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Intitulé du poste : Postdoc position - Chiral symmetry breaking induced by crystallization
Ville : Brussels
Laboratoire/Institut : Université Libre de Bruxelles
Description du poste : Context: CHISUB is an ambitious collaborative research project that span over 4 years (2022-2025) and that puts together 6 research groups from Belgium, The Netherlands, and Austria. CHISUB features a multidisciplinary approach, towards crystallization mechanisms of molecules, which uses chiral symmetry breaking as local probe of ordering phenomena and as a tool for enantiomeric separation. Crystallization often starts on surfaces of rigid substrates with the formation of 2D self-assembled molecular layers and then extends to bulk phases. CHISUB intends to design, synthesize, and characterize a library of molecular systems tailored to break chiral symmetry at different time- and length-scales. These systems will be studied by scanning probe microscopy at 2D and by electron microscopy and diffraction techniques when extending to 3D. Chiral symmetry breaking towards specific handedness will be directed by external stimuli, such as a combination of electric and magnetic fields, spin polarization, and even rotation of molecular machines. Theoretical and experimental studies will be carried out in synergy to explore ordering phenomena and chiral selectivity processes from first principles and reach a fundamental understanding beyond specific systems

Offer: A talented highly motivated young chemist or physicist with a Ph.D. in the field of crystal growth of organic molecules is actively searched. The candidate must have a sound knowledge of crystal structures, and diffraction methods. He/she must be hard at work, easy-going, rigorous, and have strong laboratory skills. He/she must be fluent in English and be able to write high-quality publications.The successful applicant is expected to develop an innovative research program in close collaboration with other nodes of the CHISUB network. The position is for an initial duration of one year. Expected start date from February 2022. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is hired.To apply, candidates must send to Prof. Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser., a letter explaining his/her motivations, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and the name and email address of three reference persons.
Durée du contrat : 1 year
Date de prise de fonction : mid 2022
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