Experienced Researcher in Nano – composites for water treatment
Experienced Researcher in Nano – composites for water treatment

Experienced Researcher in Nano – composites for water treatment


Application deadline: October 31, 2023

We are looking for a highly motivated researcher to join our ongoing research efforts in the production and characterization of porous membranes-composites for water purification.

The expected start date for this position is December 1, 2023.

Project Description

The successful candidate will join our experimental team in advancing our capabilities on combining graphene and related materials with commercial polymers to obtain new filters able to remove from water emerging contaminants (EC) which cannot be removed by standard filters. These includes antibiotics, pesticides, cosmetics and perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

The job location is at CNR-ISOF Institute (Bologna, Italy) in the frame of LIFE20 ENV/IT/001001 “Give plastic wastes from the production of hollow-fiber membranes a second life”.

Start Date: 01/09/2021.  End Date: 28/02/2025.

Job Description/Responsibilities
You will perform experimental research, both individually and as part of our team, in the field of chemistry and materials science. Depending on your background and interests, you may contribute to aspects such as the following:

  • organic synthesis;
  • functionalisation of graphene
  • graphene-based composite preparation
  • liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry (LC/MS)
  • water purification by adsorption

In doing so, you will take advantage of the extensive infrastructure and expertise available in our team and division. Your research will benefit from regular interactions with our collaborators based in neighbouring divisions as well as with our international partners in the project.

a) Master degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technologies and PhD in Chemical Sciences, Biochemical Sciences or Biotechnology Sciences.

b) All qualifications obtained abroad (degree diploma, doctorate and any other qualifications) must be, as a rule, previously recognized in Italy according to the legislation in force subject (information on the website of the Ministry of University and Scientific Research: https://www.mur.gov.it/ithttps://www.mur.gov.it/it/aree-tematiche/afam/offerta-formativa-afam/riconoscimenti-titoli-esteri-afam).

The equivalence of the aforementioned qualifications obtained abroad that have not already been recognized in Italy with the foreseen formal procedure mentioned above, will be evaluated, solely for the purpose of admission of the candidate for this selection, by the selection board set up pursuant to art. 6, paragraph 1 of the Disciplinary;

c) experience in the research field as described in art. 1 and in art. 4 of the official call for application;

d) knowledge of the English language;

e) knowledge of the Italian language (only for foreign candidates)

Contract Terms
This postdoc position is a full-time temporary employment for one year, renewable for multiple years.

Application Procedure

Internal Application forms are needed.
The call for application ISOF_274_2023_BO is available at this link:



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.

Personal Letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-2 pages where you:

• Introduce yourself

• Describe your previous research fields and main research results

• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other Documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Application Deadline:                             October 20, 2023

For questions, please contact:              

                                                                       Tel: 0516399930