Post-Doc researcher position available / REQUIMTE/CEQUP - University of Porto - Portugal
Post-doctoral position in REQUIMTE (http://www.requimte.pt)Fellowship Reference: NanoChem_PD3Main research field: ChemistrySub research field: NanochemistryInterested fellows must submit their applications from 07 to 21 February 2013,accompanied by three copies of detailed curriculum vitae, dated and signed, photocopyof the certificate of PhD and a photocopy of the ID card or the Passport. Theirapplications should necessarily contain the reference NanoChem_PD3, and notice thatfailure to observe this requirement will constitute grounds for exclusion of theapplication. During the process of assessing applications the evaluation panel mayeventually request additional elements.Address for application submission:All documents must be sent by post mail to REQUIMTE- Apartado 55141, ECGaliza, 4050-994 Porto.
Fellowship Reference: NanoChem_PD3Job summary:REQUIMTE offers a Post-Doc fellowship in the area of Nanochemistry, themeComputer Modelling of Heterogeneous Catalysis (www.eracareers.pt). Applicantsshould hold a PhD degree in the areas of Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, andChemical Engineering, as well as a good publication record.Job description:The main goal will be the rational design of smart catalytic materials, using advancedcomputational modelling tools. This will involve developing an advanced multi-scalemodelling approach starting from electronic structure calculations proceeding via force-field approaches towards larger systems and longer simulations where the importantdetails are included indirectly, essentially for tackling the water-gas-shift reaction andattempt to propose efficient metal nanoparticles/nanostructured metal oxide catalysts, aswell as for understanding the interplay between structure, electronics, and dynamicstaking place at the transition metal complexes grafted onto nanoporous supports incatalytic applications.The successful candidate will be integrated in a multidisciplinary research groupactively involved in the design of (1) nanocatalysts for the water-gas-shift reaction andof (2) anchored transition metal complexes with improved enantioselective catalyticactivity. Work will be conducted in an excellent environment with state-of-the-artfacilities.We are seeking highly motivated individuals with proven experience (at a PhD level) inany of these areas and that can contribute to enhance and complement our researchinterests.The candidate must have experience as researcher in electronic structure calculations(e.g.: DFT) or/and Molecular Dynamics simulations.