Post-doctoral Researcher

Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia

Spain

October 11, 2021

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General description

The Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) seeks a Postdoctoral Researcher with a PhD in (Bio)Physics or Physical Chemistry to investigate the highly debated concept of quantum coherence-enhanced function in Photosynthesis. This position will be funded by the European Research Council (ERC) via Dr. Elisabet Romero´s ERC Starting Grant.

ICIQ is committed to performing excellent research at the frontier of knowledge in the broad area of chemistry (Catalysis, Artificial Photosynthesis, Activation of Small Molecules, Photovoltaics, Functional Molecular Assemblies and Chemical Biology, from either theoretical or experimental perspectives). The institute also aims at training the future generation of scientists by offering high-quality educational programmes to master, PhD students and postdoctoral researchers (Full details on https:// www. iciq.org/).

Our mission is to lead, from the vantage point of molecular science, cross- strategies for solving major social and economic challenges, such as climate change and sustainable supply of energetic and raw materials, thereby contributing to the establishment of a knowledge-based economy and improving citizens' quality of life in our influence area.

ICIQ is looking for a motivated Postdoctoral researcher to work in the group of Dr. Elisabet Romero. The successful candidate will investigate the role of quantum coherence in energy and electron transfer processes in photosynthetic complexes.

For more information see: https:// www. iciq.org/research/researchgroup/dr- elisabet-romero/section/researchoverview/.

Responsibilities:

  • To investigate the role of quantum coherence in light harvesting and charge separation in a series of natural and genetically-modified photosynthetic complexes. The static and dynamic properties of these complexes will be studied by spectroscopic techniques time-resolved: Two-Dimensional Electronic Spectroscopy (2DES), Transient Absorption, Time-correlated Single Photon Counting (TCSPC); steady-state: Absorption, Fluorescence, Linear and Circular Dichroism, Stark, Raman, FTIR, Fluorescence Line-Narrowing.
  • To run and maintain the time-resolved spectroscopic instruments.
  • To conduct independent research as well as in collaboration with other members of the group.
  • To supervise PhD and/or Master students.
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