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April 2019

 

The recently founded "Helmholtz-Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energies" (HI ERN) is as IEK-11 a part of Forschungszentrum Jülich. 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 group Non-Aqueous Electrochemistry led by Dr. Balázs B. Berkes within the Electrocatalysis department of the HI ERN. The research group focuses on the fundamental understanding of activity, stability and selectivity of non-aqueous electrochemical systems like electroorganic synthesis or batteries. We utilize internationally unique material and process characterization methods which are based on the sophisticated coupling of novel electrochemical techniques with online analytical tools. Thereby the aim is to significantly contribute to the development of electrochemical energy conversion as a future key player for electromobility and the energy policy in general.

We are offering

 

PhD position in electrochemistry / electrochemical synthesis

 

Your Job:
• Electrochemical conversion of CO2 and biomass to valuable chemicals (synthetic fuels), especially the application of new real time analysis methods during these reactions for process optimization with regard to catalyst activity, selectivity and stability
• Electrochemical synthesis based on a fundamental approach coupled with in situ product analysis
• Contribution to the progress of method development
• Execution of experiments and analysis of data
• Writing of papers and presenting the results in conferences
• Representation of the institute in project meetings

 

Your Profile:
• Excellent university degree in Chemistry / Chemical Engineering / Material Science or a relevant discipline
• Strong interest in pursuing research in electrochemistry especially non-aqueous systems
• Good mechanical skills, interest in building up new devices / work stations
• Good knowledge of organic chemistry, experience in synthesis
• High motivation for pursuing a PhD within 3 years
• Excellent organizational skills
• Ability to show initiative and work independently
• Excellent cooperation and communication skills and ability to work as part of a team
• Excellent skills in spoken and written English

 

Our Offer:
• A lively scientific environment within the institute and possibilities for cooperation with excellent partners at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, the Forschungszentrum Jülich, the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen and abroad
• An excellent environment to perform sound, high-quality research at the international level
• Daily, hands-on experience in worldwide-unique electrochemical characterization techniques
• Excellent training in electrochemistry, electrocatalysis, material preparation/characterization, analytical chemistry
• Participating on project meetings, as well as on national and international conferences to present the results and to develop further competences
• Limited position for 3 years with possible longer-term prospects
• Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD). Depending on the applicant`s qualifications and the precise nature of the tasks, salary grade EG 13 (75%) 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, preferably online, via our online recruitment system on our career site until 02.05.2019, quoting the reference number 2019-140.


April 2019

 

11 Early Stage Researcher positions available


ImplantSens is a Marie Skłodowska Curie European Training Network running from 2019 to 2023 dealing with research on the development of long-term stable implantable biosensors. Applications are invited for highly qualified and motivated young researchers to work full time on projects under a three-year PhD program hosted across seven European countries.

 

What is ImplantSens?

ImplantSens will develop long-term stable implantable electrochemical biosensors by overcoming mass-transport limited sensing schemes. This is the major unsolved problem due to the formation of capsules by the foreign body response upon implantation of a sensor. ImplantSens will not only contribute to the painless long-term monitoring of glucose levels for diabetic patients but also to the development of future implantable sensors for the management of other chronic diseases. The 11 ESRs will be engaged in all tasks of this scientific chain, thus being trained in the fundamentals of bioelectrochemistry, enzyme engineering, electrode design as well as biocompatibility. Training of the fellows will be performed via an innovative program based on a blended learning concept and will take place at the host institutions, via secondments, workshops, schools and e-learning elements. The scientific training will be completed by training of complementary skills with respect to management, fund raising, IPR and scientific communication. The consortium consists of 7 leading scientists in Europe with the necessary expertise to target this ambitious goal supported by 4 SMEs. ÍmplantSens will improve the availability of a highly skilled workforce for European industries and research strongly needed at the beginning of the 4th industrial revolution.

 

Where are the ImplantSens positions?

