|Vacancy: || Universitat de Lleida (Catalonia, Spain): Metal Speciation Simulation|
Posting date: 24.01.2018
The thesis will focus on the interpretation of the technique DGT (Diffusion Gradients in Thin Films), to gain an understanding of the measurements in mixtures of ligands, metal ions and other nutrients and contaminants. Possible applications: environmental, toxicological and agrifood studies (from dissolution of nanoparticles to the impact of metals and other nutrients and contaminants in natural waters). The thesis will have a theoretical focus with modeling and numerical simulation.
The hosting research group in the Universitat de Lleida (Catalonia, Spain) has published more than 50 articles in high impact journals since 2011. The group seeks to understand how different analytical techniques can provide information on speciation of the elements, which is essential to their bioavailability. Supervisors of this thesis: J. Puy and J. Cecilia
Requirements for the candidates: Programming knowledge (in Fortran, C+ or analogous). Very good marks in a degree in Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, Biotechnology, Environmental Sciences or other fields related with Analytical and Physical Chemistry (minimum qualification average 6.5/10) . The Degree studies must have been finished after 1 January 2009. Master studies finished before October 2018. Fluent English. High motivation for research.
Salary (before taxes): 14400 Euro first year; 15600 Euro 2nd and 3rd years.
Period of the grant: 3 years.
Deadline for application: 15 March 2018 (but some steps should be carried out before that).
Applications should be sent to Josep Galceran with: i) a very complete CV (including photo, mails and telephones of 2 or 3 possible scientists for references, birth date, starting date of the degree, date of award of degree, average qualification of the degree, starting date of master, date of award of master, etc.), ii) a motivation letter, iii) the list of the subjects followed in the degree (and in the master) with qualifications and number of credits, i.e. academic transcript (in French: “relevé de notes”, in Spanish “expediente académico”) iv) (highest) certificate of English knowledge and v) a summary (between 0.5 and 2 pages long) of the (research) Master thesis (project or equivalent).