2 Postdoctoral Positions in Nanoparticles within Carbon Nanotubes (ERC-StG NanoComp)

2 Postdoctoral Positions in Nanoparticles within Carbon Nanotubes (ERC-StG NanoComp)
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Research Center: CiQUS, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

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The group of Dr. María Giménez-López, ERC Starting Grant holder and Ramón y Cajal Researcher, is seeking for 2 Postdoctoral candidates with strong interest in Chemistry and/or Nanomaterials Science to carry out research at the FunNanoMatLab at CiQUS.
This appointment forms part of the cutting-edge project ERC-StG NANOCOMP, funded by the European Research Council (ERC).

The primary goal of NANOCOMP is to develop a new class of hybrid metal-carbon nanomaterials that will be able to function as model systems to study frontier concepts for variety of applications ranging from spintronics to energy-related applications. Understanding and controlling the effects of confined species on the carbon nanocontainers, is the main vector of fundamental research of this project.

The applicant will work on the preparation, characterization and applications of novel hybrid carbon nanostructures incorporating functional nanoscale species.

We seek outstanding individuals awarded with a PhD in Chemistry or a relevant subject area with initiative, creativity and team-working ability to work in a dynamic environment to demonstrate opportunities in the field of energy and spintronics.

Experience in inorganic/materials chemistry, synthesis of ligands, magnetism and/or electrochemistry will be highly considered. Good communication skills and proficiency in written and spoken English are essential.


Extremely Stable Platinum-Amorphous Carbon Electrocatalyst within Hollow Graphitized Carbon Nanofibers for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction”, M.C. Gimenez-Lopez et al. Adv. Mater., 2016, 28, 41, 9103.

Assembly and Magnetic Bistability of Mn3O4 Nanoparticles Encapsulated in Hollow Carbon Nanofibers, M.C. Gimenez-Lopez et al. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52, 2051.

Encapsulation of Single-molecule Magnets in Carbon Nanotubes, M.C. Gimenez-Lopez et al. Nature Communications, 2011, 2:47.

Starting Date and Term: From May 2018 onwards (flexible), 1 year contract (that can be extended).

Deadline: Applications should be sent before April, 30th, 2018.

All the application procedure will be done online. Applicants must fill out the Online Application Form and they will receive an automatic acknowledgement (confirmation page).

The final decision will be communicated via e-mail. In case of any problems, please contact us by mail: en (subject "POSTDOC_NANOCOMP1").


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