Student/intern position in POLNOR project

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One position for a student is available in our group within the project “Microfluidic cells for high-throughput multiple response analyses” financed via NCBR through the POLNOR project UPTURN.

Application details:

o Envisaged Job Starting Date: May 6st, 2021 (can be negotiated)
o Application Deadline: April 20, 2021
o How to Apply: Candidates should contact Martin for information, and need to apply via by sending a mail to rekrutacja@ichf.edu.pl with the subject line mentioning the number 010-2021.
o See: https://ichf.edu.pl/en/job/ichf-010-2021-microfluidic-cells-for-high-throughput-multiple-response-analyses-upturn-polnor-project-no-nor-polnor-upturn-0060 for application procedure.

Job Description:

The project is part of a collaboration between the Institute of Physical Chemistry, the Gdańsk University of Technology, the company redox.me and the Norwegian research institute Sintef, to develop first-of-its-kind, multiparametric instrumentation equipment integrating microfluidic electrochemical cells and advanced microelectrodes materials, and being compatible with other in situ analyses technologies such as UV-Vis, FTIR/IR, Raman, NMR and ultra-fast laser spectroscopy.

IPC PAS is the main responsible partner for testing and development of the electrochemical part of the system.

Microfluidic devices offer important benefits such as fast analysis time, reduced use of reagents (sometimes very expensive, highly reacting and/or highly toxic compounds) and the possibility of more accurate reaction control. Microfluidics coupled with electrochemistry has been exploited for a variety of applications ranging from electrochemical energy storage and conversion to biosensing, environmental and chemical synthesis.

Here we will be combining novel electrode materials developed at Gdańsk University of Technology with microfluidic design by Sintef and the technical know-how from redox.me. This offers the student a unique opportunity to work on fundamental electrochemistry in an international collaboration with a clear path towards practical implementation to commercial production.

The student will work together in a team to build up the test facility needed for the evaluation of materials from GUT, with a future PhD student focusing more on the fundamental science and characterisation. The materials will be tested both as general-purpose electrodes, but also for specific purposes within (bio)analytical chemistry. The final goal will be the development and demonstration of a multi-parameter electrochemical measurement platform based on microfluidics.

Candidate requirements:

The successful candidate should be a student at a Polish university in chemistry, physics, chemical engineering or similar areas. Basic knowledge in physical chemistry and previous experience in electrochemistry and/or microfluidics are a merit. Since the work is quite “engineery” good technical skill is desirable. The candidate should be able to work independently and collaborate in the group. Good command of spoken English is required (Polish is not).

Benefits:

We offer 1500 PLN per month of (total employment cost) financed from the NCBR through the POLNOR project UPTURN. This is a parttime position and we will make all efforts to make it possible to accommodate together with ongoing studies. The position within the grant is for a period of 12 months extendable up to a maximum of 24 months.

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