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Recruitment - Crystal Engineering Postdoctoral Researcher

Researchers working in the Bernal Crystal Engineering Laboratories at UL
Fri, 29 May 2020

 

LOCATION: University of Limerick

REPORTS TO: Project Leader

We are seeking a  Crystal Engineering Postdoctoral Researcher to join our team;

CONTRACT TYPE: Specific Purpose

SALARY SCALE: €37,874 – €49,048 p.a. pro rata

WEBLINK TO SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT: https://www.ul.ie/scieng/schools-and-departments/school-natural-sciences/department-chemical-sciences

WEBLINK TO PI’s RIS / RESEARCHGATE PROFILE: https://www.ul.ie/bernal-crystal-engineering/

QUALIFICATIONS:

 A doctoral degree (level 10 NFQ) in chemistry or a related discipline (applicants who have met all requirements for graduation and are awaiting award will be considered. Please give date of Viva).

OVERALL PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

The Laboratory of Prof Mike Zaworotko currently works on metal-organic materials (MOMs), especially microporous and ultramicroporous sorbents, and multi-component pharmaceutical materials (MPMs) such as cocrystals, hydrates and ionic cocrystals are of particular interest. These advanced materials are aimed at addressing global challenges such as carbon capture, water purification and better medicines.

Funding comes from a variety of sources, including SFI, the Irish Research Council, the European Commission and industry partners.

The post-doctoral researcher will design and characterise new materials and evaluate whether these materials are suitable for further development. They will also engage in collaborations with academic and industrial partners and mentor junior team members in the crystal-engineering laboratory of Prof Mike Zaworotko.

The person should have excellent experimental skills and a strong ability to communicate with both academic and industrial collaborators.

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