POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER- SUPRAMOLECULAR NANOCHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS GROUP (2 POSITIONS)
The mission of the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) is to achieve the highest level of scientific and technological excellence in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Its research lines focus on the newly-discovered physical and chemical properties that arise from the behavior of matter at the nanoscale. ICN2 has been awarded with the Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence distinction for two consecutive periods (2014-2018, 2018-2022, 2023-2026). ICN2 comprises 19 Research Groups, 7 Technical Development and Support Units and Facilities, and 2 Research Platforms, covering different areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology.
Job Title: Postdoctoral Researcher (2 positions)
Research area or group: Supramolecular Nanochemistry and Materials Group (NANOUP)
Description of Group/Project:
The Supramolecular NanoChemistry and Materials Group (NANOUP) is focused on controlling the supramolecular assembly of molecules, biomolecules and nanoscale building blocks at the nanometer scale for the design of novel functional architectures and devices. The group is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher to participate in the development of a European project (ERC Advanced Grant) related to the Design and Synthesis of New Materials via Programmable Disassembly of Reticular Materials (Clip-off Chemistry).
Main Tasks and responsibilities:
Rational design and study of reticular materials (MOFs, COFs and/or MOPs), with special attention to metal-organic cages or polyhedra - Synthesis and characterization of reticular materials.
Sorption studies of reticular materials.
Participation in writing scientific reports and papers, attending project meetings and scientific conferences, and in outreach activities within the project.
Supervision of PhD students.
PhD Degree in Chemistry
Knowledge, professional experience
Reticular Chemistry: design, synthesis and characterization of MOFs or COFs.
Skills in organic syntheses.
Skills in photochemistry
Fluent in English, good communication and writing skills