ESR1: Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany), Supervisor – Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schuhmann
Switchable glucose biosensors based on redox polymers, shields and multilayer architectures and transient electrochemical measurements

ESR2: CNRS - ISM Bordeaux (France), Supervisor – Prof. Dr. Alexander Kuhn & Dr. Nicolas Mano
Highly organized porous and hierarchical electrodes for the immobilization of tailored enzymes

ESR3: INSERM - BIOTIS Bordeaux (France), Supervisor – Dr. Claudine Boiziau
Biocompatibility

ESR4: CSIC - Institute of Catalysis Madrid (Spain), Supervisor – Prof. Miguel Alcalde & Prof. Antonio L. De Lacey
Directed evolution of galactose oxidase for implantable sensors

ESR5: National University of Ireland Galway (Ireland), Supervisor – Prof. Donal Leech
Oxygen‐independent, switchable, mediated enzyme electrodes for glucose detection

ESR6: University Limerick (Ireland), Supervisor – Prof. Edmond Magner
Mesoporous electrodes for the immobilization of enzymes

ESR7: Southampton University (UK), Supervisor – Prof. Philip Bartlett
Enzyme immobilization and modelling

ESR8: DirectSens Vienna (Austria), Supervisor – Dr. Roman Kittl & Prof. Roland Ludwig
Switchable carbohydrate dehydrogenases

ESR9: Eyown Madrid (Spain), Supervisor – Dr. Juan Bautista Crespo
Library creation methods for genetic engineering of galactose oxidase under physiological conditions

ESR10: NanoFlex Daresbury (UK), Supervisor – Dr. Neville Freeman
Nanoband electrodes for switchable sensors

ESR11: Aptusens Malmoe (Sweden), Supervisor – Prof. Sergey Shleev
Biosensors operating in human physiological fluids under homeostatic conditions

 

Are you eligible?

• Master Degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry, Engineering, Physics or Biology
• Less than 4 year’s research experience.
• Excellent spoken and written English and good communication skills.
• Candidates must not already have a PhD
• Candidates must not have lived in or carried out their main activity (work or study) in the hosting country for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment start date.

 

What are the employment conditions?

• The successful candidates will be employed at a host institution.
• The contract will be full time and fixed term for 36 months.
• All candidates will be enrolled in a PhD programme of the host institution.
• The posts are available immediately after the selection procedure subject to fulfilment of contract and visa requirements. The latest starting date is 1st December 2019.

 

Are you interested?

 

Please submit your application in PDF format to ces@rub.de. You may apply to up to three vacancies under a separate application for each position and indicate a priority list, which will be considered in case of hiring.

 

The following documents should be attached:
• Your CV
• A statement about your research interests
• A copy of the certificate for your Master Degree
• Your full contact details.
• Your desired starting date.

 

The deadline for applications is 15th May 2019

 

Data collected from the candidates will be used for recruitment purposes only and will not be shared outside ImplantSens unless authorised by the applicant. The data will be kept for a period of five years after the end of the project for EU auditing purposes.


April 2019

 

4 PhD POSITIONS IN 2 EU MSCA ITNs

 

We invite applications for 4 PhD positions in cutting edge areas of electrochemistry (nanoscale electrochemistry, functional imaging and diamond based electrochemical sensors). The positions are associated with 2 MSCA ITNs and provide outstanding levels of funding, support and opportunities for networking. If you want to be part of these exciting training networks for early stage researchers (ESRs), then please see the following links which give more details of how to apply:
https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/398413 (SENTINEL)
https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/387832 (BREAK BIOFILMS)


You may also contact Prof. Pat Unwin (p.r.unwin@warwick.ac.uk) for the SENTINEL ITN and Prof. Pat Unwin/Prof. Julie Macpherson (j.macpherson@warwick.ac.uk) for the BREAK BIOFILMS ITN
These positions are based in the University of Warwick Electrochemistry and Interfaces Group (Profs. Unwin and Macpherson) and involve secondments in other top labs in Europe and around the world.


