14/06/2017
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions  SME OFFER

Research grant position for 1 year is available in Scriba Nanotecnologie srl, in the framework of Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN action iSwitch

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    SCRIBA NANOTECNOLOGIE SRL
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Chemistry
    Physics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    15/07/2017 12:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Italy › Bologna
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    16/09/2017
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    H2020-MSCA-ITN-2014
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    642196

Research grant position for 1 year is available in Scriba Nanotecnologie srl, in the framework of Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN action iSwitch (Integrated self-assembled SWITCHable systems and materials: towards responsive organic electronics – a multi-site innovative training action)

iSwitch will combine chemical control over the formation of ordered multifunctional self-assembled systems, with physical control over their charge transport properties modulated by external stimuli. In particular, new moieties will be developed, by synthetic routes, to undergo a change in state when subjected to external stimuli. This translation will be accomplished via an amplification of the instruction, e.g. through collective or cooperative behaviour. Lithographic control of self-organization and post-fabrication treatments will be used to drive the hierarchical organization of the responsive molecular components. Macroscopic and planar interfaces such as the typical ones present in devices (electrodes and dielectric substrates) will be functionalized with suitable SAMs, to influence charge transport at nanoscale of the active layer. By combining chemical/physical tailoring of the different interfaces in the device, as well as the geometry and composition of the system (e.g. by changing the concentration, size and shape of SAM coated nanoparticles) we will attain versatile and multi-input control over the device output, suitable for innovative electronics (e.g. non-binary, multi-value logics, chemical sensors, photodetectors). These devices have a great potential technological impact as electronics moves into multifunctional, wearable, flexible, interacting systems. We plan on fabricating early prototypes of light responsive transistors that could be used as intelligent components e.g. into soft and flexible paper media.

Scriba Nanotecnologie is a dynamic SME, founded by Fabio Biscarini, which is seeking the exploitation of high resolution printing processes for smart optical sensors integrated on packaging materials, flexible electronic devices for research on regenerative medicine. Scriba will host the ESR in a stimulating enterprise environment, forging solutions also to the tough challenges of exploitation.

The candidate should have a Master degree in chemistry, physics or equivalent. The knowledge of microfabrication techniques (photolithography, laser lithography and soft-lithography) will be a strong factor in assessing priority. Knowledge of programming and finite element modeling are welcome. Candidates of all nationalities may apply, but they must not have lived in Italy for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their appointment. Within the framework of iSwitch, the ESR will work on the microfabrication of electrodes exhibiting a variety of geometries using several precursors (gold nanoparticles, conductive polymers or graphene oxide), by means of IR laser printer set-up developed by SCRIBA, which can deliver a spatial resolution of 7 μm. The candidate must prepare monthly reports on its activities and present the results in English language in the context of company and project meetings.

Applicants should send a short letter of interest and CV by 15 th July 2017 to pgreco@scriba-nanotec.com

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Chemistry: Master Degree or equivalent
    Physics: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
SCRIBA NANOTECNOLOGIE SRL
Italy
Bologna
I 40128
Via di Corticella 183/8

EURAXESS offer ID: 224768