Research fellowship on Materials Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry
Research fellowship on Materials Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry

Research fellowship on Materials Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry

Call for application n° ISOF_291_2024_BO

Application Deadline: May 2nd, 2024

We are currently seeking a freshly graduate Research Fellow to join our research group, under the supervision of Dr. Alessandro Kovtun.

Scope: study of membranes for the removal of emerging pollutants from water under the PRIN – VOGA’N WATER research program for the following topic: “Vertically Oriented Graphene Assembled Nanostructures for WATER purification (VOGA’N WATER).”

The expected start date for this position is June 1st, 2024.

Research Areas

You will have the opportunity to delve into one of the following cutting-edge research areas:

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry

In the project we will deal with the synthesis of a new class of organic membranes, together with researchers from the universities of Padova and Sassari, using two-dimensional materials (graphene oxide) and sol-gel techniques; then we will study how pollutants interact with these membranes, both at equilibrium (adsorption isotherms) and in operating flow conditions (loading curves).

The Institute

You will work at ISOF, which is one of the 89 institutes of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) established in 2002.
CNR, the largest public research institution in Italy, is directly managed by the Ministry of Research.
The mission of CNR is to conduct research, promote innovation and competitiveness, internationalize the national research system, provide technologies and solutions, and advise the government and other public bodies on scientific matters.

Selected recent pubblications

  • Francesca Tunioli, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering 11 (2023) 109566
  • Sara Khaliha, Journal of Membrane Science 658 (2022) 120707
  • Membrane Technology 2021, 2021, 5-7

Contract Terms
This position is a full-time temporary employment for one year.

Certificates needed

a) A degree obtained in accordance with the regulations in force prior to Ministerial Decree 509/99, or a Master’s Degree (Ministerial Decree of 5 May 2004), with a professional curriculum suitable for carrying out research activities;
b) All qualifications obtained abroad (degree, doctorate and any other qualifications) must, as a rule, be previously recognised in Italy in accordance with the relevant legislation in force (information on the website of the Ministry of Universities and Scientific Research:

The equivalence of the aforementioned qualifications obtained abroad that have not already been recognised in Italy in accordance with the above-mentioned formal procedure shall be assessed, solely for the purposes of the candidate’s admission to this selection procedure, by the selection board set up pursuant to Article 6, paragraph 1 of the Specifications;
c) experience in the field of the subject referred to in Article 1, declared in accordance with Article 4;
d) knowledge of the English language
e) knowledge of the Italian language (only for foreign candidates).

Application Procedure
Internal Application forms are needed.
The call for application ISOF_291_2024_BO is available at these links:


Candidates are admitted subject to selection. The exclusion will be communicated to the person concerned by mail.
CV : (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:

  • CV, include complete list of publications
  • Two references that we can contact.

Interested candidates please send your CV and supporting documents to:

Tel: +39 051 6399930

Application Deadline: May 2nd, 2024