08/07/2019

PhD Fellowship - Chemistry/Materials Science

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Trinity College Dublin School of Chemistry
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    ChemistryAnalytical chemistry
    ChemistryOrganic chemistry
    ChemistryOther
    ChemistryPhysical chemistry
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    27/11/2020 12:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    Ireland › Dublin
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    37.5
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/01/2021
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020

OFFER DESCRIPTION

PhD Position available in the FET-OPEN Project 5D NanoPrinting -

Functional & Dynamic 3D Nano- MicroDevices by Direct Multi-Photon Lithography

 

 

The 5D NanoPrinting project

The FET-OPEN 5D NanoPrinting project aims to develop innovative smart materials and novel fabrication methods for micro and nano devices (MEMS and NEMS). The project will especially focus on direct laser writing, a 3D-printing technology that uses focused laser pulses to prepare complex structures with extremely high resolution. This 3D printing approach is coupled with stimuli-responsive materials to develop 3D micro/nanostructures, where materials may acquire on-demand properties (+1D, materials’ functional intelligence), coupled with real-time control (+1D, time).

The 5D NanoPrinting consortium is formed by Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT, coordinator), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Italy; Graz University of Technology, Austria; University of Groningen, Netherlands; and Trinity College of Dublin; that bring their expertise in chemistry, material science, physics and engineering.

In Trinity College Dublin, the project is hosted in the School of Chemistry and AMBER, the SFI Research Centre for Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research. Our role in the project is in the development of a range of functional materials for direct laser writing, in particular for the realisation of electrically conductive paths in 3D.

The PhD fellow will be supervised by Assist. Prof. Larisa Florea (principal investigator) and will be registered for the doctoral programme within TCD’s School of Chemistry.

Read more about the project here: https://www.5dnanoprinting.eu/

Role Description

This position will focus on the development of functional photoresists for direct-laser writing. Special focus will be placed on the synthesis and incorporation of conductive materials in 3D microstructures fabricated by direct laser writing. One of the goals will be the realisation of stimuli-responsive polymers and gels of controlled hydration, and conductivity. Experimental work will include the synthesis of conductive nanomaterials and polymers, stimuli-responsive polymers, poly(ionic liquid)s, and their incorporation in to 3D microstructures. Special attention will be given to the primary characterisation of these materials, their biocompatibility, and suitability for 3D micro-fabrication processes.

The successful candidate will play a substantial role in the design and fabrication of novel MEMS/NEMS, at the core of 5D NanoPrinting. They will join an interdisciplinary, multinational team engaging in an in-depth research program in the realm of soft materials. The successful candidate will report directly to the PI, Dr. Florea, and will liaise with the other team members, AMBER researchers, 5D NanoPrinting consortium members and external collaborators, as necessary. Additionally, all members of the group will have the opportunity to define and shape their own research within the overall remit of the project.

Host Institution

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

Trinity College Dublin is recognised internationally as Ireland's leading university and is ranked 101st in the world by the QS World University Rankings 2020/2021. It is a member of the prestigious League of European Research Universities. The oldest university in Ireland, and one of the oldest in Europe, today Trinity sits at the intersection of the past and the future and is ideally positioned as a major university in the European Union. Our 47-acre campus is located in the heart of Dublin city centre and is home to historic buildings dating from the University’s establishment, as well as some of the most cutting-edge teaching and research facilities in Ireland. Students at Trinity benefit from a unique educational experience across a range of disciplines in our three faculties – Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Engineering, Mathematics and Science; and Health Sciences. The pursuit of excellence through research and scholarship is at the heart of a Trinity education, and our researchers have an outstanding publication record and strong record of grant success.

AMBER (Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research) is an internationally-leading research centre funded by Science Foundation Ireland that provides a partnership between leading researchers in materials science and industry. AMBER brings together Ireland’s leading material science researchers working across the disciplines of Physics, Chemistry, Bioengineering and Medicine; with an international network of collaborators and companies.

The clustering of material science research expertise, state of the art infrastructure and a team of professional support staff has enhanced Ireland’s international reputation in materials science research and driven increased investment from industry. Ireland’s International ranking in the areas of nanoscience and materials science has increased from 6th and 8th respectively in 2013 when the Centre was established to 1st and 3rd in 2017. This ranking is based on publications and citations.

The School of Chemistry

The School of Chemistry has an active research programme that spans all sub-disciplines of Chemistry. The College fosters an interdisciplinary approach to research and members of the School have strong links with colleagues in the physical, technological and biological sciences within College as well as many international collaborations. Since 2015, the School has been the proud holder of a Bronze Athena SWAN Award.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants should hold a minimum of an honours bachelor’s degree at 2:1 level or equivalent in a discipline relevant to the project, such as Chemistry/Materials Science.

Excellent first-hand knowledge of chemical techniques and characterisation methods.

Preference is given to candidates with a knowledge of organic chemistry, nanoscience, or polymer chemistry.

Applicants must provide evidence of competence in English language by achieving the minimum standard in a recognised English language test, as outlined at the following link:

https://www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/how-to-apply/requirements/intern...

 

Stipend

The PhD student will be paid a stipend of €18,000 per annum and receive full fees remission for a maximum duration of four years.

Application Process

Required documents: a CV; a cover letter briefly describing how your interests and expertise align with this project; an example of your written academic work such as an article, master thesis chapter, final year project or term paper.

Please send the application compiled into a single PDF file to FLOREAL@TCD.IE by 27/11/2020.

(with “PhD 5D NanoPrinting” in the subject line).

Shortlisted candidates will be informed by December 2020. They will be asked to nominate two academic referees. Interviews will be held in December 2020. The successful candidate will go through the Trinity College registration process. Ideally, they will start in January 2021. Later registration dates would be made available, if required.

 

Further Information for Applicants

URL Link to Project

www.5dnanoprinting.eu

URL Link to Host Research Group

www.florealab.com

URL Link to Area

www.tcd.ie

URL Link to AMBER

http://ambercentre.ie 

URL Link to School of Chemistry

https://chemistry.tcd.ie/

More Information

Offer Requirements

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

Skills/Qualifications

Applicants should hold a minimum of an honours bachelor’s degree at 2:1 level or equivalent in a discipline relevant to the project, such as Chemistry/Materials Science.

Excellent first-hand knowledge of chemical techniques and characterisation methods.

Applicants must provide evidence of competence in English language by achieving the minimum standard in a recognised English language test, as outlined at the following link:

https://www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/how-to-apply/requirements/international.php

Specific Requirements

Preference is given to candidates with a knowledge of organic chemistry, nanoscience, or polymer chemistry.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Trinity College Dublin School of Chemistry
Ireland
Dublin
Dublin 2

EURAXESS offer ID: 425218

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