Dr. Pietro Tierno Department of Structure and Constituents of Matter, University of Barcelona, Avinguda Diagonal 647, 08028 Barcelona (Spain) Tel. +34 934 039399 www.ub.edu/ Announcement of a PhD Position ERC Starting Grant DynaMO (2014-2019) Experimental Soft Matter, Colloidal Science A PhD position is offered to a motivated candidate with background in the field of colloidal science and particle synthesis in the Faculty of Physics at the University of Barcelona, Spain (Dr. Pietro Tierno). The position will be associated with a recently funded project form the European Research Council, titled “DynaMO: Dynamics and assemblies of colloidal particles under Magnetic and Optical forces” The Project’s goal is to power a series of experimental research lines based on the combined use of magnetic and optical forces and targeting transport and organization of colloidal matter under near and out of equilibrium conditions, addressing both fundamental and applied issues in the field. The candidate will be involved in the synthesis of novel colloidal particles with anisotropic shape or magnetic patchy colloids. These particles will be used to explore self-assembly scenarios driven by magnetic fields. Starting Date: March-May of 2014 Eligibility : the candidate must hold a MSC in Chemistry, Physics or Chemical Engineering with some previous experience in wet chemistry lab. Experience in magnetic colloids will be valuable but is not compulsory. Duration : 3-4 years. How to apply: the candidate should send via e-mail his/her Curriculum Vitae with at least one letter of recommendation to: [email protected] Send your application before January 2014 Candidates that match the required profile will be continuously interviewed until the positions are filled.