24 Апр

Postdoctoral position in frontiers of materials NMR: Experiment and/or theory (2 – 3.5 years)

 

 Postdoctoral position in frontiers of materials NMR: Experiment and/or theory (2 – 3.5 years)

The University of Oulu in Northern Finland, with approximately 16,000 students and 3,000 employees, is an international, multidisciplinary research university with a rich pool of creative and intellectual talent. The strengths of the University are broad, multidisciplinary research interests, a modern research and study environment, and wide cooperation with international research and educational institutes (http://www.oulu.fi/university/).

The open postdoctoral position is in the broad field of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), in one of the following specific topics:
1.    Ultrafast multidimensional Laplace NMR
2.    Nuclear magneto-optic spectroscopy
3.    Theory of paramagnetic NMR
4.    Computational NMR of materials systems

The position is located at the NMR Research Unit (http://cc.oulu.fi/~nmrwww), in the Faculty of Science. We are an internationally established, combined experimental and theoretical team of about 20 people, of which 50 % with a PhD degree. We develop experimental, theoretical and computational research methods based on magnetic resonance phenomena and apply those methods to topical problems in molecular and materials sciences.

Subject field and description of the position
The position is a part of the new Thule institute (http://www.oulu.fi/thuleinstitute/) project Frontiers of Materials NMR, which has just received strategic funding from the University of Oulu. The four possible research directions of the position are briefly described in the following:

  1. In ultrafast multidimensional Laplace NMR, spatial encoding is used to correlate dynamic properties such as T1/2 relaxation times and molecular diffusion, to achieve unforeseen speed and applications potential in the chemical resolution and dynamics in macromolecular systems.
  2. In nuclear magneto-optic spectroscopy, we aim at combining nuclear site-specific information similar to but also adding to that of NMR, with a potentially much higher sensitivity due to optical detection of the changes in the polarization state of light travelling through a nuclear spin-polarized sample.
  3. In theory of paramagnetic NMR, we develop quantum-chemical methodology for the NMR parameters (nuclear shielding, spin-spin coupling and relaxation times) of electronically open-shell molecules and materials.
  4. In computational NMR of materials systems, we develop and apply molecular modelling (quantum chemistry and molecular simulation) to assign, analyze and predict the NMR spectral parameters of complex materials.

The length of the position is two years, with an option for extension up to additional 1.5 years. The project ends on December 31, 2020. The starting date is July 1, 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Required Qualifications and assessment
The successful applicant must have a completed PhD in physics, chemistry, materials science, or a related field. The applicants must show a visible scientific profile. They have to indicate which of the projects 1 — 4 their application should be considered for. Significant experience in the method development of experimental molecular spectroscopy (NMR and/or magneto-optic measurements) is to be documented for projects 1 — 2. Proficiency in the development and/or advanced application of computational methods in NMR theory is a prerequisite for a strong application in projects 3 — 4. All projects require computer experience and mastery of at least one relevant programming language (e.g., Fortran, C++, Python, Mathematica, Matlab).
A four-month trial period will be effective in the beginning of the two-year contract. Furthermore, the extension of up to 1.5 years will be effective if the goals defined in the beginning of the project for the initial two-year period are successfully implemented.
Fluent English, good communication skills and good teamwork skills are required. Further, demonstrated potential in acquiring supplementary (extramural) funding, and teaching experience will be taken as a merit when choosing the scientist. When assessing the applicant’s qualifications, issues to be considered will include scientific publications, thesis supervision, activity in the scientific community, practical familiarity with the field in question, scientific work abroad, and other international activities.
As part of the NMR Research Unit, the duties also include supervising scientific research of BSc, MSc and PhD students. Participation in teaching within the physics curriculum and acquiring research funding are naturally expected.
Salary
The salary will be based on the levels 5 – 6 of the demand level chart for university-level teaching and research staff of Finnish universities. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid (maximum of 46.3 % of the job-specific component). The salary is thus in practice roughly 3,500 – 4,000 € per month, depending on the appointee’s qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure
The following documents must be attached to the application:
1) Brief curriculum vitae in English
2) List of publications in international peer-reviewed journals
3) Brief description of research merits
4) Brief (1 – 2 pages) research and action plan in English
5) Contact information of two persons whom may be asked to give a statement of the candidate

Applications, together with all relevant enclosures, should be submitted using electronic application form by 15.5.2017.

