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Send your announcement in a WORD file to the ISE Office ( and we will take care of the posting within 48 hours. PDF files are not accepted. The announcement will remain on the website for approximately for three (3) months.

November 2022


The McAuley Group, based in the School of Chemistry – Trinity College Dublin, is offering one fully-funded PhD position (4 years) for March 2023 start in Physical Chemistry focused on the study of reactions at the solid/solution interface for Sustainability, Energy and Sensor applications.


The group has wide-ranging interests encompassing both fundamental electrochemistry (theory, experiment and simulation) through to the development of chemical sensors, with a particular focus on advanced nanochemistry. Applicants are advised to look at the recent work of the PI to determine if there are set subject areas they are primarily interested in and with which their experience aligns.  
The ideal applicant will have a 1st Class or 2i Master's or Honours Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Physics, or a related discipline. Being able to collaborate and work interdisciplinarily is an important aspect of the work undertaken by the group. The researcher will work independently, but also closely with other members of a multidisciplinary project team. Good written and oral communication skills are essential. Previous experience with the use and development of electrochemical techniques would be a bonus but not essential.
Further Details:

This project will be supervised by Prof Chris Batchelor-McAuley. A stipend of €18,500 p.a. will be paid to the student (paid monthly). Fees are provided up to the EU fee level*. Non-EU students will need to pay a fees contribution of approx. €9,000 p.a..
* For this 2023 intake Ukrainian nationals displaced by the war will be considered eligible for the EU fees status and will have their whole PhD fees covered.

Candidates should email applications as a single combined PDF including a cover letter (1 page max.) outlining their motivation and research interests, and a CV (2 pages max) to Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis until the position has been filled.

November 2022


The University of Duisburg-Essen is seeking in the Faculty of Chemistry, Department of Physical Chemistry a Ph.D. (f/m/d) at universities (Pay scale 13 TV-L, 50 %)

Notes on the workspace:
The Faculty of Chemistry at the UDE is one of the largest chemistry faculties in Germany with 27 professors and 244 researchers and offers 3 study programs under one roof: Chemistry, Water Science and Chemistry Teachers College.

Main tasks:
The Chair of Physical Chemistry II at the University of Duisburg-Essen seeks PhD candidates to further the development and application of electrochemical tip-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (EC-TERS). We are looking for candidates (f/m/d) with a Master or Diploma degree in physical chemistry, physics or related subjects with interest in laser optics, spectroscopy (Raman, IR), scanning probe microscopy (AFM, STM) and/or electrochemical surface science who enjoy hands-on technological development.
Goals of the PhD projects include characterising and increasing the sensitivity and optical resolution of the new EC-TERS tool and to employ the technique to improve our understanding of the behaviour of individual molecules during electrocatalytic conversion at solid/liquid interfaces to pave the way for more efficient energy-conversion schemes.
Additional tasks include assistance in the preparation and delivery of courses and administrative duties.
Within the scope of the job, opportunities for further scientific and soft-skill qualification are provided.

Your profile:
Above-average university degree (1st state examination, diploma or master's degree) in physical chemistry or physics of at least 8 semesters of standard study time. English C1, German B1.

Duration: expected 36 months

Contract: 50 % of a full-time position

Work locations: Mainz (Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research) and Essen (Faculty of Chemistry, University of Duisburg-Essen)
The University of Duisburg- Essen pursues the goal of promoting diversity of its members (see

It aims to increase the proportion of women among scientific staff and therefore strongly encourages relevantly qualified women to apply. In accordance with the NRW Equal Opportunity Act, women are given preferential consideration if they have the same qualifications.
Applications from suitable severely disabled persons and persons of equal status within the meaning of Section 2 (3) SGB IX are welcome.
If these topics and tasks catch your attention and you want to join our new young team and contribute to state-of-art sepctro-electrochemical research, please use the reference number 685-22 and send a letter of motivation (max 1 page), diplomas with grades and a CV (incl. publications and references if available) to Professor Katrin F. Domke (, University of Duisburg-Essen, Faculty of Chemistry, 45117 Essen.

November 2022



PhD position in enzymatic bioelectrochemistry at Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Aalborg University

A fully funded PhD position in in enzymatic bioelectrochemistry at Department of Chemistry and Bioscience, Aalborg University, starting from at earliest 1 March 2023. The submission deadline is 23 December 2022.


The focus of the project is to obtain fundamental understanding of the coupling between surfaces of nanomaterials and enzymatic bioelectrochemistry, a process utilizing electrochemistry to drive redox reactions catalyzed by enzymes. This technology has a large potential ranging from health (biosensors, biofuel cells) to“power-to-X” (biosynthesis) related applications. During the project, the successful candidate will be expected to carry out nanomaterials-based electrode fabrication, enzyme immobilization, electrochemical characterization, bioelectrochemistry as well as characterization of surfaces using a large range of techniques.


