1 PhD and 2 Postdoctoral Positions on “Hierarchical Nanoparticle Assemblies

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1 PhD and 2 Postdoctoral Positions on “Hierarchical Nanoparticle Assemblies

Applications are invited for a PhD candidate and two postdoctoral researchers to work on an EU funded project. The project UNION (Ultra-versatile Nanoparticle Integration into Organized Nanoclusters) is supported by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme and aims at the development of cost-effective nanoparticle assembly techniques for the production of novel, hierarchically-ordered, nanoparticle assemblies at different length scales.
The successful candidates will undertake research within an international and multidisciplinary team of chemists, physicists and materials scientists at the Photonics and Optoelectronics Group, at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich. Their research will focus on the synthesis of nanoscale building-blocks with optical functionalities (e.g. plasmonic/fluorescent nanoparticles) and their controlled and cost-effective self-assembly into nanoparticle clusters and nanoparticle cluster arrays for optical sensing-, imaging- or bio-related applications.
Candidates should be highly motivated, dynamic and with self-initiative. A suitable PhD candidate should hold a master degree in Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics or related discipline, while suitable postdoctoral candidates should have a PhD in a relevant area of Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics or related discipline. In all cases hands-on experience in the fields of colloidal/molecular self-assembly and colloidal chemistry (nanoparticle synthesis/surface modification) is highly desirable. Hands-on experience on polymers, optical spectroscopy (especially Raman), optical sensing or optical microscopy will be an asset.
Candidates should submit their applications by e-mail to Dr. Jessica Rodríguez-Fernández (jessica.rodriguez@lmu.de) indicating as subject “Ref. PhD-SA-NJ-2012” (if applying for the PhD position) or “Ref. Postdoc-SA-NJ-2012” (if applying for the postdoctoral positions). Applications should contain the candidate’s CV and a cover letter stating why they are interested in the corresponding position and how they can contribute to the project. Candidates applying for the PhD position should also include certificates with their grades.
Starting date: February 1, 2013 (PhD position); as early as of February 1, 2013 (postdoctoral positions).
Please submit your applications by November 23, 2012.
Applications from female candidates are explicitly encouraged. Disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.

Deadline: November 23, 2012

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