and to work closely with the nuclear industry. Candidates must have extensive experience collaborating with industry, and a thorough knowledge of quality assurance and training highly qualified people within such an environment. Excellence in research is demonstrated by a record of sustained, high-impact contributions and publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals, production of technical reports for industry or government, presentations at significant conferences, receipt of awards, and strong endorsements by referees of top international stature. Candidates must also demonstrate excellence in teaching. Evidence of excellence in teaching can include strong endorsements from referees, teaching accomplishments highlighted as part of the application, strong teaching evaluations, and the teaching statement submitted as part of the application.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The successful candidate will be involved in research in corrosion of used fuel containers lead by the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO). The Industrial Research Chair is expected to develop an experimental program that independently evaluates the NWMO container designed for Canada’s deep geological repository from a corrosion point of view, and deliver feedback that can be implemented for design improvements. In the future, the Chair may be requested to engage with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) or external reviewers to provide objective commentary on the NWMO program.

The appointment is at the University of Toronto Scarborough, which is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The University offers the opportunity to conduct research, teach, and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. The University also offers opportunities to work in a range of collaborative programs and centres of research. The successful candidate will teach in the undergraduate and graduate programs of the Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at the University of Toronto Scarborough and could become a member of the Graduate Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto.

The Nuclear Waste Management Organization was established in 2002 under the Nuclear Fuel Waste Act ( The company’s mandate is to collaborate with Canadians to develop and implement a management approach for the long-term care of Canada’s used nuclear fuel that is socially acceptable, technically sound, environmentally responsible, and economically feasible.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below:

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy along with any demonstrated evidence of teaching excellence), and concise descriptions of current research activity and future research plans. Three letters of reference (on letterhead, signed, and scanned) should be sent directly by the referee to the attention of the Chair, Prof. George Arhonditsis, at

All application materials should be submitted online. Submission guidelines can be found at: We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

The closing date for applications is February 20, 2018.

If you have questions about this position, please contact us at For more information about the Department of Physical and Environmental Science, University of Toronto Scarborough, please visit For information about the graduate department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry at the University of Toronto please visit:

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.