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A PhD student position will be filled by 1 November 2015 at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg for 3 years. The research is part of the DFG Project „Mechanistic analysis of dye regeneration and recombination processes at dye-sensitized solar cells using microelectrochemical experiments“

Within this project, the regeneration of dyes in dye sensitized solar cells will be investigated using microelectrochemical techniques. The methods are based on scanning electrochemical microscopy and will be further developed. Therefore a previous exposure to experimental electrochemistry and interest in method development are advantageous.

Requirements are a completed MSc. (or equivalent) in Chemistry, Physics or Material Science or related subjects with very good results as well as practical and theoretical experiences in electrochemistry.

The Carl von Ossietzky University aims for an increase of the ratio of women within its scientific staff. Therefore women are especially encouraged to apply. Likewise people with medical handicaps should be preferred.
The position is open until filled but at least till September 1st, 2015. Application should be directed as email with PDF attachments to They must contain a cover letter, a CV, certificates including credit points and marks, publication list
Full details (in German): :

Institut des Sciences Chimiques de Rennes, Université de Rennes 1

PhD Position: Enhancing Charge Transfer by Surface Chemistry and Nanostructuration

The "Matière Condensée et Systèmes Electroactifs" (MaCSE) group is seeking a PhD candidate (net salary ~1350 € /month). The research project will focus on the preparation, the study and the optimization of conducting (pyrolyzed photoresist films) and semiconducting surfaces (planar and nanostructured silicon) functionalized with different redox-active monolayers. The goal is the understanding/improvement of the charge transfer mechanisms at these surfaces and their applications in electrochemical logic gates and efficient photoelectrodes. The successful candidate will have access to the equipment present in the Department of Chemistry (scanning probe AFMs and electrochemical microscope SECM, scanning electron microscopes, potentiostats, ellipsometer, FTIR…).

Acc. Chem. Res. 2010, 43, 1509; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2013, 52, 12024; ACS App. Mater. Interfaces 2013, 5, 338; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 17950; Langmuir 2015 ASAP DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b00730

The candidate must have strong background in physical chemistry and an interest for electrochemistry. A strong motivation for research and good communication skills are required.

Position available for three years; Starting date: October 2015

Application including full CV should be sent to Dr. Bruno Fabre and Dr. Philippe Hapiot
via email:;


Drug-delivering medical feedback loops that would invidualize and improve the effectiveness and safety of drugs, particularly for diabetes management, are of outmost importance nowadays. However, numerous limitations severely prevent commercialization among which the lack of small and implantable power source. The goal of our work is to design such power source, called Biofuel cells (BFC), using glucose/O2 that can be found in the human body. The electro enzymatic reduction of O2 is performed with a multi copper oxidase (Bilirubin oxidase) and remains the limiting part of the BFC.

The objective of the PhD student is to combine electrochemistry and biochemistry to study in details the kinetics of the BOD, in solution and immobilized at the electrode surface. Determination of the rate limiting step will allow us, for example, to improve the enzyme by enzyme engineering. The work is at the interface of chemistry and biochemistry and will request the combination of different analytical and biochemical techniques.

The application, including CV, a statement of interest and academic references, should be sent to:
Nicolas Mano:
and Claire Stines-Chaumeil :

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