For further information, please refer to To submit your application, click “apply online” at the bottom of the webpage. If you have any questions, please, contact Dr. Xinxin Xiao:

November 2022


Postdoc Position in Electrochemical Biosensors at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Aarhus University, Denmark

A post-doctoral research position in Electrochemical Biosensors for electrochemical bioassay development clinical detection of cancer biomarkers in clinical samples is available in the group of Elena Ferapontova, the iNANO center, Aarhus University, Denmark, starting from at earliest 1 February 2023. The post doc position is for 1 year of employment and with the possibility of applying for further funding. The submission deadline is 30 November 2022.

The work aims at clinical validation of non-invasive liquid biopsy tests for cancer biomarkers, analytical validation of the developed bioelectronic aptamer- and immune-tests and their further adaptation for lateral-flow immunoassays for POCT. Our aim is to complement radiological screenings and the histological and histochemical tests for cancers patients requiring life-long follow-up screenings, for whom a risk of not detecting all reoccurring tumors exists. The work is performed in a very close collaboration with the Aarhus University Hospital and is funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation.


For further information, please refer to and, if you have any questions, please, contact Elena Ferapontova:
Please, submit your application, including your CV and motivated application and other requested materials via Please provide 3 references for inquiries.

October 2022

Provided that the external project is funded a PhD student position will be filled at the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg for 3 years beginning February 1, 2022. The research is part of a multi-partner project “Alternative Materialien und Komponenten für aprotische Lithium/Sauerstoff-Batterien” funded by the Federal Science Ministry of Germany.

Within this project, solid electrolyte interphases and separators will be characterized by scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM). Complementing studies will be made by photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). The project requires practical expertise in electrochemistry (preferably microelectrochemistry) and spectroscopy.

Requirements are a completed MSc. (or equivalent) in Chemistry, Physics or Material Science or related subjects with very good results. Knowledge of English language is mandatory, knowledge of German is of advantage. Practical and theoretical experiences in the above listed areas are of advantage.

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 November 18, 2022. Application should be directed as email with PDF attachments to They must contain a cover letter, a CV, certificates including credit points and marks for BSc. an MSC. studies, publication list and a list of successfully completed laboratory courses.
Full details (in German):

August 2022

DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory (ARL)
Army Research Office, Raleigh/Durham, NC


The Army Research Office (ARO), an element of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities
Development Command (DEVCOM) Army Research Laboratory is accepting applications for the Technical and Core Mission Support (scientific and engineering) positions.

DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory conducts foundational research in support of U.S. Army Modernization Strategy and is focused on disruptive science and technology for the long term; performing research to answer the hardest S&T questions for future Army capabilities. This research is based on eleven foundational research competencies: Biological and Biotechnology Sciences; Electromagnetic Spectrum Sciences; Energy Sciences, Humans in Complex Systems; Mechanical Sciences; Military Information Sciences; Network, Cyber, and Computational Sciences; Photonics, Electronics, and Quantum Sciences; Sciences of Extreme Materials; Terminal Effects; and Weapons Sciences.

We seek candidates across a wide breadth of scientific/engineering areas to support the ARO branch capabilities. We have vacancies in four (4) areas; looking to fill one position for each of the following branch/competency focus area:

Mechanical Sciences - Knowledge preferred in areas such as: Establishing interdisciplinary scientific foundations through advances in theoretical mechanics, machine-enabled and conceptual design, non-classical mechanical systems and actuators, and energy conversion and power transfer mechanisms.

Electromagnetic Spectrum Sciences - Knowledge preferred in areas such as: Exploiting unique physical phenomena in new materials including emerging quantum materials and their heterostructures to create novel electronic capabilities. Development, modeling, and characterization of RF sensor components, sensor concepts, new communication paradigms, and RF phenomenology. Research related to new methods and concepts for RF emission and shielding, and EW support through integration of concepts, new hardware paradigms, and algorithm development.

Energy Sciences – Knowledge preferring in areas such as: Science of mechanical and electrical power generation, storage, conditioning, and distribution. Energy conversion. Emerging concepts for lasers, directed energy (DE), and DE protection and propagation. Experience with battery or fuel cell science is highly desired.

Terminal Effects - Knowledge preferred in areas such as: Understanding the mechanics and physics that affect human structure and function; fundamental understanding of human injury to high-intensity loading. Structural and material response due to ballistic, blast, and highly energetic events.

-See the Broad Agency Announcement and Year in Review (web links
provided at the end of the document) for more details about the scientific investment focus and strategy for ARO.
-The Technical and Core Mission scientist/engineer (S&E) positions are an opportunity to impact the full range of the extramural research efforts.

