Postdoctoral Researcher - Supramolecular Nanochemistry and Materials Group

Updated: about 1 month ago

The mission of the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) is to achieve the highest level of scientific and technological excellence in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Its research lines focus on the newly-discovered physical and chemical properties that arise from the behaviour of matter at the nanoscale. ICN2 has been awarded with the Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence distinction for three consecutive periods (2014-2018 and 2018-2022 and 2023-2026). ICN2 comprises 19 Research Groups, 7 Technical Development and Support Units and Facilities, and 2 Research Platforms, covering different areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Job Title: Postdoctoral Researcher

Research area or group: Supramolecular Nanochemistry and Materials Group (NANOUP)

Description of Group/Project:

The Supramolecular NanoChemistry and Materials Group (NANOUP) is focused on controlling the supramolecular assembly of molecules, biomolecules and nanoscale building blocks at the nanometer scale for the design of novel functional architectures and devices.

The group is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher to participate in the development of MOF-based delivery systems, composites, self-assembly materials and microcapsules in direct collaboration with private companies.

Main Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Synthesis of MOFs, inorganic nanoparticles and related composites.
  • Adsorption studies of MOF-based composites.
  • Delivery studies of MOF-based composites.                                                                                                                                                       
  • Micro- and nanoencapsulation of functional species.
  • Design, synthesis and characterization of micro & nanocapsules or particles as delivery systems.
  • Study the performance of delivery systems according to specific applications in close collaboration with private  companies.
  • Participation in writing scientific reports and papers, attending project meetings and scientific conferences, and in outreach activities within the project.
  • Supervision of PhD students.    

Requirements:

  • Education: PhD Degree in Chemistry, Materials Science or Nanotechnology
  • Knowledge:

Research experience in composites.

Research experience in metal-organic-frameworks (MOF).

Research experience in Micro- and nanoencapsulation technologies.

Fluent in English, good communication and writing skills.   

Intrinsic motivation, strong commitment, responsibility, independence, teamwork skills.

Summary of conditions:

  • Full time work (37,5h/week)
  • Contract Length:
  • Location: Bellaterra (Barcelona)
  • Salary will depend on qualifications and demonstrated experience.
  • Support to the relocation issues.
  • Life Insurance.

Estimated Incorporation date: as soon as possible

Este contrato es parte del proyecto CPP2022-009850 financiado por MCIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033 y por la Unión Europea NextGenerationEU/ PRTR

How to apply:

All applications must be made via the ICN2 website and include the following:

  • A cover letter.
  • A full CV including contact details.
  • 2 Reference letters or referee contacts.
  • Deadline for applications: 15 March 2024

    Equal opportunities:

    ICN2 is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion of people with disabilities.

    ICN2 is following the procedure for contract of people with disabilities according with article 59 of the Royal Decree 1/2015, of 30 of October.



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