The Institute of Chemistry of São Carlos (IQSC) of University of São Paulo (USP) is offering a postdoctoral fellowship linked to the Project “Study and application of electrochemical technology for the analysis and degradation of endocrine interferents: materials, sensors, processes and scientific dissemination” coordinated by Prof. Dr. Marcos Lanza (Grant 2017/10118-0).
The project aims at the production of new materials with electrocatalytic activity and their application in electrochemical analysis sensors and in advanced effluent treatment processes. In addition to the publication of the scientific knowledge through scientific articles, the dissemination of results will also occur through scientific popularization. Through the production of didactical material to improve the teaching of physicochemistry in Basic Education and the realization of interactive expositions open to students and the general population, it is hoped to arouse interest in science, especially among school-age youth.
The candidate will work on the development and application of new carbon matrix (electrocatalytic) materials for the electrogeneration of H2O2 in situ, from the oxygen reduction reaction, to be applied to cells and reactors electrochemical processes aimed at the degradation of organic compounds with endocrine interference activity.
The desirable requirements for the candidate are: (1) knowledge of morphological-structural analysis techniques and electrochemical techniques for the analysis of electrocatalysts; (2) knowledge of advanced oxidative electrochemical processes (PEOA) of degradation of organic compounds, as well as the notion of instrumental techniques of chemical analysis.
The candidate must have immediate availability to reside in São Carlos / SP / Brazil and have completed his doctorate for less than 7 years.
If selected, the candidate will have a FAPESP postdoctoral fellowship (www.fapesp.br/270) in the monthly amount of R $ 7,373.10 (approximately US$ 1,800.00/month) for up to 24 months, with the possibility of financial assistance for the displacement and installation. It is noteworthy that there is no income tax levied on the scholarship amount and it corresponds to the amount with legal discounts of a newly hired lecturer of public university from the State of Sao Paulo. As a reference, the minimum salary in Brazil is US$ 250.00.
São Paulo Research Foundation – FAPESP – is an independent public foundation with the mission to foster research and the scientific and technological development of the State of São Paulo (Brazil).
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The inscriptions should be made through the email firstname.lastname@example.org to the supervisor Prof. Dr. Marcos Lanza until September 10, 2019. The following documents must be attached to the e-mail:
1) Curriculum Vitae containing the academic training and publications (maximum of 4 pages). Experience in the areas of Materials Chemistry (and related areas) and Electrochemistry must be proven through publications in international scientific journals.
2) Letter of the candidate justifying the interest on the vacancy (maximum of 200 words).
3) Two (2) letters of recommendation.
4) Work plan with its own title describing one (1) research proposal involving the following topic: Production and characterization of new electrocatalyst materials supported in carbon for the electrogeneration of H2O2, from the oxygen reduction reaction, aiming the application in Electrochemical Advanced Oxidative Processes (EAOP) of degradation of organic compounds with endocrine interference activity.
The proposal should include a brief introduction and a description of the strategies for obtaining results, bibliographical references and international journals of interest for submission (maximum of 10 pages).