TWO (2) POST-DOCTORAL POSITIONS IN PROJECT PURE AQUA

PostDoc Position,

Contact Person(s):
Prof. Maria Vamvakaki
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The Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) of the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH), in the framework of project PURE-AQUA’ - “‘Packed bed reactors with polymer coated particles for calcium sulfate inhibition in seawater desalination”, co-funded by Greece and Israel, within the framework of the agreement between Greece and Israel “Bilateral Cooperation in Private Sector, Industrial Research and Development” is seeking for two (2) post-doctoral researchers, to commit a work contract.


Abstract

AQUA PURE

 
Position 1
The job description is related to the synthesis of inorganic nanoparticles via wet chemistry and the functionalization of the nanoparticles' surface with functional polymers. In the second phase of the work calcium carbonate mineralization will be promoted by the polymer coated particles.
 
Requirements
·         Bachelor in Chemistry/Materials Science
·         PhD in Chemistry/Materials Science
·         Experience in the synthesis and characterization of hybrid materials
 
Additional Requirements
·         Publications and conference presentations
·         Fluent in English (both written and oral)
 
Location: IESL/FORTH, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Start Date:  01/07/2015
Contract Duration: 3 Months
Budget of the position: 6600 euro
 
  
Position 2
The aim of this work is the synthesis and characterization of polymers and inorganic nanoparticles and their use in the development of functional hybrid materials.
 
Requirements
·         Bachelor in Chemistry
·         PhD in Chemistry
·         Experience in polymer and inorganic material synthesis and characterization
 
Additional Requirements
·         Publications and conference presentations
·         Fluent in English (both written and oral)
 
Location: IESL/FORTH, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Start Date:  01/07/2015
Contract Duration: 3 Months
Budget of the position: 7380 euro
 
Application Submission
Interested candidates are asked to submit applications no later than the 18th of June 2015, 23:59 local Greece time by email to hr@iesl.forth.gr  with cc to the Scientific Coordinator of the project, Dr Maria Vamvakaki (vamvakak@iesl.forth.gr).
 Any application received after the above deadline will not be considered.
The application package must include the following:
·         Application Form (please download file at the end of the page)
·         Curriculum Vitae of the candidate
·         Scanned copies of academic titles
 
Contact
For inquiries on the application selection procedure: hr@iesl.forth.gr  tel. 2810-391301. For information on the research activity: Maria Vamvakaki (vamvakak@iesl.forth.gr) tel. 2810-545019.
 
Selection Procedure
Applications submitted by the above deadline and with all requested documentation will be reviewed by the scientific committee. The committee will select the candidate that best suits the position and project requirements based on academic criteria (see Appendix). If necessary the scientific committee will invite candidates for an interview on a mutually agreed date and time.
The evaluation results will be posted on the IESL-FORTH web site and on the website of DIAYGEIA (diavgeia.gov.gr), following a period for appeals (3 working days), the scientific committee will make the final selection.
 
APPENDIX
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE POSITION OF
TWO (2) POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHERS
 
Regarding the selection of candidates for the position of a postdoctoral researcher in the frame of the project “Packed bed reactors with polymer coated particles for calcium sulfate inhibition in seawater desalination” as announced by the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) of FORTH, the evaluation procedure will be as follows:
(Α) Evaluation of candidates: all applications will be evaluated by the scientific committee on a scale of 1-100 based on the criteria outlined below using the weighting factors indicated:
 

Qualifications Position 1

Weight

Evaluation

Bachelor in Chemistry, Material Science

10

Degree (5)

Relevance to the subject of the project (5)

PhD in Chemistry, Material Science

25

Relevance to the subject of the project

Experience in the synthesis and characterization of hybrid materials

35

Years of work experience

Fluent in English

(both written and oral)

15

Certificates (10) / Fluency to use or/and written published work (5).

Publications and conference presentations

15

Number of scientific publications/ journal

 

Qualifications Position 2

Weight

Evaluation

Bachelor in Chemistry

10

Degree (5)

Relevance to the subject of the project (5)

PhD in Chemistry

25

Relevance to the subject of the project

Experience in polymer and inorganic material synthesis and characterization

35

Years of work experience

Fluent in English

(both written and oral)

15

Certificates (10) / Fluency to use or/and written published work (5).

Publications and conference presentations

15

Number of scientific publications/ journal


 
(Β) Announcement of Results: The results of the evaluation procedure will be announced on the IESL-FORTH website (http://www.iesl.forth.gr/news/results.aspx).
(C) Appeals: Candidates have the right to submit a written appeal to the IESL secretariat within three (3) working days from the announcement of the evaluation results on the IESL-FORTH website. They also maintain 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.
(D) Finalization of the process: After expiry of the appeal period and following evaluation of any submitted appeal, the scientific committee finalizes the ranking of the candidates. The candidate ranked first is given a period of three (3) working days to accept the position offered and provide original degree documents (or certified copies). In case that any of the presented documents do not match those submitted, the candidate will be dismissed from the procedure. In case of non-acceptance or non-response by the selected candidate in the given time, the position will be declared vacant.
 
FORTH reserves the right not to accept applications submitted, or not proceed to the conclusion of a contract in case insurmountable reasons arise such as funding interruption of the program, economic weakness
 
THE DIRECTOR OF IESL

 

SPIROS ANASTASIADIS


Project Members
Prof. Maria Vamvakaki


Download the Application form (English | Greek)


Publication Date:  2/6/2015
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