Interview
The top candidates for the post may be interviewed and asked to present their plans for running the post successfully.
For further information regarding the filling of this post:
Professor Juha Vaara, head of the NMR Research Unit, NMR theory group, University of Oulu, tel. +358-40-196 6658, email: juha.vaara(at)iki.fi
Docent Ville-Veikko Telkki, Experimental NMR group, University of Oulu, tel. +358-29-448 1309, email: ville-veikko.telkki(at)oulu.fi
Head of Administration Tiina Pääkkönen, Faculty of Science, email: tiina.paakkonen(at)oulu.fi

http://en.academicpositions.fi/ad/university-of-oulu/2017/postdoctoral-position-in-frontiers-of-materials-nmr-experiment-and-or-theory-2-3-5-years/99490

24 Апр

Research Associate/Team Leader position in processing science and technology for advanced thermoplastic polymer composites

Research Associate/Team Leader position in processing science and technology for advanced thermoplastic polymer composites

The Laboratory of Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures (CMASLab) at the ETH Zürich

This position is in the framework of the Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research — Efficient Technologies and Systems for Mobility (SCCER Mobility), which includes research groups from the ETH-Domain (ETH Zurich, EPF Lausanne, PSI and Empa) and from various Universities of Applied Sciences. Within the program, CMASLab is responsible for the development and implementation of novel processing routes for high performance fibre reinforced thermoplastic composites. Your main responsibilities include driving the research on high performance thermoplastic composites and expanding capacities of the Lab in the field of high performance thermoplastic composites by defining and implementing research projects and cooperation’s with industry. Furthermore you will lead the CMASLab part of the SCCER-project, also attending project meetings and closely communicating with the project partners. You will support the Composite Materials and Processing Group (currently 4 PhD students) and teaching activity, mainly at Master level. You will be part of a highly motivated international team, focusing on teaching and research in composite materials and lightweight adaptive structures.

For further information about the position, please contact Prof. Paolo Ermanni, by email: permanni@ethz.ch (no applications) and visit our website www.structures.ethz.ch.

Applications with a full CV, brief statement of research interests, Transcripts of all obtained degrees (in English or German), your three most important publications and contact information of three references should be submitted online to: ETH Zürich, Ueli Lott, Human Resources, CH-8092 Zurich. Applications via email will not be considered. The call will remain open until a candidate is accepted. The earliest start date is May 2017.

http://en.academicpositions.ch/ad/eth-zurich/2017/research-associate-team-leader-position-in-processing-science-and-technology-for-advanced-thermoplastic-polymer-composites/99164

 

24 Апр

Research Fellow — Expert in Preparation and Property Assessment of 2D Materials

Research Fellow — Expert in Preparation and Property Assessment of 2D Materials

INL — International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, Braga, Portugal
INL is seeking a creative, enthusiastic, and self-motivated research fellow who has a strong background in 2D materials especially TMDs, from CVD growth to electronic and optoelectronic property measurements.Published 2017-04-06
Closing on 2017-05-04

http://academicpositions.eu/ad/international-iberian-nanotechnology-laboratory/2017/research-fellow-expert-in-preparation-and-property-assessment-of-2d-materials/99176

http://www.eurosciencejobs.com/job_apply/127903/Research_Fellow_Expert_in_Preparation_and_Property_Assessment_of_2D_Materials_INL_International_Iberian_Nanotechnology_Laboratory_Braga_Portugal

24 Апр

Postdoctoral Fellow in the area of Data-Driven Nonlinear Modeling and System-Identification for complex mechanical vibrations

Postdoctoral Fellow in the area of Data-Driven Nonlinear Modeling and System-Identification for complex mechanical vibrations

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Published 2017-04-07

The ideal candidate has a a PhD in engineering, applied mathematics, computer science or physics; research interest and background in mechanics and nonlinear dynamics; demonstrated experience with numerical methods (finite-element methods, in particular) and data analysis; interest in a research career and in interdisciplinary project collaboration and working knowledge of English. The contract duration is 1 year, renewable upon satisfactory progress.

For further information about the position please contact Prof. Haller by email georgehaller@ethz.ch (no applications).

https://apply.refline.ch/845721/5290/pub/1/index.html

24 Апр

Post-doctoral Position in the Accelerator Physics group for the Storage Ring Upgrade – (m/f)

Post-doctoral Position in the Accelerator Physics group for the Storage Ring Upgrade – (m/f)

SOLEIL, Saint-Aubin, France

The French national synchrotron facility, located on the Saclay Plateau near Paris.

