Netherlands: PhD position Electrochemistry at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
The student will be in charge of synthetizing new polyoxometalates molecules, characterize their structures using various techniques in order to identify the structures and the properties of the new materials. The next step is to deposit these materials into supports for the fabrication of miniaturized sensors and/or energy (supercapacitors) devices and carry out in vitro testing.
There is also the possibility to work with enzymes for same purposes. The candidate has also to deal with manufacturing of miniaturized sensing and energy devices and test the prototypes using electrochemical techniques. The project is multidisciplinary at the frontier between chemistry/physics, materials, and engineering.
– enthusiasm for experimental research, interdisciplinary approaches and project management
– a strong background in synthesis of new materials based polyoxometalates, characterization of the materials using various techniques like FT-IR, UV-Vis, TGA, SEM, TEM, XRD and electrochemistry (cyclic voltammetry, amperometry, potentiometry, impedance spectroscopy) are all desirable
– a strong interest in a multidisciplinary approach
– a flexible, creative, socially competent and communicative personality
– good knowledge of English (oral and in writing) is a must.
Conditions of employment
You may apply for this position before 7 January 2014 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on “Apply” below on the advertisement on the university website).
Successful applications include a letter containing your motivation for applying for this position and a description of previous relevant research experience, a full CV, a list of names of two references and a brief description of your research interests, and a copy of your bachelor and master certificates and academic records (subjects, marks and credits).
Acquisition is not appreciated.
Contract type: 48 maanden
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RUG)
Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
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