-The Technical and Core Mission Support S&E positions help shape the research
agenda for the Army and accelerate the advancement of revolutionary warfighter
capabilities by enhancing the incorporation of the extramural scientific program into the
Army research enterprise. The incumbents work alongside the ARO Branch program
managers to develop, expand and facilitate the creation of new knowledge in support of
the ARL Competencies to bring future Army capabilities into the realm of reality. As this
new knowledge is created, incumbents will assist in the analysis and assessment of
emerging scientific and engineering developments in the extramural research
community and facilitate its operationalization by making connections between ARL
personnel and university and small business researchers. This job role further facilitates
this operationalization by assisting with documenting and effectively communicating
successes of the ARO Branch and relevant ARL Competencies across the Army


Salary: Per Annum (Raleigh-Durham); locality dependent upon duty station of selectee.
• This is a federal civilian employment opportunity is open to U.S. citizens (to include current federal employees).
• An interdisciplinary position; open to series 0101 (Social Scientist), 0401 (Biologist), 0801 (General Engineering), 1301 (Physical Scientist), 520 (Mathematician), 1550 (Computer Scientist), and other technical series, if
• Must qualify for a Secret security clearance.
• This position requires the incumbent to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 450) upon entry, and annually thereafter.
• Employees selected for this position will not be expected to relocate to perform the duties; telework and/or remote work will be considered for these positions.
• Incumbent can expect scheduled official travel as mission requires (ARO funded TDY); consistent with DoD/DA and local travel policy/restrictions that may apply).
• There are no funded PCS entitlements or relocation incentive with this opportunity.

• Minimum of bachelor’s degree in the series of the position (advanced degree preferred).
• Applicants must meet specific educational requirements for the position, as established by OPM (Office of Personnel Management). Education above the high school level must have been completed in a U.S. college, university, or other educational institution that has been accredited by one of the accrediting agencies or associations recognized by the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education.
• PLEASE NOTE - FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:


AREA OF CONSIDERATION (Specific to Current Federal Employees):
• Position is open to current Permanent or Term employees in the Federal Government at the DB-03 or equivalent level (GS 12-14).
• This temporary employment opportunity is for a period of three (3) years in duration. The assignment may be renewed/extended at management’s discretion. If selected for the position, upon completion of the temporary reassignment, employees would return to a position similar to that of their position of record in the organization of record.


The Technical and Core Mission Support position serves as a key advisor and resource
to a scientific ARO branch and will influence the course of scientific discovery on a national level and connect that to Army needs.
The incumbent will maintain awareness of scientific developments in the branch’s
extramural research programs and communicate the branch and competency
accomplishments to a variety of stakeholders. The incumbent will be instrumental in
providing inputs for reviews, press releases, program updates, VIP presentations and
other reporting activities.
The incumbent will facilitate connections by organizing and coordinating workshops and
reviews for extramural research programs. The incumbent will engage US and
international universities, assess relevance and facilitate connection to appropriate ARO
The incumbent will maintain awareness of financial and programmatic progress
throughout the fiscal year. The incumbent will draft and evaluate Broad Area
Announcements, budgeting documents and other programmatic documents.


Technical Competence
Ability to understand and digest a wide range of scientific information. The ARO
branches are fairly broad, and the competencies are multidisciplinary, so the candidate
will need to be able to learn quickly and will likely encounter topics outside the
candidate’s area of expertise.
Ability to evaluate and assess large quantities of information and distill it to the most
significant or important points.
Communication Skills
Comfortable writing and preparing presentations to a variety of audiences including
scientific and non-technical people.
Adept at communicating and coordinating with remote and in-person coworkers. Able to
keep relevant parties apprised of progress and on task.
Organization Skills
Able to stay organized and manage multiple deadlines while handling multiple
communication streams such as email, phone, or via A365 MS Teams.
Comfortable with analytics and spreadsheets and able to understand program
management both scientifically and financially. The candidate will not be managing a
program but will need to be conversant in the principles of good program and financial
Able to assess a task, independently devise a plan of attack and execute efficiently
even with sparse, general, or conflicting guidance.

Submit an application by CV or resume; cover letter is optional.
Resume or CV must include the following to be considered:
1) Full Name
2) Applicant’s contact information (email address and telephone number)
3) Organization/Current Employer
4) Current series, grade (current federal employee only)
5) Dates of employment (Month/Year-Month/Year) for each work experience
NOTE: work experience should specifically address the duties of the position
and/or the skills/demonstrated experience described in this notice.
6) Education (Degree Type; Major field/Discipline; institution, and year granted)
7) Brief statement addressing applicant’s qualifications and interest
8) Three references (name, position, and contact information)

Please submit your application to BOTH of the following addresses, NLT 6 September 2022, -AND-

Please use this in the subject line of your email: “Application for Technical and
Core Mission Support Scientist/Engineer, Army Research Office ADD the branch/competency focus area that you are applying to.
POC is Wanda Wilson via e-mail at

We welcome applications from any sector, including academia, industry, and
government. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation,
sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor. The Department of Defense is an
equal opportunity employer committed to engaging a highly qualified staff that reflects
the diversity of our Nation.

• Download 2021 ARO Year in Review:
• Video on ARO: