Post Doc In Co2 Capture Through Membranes And Ils

Universities and Institutes of Italy


July 4, 2021


  • Research Field: Other
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1) Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • Application Deadline: 04/07/2021 23:00 - Europe/Athens
  • Location: Italy › TURIN
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Eu Research Framework Programme: H2020
  • Post doc in CO2 capture through membranes and ILs

    Project: SunCoChem

    Location: Center for Sustainable Future Technologies, Torino, Italy


    At IIT we work enthusiastically to develop human-centered Science and Technology to tackle some of the most pressing societal challenges of our times and transfer these technologies to the production system and society. Our Genoa headquarter is strictly inter-connected with our 11 centers around Italy and two outer-stations based in the US for a truly interdisciplinary experience.


    You'd be working in a multicultural and multi-disciplinary group, where chemists, chemical engineers, and material scientists experts collaborate, each with their own expertise, to carry out common research.

    You will work on an EU-funded project (SunCoChem) that aims at reducing the dependence of the European Chemical Industry on carbon feedstock. The goal of the project is to design a competitive and integrated solution enabling the carbon-neutral production of high-value chemicals from solar energy, H2O and CO2. The SunCoChem IIT Unit, within the Advanced Materials for Sustainable Future Technologies research line, is coordinated by Angelica Chiodoni, who has extensive experience in CO2 capture and valorization systems .

    Your research will focus on synthesis of ionic liquid (IL)/study and development of innovative ILs for CO2 capture applications, study of polymeric Ionic membrane – synthesis of poly ion liquids (PIL)s preparation of membraned and study of innovative materials to separate CO2. It will include also physico-chemical characterization of the developed membranes and ILs, optimization of the synthesis, functional characterizations.

    Within the team, your main responsibilities will be:

  • Synthesis of new polymeric materials such as ionomers;
  • Characterization of diffusion properties;
  • This open position is financed by H2020 project ( SunCoChem- "P hotoelectrocatalytic device for SUN-driven CO2 conversion into green CHEMicals" - Grant Agreement 862192) within the activity aimed at optimize ionic liquids for the capture and valorization of CO2.


  • A PhD in Chemistry or Material Science or equivalent degree
  • Documented experience on the field of organic synthesis
  • A strong publication record
  • The ability to properly report, organize and publish research data
  • Documented experience in coaching junior scientists
  • Good command in spoken and written English

  • Experience on TGA; DSC; IR, NMR, FT-IR, Uv-vis
  • Knowledge of ORIGIN package
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong problem solving attitude
  • High motivation to learn
  • Spirit of innovation and creativity
  • Good in time and priority management
  • Ability to work in a challenging and international environment
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a highly interdisciplinary environment

  • Competitive salary package for international standards
  • Wide range of staff discounts

  • An equal, inclusive and multicultural environment ready to welcome you with open arms. Discrimination is a big NO for us!
  • We like contamination and encourage you to mingle and discover what other people are up to in our labs!
  • If paperwork is not your piece of cake, we got you! There's a specialized team working to help you with that, especially during your relocation!

  • If you are a startupper or a business-minded person, you will find some exceptionally gifted professionals ready to nurture and guide your attitude and aspirations.

  • If you want your work to have a real impact, in IIT you will find an innovative and stimulating culture that drives our mission to contribute to the improvement and well-being of society!
  • We stick to our values! Integrity, courage, societal responsibility and inclusivity are the values we believe in! They define us and our actions in our everyday life. They guide us to accomplish IIT mission!
  • If you feel this tickles your appetite for change, do not hesitate and apply!

    Please submit your application using the online form and including a detailed CV, university transcripts, cover letter (outlining motivation, experience and qualifications) and contact details of 2 references.

    Application's deadline: 4th July 2021;

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