Postdoc Position: Development of an automated laboratory of accelerated molecular synthesis at ICMAB

Puesto de trabajo: Postdoc Position: Development of an automated laboratory of accelerated molecular synthesis
Entidad: Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB – CSIC)
Descripción del puesto:

The candidate will work in the framework of the ERC project “Photo Thermal Management Materials (PHOTHERM)”.

This project seeks to fundamentally change how we generate heating and cooling by developing a new class of materials that capture, store, and release both solar and ambient heat. These solar thermal management materials are a unique combination of molecular photo-switches that capture and store solar energy, so-called MOST systems, that together with phase change materials (PCM) can contribute to thermal management. A major part of the project is to develop devices for studying the new materials and to establish an automated laboratory for accelerated molecular and materials synthesis. In particular, the candidate will be in charge of developing the automated chemistry platform. This experimental platform will combine flow chemistry systems, analysis and work up. Hence, the focus of the candidate’s research will be on device design, automation, and programming, together with the team members that are developing synthesis tools and new materials. This is a multidisciplinary and transversal project and the candidate will be part of a team formed by several researchers. Mobility between Barcelona (Spain) and Gothenburg (Sweden) may be integrated in the project.

Main tasks of the candidate
1. Develop and Design devices for molecular testing and discovery
2. Contribute to the Development of an Automated Chemical Laboratory that will combine the function of several commercially available synthesis tools into one functional unit.

The fellow should have an internationally recognized PhD degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (Chemistry, Physics, Engineering).
The ideal candidate should have a strong background in automation, programming (specifically Python/Labview) and chemical engineering. Knowledge of automation, Labview, Python and flow chemistry is a merit.

Details of the position
- Contract (full time) duration for two years.
- Tentative Starting date: negotiable.
Further information (contact person): Prof. Kasper Moth-Poulsen,

How to apply
Submit the following application documents to group administrator Eulàlia Pujades
- Resume or CV including a list of publications
- Motivation Letter
- Statement of the applicant’s research experience
- List of three references with contact details
Please mention position “Post Doc 2 KMP group” in the email title

Closing date for application: The recruitment process will be closed on March 17 or when a suitable candidate is found.

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