The Takanabe Group at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a lab focused on novel materials synthesis and kinetic/mechanistic understanding for the (photo)catalytic system for energy conversion. More information on our research program can be found on the Web at http://catec.kaust.edu.sa.
We invite outstanding Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers to apply for four open positions. Flexibility, ability to work in a team, and excellent communication skills in English are mandatory. Equally important are scientific curiosity and creativity. Successful candidates will work with state-of-the-art instrumentation in a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary environment (please visit also http://kcc.kaust.edu.sa). Group members will enjoy a high degree of creative freedom. Excellent opportunities for mastering new experimental techniques and for co-authoring high profile research publications will be provided. KAUST offers a highly competitive compensation and benefits package.
Potential applicants should be experts in the field of heterogeneous catalysis, surface science, electrochemistry, photocatalysis, photoelectrochemistry, physics/chemistry in solar cell application, solid state physics or reaction mechanisms.
Also desired: a strong background in inorganic synthesis (high temperature inorganic synthesis/ hydrothermal synthesis / nanoparticles), (photo)electrochemistry (RDE/ reaction mechanisms / surface science by AFM/STM), and various characterization.
• A cover letter
• CV in a customary format, including publication list
• Reprints of the three most significant publications
to Prof. Kazuhiro Takanabe by email to eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%6b%61%7a%75%68%69%72%6f%2e%74%61%6b%61%6e%61%62%65%40%6b%61%75%73%74%2e%65%64%75%2e%73%61%22%3e%6b%61%7a%75%68%69%72%6f%2e%74%61%6b%61%6e%61%62%65%40%6b%61%75%73%74%2e%65%64%75%2e%73%61%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')) After review, he will contact you to schedule for skype interview.
• Please email complete applications only. Applications missing the requisite subject line or any of the required documents will not be reviewed
• This is not a medicinal chemistry or total synthesis position
One opening is to be taken ASAP, and the starting date for other three opening will be flexible from November 2012 to March 2013. Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until all the positions are filled.
Contact: Kazuhiro Takanabe
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