Vacant Position For The Post Of Early Stage Researcher Within Era Chair Biomat4Cast Project

Universities and Institutes of Romania
September 22, 2023
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22 Aug 2023

Job Information

Organisation/Company

"Petru Poni" Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry

Department

IntelCentre

Research Field

Chemistry » Computational chemistry

Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)

Country

Romania

Application Deadline

22 Sep 2023 - 16:00 (Europe/Bucharest)

Type of Contract

Temporary

Job Status

Part-time

Hours Per Week

20

Offer Starting Date

15 Oct 2023

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

European Union / Next Generation EU

Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

No

Offer Description

“Petru Poni” Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry (PPIMC), Iasi, Romania (PPIMC) is an Institute of Excellence of the Romanian Academy and – based on annual evaluations – the last five years was ranked in the first/second position among all the 65 institutes/centres of the Romanian Academy. This leading position is internationally widely recognised – the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI), Philadelphia, USA, lists PPIMC among the “main Romanian actors on the international scientific scene” – in fact, the Institute holds the first position in Romania in the ISI classification as a research institute.

The Early Stage Researcher (P1) position will be opened in the Centre of Advanced Research in Bionanoconjugates and Biopolymers (IntelCentre) a 5 M Euro Research Infrastructure, supported by the Romanian Sectorial Operational Program for Increasing the Economic Competitiveness. The IntelCentre was established in 2012.

OVERALL PURPOSE

The strategic objective of the BioMat4CAST project is to implement a structural change within in the scientific and management paradigms of PPIMC, by setting up a competitive research group in the field of computational chemistry under the supervision of an internationally recognised research manager in the field of molecular modelling and simulations, Prof. Aatto Laaksonen (Arrhenius Laboratory, Stockholm University, Sweden).

The successful candidate should have university studies attested by a diploma and a Master degree in chemistry, biochemistry or related disciplines, with basic experience in organic or bio-organic synthesis and preferably already mastering analytical techniques (NMR, MS, FTIR, UV-Vis, etc).

The candidate should be a highly motivated individual, willing to learn and be initiated in computational chemistry and, if successful, will be given opportunity to continue with a PhD in molecular modelling and computational chemistry in close coupling to experiments. Depending on background of the candidate, the PhD work is expected to contain components of machine learning, multi-scale modelling (quantum chemistry and molecular simulations), but also development of new methods and models and therefore knowledge and interest in computer programming is a bonus. The application areas are wide from targeted drug and gene delivery to complex and smart bionanomaterials where data mining and screening and evaluating molecular spaces will be routine.

Requirements

Research Field

Chemistry » Computational chemistry

Education Level

Master Degree or equivalent

Skills/Qualifications

Minimum specific conditions – Education/experience:

- a level of education corresponding to completed university studies attested by a diploma in chemistry, biochemistry or related sciences

and

- a Master degree in the same field, with basic experience in: computational chemistry, organic synthesis and, one of the analytical techniques (MRI, MS, FTIR, UV-Vis, etc.);

- knowledge of English is mandatory;

- the candidate to be or to want to enroll in doctoral studies in the field of Computational Chemistry;

- the candidate must have competences in the processing and presentation of results, statistical processing;

- availability of part-time employment for a fixed term;

- the candidate/a must have availability for travelling in the country and abroad;

- having experience in computers/computing is a bonus;

- having experience in research work is a bonus;

Communication, organisational and inter-personal skills

  • Proven ability to work individually and in a team in a multicultural environment;
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines;
  • Ability to multi-task;
  • A strong sense of responsibility, initiative and self-motivation;
  • Good analytical ability, problem-solving and organisational skills.
  • Good social skills and ability to communicate effectively.
  • Failure to comply with the eligibility and essential selection criteria will result in a disqualification of the applicant concerned.

    Note: This position is open to all candidates regardless of their gender, religion, race or sexual orientation, with the project team rejecting any type of discrimination.

