Available Postdoc and PhD Positions in the CPE
Postdoctoral Researcher Postions
Dr Matt Fucheter's group (Chemistry Department)
Two postdoctoral positions are available in the Fuchter group (http://www.imperial.ac.uk/fuchter-group/) at Imperial College London: one in synthetic electrochemistry and one in materials chemistry. Both positions are available for 3 years in the first instance, with the possibility of further extension.
1) Research Associate in Synthetic Electrochemistry
This Leverhulme Trust funded post will carry out novel research that builds upon an intersection of three strands of work ongoing in the group: Absolute asymmetric synthesis using external stimuli (e.g. Chem. Sci. 2015, 6, 3853), chiral organic materials (reviewed at Nature Rev. Chem. 2017 DOI: 10.1038/s41570-017-0045, http://rdcu.be/th7m), and molecular switches (e.g. JACS2017, 139, 1261).
The planned research will focus on innovative strategies to conduct absolute asymmetric synthesis using electrochemical methods including novel electrode materials developed by the group of Prof. Tim Albrecht (University of Birmingham). The synthetic challenges will include synthetic electrochemistry, cross-coupling methodologies and asymmetric synthesis. In-depth characterisation will be required throughout, including determination of energetic barriers for interconversion of conformationally chiral scaffolds.
The deadline for application is 10th July 2018. For further details, including instructions on how to apply, please see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/description/NAT00192/ra-synthetic-electrochemistry
2) Research Associate in Materials Chemistry
This EPSRC funded post will carry out novel research that builds upon our highly successful and exciting work on chiral organic materials (Nature Rev. Chem. 2017 DOI: 10.1038/s41570-017-0045, http://rdcu.be/th7m ), and their ability to introduce unique functionality into organic electronic devices. These include circularly polarised organic light emitting diodes (Adv. Mater. 2013, 25, 2624; JACS. 2016, 138, 9743) and circularly polarised light detecting transistors (Nature Photon. 2013, 7, 634), where semiconducting properties can be controlled through chiral composition (ACS Nano 2017, 11, 839).
The planned research will focus on characterisation of the conformational, structural and morphological aspects of our chiral materials. We hope to establish a detailed understanding of the underlying mechanisms that result in charge transport, as well as determining the optimum processing techniques for efficient devices. We would like to explore the usage of innovative microscopy techniques for nanofabrication.
The deadline for application is 12th July 2018. For further details, including instructions on how to apply, please see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/description/NAT00197/research-associate-materials-chemistry