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Postdoc position - Synthesis of chiral pi-systems

  • Application Deadline
    31 January 2022
    (application date has expired)
  • Job Salary
    £2,200 to £2,400 Monthly fellowship of around €2300, after tax.
  • Contact Name
    Prof. Yves Geerts

Université Libre de Bruxelles - Free University of Brussels - (ULB) is a major academic institution with international recognition for scientific achievements, see https://www.ulb.be/

The group of Prof. Yves Geerts is active in the design, synthesis, processing and characterization of advanced molecular materials with unprecedented properties, notably as organic semiconductors for optoelectronic applications. [1-6] Beside the synthesis of organic semiconductors, another line of research deals with the crystallization of molecular materials in specific conditions to control the structure of thin films, and ultimately their properties. [7] See also http://chimpoly.ulb.be/

“Pi-Chir” is a research project supported by the National Funds for Scientific Research (FNRS) that aims to design and synthesize chiral molecular semiconductors for studying their spin and charge transport. [1,3,8]

A talented highly motivated young synthetic chemist with a Ph.D. in aromatic chemistry is actively searched. The candidate must have a sound knowledge of organic chemistry, including chirality, be hard at work, easy-going, rigorous, and have strong laboratory skills. He/she must be fluent in English and be able to write high-quality publications. Additional knowledge of French would be appreciated.

The successful applicant is expected to develop an innovative synthetic chemistry of thienoacenes and to contribute to their solid-state characterization by thermal and structural methods.

The position is for an initial duration of one year. Expected start date from February 2022.

To apply, candidates must send to Prof. Yves Geerts, [email protected], a letter explaining his/her motivations, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and the name and email address of three reference persons.

Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is hired.

[1] Adv. Mater. 2015, 27, 3066–3072.
[2] Nature Communication 2016, 7, 10736.
[3] Adv. Mater. 2016, 28, 7106.
[4] J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2017, 8, 5444
[5] Adv. Mater. 2020, 32, 1905909
[6] Adv. Mater. 2019, 1902407
[7] Adv. Funct. Mater. 2016, 26, 2233
[8] Phys. Rev. Lett. 2020, 124, 027204

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