Research Fellow - Surface functionalization of advanced adsorbent nanomaterials International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory INL Portugal

Ref.18.06.24 - Research Fellow - Surface functionalization of advanced adsorbent nanomaterials

Employer: International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)
Location: Braga, Portugal
Department: Micro and Nanofabrication
Group: Nanochemistry
Job Type: Full time
Contract Duration: 12 months
Closing Date: July 25th, 2018 23:00 (Lisbon time)
Salary: Competitive package and benefits


INL is seeking a highly qualified Post-doctoral Research Fellow to work on the surface functionalization of advanced adsorbent nanomaterials within PT2020 research and innovation project "Prevenir o Biofouling em Sistemas de Membranas (pBio4.0)". The research work is to be conducted at the Nanochemistry Research Group of the Micro and Nanofabrication Department under the guidance of Dr. Yury Kolenko and Dr. Juliana Sousa. 

Job Role & Key Responsibilities

As a Research Fellow, the main focus of the research activity will be the surface functionalization of adsorbent nanomaterials with biocides to mitigate the impact of biofouling in membrane-based water treatment technology. The work will be supported by detailed studies of the surface structure and its stability.

Job Requirements

Applicants should meet the following requirements:

  • PhD degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, or materials science;
  • Experience in the surface functionalization of inorganic nanomaterials;
  • Solid knowledge of biocides and biofouling process;
  • Experience in characterization of the nanomaterials by XRD, SEM, FTIR, UV-Vis and Raman spectroscopy among the others is of advantage;
  • Good knowledge of transfer capabilities.

Personal Skills

  • Strong drive to carry out research in the proposed topic;
  • Solid motivation to work both independently and as part of a team in an interdisciplinary project;
  • Good track record of disseminating research results.


English is the working language of INL. Therefore, excellent communication skills in English are required.

What we offer

  • Employment contract and competitive compensation package;
  • Employees will also benefit of the various social facilities available at INL;
  • International and highly competitive environment in contact with leading edge technology.

How to Apply

International candidates are welcome to apply. Only applications in English will be accepted. The application is made online. Please click on the 'Apply' button. Interested applicants should submit a motivation letter, a full curriculum vitae and University certificates. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Employment Agreement

If your application is successful and you accept our offer of employment, you will receive the employment agreement and all other relevant documents. If you are relocating, you will be given assistance by the HR Office.

If Your Application is Not Successful

We highly value the interest shown from applicants wishing to become a part of the INL experience. It is important for us to maintain good communications with candidates. No matter the outcome of the application, we always send the applicant an answer.

Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Principle

INL is an equal opportunity organization, committed to providing equal career opportunities and firmly adheres to a principle of non-discrimination in respect of gender, age, nationality, racial group, or any other possible discriminatory issues. Enquires should be made to:
The advertisement deadline may be extended at any time without previous notice in order to improve the suitability and effectiveness of the recruitment process.

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