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October 2019

 

PhD position at Leiden University

 

The project is aimed to address one of the long standing dreams of electrochemists: the real time imaging of an electrode performing catalysis. The aim of the project to image the surface of Pt(111) and Pt(100) electrodes on the atomic scale by STM during faradaic reactions, explicitly hydrogen evolution, oxygen evolution and carbon monoxide oxidation. There are many hints in literature that structural changes occur, and the insight into this during these reactions is extremely important for a better understanding of the reaction mechanisms on the atomic scale. If successful, these results would establish a new ground for modeling electrochemical reactions on the atomic scale and thus would lead also to a much better understanding of electrocatalysis. The intended research is only possible on a very special microscope hat is unique in the world. We have developed a unique high‐speed (video‐rate), high‐resolution electrochemical STM that is equipped with a real RHE, a flow cell for in‐situ electrolyte exchange, and a home‐made bipotentiostat allowing full operando conditions.

Under the supervision of two experts, Prof. M.T.M. Koper (chemistry: electrocatalysis and
electrochemical surface science) and Dr. M.J. Rost (physics: surface science, nanotechnology, and
STM/AFM technology), the PhD will learn to operate the microscope and to handle the dedicated
sample preparation and treatment, and will perform research in the field of platinum electrocatalysis. The research builds on recently published work: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41563-017-0015-z

Requirements: The operation of the microscope requires affinity with technical aspects that range from mechanics & material science, electronics & control theory, to fluid dynamics and experimental
electrochemistry. Although the details will be learned during the PhD, a certain general handiness is
prerequisite. The applicant should have a master degree in either physics or chemistry preferably with specialization that stands in relation to this open position. The contract will be on the basis of a full time employment for 4 years (with an assessment after 1 year).

Contact: Please send your application with a complete CV and a motivation letter to
Prof. M.T.M. Koper
m.koper@lic.leidenuniv.nl / https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/science/chemistry/casc
Dr. M.J. Rost
rost@Physics.LeidenUniv.nl / www.physics.leidenuniv.nl/rost


 

October 2019

 

The "Helmholtz-Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energies" (HI ERN) is as IEK-11 a part of Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ). The institute works in close collaboration with the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB). The collaboration between the partners is focussed on the research areas of innovative materials and processes for photovoltaic energy and solar fuels, as well as for hydrogen technologies, therefore covering novel approaches for conversion and storage of CO2 neutral energy.
The successful candidate will be part of the department "Electrocatalytic Interfacial Engineering", headed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Simon Thiele, in the team "Membrane Production and Synthesis", headed by Dr. Jochen Kerres. The department focuses on the production, analysis and simulation of functionally optimal structures from the nanometer scale to the micrometer scale in electrochemically active materials as well as the production of new materials for catalysis and polymer electrolyte membranes.


We are offering a
PhD Position in Novel Synthesis Processes, Polymers and Membranes for PEM Fuel Cells and Electrolysers


Your job:
• Synthesis and analysis of ionic conductive solid electrolyte polymers
• Preparation and characterization of acidic and alkaline membranes for fuel cells and electrolysers in the operating range between approx. 20-200°C
• Participation in project meetings
• Coordination with internal and external partners
• Publication and presentation of research results in relevant journals or at international conferences
Your profile:
• Successfully completed scientific master`s degree in chemistry with excellent grades
• Sound knowledge in synthetic and analytical polymer chemistry
• Knowledge in the field of (acidic and alkaline) solid electrolyte polymers and their application in electrochemical membrane processes such as fuel cells, electrolysis or redox-flow-batteries is an advantage
• Great motivation to complete the doctorate within 3 years
• Excellent organizational skills
• Willingness to show initiative and the ability to work independently
• Strong cooperation and communication skills as well as the ability to work in a team
• Excellent oral and written German and English skills


Our offer:
• International, interdisciplinary working environment on an attractive campus (FAU Südgelände) including many opportunities for cooperation with partners from the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, the Forschungszentrum Jülich, the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and from abroad
• Excellent scientific and technical infrastructure for carrying out high-quality research
• Working with analytical measurement methods that are unique in the world
• Cooperation with leading industry partners worldwide
• Extensive range of further training courses
• A wide range of options for reconciling work and family life
• Pay in line with 75 % of pay group 13 of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD-Bund)


Place of employment: Erlangen
Forschungszentrum Jülich aims to employ more women in this area and therefore particularly welcomes applications from women.
We also welcome applications from disabled persons.
We look forward to receiving your application until 6. Novemer 2019 via our Online-Recruitment-System quoting the reference number 2019-357.
Questions about the vacancy?
Contact us by mentioning the reference number 2019-357: career@fz-juelich.de
Please note that for technical reasons we cannot accept applications via email.


October 2019

 

Post-doc position

Position of post-doc in the OPUS 16 project of no. 2018/31/B/ST4/00406 entitled "Interactions of statins with biological membranes – implications for safe systems of drug delivery" financed by Polish National Science Centre is open for application.

 

Project leader: prof. Renata Bilewicz.

 

Available positions: 1.

