22/11/2017

IMDEA Nanociencia. Pre-Doctoral position within the FET Proactive Project entitled "Artificial Leaf"


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Fundación IMDEA Nanociencia
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Chemistry
    PhysicsSurface physics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/12/2017 00:00 - Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Spain › 28049 Madrid
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    37.5
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/02/2018
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    732840

The PhD candidate will work on the FET Proactive Project entitled "Artificial Leaf" targeting to design a photo-electro-catalytic cell for direct conversion of water and carbon dioxide into chemicals and oxygen using exclusively solar energy. The candidate will join Dr. David Écija to work on the design of model nanocatalysts for water splitting on surfaces, which will be inspected with state-of-the-art scanning probe microscopies and spectroscopies. The applicant is expected to design experiments, analyze data, disseminate results, while maintaining and upgrading a low-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy set-up.

Benefits

We offer one-year contract with the possibility of renewing for two years more, if results are satisfactory. Gross salary will be according to standard regulation in Spain at the Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies in Nanoscience (IMDEA Nanociencia). The selected candidate is expected to start on February 2018.

The contract includes all the travel expenses required for the development of the project (meetings, workshops, collaborations, etc.).

The successful candidate will have no teaching duties.

Additional comments

To be considered for the position, please send the following application materials as a single PDF to Dr. David Écija at david.ecija@imdea.org: 1) curriculum vitae, and 2) list of publications,

Applicants should have two-three reference letters sent to the same email address.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

 

Required Research Experiences

  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Physics: Master Degree or equivalent
    Chemistry: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

Master degree in Physics / Chemistry is required

Previous experience in Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Magnetism, Surface Science would be an advantage.

Specific Requirements

You should only apply if: -You are a talented, highly motivated individual. -You have a keen interest in science in general and physics of condensed matter in particular. -You are looking for an exciting and ambitious project to work on. -You have an outstanding academic record. -You are a creative thinker. -You are a problem solver. -You enjoy working both individually and as part of a team.

Map Information

Job Work Location Personal Assistance locations
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Fundación IMDEA Nanociencia
Spain
28049 Madrid
28049
Faraday 9 Ciudad Universitaria de Cantoblanco

EURAXESS offer ID: 261203