11/07/2018

FNP TEAM PhD Fellowships: Donor-Acceptor Oligopyrroles for Energy and Electron Transfer

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    University of Wrocław
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    ChemistryOrganic chemistry
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    16/08/2018 00:00 - Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Poland › Wrocław
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Other
  • JOB STATUS
    Other
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/10/2018

Donor-Acceptor Oligopyrroles for Energy and Electron Transfer. From Aromatic Nanohoops to Photodynamic Therapy

A TEAM project funded by the Foundation for Polish Science

Principal Investigator: Prof. Marcin Stępień

Objectives

In this project, we plan to develop new oligopyrrole chromophores by means of the recently introduced modular strategy based on donor-acceptor pyrrole building blocks (lead papers: J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 11390; Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 14658–14662). The synthesis of new building blocks will be pursued, notably low-bandgap systems with extended pi conjugation. By combining different building blocks and substitution patterns, we want to create new systems based on porphyrin, hexapyrrolohexaazacoronene, hexapyrrolylbenzene, and other oligopyrrole motifs. The new systems will be explored for their optical and electronic properties, such as (a) excited-state symmetry breaking, (b) energy and electron transfer in multichromophore assemblies, (c) formation of electroactive ladder polymers, and (d) triplet generation for use in antimicrobial photodynamic therapy.;

Collaboration Partners

Prof. Dongho Kim, Yonsei University

Prof. Mieczysław Łapkowski, Politechnika Śląska

Dr. Anzhela Galstyan, Universität Münster

Benefits

scholarship 4 500 PLN /month

up to 36 months

Eligibility criteria

MSc degree or equivalent required

Selection process

  1. Pre-selection on the basis of submitted records of accomplishment and reference letters
  2. Interview with selected candidates
  3. Final decision

Selection criteria:

  • research experience as related to the objectives of the project
  • general research experience and expertise in synthetic and physical organic chemistry
  • publication record

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Chemistry
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

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

Skills/Qualifications

  • Multistep organic synthesis
  • Design and planning of complex synthetic sequences
  • Aromatic/functional dye chemistry
  • Spectroscopic methods
  • Physical organic chemistry of organic dyes

Work location(s)
4 position(s) available at
University of Wrocław
Poland
DS
Wrocław
50-383
Fryderyka Joliot-Curie 14

EURAXESS offer ID: 323568