The positions are:
SENTINEL
ESR10: Advanced Nanoscale Electrochemical Imaging: Applications from Electrocatalysis to Living Cells
Main supervisor: Prof Patrick Unwin

ESR11: Electrochemical Nanoprobes for Single-Entity Analysis
Main supervisor: Prof Patrick Unwin

 

BREAK BIOFILMS
ESR3: Lab-on-a-Tip for Localized Biofilm Analysis and Treatment
Main Supervisor(s): Patrick Unwin and Co-I Julie Macpherson
ESR4: Development and Application of an Electrochemical Biofilm Activity Sensor
Main Supervisor(s): Julie Macpherson and Co-I Patrick Unwin


As part of the funding, the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher living allowance is fixed at up to €65,057 per annum, including the mobility and family allowance which you may be entitled to. This figure is before employer’s and employee’s deductions for national insurance and taxes per year, which will be paid in GBP sterling using an appropriate conversion rate.


Positions are available for a start date up to the end of the Summer 2019. For this round of recruitment, applications should be submitted by April 29, 2019, 23:00 UK BST (SENTINEL) and April 30, 2019, 17:00 BST (BREAK BIOFILMS)


April 2019

 

The Belenos Clean Power Holding AG, a spin-off of the Swatch Group AG seeking for an optimal use of energy, in particular clean renewable energy sources, is looking for a


Chemical Metallurgist (m/w) and Project Leader

 

As a Metal mining and recovery expert you like to work within a R&D team and offer a valuable industrial experience, technical competence and engineering knowledge.

 

Your tasks:
• As a project leader you will be responsible for the design of an advanced vanadium extraction process as for the evaluation of product quality, safety and cost
• You will engineer and optimize the process as a function of the type of ore and of the opex and capex on site.
• You will contribute to establish quality standards as used in the industry
• You will evaluate the raw materials from ore suppliers and from the machinery suppliers
• You will follow the industry trends and the vanadium market

Your profile - knowledge:
• You are an expert in transition metal extraction
• Ideally you have long term experience in mining industry, preferably in vanadium, iron or nickel extractions from ores.
• Solid background and wide experience as scientist and/or engineer in material science, chemistry.
• Practical and theoretical knowledge on:
- Design and engineering of processes to extract transition metal from ores.
- Powder processing method to manufacture high-purity raw materials.
- Metal extraction techniques such as bioleaching.
- Chemical and physical characterization techniques of condensed matter
• You have very good knowledge of written and spoken English. Good knowledge of French or German is an advantage.
• Advanced project management capabilities including ability to supervise employees and to work efficiently in a multitasking development environment
• You have a high degree of autonomy

 

We offer:
• A dynamic R&D working environment in the field of energy storage within an international company and an innovative working environment within a young team
• A competitive salary as well as career development opportunities
• An accessible work place (SBB, highway) with on-site parking and its own Personal-Restaurant

 

Location: 4452 Itingen, Basel Area

 

Your application and any questions please address to
Daniela Philipp
Recruiting Officer Belenos/Renata
Kreuzenstrasse 30
CH-4452 Itingen BL
Phone    +41 61 975 75 75
daniela.philipp@renata.com
www.belenoscleanpower.com


April 2019

 

The Belenos Clean Power Holding AG, a spin-off of the Swatch Group AG seeking for an optimal use of energy, in particular clean renewable energy sources, is looking for a


Biochemical or Chemical Engineer (m/w) and Project Leader

 

As a Battery Recycling Expert you like to work within a R&D team and offer a valuable industrial experience, technical competence and engineering knowledge.

 

Your tasks:
• As a project leader you will be responsible for the design of a safe and cost-competitive recycling process for the Belenos battery cell as for the evaluation of recycled product quality.
• You will engineer and optimize the process as a function of the cell components and of the opex and capex on site.
• You will contribute to establish quality standards as used in the industry
• You will evaluate the raw materials from ore suppliers and from the machinery suppliers
• You will follow the industry trends and the vanadium market

 

Your profile - knowledge:
• You are an expert in recycling of materials used in lithium batteries
• Ideally you have long term experience in recycling of metals, preferably vanadium, lithium, aluminum and copper from metals or oxides.
• Solid background and wide experience as scientist and/or engineer in material science, chemistry, process engineering.
• Practical and theoretical knowledge on:
- Design and engineering of processes to extract valuable raw materials from used battery cells.
- lithium battery manufacturing.
- Powder processing method to manufacture high-purity raw materials.
- Metal extraction techniques, especially vanadium purification from slag.
- Chemical and physical characterization techniques of condensed matter
• You have very good knowledge of written and spoken English. Good knowledge of French or German is an advantage.
• Advanced project management capabilities including ability to supervise employees and to work efficiently in a multitasking development environment
• You have a high degree of autonomy

