Research Assistant at University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge has an opening postdoctoral scholar position in spectroscopy. This position is available for 2 years in the first instance. Applicants should apply before November 08, 2019.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance, with a 6 months probation period and the possibility of extension.

This position is for a Research Associate/Assistant to work in Cambridge University’s Optical Nanomaterials Group, headed by Dr Emilie Ringe: https://www.on.msm.cam.ac.uk

The goal of this project is to explore and use plasmon resonances bimetallic plasmonic nanocatalysts based on Earth-abundant plasmonic nanostructures such as magnesium.

The group has a strong background in nanoparticle synthesis as well as optical and electron microscopy characterization. We are looking for a Research Associate/Assistant with complementary expertise in heterogeneous catalysis and with an interest in learning a diverse range of spectroscopies. Candidates should have a PhD, or about to be awarded a PhD, and a strong background in chemistry/chemical engineering or a closely related subject. Knowledge of heterogeneous catalysis, design of reaction vessels, both liquid and gaseous, as well as chromatography and mass spectrometry is required. Experience with electron microscopy and with photocatalysis is desirable. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required.

The successful candidate will have access to state-of-the-art synthesis and characterization facilities, including an electron microscopy suite, air-free synthesis lab, optical spectroscopy setups, as well as a project-dedicated GC/MS, UV-Vis and FTIR. Moreover, collaboration and career development opportunities within and beyond the group will be available and encouraged.

The project is funded by the European Research Commission Grant Sustainable Plasmon-Enhanced Catalysis (SPECs). The position will be available from January 1st, 2020, with a flexible start date between January 1st and October 1st 2020.

Questions about the position should be directed to Dr Ringe, er407@cam.ac.uk. Questions about the application process and status should be directed to Jean Pomfrett, jp674@cam.ac.uk

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1) a short research statement describing the applicant’s past research, future goals, and why the applicant is interested and suitable for this position,

2) a curriculum vitae that includes a list of publications and presentations,

3) two to three letters of recommendation or names of individuals to be contacted for letters of recommendation.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

Deadline: November 08, 2019
Apply Link:http://tinyurl.com/yylj2ddx

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