Published 2017-04-07

Position to be filled on June 2017

 More information: https://www.synchrotron-soleil.fr/en/job-offers/post-doctoral-position-accelerator-physics-group-storage-ring-upgrade-mf

24 Апр

Multiscale simulation of environment-induced conformational transitions in peptides: folding, partitioning and aggregation

Multiscale simulation of environment-induced conformational transitions in peptides: folding, partitioning and aggregation

Koc University, Graduate School of Sciences and Engineering, Istanbul, Turkey

Prof M Sayar

Friday, June 16, 2017

Competition Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=74578&Email=1

24 Апр

DFT Computational Investigation into Perovskite Oxide Catalysts

  DFT Computational Investigation into Perovskite Oxide Catalysts

University of Liverpool, Department of Chemistry, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Dr M Dyer

Friday, June 30, 2017

Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide

https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=85748&Email=1

 

24 Апр

Fully funded PhD studentship: Mimicking and quantifying bone growth using X-ray spectroscopy and Electron Microscopy

Fully funded PhD studentship: Mimicking and quantifying bone growth using X-ray spectroscopy and Electron Microscopy

University of York, Department of Physics, York, United Kingdom

Dr.R Kroger
Dr. J Parker

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=84079&Email=1

24 Апр

Computational Modelling of Novel Catalysts for Sustainable Energy Applications

Computational Modelling of Novel Catalysts for Sustainable Energy Applications

Trinity College Dublin, Department of Chemistry, Dublin, Ireland

Prof Max García-Melchor

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=84596&Email=1

24 Апр

Postdoctoral Scientist Position to Work on Computational Modelling of Organic Redox Electrolytes

 Postdoctoral Scientist Position to Work on Computational Modelling of Organic Redox Electrolytes

IMDEA Energy Institute, Madrid, Spain

The Electrochemical Processes Unit of IMDEA Energía is performing research and development of high-efficiency electrochemical energy storage devices, mainly for coupling them with renewable energy sources and for sustainable transport.

The Electrochemical Processes Unit of IMDEA Energía is opening a Postdoctoral Scientist Position associated to the ERC Consolidator Grant awarded to Dr. Rebeca Marcilla. This project, entitled Membrane-Free redox Flow Batteries (MFreeB), proposes to remove the problematic ion-exchange membrane of redox flow batteries by developing a disruptive, versatile and scalable battery concept that relies on the immiscibility of two redox electrolytes. Moreover, cheap, abundant and environmental-friendly organic molecules will replace the harmful vanadium active species. This open Postdoctoral Position will be dedicated to the Computational Modelling of new Electrolytes containing Organic Redox solutes in aqueous and non-aqueous solvents.

Your Tasks:

  • To develop computational models to calculate fundamental property values for organic redox electrolytes, including the use of density functional theory and atomistic simulation techniques;
  • High-throughput computational screening of Organic Redox Electrolytes; prediction of properties such as:
    • Solubility and stability of different families of organic molecules in different solvents;
    • Immiscibility of solvents, determination of phase diagrams;
    • Partition coefficients or organic molecules in biphasic liquid-liquid systems;
    • Redox potential of organic active species in different solvents.
  • To coordinate with experimental results to obtain and analyse appropriate supporting data;
  • Dissemination and publication of research results in scientific journals;
  • Supervision of PhD, Master and undergraduate students.
  • D. degree in Chemistry, Physics, Material Science, Chemical Engineering or similar;
  • Solid background on Density Functional theory (DFT) applied to organic molecules and solvents;
  • Solid background on atomistic simulation techniques, such as molecular dynamics and Monte Carlo;
  • Profound knowledge of the strengths and limitations of different computer modelling methodologies;
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Good knowledge on Fundamental Electrochemistry;
  • Good knowledge in Electrochemical Energy Storage;
  • At least 1 year of experience as a postdoctoral researcher.

Your Qualification, Experience and Skills:

Compulsory requirements:

Moreover, the following aspects will be positively evaluated:

For more details and to apply for this job click here

http://www.eurosciencejobs.com/job_display/127959/Postdoctoral_Scientist_Position_to_Work_on_Computational_Modelling_of_Organic_Redox_Electrolytes_IMDEA_Energy_Institute_Madrid_Spain

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