 

We offer:
• A dynamic R&D working environment in the field of energy storage within an international company and an innovative working environment within a young team
• A competitive salary as well as career development opportunities
• An accessible work place (SBB, highway) with on-site parking and its own Personal-Restaurant

 

Location: 4452 Itingen, Basel Area

 

Your application and any questions please address to
Daniela Philipp
Recruiting Officer Belenos/Renata
Kreuzenstrasse 30
CH-4452 Itingen BL
Phone    +41 61 975 75 75
daniela.philipp@renata.com
www.belenoscleanpower.com


April 2019

 

Postdoctoral Fellowship Announcement (Young Talents)

 

Universidade Federal de São Carlos –Brazil Call 02/2019PrInt Materials –Young Talents

Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar)invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship position (Young Talents), granted by the CAPES PrInt (Program for Institutional Internationalization of the Higher Education Institutions and Research Institutions in Brazil).

 

Candidates should be scholars with experience abroad by means of international mobility and scientific and/or technological cooperation.

The application process is open to both Brazilian and foreign applicants.

 

1.ObjectivesThe fellowship will be awarded to four outstanding postdoctoral scholars who have demonstrated the ability to conduct independent and high-quality scientific research. The selected applicants are expected to lead one or more research projects and participate in teaching activities thatcan foster internationalization.

 

The proposal should be aligned with the goals of the project “Strategic Materials”, considering the following subareas.

1. Materials for Energy;

2. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology ;

3. Biomaterials and Renewable Materials ;

4. Innovative Processes;

5. Modelling and Computacional Simulation


Scholarship stipend: R$ 8.000,00/month.

Travel funds: up to R$ 6.555,29(round trip)

Accommodation assistance: single installment of R$ 2.200,00

Health insurance: R$ 400,00(single payment)

 

More information: http://www.propg.ufscar.br/pt-br/media/arquivos/print/01_young-talents_print_capes_materiais.pdf


 

April 2019

 

Research Fellow Electrochemistry


Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £30,395 to £37,345 
Full Time, Fixed Term (End date 19/07/2021)
Closing Date:  Thursday 02 May 2019
Interview Date:   To be confirmed 
Reference:  1130019EB

 

You will join our team in electrochemistry at the University of Southampton funded by the EPSRC programme grant ADEPT Advanced Devices (www.southampton.ac.uk/adept). The programme will use electrodeposition to structure semiconductors for device applications including thermoelectrics, phase change memory and IR sensors. You will join a team of scientists and will be expected to contribute to the development and enhanced understanding of electrodeposition processes of p-block compound semiconductors and alloys from non-aqueous solvents (including supercritical fluids) for device fabrication.
The programme is led by Prof. P. Bartlett, with further research teams in Chemistry (G. Reid, A. Hector), Physics (D. Smith) and Electronics (K. de Groot) at Southampton and at the Universities of Nottingham (M. George) and Warwick (R. Beanland) are also highly active members of the programme.
You will have a first degree in Chemistry and PhD in electrochemistry or equivalent qualification and experience with a strong background and experience in practical electrochemistry. Strong communications skills, with a proven ability to work as part of a team, are essential. Particularly beneficial would be experience in one or more areas of non-aqueous electrochemistry, electrodeposition, materials characterisation, electrochemical automation and instrumentation. 
Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon successful completion of the PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.
Informal enquiries should be directed to Prof. Phil Bartlett (P.N.Bartlett@soton.ac.uk).
This is a fixed term appointment until 19th July 2021 due to funding restrictions, and is available to start immediately.
Application Procedure
You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Elsa Samwell (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507. Please quote reference 1130019EB on all correspondence.
At the University of Southampton, we value diversity and equality. The University recognises that employees may wish to have working patterns that fit with their caring responsibilities or work-life balance.  Due consideration will also be given to applicants who have had career breaks for reasons including maternity, paternity or adoption leave, disability or illness.  Both the University of Southampton and Chemistry are proud to hold Athena Swan Silver Awards, showing their commitment to.


