The candidate will work in the framework of a large national project devoted to the application of quantum technologies in the productive sector. In particular, the candidate will be in charge of implementing the use of organic free radicals as targeted molecular species in this field, focusing on their implementation for oxygen sensors of high sensitivity (in magnetic resonance techniques). Hence, the focus of the candidate’s research will be on the organic synthesis, materials processing and their physicochemical characterization.
The Nanomol Group at ICMAB, CSIC, has a broad expertise on the design, synthesis and characterization of stable organic radicals in diverse fields of application, such as molecular spintronics, opto-electronics and imaging [J. Mater. Chem.,2009, 19, 1691-1695; Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2017,19, 9313; ACS Applied Bio Materials. 2020, 3, 1, 369]. Further, great effort has been devoted to the (nano)structuration of such radicals on different surfaces towards practical applications [Chem. Rev. 2012, 112, 4, 2506–2527, Nature Chemistry, 2011, 3, 359, Chem. Sci., 2020,11, 516-524].
This is a multidisciplinary and transversal project and the candidate will be part of a team formed by several permanent researchers from NANOMOL and she/he will work in close collaboration with researchers at the Institute of Materials Science of Aragon (ICMA). Several short secondments between both institutions are planned.
Main tasks of the candidate
- Synthesis and characterization of organic radicals.
- Preparation of composite (polymer + organic radical) coatings.
- Surface assembly of the synthesized radicals and,
- Structural characterization of compounds and functional materials.
The fellow should have an internationally recognized PhD degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (Chemistry or Materials Science).
The ideal candidate should have a strong background in organic synthesis and material sciences, and on their physicochemical characterization. Knowledge in Electron Paramagnetic Resoance (EPR) will be a plus in the evaluation of the candidate’s experience.
About NANOMOL Group
NANOMOL has wide expertise and recognized excellence in the synthesis, processing and study of molecular and polymeric materials with chemical, electronic, magnetic and biomedical properties. We continuously generate new knowledge in our basic and applied research projects regarding the micro and nano structuring of molecular materials. We offer this knowledge to improve the properties of products manufactured in diverse sectors, such as chemicals, pharmaceuticals and electronics, thereby contributing to increasing their added value.
As a department, we are actively involved in implementing nanotechnology and sustainable and economically efficient technologies for preparing advanced functional molecular materials. We belong to the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona, a research institute of the CSIC. Our premises are located at the UAB (Autonomous University of Barcelona) research park.
Details of the position
Contract duration: two years
Tentative Starting date: 15 July 2021
How to apply
Closing date for application: 30 June 2021
- Resume or CV including a list of publications
- Motivation Letter
- Statement of the applicant’s research experience
- List of three references with contact details