Postdoctoral position for a 7FP Marie Curie Fellowship 2013

Job Title:
Postdoctoral position for a 7FP Marie Curie Fellowship 2013
Employer: Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2)
Location: Campus de la UAB, 08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain
The Nanosfun group located at the new Institut Català de Nanociencia i Nanotecnologia (ICN2) in Barcelona is
seeking Postdoctoral candidates for the 7 FP Marie Curie Fellowship 2013 to close in mid-August 2013. We are
interested both in Intra-European Fellowships (IEF) and International Incoming Fellowships (IIF).
The Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia ( is a non-profit research institute that carries
out research in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, primarily via European, regional and national collaborative
projects, and is actively involved in Technology Transfer in areas of internal expertise and co-development with
private industry. In addition to its own research activities, the Institute also engages in collaborative research,
dissemination, educational and managerial activities with other institutions such as universities, scientific institutes,
government agencies and private companies, at regional, national and international levels.
Job description:
Prospective candidates are expected to carry out research in the field of novel catechol-based materials. Inspired on
the remarkable adhesive properties of mussel-byssus proteins, catechol polymers are emerging as promising
candidates for the preparation of functional materials. Our research group has successfully developed new surfaceactive coatings with sub-micrometric thickness that confer hydrophobicity and oleophobicity to a wide variety of
macroscopic and nanoscopic substrates (Adv. Mater. 2013, 25, 2066–2070; Adv. Mater. 2013, 25, 653–701).
The main tasks of the candidate within the project will include:
a) Preparation of new functionalised catechol-based monomers and their corresponding polymerization,
b) Preparation of nanocomposite coatings and nanoparticles and,
c) Structural characterization of compounds and functional materials.
The Marie Curie Fellow should have an internationally recognized PhD degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline
(Chemistry or Materials Science). The ideal candidate should have a strong background in organic synthesis and
material sciences, especially in the modification of surface properties and the use of microscopic techniques.
Experience in polymer chemistry will be a plus in the evaluation of the candidate’s experience.
In accordance with Marie Curie funding conditions and EU 7FP guidelines, we are offering a working contract with
benefits adjusted to living conditions and international mobility. Candidates must have less than ten years of fullā€time
equivalent research experience, including the years spent on PhD studies, and must not have resided or carried out
their main employment activity in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the date of
Starting date: 1st January 2014
Tentative end date: 31th December 2015
Further information:
Prof. Dr. Daniel Ruiz-Molina,
How to apply
Submit the following application documents to Ms Rosa Juan at
- Resume or CV including a list of publications
- Statement of the applicant’s research experience
- List of three references with contact details
Closing date for application:
July 30, 2013