March 2019



Postdoc in Electrochemistry / Electrochemical Synthesis


The "Helmholtz-Institute Erlangen-Nürnberg for Renewable Energies" (HI ERN) is as IEK-11 part of Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ) and works in close collaboration with the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB). The research in HI ERN is focused on the areas of innovative materials and processes for hydrogen technologies, photovoltaic energy and solar fuels, therefore covering novel approaches for the conversion and storage of CO2-neutral energy. More information about HI-ERN can be found at www.hi-ern.de.

 

The successful candidate will be part of the Electrocatalysis research department of the HI ERN led by Prof. Dr. Karl Mayrhofer. The research teams within the Electrocatalysis unit focus on the fundamental understanding of activity, stability and selectivity of electrochemically active materials, which play the essential role in sustainable technologies like water- and CO2-electrolyzers, as well as in fuel cells. Furthermore, understanding the same principles in nonaqueous electrochemical systems like electroorganic synthesis or batteries are decisive. We utilize internationally unique material and process characterization methods which are based on the sophisticated coupling of novel electrochemical techniques with online analytical tools. Thereby the aim is to significantly contribute to the development of electrochemical energy conversion as a future key player for electromobility and the energy policy in general.

 

Your Job:

Your Profile:

Our Offer:

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, preferably via our online recruitment system on our career site until 10. April 2019, quoting the reference number 2019-107.

 

Questions about the vacancy?
Contact us by mentioning the reference number 2019-107: career@fz-juelich.de
Please note that for technical reasons we cannot accept applications via e-mail.

 


February 2019

Ph.D. and post-doc positions at University of Iceland on experimental electrochemical N2 reduction reaction

 

Fully funded Ph.D. scholarship and Postdoctoral fellow positions at the University of Iceland for 3 years supervised by Dr. Egill Skúlason, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Dr. Helga Dögg Flosadóttir, CEO of Atmonia. These positions are available in experimental electrochemical catalysis and are supported through a Center of Excellence Grant by the Icelandic Research Fund for the project “Artificial nitrogen fixation at ambient conditions through rational catalyst design”. The overall project involves theoretical simulations, catalyst synthesis, electrochemical measurements and chemical analysis of products where a unique system has been developed for an in-line electrochemical testing of ammonia formation from atmospheric nitrogen in aqueous or non-aqueous solutions at ambient conditions. The overall project consists of several students and post-docs working on specific theoretical or experimental projects. Flow of information are required between the groups. The candidates advertised for these positions here will do experimental testing of catalysts suggested from theoretical simulations.
The consortium behind this project are leading scientists from universities in Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, UK, US and New Zealand and close collaboration between these academic institutions and two Icelandic spin-off companies, Atmonia and Grein Research, is on-going.

We are seeking exceptionally qualified applicants for these positions. That means only students with high grades and research experience in their B.Sc. and M.Sc. studies in chemical engineering, chemistry or applied physics from top universities will be considered for the Ph.D. position. For the post-doc position, only candidates with experience in problem solving and experimental method development as well as track-record of papers on experiments in the field of electro-catalysis in peer-reviewed journals will be considered. For both positions, besides a strong scientific background it is important that the candidates have a good technical writing ability and verbal communication skills.

The project involves electrochemical experiments of N2 reduction reaction (NRR) on transition metals, metal nitrides, metal oxides, metal oxynitrides and metal sulfides surfaces (thin films and nano-particles) that have been suggested from theoretical screening studies (see relevant publications below). Close comparison is made with the theoretical calculations each time and the ultimate goal is to identify new and/or improved catalysts.

Applications should be sent to egillsk@hi.is before 10th of April 2019 with the subject: "Application for the GoE funded Ph.D. position – Experimental NRR" or "Application for the GoE funded post-doc position – Experimental NRR". The application should include a CV, publication list, a cover letter describing why the candidate should be considered for this position, transcripts of the B.Sc. and M.Sc. courses and grades, and a list of two Professors/advisors that have supervised the student in his/her B.Sc., M.Sc. and/or Ph.D. research project and are willing to provide a letter of recommendation.