ONE POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN SMART SURF

PostDoc Position,

Contact Person(s):
Prof. Spiros Anastasiadis
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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  in the frame of the project «SMART_SURF», which is an “ARISTEIA II” Action which is part of the action "Education and Lifelong Learning" and is co‐financed by the European Union (the European Social Fund) and national funds, is seeking for one post-doctoral researcher.


Abstract

ARISTEIES

 
Job Description
The aim of the specific job is the synthesis and characterization of responsive polymers that possess functional end-groups and the investigation of their properties. These polymers will be utilized as responsive organic coatings onto hierarchically structured surfaces to reversibly switch their behaviour from superhydrophobic and water repellent to superhydrophilic in response to the external stimuli.
 
Position Requirements
·         Bachelor and Postgraduate degree in Chemistry / Materials Science / Chemical Engineering / Physics
·         PhD in a relevant field (Chemistry/ Materials Science/Chemical Engineering/Physics)
·         Previous post-dostoctoral experience in soft condensed matter
·         Experience in polymer synthesis
·         Experience in polymer characterization techniques
 
 
Additional Qualifications
·         Excellent knowledge of English language (competency in speaking and writing)
·         Scientific Publications and presentations in conferences
·         Participation in executing funded research projects and experience in writing project reports
 
Location: The work will be performed in the National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens in collaboration with the Hybrid Nanostructures group of FORTH-IESL
 
Remuneration: 19.680,00 euros
 
Start Date: 01/12/2014
 
Contract Duration: 8 Months
 
Application Submission
Interested candidates who meet the aforementioned requirements are kindly asked to submit their applications, no later than 04/11/2014 by email to hr@iesl.forth.gr, with cc to the Scientific Coordinator, Prof. Spiros  H. Anastasiadis (spiros@iesl.forth.gr).

In order to be considered, the application must include:
·         Application Form (please download file from the job announcement webpage)
·         Brief  CV
·         Scanned copies of academic titles
·         Reference letters, work experience credentials that prove the desired qualifications or any other documents that will support the candidacy
 
Any application received after the deadline will not be considered for the selection.
 
Contact
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. Spiros H. Anastasiadis (spiros@iesl.forth.gr), tel. 2810-391466, 391304
 
 
Selection Procedure
Applications that are received on time are going to be reviewed by the scientific committee. The committee will select the candidacy that best matches the position and project requirements, based on the score that it 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 candidate will be personally notified and will be asked to present the required documents in original form within six (6) 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 candidate will be dismissed from the procedure.
 
THE DIRECTOR OF IESL
SPIROS ANASTASIADIS
 
 
 

 
APPENDIX
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE JOB ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE POSITION OF A POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHER – COLLABORATING RESEARCHER
 
Regarding the selection of candidates for the recruitment of a postdoctoral researcher in the frame of the project «SMART_SURF» as announced by the Institute of Electronic Structure and LASER, the review procedure will be as follows:
(Α) applications that meet the position requirements will be evaluated based on the score from  1-100  that they will get according to the following table:
 

Qualifications

Weight

Evaluation

Bachelor Degree

10

Grade (5)

Relevance to the job description (5)

Masters Degree

10

Grade (5)

Relevance to the job description (5)

PhD

20

Relevance to the job description

Post-doctoral experience in soft condensed matter

15

Duration (5)

Relevance to job description (10)

Experience in polymer synthesis

15

Years of experience

Knowledge of polymer characterization techniques

10

Years of experience (5)

Number of techniques (5)

Knowledge of English language

10

Degrees (5)

Writing thesis/reports (5)

Scientific Publications / scientific reports

10

Number of publications/reports and relevance of the subject

 
(Β) The result of the selection will be announced on the website of IESL-FORTH.
Candidates have the right to appeal the selection decision, by addressing their written objection to the IESL secretariat within three (3) working days since the results announcement on the web. They also have the right to access (a) the personal files of the candidates as well as (b) the table of candidates’ scores in line with the Γ/ΕΞ/4163-1/06.07.2012 document of the Hellenic Data Protection Authority. All the above information related to the selection procedure will be available at the secretariat of IESL-FORTH.
After the expiration of the appeal period and the review of the objections by the committee, the evaluation of the candidacies is finalized. Then the committee will ask the successful candidate to accept the job offer within three (3) working days and to present all relevant documents in original form. In the case that the presented documents don’t match those submitted, the candidate will be dismissed from the procedure as well as in the case of non-acceptance or non-response on time. In these cases, the candidate with the second higher score will be asked to accept the position according to the same procedure.  This will be repeated until a suitable candidate is accepts the position. In case of no candidate accepting the position, the position will be declared vacant.


Project Members
Prof. Spiros Anastasiadis


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Publication Date:  20/10/2014
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