Postdoctoral Position on Synthesis of molecular photoswitches for energy conversion at ICMAB

Puesto de trabajo: Postdoctoral position in the field of molecular photoswitches for solar energy conversion
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

In particular, the candidate will be in charge of developing the synthesis of molecular systems with unique thermal management function. Hence, the focus of the candidate’s research will be on the organic synthesis, materials processing and their physicochemical characterization.

This is a multidisciplinary and transversal project and the candidate will be part of a team formed by several researchers.

Main tasks of the candidate
1. Synthesis and characterization of molecular photoswitches for solar energy conversion.
2. Characterization of the energy storage function of the new molecular materials.

The fellow should have an internationally recognized PhD degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (Chemistry).
The ideal candidate should have a strong background in organic chemistry. Knowledge of modern synthesis tools, photochemistry 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 Dr. 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 KMP group” in the email title

Closing date for application: The recruitment process will be closed on 10 Marchor when a suitable candidate is found.

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