Special Open Call for Position
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioelectrochemistry
The Laboratory of Bioelectrochemistry and Interfaces at São Paulo University (USP), campus at São Carlos, SP, Brazil, invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship in bioelectrochemistry funded by Foundation for Research Support of the State of São Paulo (FAPESP) contract. The successful candidate will conduct research on the molecular interaction between biomolecules and nanostructures, including:
developing and testing enzymes bioelectrodes;
transferring high activity/selectivity biocatalyst to a surface-confined environment;
studying the interplay between charge transport, mass transport, and molecular conformation of enzymes;
developing new tools for FTIR Chemical Imaging coupled with electrochemistry.
Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers allows you to carry out a long-term research project (12-24 months), starting at 02.01.2015.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in chemistry, chemical engineering, electrochemical engineering, or a related field. Experience in enzymes immobilization and basic electrochemistry is required. Experience with UV-Vis spectroscopy, and FTIR spectroscopy, is preferred. The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills and excel in a highly collaborative research environment. In addition to the timely publication of research results in peer-reviewed journals, the responsibilities of the postdoc include drafting progress reports. Interested individuals should send a (i)cover letter, (II) CV and list of publications, and have (III) two letters of recommendation sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for application is 11.15.2014.
Technische Universität Braunschweig
The Institute of Environmental and Sustainable Chemistry at the Technical University of Braun-schweig offers a doctoral position (PhD) in cooperation with a research project of the Gesell-schaft für Anlagen- und Reaktorsicherheit (GRS)mbH.
Dynamics of electrolytes:
mobility and dielectric interactions of ions in aqueous solutions
The work will be conducted at the Repository Safety Research Division, Process Analyses De-partment of GRS, Braunschweig, Germany.
The research activities are focused in the experimental determination of the ion mobility in concentrated electrolytes in free and porous media and their theoretical modelling. The experimental work includes determination of the dielectric properties of electrolytes in a wide frequency range by means of electro-chemical impedance and time domain reflectometry. The combination of experiment and theory is ex-pected to gain new understanding of electrostatic and chemical interactions influencing the ion move-ment in an electric field, of large relevance in the fields of energy storage, separation membranes, bio-logical and environmental systems. Start of activities by August, 1st 2013.
Tasks: - construction and operation of electrochemical impedance and TDR- equipments
- modeling of transport properties (ion mobility and diffusion: mean sphere approximation theory)
- application of mobility data to the diffusion problem in relevant technologi-cal systems
- cooperation work with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in the analysis of ion chemistry
Requirements: - master/diploma in chemistry or physics
- founded knowledge in physical chemistry and elemental knowledge of electrical circuitry
- experience with calculus software
- feel like to start in a new research field
- creativity, commitment and team work capability
For further information and sending of applications (including a cover letter and a curriculum vitae) refer to:
Prof. Dr. Uwe Schröder
Institut für Ökologische und Nachhaltige Chemie
38106 Braunschweig, Germany
Tel: +49-(0)531 391 8425