PhD Open position on: Electrodes functionalisation with electroactive molecules for electrocatalysis

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 15 Jan 2024

23 Nov 2023
Job Information
Organisation/Company

Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC)
Department

Direction
Research Field

Chemistry » Molecular chemistry
Engineering » Materials engineering
Chemistry » Applied chemistry
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)
Country

Spain
Application Deadline

15 Jan 2024 - 23:59 (Europe/Madrid)
Type of Contract

Temporary
Job Status

Full-time
Hours Per Week

9 - 17
Offer Starting Date

1 Feb 2024
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

No

Offer Description

We offer a three-year PhD position in the framework of the project “Towards Efficient Hydrogen Production with New Hybrid Electrocatalysts (HYDROCAT).”  This project will be developed in close collaboration with a theoretical group at University of Barcelona and a group expert in electrocatalysis at the Catalan Institute of Nanonoscience and Nanotechnology.

The work will mainly consist on the synthesis of redox-active molecules that can act as redox mediators and the preparation of Self-Assembled Monolayers (SAMs) on electrode surfaces based on these compounds. The electrocatalytic performance of the prepared SAMs will be investigated. We will consider two electrochemical processes of socioeconomic, environmental, and technological importance: the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) and the oxygen evolution reaction (OER).

Main Tasks and Responsibilities

The main tasks that the candidate will carry out are:

-Synthesis and characterization of electro-active compounds as redox mediators.

-Electrodes modification with the synthesized materials and their physico-chemical surface characterization.

-Evaluation of the performance of the functionalized electrodes in electrocatalysis.


Requirements
Research Field
Chemistry » Molecular chemistry
Education Level
Bachelor Degree or equivalent

Skills/Qualifications
  • Bsc. degree in Chemistry and related Master degree (minimum 300 ECTS)

Specific Requirements

Knowledge in organic synthesis and electrochemistry techniques will be highly valued.


Languages
ENGLISH
Level
Good

Research Field
Chemistry » Molecular chemistry
Years of Research Experience
None

Additional Information
Benefits

About the e-MolMat group

The “Molecular Materials for Electronic Devices” (e-MolMat) group is focused on the design and synthesis of new functional molecular materials for their application in electronic devices. This is an interdisciplinary group where researchers from different disciplines (i.e., chemistry, materials science, physics, engineering) are working together. Our work ranges from fundamental studies in order to better understand materials properties to a more applied perspective aiming at developing proof-of-principle devices. Particularly, our areas of interest include synthesis of functional molecules (electroactive molecules, organic radicals), surface self-assembly, crystal engineering, molecular switches, organic field-effect transistors (OFETs), charge transport and (bio)-sensors. https://molecularelectronics.icmab.es

About ICMAB

ICMAB is one of the world’s leading institutes in Materials Science research, located at Campus UAB, very close to Barcelona. One of the main ICMAB’s strategic objectives and missions is to make an impact in the field of new materials for applications in energy, electronics and health.

ICMAB provides facilities, state-of-the-art equipment and most importantly, excellent scientists and professionals, to assure you a rewarding environment. In the last years, we have grown up to build up a team devoted to project managing, technology transfer, innovation, communication, maintenance, technical services and administration, to team up with the researchers for the advancement of science.

The diversity of our people and the interdisciplinary research fields related to Materials Science ensures an enriching and inspiring working environment. If you are an enthusiastic and highly motivated person and would like to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment, join us!


Selection process

The selection process will be continuous until a good candidate is found.

Interested candidates should send an email to: Prof. Marta Mas-Torrent, [email protected]

  • Letter of motivation
  • If possible, contact details of a reference person.

Additional comments
  • Gross annual salary of in the range of a PhD fellow from Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.
  • Duration: 3 years.

Website for additional job details

https://www.icmab.es/

Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
INSTITUT DE CIÉNCIA DE MATERIALS DE BARCELONA (ICMAB-CSIC)
Country
Spain
State/Province
Catalunya (Barcelona)
City
Bellaterra
Postal Code
08193
Street
Til·lers, s/n

Where to apply
E-mail

[email protected]

Contact
State/Province

Barcelona
City

Bellaterra
Website

http://www.icmab.es
Street

Campus U.A.B.
Postal Code

08193
E-Mail

[email protected]

STATUS: EXPIRED

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