A Royal Society-funded Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available immediately in the Molecular Materials Laboratory to work in the newly formed group of Dr Alyssa-Jennifer Avestro on a 12-month appointment with the possibility of extension for a further year. This project falls within the context of the Royal Society-funded programme entitled ‘Multi-Dimensionally π-Conjugated Supra(macro)molecular Assemblies and Materials.’
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The successful candidate will undertake a senior role in the Avestro Group and conduct excellent research on the development of ‘‘Three-Dimensionally Conjugated Organic & Hybrid Materials for Efficient Electron Transport.’ They will lead the design of new multi-electron acceptor materials with precisely oriented molecular-level π-interactions of its redox centres. Emphasis is placed on molecular/crystal structure–electrochemical property analysis and correlation. The initial stages of the project will concern the synthesis and structural characterisation of redox-active molecular and coordination materials (which may include metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)) featuring unique three-dimensional (i.e., radial) π-conjugation. As the research progresses, postdoctoral activities will evolve to pursue the evaluation of the most promising materials within solid-state organic electronic applications, e.g., alongside collaborators.
Skills, Experience & Qualification needed
Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Alyssa-Jennifer Avestro (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Closing date: 30 November 2018
Interview date: To be confirmed
Vacancy reference: 7121
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