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[SA_scat] PhD & Post-Doc Positions involving NR at LinkopingUniversity

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  • Subject: [SA_scat] PhD & Post-Doc Positions involving NR at LinkopingUniversity
  • From: <stephen.king@stfc.ac.uk>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Jan 2015 10:01:40 +0000
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Linköping University (Sweden) is recruiting a PhD student and a Post-doctoral researcher for structural studies of antifouling polymer coatings using neutron reflectometry.

The two positions are based at the Division of Molecular Physics, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM).

The PhD student and the post-doctoral research fellow will participate in a project on structural characterization of antifouling polymers, aiming at understanding how antifouling properties are related to the molecular structure of swollen hydrophilic polymers. This project includes preparation of polymeric coatings, physico-chemical characterization of these, and studies of protein resistance, bioadhesion or marine fouling onto these coatings. The polymers are synthesized via, for example, SI-ATRP or initiator-free photopolymerization (SIPGP). Structural characterization will be carried out using spectroscopic ellipsometry and QCM-D, and in particular, by neutron reflectivity. The project has a strong multidisciplinary character, and the weight of the different project components can be adjusted depending on the backgrounds of the applicants.

For the PhD position, we are seeking a student with a degree at the Master's level (or equivalent) in physics, physical chemistry, materials science, polymer science, engineering biology, or other relevant background.

The PostDoc position requires a doctorate degree in an area of immediate relevance to the project, and that has been obtained no longer than three years before the expiration date of the application (19 january 2015). Experience from neutron reflectometry is of particular value, and applicants without previous experience of neutron scattering should be experienced in the preparation of surface-bound polymers, and evaluation of their antifouling properties in assays of direct relevance to biomedical or marine applications.

For further details about the positions, and information about the application procedure, please go to Linköping University's website:
http://www.liu.se/jobba/lediga-jobb?l=en&sc=true  (Filter by department 'IFM')

The application deadline is 19 January 2015.

Dr Thomas Ederth
Division of Molecular Physics
Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology
Linköping University
SE - 581 83 Linköping, Sweden
Tel +46 (0)13 281247, +46 (0)732 025566
Fax +46 (0)13 137568

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