one post-doctoral researcher in project CLEAR

PostDoc Position,

Contact Person(s):
Prof. Theofanis Kitsopoulos
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The Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) of the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH), in the frame of the project ‘‘CLEAR- Cross-Linking Enhanced Alternatives to Riboflavin’, which is a “GREECE CHINA Collaboration” action, (Project ID 12CHN406), is seeking for one (1) Post-doctoral Researcher



The project will involve characterization of collagen cross linking relevant to corneal keratoconus using MALDI mass spectrometry and FTIR spectroscopy. The researcher is expected to work closely with local ophthalmologists, in order to understand the underlying mechanism in present keratoconus therapy using Riboflavin, and explore the possibility of using porphyrins as an alternative therapeutic precursor.

·         PhD in physics or chemistry
·         Experience in Porphyrin Synthesis
·         Experience in porphyrine characterization with MALDI mass spectrometry
·         Knowledge of UV/VIS and IR Spectroscopy
Project Duration: 12 months, with possibility of extension
Place: Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Start Date: 01/07/2014
Application Submission
Interested candidates who meet the aforementioned requirements are kindly asked to submit their applications, no later than 11/06/2014 by email to (, with cc to the Scientific Coordinator, Prof. Theofanis Kitsopoulos (

In order to be considered, the application must include:
·         Application Form (please download file from the position announcement webpage)
·         Brief CV
·         Scanned copies of academic titles
Any application received after the deadline will not be considered for the selection
For information and questions regarding the application and selection procedure, candidates are asked to contact Ms. Aggeliki Tsigkri (, tel. +30 2810-391353
For information and questions about the advertised position and the research activity of the group or the institute, candidates are asked to contact the Scientific Coordinator, Prof. Theofanis Kitsopoulos (, tel. +30 2810-391467
Selection Procedure
Applications that are received on time are going to be reviewed by the scientific committee. The committee will select the candidacies that best match the position and project requirements, based on the score that they will get according to the criteria table as shown on the Appendix in the end of the present announcement. If necessary, certain candidates will be invited to a personal interview with the committee on a specific date and time that will be announced.
The successful candidates will be personally notified and will be asked to present the required documents in original form within seven (7) working days after the results announcement on the web and the time period for appeals. In the case that the presented documents don’t match those submitted, the candidates will be dismissed from the procedure.


Project Members
Prof. Theofanis Kitsopoulos

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Publication Date:  2/6/2014