Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher (PhD)
Helical systems for chiral organic light emitting diodes
The Laboratory of Marcomolecular and Organic Chemistry at the TUE is looking for an Early Stage Researcher (PhD student) to develop his PhD thesis project on the development of chiral organic light emitting diodes based on helical conjugated polymers. The contract will be within the framework of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Training Network HEL4CHIROLED, whose objective is to train a new generation of early stage researchers in the innovative topic of chiral nanotechnology for opto-electronic devices. HEL4CHIROLED is an international and multidisciplinary consortium comprising 9 academic partners from top European institutions and 2 industrial partners active in the technology market.
The successful candidate will develop research involving:
– The synthesis and the characterization of a family of chiral conjugated semiconductor polymers driven by supramolecular interactions.
– The study of chiroptical properties of the supramolecular polymers in solution and in thin films.
Requirements for Candidates:
– Master degree in Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Molecular Sciences, or related discipline
– Solid background in organic synthesis and/or polymer chemistry and a keen interest in chirality and material studies
– Good communication skills, fluency in English (written and oral), and a strong motivation to do original, fundamental research in an interdisciplinary team.
– Self-critical, capacity to learn and bring knowledge
Marie-Curie Fellowship Mobility Requirement:
At the time of recruitment by the TU/e, the candidate must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work or studies) in The Netherlands for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment.
– A challenging job in a dynamic and ambitious, multidisciplinary research team at Eindhoven University of Technology. Gross monthly salaries € 2.325,- to € 2.972,- in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities (CAO NU). Moreover, a 8% bonus share (holiday supplement) is provided annually. We also offer an attractive package of fringe benefits (including excellent work facilities, child care and sport facilities) and we can help you find accommodation.
– The candidate is expected to finish the project with a PhD thesis and disseminate the results through, publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at international conferences.
For more information please visit http://jobs.tue.nl or contact Prof. E. W. Meijer (e.w.meijer(at)tue.nl). Information about terms of employment can be obtained from Sandra van de Weijer, HR advisor, email: p.j.v.d.weijer(at)tue.nl.
Further information about Eindhoven University of Technology and the department of Chemical Engineering & Chemistry can be found at www.chem.tue.nl.
Please send your application via the apply-now button on the TU/e website. To ensure consideration, your application should include the following documents (in PDF format):
– An application letter that outlines your qualification, interest and motivation for this position
– A CV with details on education, employment, publications, and research experience, as well as contact information for two referees.
Please send your application documents before 15 October 2019. Review of applications will start as soon as applications are received and will continue until the position has been filled.
– W. Mtangi, F. Tassinari, K. Vankayala, A. Vargas Jentzsch, B. Adelizzi, A. R. A. Palmans, C. Fontanesi, E. W. Meijer, R. Naaman, Control of Electrons’ Spin Eliminates Hydrogen Peroxide Formation During Water Splitting. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 139, 2794 (2017).
– C. Kulkarni, M.H.C. van Son, D. Di Nuzzo, S.C.J. Meskers, A.R.A. Palmans, E.W. Meijer. Molecular Design Principles for Achieving Strong Chiroptical Properties of Fluorene Copolymers in Thin-Films. Chem. Mater., DOI: 10.1021/acs.chemmater.9b00601 (2019).