Post Doc in Design and development of hydrophobic multifunctional polyurethane foams - [ Postdoc ]

Workplace: Genova, IIT
Added on: 01/08/2017 - Expires on: 24/09/2017

Applications are invited for 1 Post-doctoral position to be involved in an industrial project dealing with the “Design and development of hydrophobic multifunctional polyurethane foams”.

We are looking for a motivated scientist with novel and creative ideas, focused and determined. The position will focus on the development of functional composite polyurethane foams, specifically with superhydrophobic and flame retardant properties. The candidate will be able to organize and perform the experimental work, communicate with the company, and write regular reports. In the first months of the project, the candidate should spend a period in the company’s premises in order to gain knowhow and experience on the preparation of the foams.

The applicants must have

  • PhD in one of the following areas: Chemical Engineering, Material Sciences, Polymer Science.
  • Strong experience in the area of polyurethane foams.
  • Strong experience in the area of polymer composites.
  • Excellent track record of research publications.
  • Highly appreciated will be:

  • Experience in flame retardant materials.
  • Experience in thermomechanical characterization of polymeric composites
  • Experience in surface science
  • Experience in microscopy, spectroscopy and surface chemistry characterization techniques
  • The research activity will take place in the Smart Materials Group of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) based in Genoa, Italy. The research of the Smart Materials group deals with the development of new composite materials by combining various synthetic or natural polymers with micro or nanofillers or organic molecules. The main research lines of the Smart Materials Group are Green and Sustainable composites, Graphene nanocomposites, Smart composite materials for sensing, Surface engineering and adhesion, Multifunctional polymeric foams and aerogels, Smart Fabrics and Paper, Materials for Safe Environment, Food packaging, Materials for Regenerative Medicine. Close collaborations exist with industry, university departments and other research centers in Italy and abroad.

    Please send your complete application including a CV listing all publications, a research statement describing your previous research experience and outlining its relevance to the above topics, and names of 2 referees by email to applications@iit.it quoting “Post Doc in Design and development of hydrophobic multifunctional polyurethane foams CB 74262”.

    Applications deadline is September 24, 2017.

    Please note that this position is contingent on the signature of the relevant Industrial Agreement.

    Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia- IIT was founded with the objective to promote excellence in basic and applied research and to foster Italy’s technological and economic development. In this sense, IIT’s scientific program has a strong multidisciplinary character, merging expertise from different platforms of Humanoid Technologies & Robotics, Neuroscience and Cognition, Nanotechnology and Materials, Sustainability.

    In order to comply with the Italian law (art. 23 of Privacy Law of the Italian Legislative Decree n. 196/03), we have to kindly ask the candidate to give his/her consent to allow IIT to process his/her personal data. We inform you that the information you provide will be used solely for the purpose of assessing your professional profile to meet the requirements of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia. Your data will be processed by Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, with headquarters in Genoa, Via Morego 30, acting as the Data Holder, using computer and paper based means, observing the rules on protection of personal data, including those relating to the security of data. Please also note that, pursuant to art.7 of Legislative Decree 196/2003, you may exercise your rights at any time as a party concerned by contacting the Data Manager.

    Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

     

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