post-doc position in Poland

A Post-doc position is available for 36 months in NMR, at the Department of Nuclear Magnetic Resonance of the Institute of Molecular Physics Polish Academy of Sciences in Poznań, Poland.

Recruitment concerns the project supported by the National Science Centre (NCN) entitled  “New proton conducting composites of nanocrystalline cellulose doped by nitrogen-containing heterocyclic molecules: from synthesis to conducting mechanism”. The main objectives of this project are to obtained proton conducting materials of the designed properties, determine and understand the influence of the physicochemical properties of composites based on nanocrystalline cellulose functionalized by nitrogen-containing heterocyclic molecules on proton transport and of its correlation with the conductivity and to assess the potential use of the composites as the solid proton conducting biopolymer electrolytes.

We are looking for enthusiastic Post-doc candidates with a strong interest and background in solid-state NMR techniques (e.g. CP/MAS, HETCOR) and experience in the study of polymers and polymer composites. In addition, experience in experimental techniques such as differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), and electrical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) is a strong plus. The requirements for the position are a Ph.D. in physics, chemistry, or engineering. 

Facilities include a Stelar Spinmaster (1T) Fast Field Cycling Relaxometer, Bruker ASCEND spectrometer coupled to a vertical wide-bore (89-mm) magnet operating at 11.74 T (500 MHz for 1H) equipped with 5 mm triple resonance (1H/X/Y) magic angle spinning (MAS) probe with different X/Y frequency combinations (temperature range from -70 to 80 °C) , 4 mm double resonance (X/Y) MAS probe covered the frequency range of 15N - 31P (temperature range from -120 to 150 °C), low-temperature wideline probe with four coils for 15N, for 2H - 139La, and  59Co - 69Ga (temperature down to 7K), and gradient system and diffusion solid-state probe with maximal gradient strength in z direction of 3000 G/cm. We also have differential scanning calorimeter - Netzsch DSC 200, equipment for dielectric spectroscopy in frequency range 10 - 109 Hz and temperature range 10 - 500 K, and for electric conductivity measurements from d.c. to 109 Hz.

For more information please contact project manager: Prof. Jadwiga Tritt-Goc 

 (http://www.ifmpan.poznan.pl/en/scientific-divisions.html)

Application deadline: 18/05/2018.

Prof. dr hab. JadwigaTritt-Goc
Institute of Molecular Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences
ul. M. Smoluchowskiego 17
60-179 Poznan, Poland

e-mail: jtg@ifmpan. poznan.pl