    Specific Requirements

    The successful candidate will work under the scientific supervision of Prof. Aatto Laaksonen and she/he will:

    Scientific research activities:

  • Perform research in the field of computational chemistry closely connected to (bio)organic synthesis and advanced analytical techniques (NMR, MS, FTIR, UV-Vis, AFM, DSC, CD, EM, etc). The computational Chemistry tools are used as guidance in the synthesis but also in interpreting the experimental results to give molecular information. Also the experiments are used to improve the models used in computer simulations;
  • Coordinate and liaise with other junior and senior members of the research group;
  • Read and analyse academic literature and attend conferences to be update with the latest developments;
  • Plan for specific aspects of the research programme and contribute to overall planning of future work of the research team, incorporating issues such as availability of resources, project milestones and overall research aims;
  • Dissemination and communication activities:

  • Writing research papers and participating in research meetings locally, nationally, and internationally, as appropriate;
  • Be actively present in group activities (meetings, discussions, providing material to webpage and even participating in writing research applications);
  • Sustainability related activities:

  • Participate in trainings for attracting/managing additional funds;
  • Search for and apply to competitions designed to finance his (and the group's) research activity over time.
  • Languages

    ENGLISH
    

    Level

    Excellent
    

    Internal Application form(s) needed

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    Additional Information

    Benefits

    The selected candidate will be offered a fixed-term part-time position in PPIMC in agreement with Romanian national legislation and will be remunerated in accordance with the general practices of the institute - 1200 Euro/month.

    Eligibility criteria

    SELECTION CRITERIA

    Minimum specific conditions – Education/experience:

    - a level of education corresponding to completed university studies attested by a diploma in chemistry, biochemistry or related sciences

    and

    - a Master degree in the same field, with basic experience in: computational chemistry, organic synthesis and, one of the analytical techniques (MRI, MS, FTIR, UV-Vis, etc.);

    - knowledge of English is mandatory;

    - the candidate to be or to want to enroll in doctoral studies in the field of Computational Chemistry;

    - the candidate must have competences in the processing and presentation of results, statistical processing;

    - availability of part-time employment for a fixed term;

    - the candidate/a must have availability for travelling in the country and abroad;

    - having experience in computers/computing is a bonus;

    - having experience in research work is a bonus;

    Communication, organisational and inter-personal skills

  • Proven ability to work individually and in a team in a multicultural environment;
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet tight deadlines;
  • Ability to multi-task;
  • A strong sense of responsibility, initiative and self-motivation;
  • Good analytical ability, problem-solving and organisational skills.
  • Good social skills and ability to communicate effectively.
  • Failure to comply with the eligibility and essential selection criteria will result in a disqualification of the applicant concerned.

    Note: This position is open to all candidates regardless of their gender, religion, race or sexual orientation, with the project team rejecting any type of discrimination.

    Selection process

    SELECTION PROCEDURE

    The candidates will submit their application personal at ICMPP or by e-mail:

    [email protected]

    Applications, written in English should be submitted online and should include:

    • Curriculum Vitae (including your contact address, work experience, publications) – in English

    • Cover letter indicating the research area of interest and your motivation – in English

    • Transcript of all courses and results from the university-level courses taken

    • A short description of your Master's work (max 1 page) – in English

    •List of scientific contributions, in English, accompanied by evidence (if applicable);

    •Application for the registration of the candidate addressed to the ICMPP management, requesting the registration for the contest for the position;

    • Copy of the identity document and copies of documents attesting the name change, if applicable;

    • Copies of the documents attesting the candidate's studies: bachelor's and master's degree accompanied by the transcript.

    • Copy-extract from the General Register of Employees, in order to prove the labor experience (if applicable);

    The deadline for application is: 22.09.2023

    Work Location(s)

    Number of offers available

    1
    

    Company/Institute

    Petru Poni Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry
    

    Country

    Romania
    

    State/Province

    Iasi
    

    City

    Iasi
    

    Postal Code

    700241
    

    Street

    Grigore Ghica Voda Alley no. 41A
    
    Where to apply

    E-mail

    [email protected]

    Contact

    City

    Iasi

    Website

    https:// www. icmpp.ro

    Street

    Aleea Grigore Ghica Voda, 41A

    Postal Code

    700487

    E-Mail

    [email protected]

    Mobile Phone

    0723232537

    STATUS: EXPIRED

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