Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Postdoc: supramolecular catalysis, KAUST, Saudi Arabia

From the inbox, postdoctoral fellowships at KAUST in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in the Rodionov group: 
The Rodionov Group at the Catalysis Center at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a lab focused on micellar and supramolecular catalysis and emergent phenomena in nanoscale systems. 
We invite outstanding postdoctoral researchers to apply for two open positions.
Flexibility, ability to work in a team, and excellent communication skills in English are mandatory. 
Equally important are scientific curiosity and creativity. Successful candidates will work with state-of-the-art instrumentation in a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary environment. Group members will enjoy a high degree of creative freedom. Excellent opportunities for mastering new experimental techniques and for co-authoring high profile research publications will be provided. 
A strong background in polymer, synthetic organic, or colloidal/nanoparticle chemistry is desired. Preference will be given to the candidates with experience in organic synthesis or polymer synthesis/characterization.
The specific areas of expertise we are looking for are ATRP, RAFT and NMP polymerization methods; GPC, light scattering and electron microscopy; and standard Schlenk line techniques for handling air-sensitive compounds. The projected start date is October 1, 2015. 
KAUST is located 80 km north of Jeddah on the Red Sea in Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Newly opened in September 2009, KAUST is an independent merit-based research university that has attracted exceptional researchers, faculty and students from around the world. KAUST offers world-class facilities, competitive salaries and a wide range of benefits. Further information on KAUST and its unique campus can be found on the Web at http://www.kaust.edu.sa/. 
To Apply: 
Please submit a cover letter, CV (including a list of peer-reviewed publications), reprints of the three most significant publications (for postdocs), and contact information for three references to Professor Valentin Rodionov by email to valentin.rodionov@kaust.edu.sa. Mention job reference CSJ0630 in your application. 
Important: PDF files are preferred. Please submit complete applications only. Review of the applications will begin immediately and will continue until all the positions are filled.
Best wishes to those interested.  

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