IPC PAS, Charge Transfer Processes in Hydrodynamics Systems
National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR)
Project title, type and project number
Microfluidic cells for high-throughput multiple response analyses – UpTurn; POLNOR Project No. NOR/POLNOR/UPTURN/0060/2019, ICHF 009-2021
Martin Jönsson-Niedziółka at ICP PAS, Paweł Wojcik at redox.me for the whole project
We are looking for a postdoc for an exciting project as part of a collaboration between the Institute of Physical Chemistry, the Gdańsk University of Technology, the company redox.me and the Norwegian research institute Sintef, to develop first-of-its-kind, multiparametric instrumentation equipment integrating microfluidic electrochemical cells and advanced microelectrodes materials, and being compatible with other in situ analyses technologies such as UV-Vis, FTIR/IR, Raman, NMR and ultra-fast laser spectroscopy.
IPC PAS is the main responsible partner for testing and development of the electrochemical part of the system.
Microfluidic devices offer important benefits such as fast analysis time, reduced use of reagents (sometimes very expensive, highly reacting and/or highly toxic compounds) and the possibility of more accurate reaction control. Microfluidics coupled with electrochemistry has been exploited
for a variety of applications ranging from electrochemical energy storage and conversion to biosensing, environmental and chemical synthesis.
Here we will be combining novel electrode materials developed at Gdańsk University of Technology with microfluidic design by Sintef and the technical know-how from redox.me. This offers the candidate a unique opportunity to work on fundamental electrochemistry in an international collaboration with a clear path towards practical implementation to commercial production.
The postdoc will work together in a team to build up the test facility needed for the evaluation of materials from GUT. The materials will be tested both as general-purpose electrodes, but also for specific purposes within (bio)analytical chemistry. The final goal will be the development and demonstration of a multi-parameter electrochemical measurement platform based on microfluidics.
Number of vacancies
Key responsibilities include
Position in the project
Full time employment contract
10 000 PLN (total employment cost), i.e. ca. 6600 PLN net
Position starts on
Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement
12 months with possible extension to 24 months
Microfluidics, electrochemistry, physics/optics or similar, ideally also with experience simulation of flow and reactions in microfluidics systems
Scientific profile of a candidate
Recognised Researcher (R2)
Key assessment criteria
Deadline for the settlement of the competition
Archival announcement. We would like to thank all candidates for their submitted applications.