Postdoctoral Research in Polymer Chemistry at Hasselt University, Belgium

A position as research associate/postdoc is offered in the Polymer Reaction Design group in the department OBPC. The project aims at the development of novel semi-conductor polymer materials via controlled synthesis of poly(phenylene vinylene)s with defined microstructure and functionality. To reach this aim, the research is carried out at the interface of the fields of contemporary polymer synthesis, state-of-the-art polymer characterization and polymerization kinetics. Additionally, the position entails organizational duties in the research group, supervision of bachelor and master thesis projects as well as co-guidance of PhD students.

-Profound experience in the area of polymer synthesis and characterization proven by a track record of articles published in high-impact scientific journals. -Willingness to perform research in a team-oriented international research environment. -Good knowledge of English; -Candidates will have a doctoral degree in chemistry or a related discipline with profound experience in the area of polymer synthesis and characterization. -Candidates who are in the final stage of their PhD and will defend their thesis until October will also be considered for the position (or equivalent).

Scholarship Deadline: No later than 29 July 2011

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