22/07/2020
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Seeking post-doc fellow in Catalytic Organoboron Chemistry

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  • ANGEBOTSFRIST
    15/08/2020 16:30 - Europe/Brussels
  • EU-FORSCHUNGSRAHMENPROGRAMM
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • STANDORT
    Spain, Tarragona
  • ORGANISATION/EINRICHTUNG
    Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV)
  • ABTEILUNG
    International Research Proposal Support Unit
  • LABORATORY
    Pre-award

Professor Elena Fernández, established at the Univeristy Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona, Spain), is interested in receiving Expressions of Interest of potential candidates for the Marie Sklodowska – Curie Individual Fellowship (MSCA – IF) 2020 call. Selected candidates will receive dedicated support from my group to write a successful proposal.

The overarching goal of our group is to investigate the key concept based on orthogonal reactivity of multiborylated systems in a one-pot reaction, searching for reaction conditions to selectively react one boryl moiety of a molecule while leaving the others untouched, followed by the reaction of another component in a subsequent step. Our research consists of 4 pillars:

  • Develop robust chemical transformations for selectively modifying polyorganoboron compounds with spatial and functional precision to make them more complex in a controllable and predictable manner.
  • Introduce strategies of switchable orthogonal dynamic organoboron chemistry toward the regulation of complex dynamic reactions.
  • The generality and versatility of our approaches should facilitate their incorporation into many aspects of chemistry endeavors.
  • Access to novel functions through polyborated components with high and tunable complexity to mimic biosystems, including signaling networks.

For the Marie Curie IF call of 2020, we are looking for postdoc(s) with experience in:

  • experimental tools to prepare and characterize organoboron compounds, with different hybridizations and substituents
  • deep knowledge of functional transformations of C-B bonds in a large number of functional groups, with control of stereochemistry.

 

We are looking for talented and innovative young scientists, strongly committed to high quality frontier research and able to add new insights to the existing URV core expertise. Only candidates with an outstanding record of research achievements and publications in top-quality journals will be considered.

URV as Hosting Institution located at Scientific Campus of Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona, Spain), has all the technical and scientific facilities for carry out this project.

Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV) is well positioned both nationally and internationally due to the Excellence of its research and the commitment and internationally recognised staff. URV is made up of 12 Faculties and Schools, with 24 Departments, which welcome annually 11.400 undergraduate, 1.500 master and 1.200 PhD students (20% of them full time employees). In 2019, it was named World’s 78th Best Young University aged less than 50 years and 401-500 Best University in the World (by Times Higher Education World University Rankings), and 501-600 by Academic Ranking of world Universities. Being the within the top 10% universities in number and impact of its publications is a clear measure of the quality of the research we can offer to the future MSCA-IF fellows.

Testament to the quality of its research is the fact that URV is host for around 100 MSCA fellows, in different programmes (COFUND, ITN, IF), displaying a strong bond to the principles of the MSCA programme.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

At the deadline for the submission of the proposals (09/09/2020), researchers:

  • Shall be in possession of a doctoral degree or 4 years of full-time equivalent experience;
  • Must not have resided or carried out their main activities in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the above mentioned deadline.
  • Must be fluent in English (both written and spoken).

 

SELECTION PROCESS

Researchers willing to apply should check that they fulfil the eligibility criteria and then send an expression of interest, consisting of:

  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A summary presentation of their research proposal / A motivation letter

Expressions of interest must be submitted to uspir@urv.cat (Title of the e-mail “URV- MSCA - IF - Prof. Elena Fernández”).

Proposals will be pre-selected on the basis of internal evaluation. Candidates will be informed of the results of the pre-selection a week after the deadline.

WEB of the research group: http://www.quimica.urv.es/organoborane

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