12. January 2015 - Linköping University
PhD student and a Post-doctoral researcher for structural studies of antifouling polymer coatings
PhD student and a Post-doctoral researcher for structural studies of antifouling polymer coatings
12. January 2015 - Linköping University
PhD student and a Post-doctoral researcher for structural studies of antifouling polymer coatings
PhD student and a Post-doctoral researcher for structural studies of antifouling polymer coatings
Employer
Linköping University
Location

Linköping, Sweden

Introduction

Linköping University (Sweden) is recruiting a PhD student and a
Post-doctoral researcher for structural studies of antifouling polymer
coatings using neutron reflectometry.

Job description

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.

Requested Profile
  • 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.
Contact
Name

Dr Thomas Ederth

Website
How to Apply

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’)

Deadline
19. January 2015
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