Computational chemistry; molecular dynamics; quantum chemistry; physico-chemical reactions; graphene oxide.
Research and technology transfer activity within the project "Multi-property nano additive with UV absorbance and preserving properties" (GlycoG-LAB 4.0) funded within the operative regional programme Call n.1 "Strategic projects of research and development" POR FESR 2014-2020 (action 1.1.5 sub-action a1), related to the study and the optimization of a nano additive for polymeric matrices based on grafene oxide functionalized with biocide components, in order to increase the UV absorbance and the biocide properties of paints and coatings. The project is developed in cooperation with industrial partners (companies leader in the sectors of paints, textiles, and naval industry: CROMOLOGY Italia spa, BESTE spa, YACHT PRIDE srl) and with research and development centres (Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per la Scienza e la Tecnologia dei Materiali, Laboratorio Materiali Polimerici Ecocompatibili srl).
PhD title, with thesis preferably on research topics related to computational chemistry. An excellent level of both written and spoken English is mandatory.
The applicant must hold a master's degree in chemistry, physics, pharmaceutical technology, engineering, or in related areas. The candidate must prove from her/his publication track record research experience in computational chemistry. Specific experience with molecular dynamics software, quantum chemistry computations, modelling of physico-chemical reactions, and simulation of graphene oxide, documented by publications, will constitute preferred titles.
GLYCO -G Lab 4.0 - Nano-additivo multiproprietà ad attività UV-Assorbente e preservante, finanziato dalla Regione Toscana nell’ambito del programma POR FESR 2014-2020
1 year, renewable for the project duration.
Selection procedure and criteria
Selection procedure conditions are transparent and are based on international standards.
A Selection Committee, appointed by the Director, assesses all applications on the basis online application info and - if provided - reference letters. Shortlisted candidates, selected on the basis of the preliminary analysis, are invited for a research presentation at IMT. Travel expenses to Lucca for the research presentation interview will not be reimbursed.
The evaluation criteria are based on: Quality of research activity, including publications in peer-reviewed journals and references; Research organization experience and participation in international/national research projects and research periods in public and private institutions (academic and non-academic); Relevance of the candidate's profile for the development of IMT's research activities; Teaching, mentoring and supervision experience; Motivation; Excellent knowledge of English, both written and spoken; As well as any other requirements as specified in the advertisement.
Apply ONLINE only.
Before starting prepare the application attachments and information as listed below.
- Personal info and contact info (compulsory)
- Number of your Identity Document (Passport or Identity Card) (compulsory)
- University degree (compulsory) and Ph.D. (obtained, or "ongoing")
- Name, position, institution and email address of three referees (compulsory)
- An email, with the appropriate instructions to upload the reference letters will be automatically generated and sent to your referees.
- Your CV in English (compulsory);
- One research paper (published or working paper): compulsory.
Shortlisted candidates will be asked to present this research paper in the final stage of the selection.