 

We are looking for motivated candidates:
- with a PhD degree in chemistry (or a PhD student with open dissertation, the PhD degree is required in moment of hiring),
- good knowledge of English,
- experience in electrochemistry and/or surface analytical techniques,
- good team working abilities,
- interest in chemistry of drugs and bioelectrochemistry.

 

The candidate must meet the requirements of art. 113 of the Act - Law on Higher Education and Science dated July 20, 2018 (Journal of Laws of 2018, item 1668 as amended).

 

We offer:
a temporary contract with the University of Warsaw (full time position/employment contract in the Faculty of Chemistry University of Warsaw) from January 1, 2020 for 1 year with the possibility of extension for another year.

 

Required documents:
- Curriculum Vitae (CV),
- information on the processing of personal data (please use a template available at: http://www.chem.uw.edu.pl/oferty-pracy/),
- letter of motivation,
- list of scientific publications, stipends and awards,
- list of meetings with titles and authors of presentations,
- 1 recommendation letter of a person familiar with PhD thesis of the candidate.

 

Please submit the documents no later than November 20, 2019 to: bilewicz@chem.uw.edu.pl and dorotamatyszewska@chem.uw.edu.pl (PDF is the preferred format). E-mail entitled: “Post-doc position application

 

Selected candidates will be informed about the date of the interview by e-mail before December 1, 2019. The results of the competition will be given by e-mail till December 12, 2019.


September 2019

Postdoctoral Position at CNRS for Electromicrobiology


A post-doc position is open for a young researcher motivated by the field of electromicrobiology. Connecting microbes with electrodes is of increasing interest for microbial electrosynthesis and remediation. We are currently interested in denitrification, and hydrogen production and we developed protocols to promote and study direct electron transfer reactions with microbes.
The candidate will be involved in the supervision of PhD students working for mentioned applications, and he/she will apply engineered microbes in living materials with the goal to demonstrate the electrosynthetic applications. This research will involve heterologous expression of proteins in bacteria and yeast systems.
The research will be conducted at the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry and Microbiology for Materials and Environment (http://www.lcpme.cnrs-nancy.fr) in collaboration with the Agronomy and Environment Laboratory (http://lae.univ-lorraine.fr/accueil/).

The position is open now and will be filled as soon as the proper candidate will be found.

The brut salary will be in the range of 2600-3600€ per month depending on the candidate experience.

The candidate must have a strong background in microbiology, heterologous expression of proteins and molecular biology. A first experience in electromicrobiology will be highly appreciated.

The candidate must be fluent in English and must be independent in writing reports.

Please, do not hesitate to contact us for more information and send you application to Mathieu ETIENNE, mathieu.etienne@univ-lorraine.fr


September 2019

Postdoctoral Position at CNRS for Redox Flow Batteries

A two years post-doc position is open for a young researcher motivated by the field of electrochemical energy storage. Among different technologies considered for storage of renewable energies are redox flow batteries. The principle of redox flow batteries is that electrical energy is stored in fluid electrolytes. Charging and discharging are achieved by flowing the electrolyte in stacks of electrodes. Mass transfer of the electrolyte is still an issue and the postdoctoral research will be focused on exploring new porous electrodes for optimal mass and electron transfer reactions with electrolytes. Both the classical vanadium electrolyte and new emerging organic electrolytes will be considered for evaluation of material performances. Research will be conducted with the objective to scale the process of preparation/activation to the pilot level (~m2).

The research will be conducted at the Laboratory of Physical Chemistry and Microbiology for Materials and Environment (http://www.lcpme.cnrs-nancy.fr) in collaboration with Institut Jean Lamour (https://ijl.univ-lorraine.fr).

The position is open now and will be filled as soon as the proper candidate will be found.

The brut salary will be in the range of 2600-3600€ per month depending on the candidate experience.

The candidate must have a strong background in electrochemistry. A good expertise in electrochemical impedance spectroscopy will be appreciated. A good knowledge of electrode modification and/or carbon materials will be positively considered.

The candidate must be fluent in English and must be independent in writing reports.

Please, do not hesitate to contact us for more information and send you application to Mathieu ETIENNE, mathieu.etienne@univ-lorraine.fr


August 2019

 

Tenure Track positions in the Netherlands
Prospective tenure track researchers within the field of Electrochemical Conversion and Materials are invited to submit a proposal with support from a suitable host institution.

Purpose
The goal of this call is strengthening the research field of Electrochemical Conversion and Materials through the introduction of tenure track positions. Responsible Research and Innovation (MVI) is an integral part of this call for proposals.


Who can apply
Proposals can be submitted by applicants who have obtained their PhD (i.e. postdocs) and want to apply for a new tenure track position at a Dutch research institute. Applicants that hold a senior research position (tenure track position, assistant professor, associate professor, full professor or comparable) before June 21st 2019 are not eligible. Applicants that are already employed by their prospective host institute as a post-doc are eligible. Applications should contain an embedding guarantee from the host institute.


Deadline
The deadline for the submission of proposals is November 21, 2019 


More information
The call for proposals can be found here: https://www.nwo.nl/en/funding/our-funding-instruments/enw/electrochemical-conversion-and-materials-tenure-track-call/electrochemical-conversion-and-materials-tenure-track-call.html