Fañanás-Mastral group (https://fananasmastralgroup.com/) is seeking two Postdoctoral candidates with strong interest in Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis.
This is an excellent opportunity to join the project ERC-CoG BECAME (https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/863914), a cutting-edge project aimed towards the development of a new technology for energy efficient and sustainable conversion of light alkanes, which carried out in the Fañanás-Mastral group at CiQUS.
The overall aim of BECAME is the development of a new paradigm in catalysis which can provide new synergistic catalytic processes that allow methane and other light hydrocarbons to be directly converted into high-value products through synergistic bimetallic catalysis. Key efforts are directed towards the mechanistic understanding and optimization of each catalytic step to perform advantageous catalytic C-C bond forming reactions through alkane functionalization processes. The applicant will work on the development of new catalytic processes for direct stereoselective alkane functionalization. \
The research will be carried out at CiQUS (www.usc.es/ciqus/en), a research center which belongs to the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain).
Prof. Martín Fañanás Mastral
Starting Date and term
The expected starting date is December 2023, for a term of 2 years, with the possibility of extension.
We seek outstanding individuals awarded with a PhD in Chemistry with initiative, creativity and team-working ability to work in a dynamic environment to demonstrate opportunities in the field of organometallic catalysis. The following aspects will be positively considered:
– Experience in Synthesis and Organometallic Catalysis.
– Experience in photocatalysis.
– Training with high-pressure equipment and/or flow chemistry.
– Good communication skills and proficiency in written and spoken English.
Applications should be sent directly to Prof. Fañanás-Mastral (firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail)) including a brief CV, indicating in the subject “BECAME_POSTDOC34”. The name and email of at least two contacting professors or researchers that know the candidate must be provided. Reference letters for preselected candidates will be required.
Deadline: October 31, 2023