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Research Fellow (Carbon Dots)

Closing date
21 Apr 2023

Job Details

Job Description

The candidate will work with research and development projects exploring the synthesis, classification, purification, passivation/functionalisation of carbon-based nanomaterials at the Centre for Advanced 2D Materials at the National University of Singapore.

  • Propose, conduct, and optimise synthesis methods of carbon-based nanomaterials
  • Propose, conduct, and optimise size classification methods
  • Propose, conduct, and optimise purification methods
  • Propose, conduct, and optimise passivation/functionalisation methods
  • Review technical and scientific literature and prepare presentations or proposals for discussion
  • Design, establish, and write standard operating procedures for processing routes, equipment usage, and training
  • Calibrate and maintain equipment assigned
  • Perform laboratory analysis, evaluate and discuss the results, and present reports
  • Manage general laboratory inventory (e.g., consumable inventory)
  • Work in a laboratory environment within a team of multidisciplinary researchers
  • Participate in routine housekeeping

Job Requirements

  • The candidate must hold an internationally recognised PhD degree, preferably in chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science or engineering, or equivalent
  • Experience working on synthesis and characterisation of carbon nanomaterials (preferably oxide)
  • Experience working with size classification and purification systems
  • Experience on passivation/functionalisation of carbon nanoparticles
  • Experience working on stablisation and characterisation of colloidal suspensions
  • Experience working in wet chemistry laboratory and cleanroom environment

Additionally, the candidate should be/have:

  • Accountable for technical deliverables and milestones according to agreed timelines
  • Self-motivated to study and achieve proposed goals
  • Able to troubleshoot and root cause analysis

It is a bonus if the candidate has:

  • Knowledge on pilot or industrial processes above described
  • Knowledge or previous experience on upscaling processes
  • knowledge and experience in analytical techniques and sample preparation (e.g., TEM, SEM, FTIR, TGA, DSC, XPS, DRX, AFM, QMS, CHNS, ICP, Raman, PL, and fluorescence microscopy)
  • Previous experience working in an industrial environment or in research and development projects with industrial partners
  • Previous experience working on synthesis/characterisation of carbon dots, carbon quantum dots, carbon nanodots, or graphene quantum dots

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At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students are one of our utmost priorities, and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require a significant amount of physical interactions with students/staff/public members. Even for job roles that may be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.

Taking into consideration the health and well-being of our staff and students and to better protect everyone in the campus, applicants are strongly encouraged to have themselves fully COVID-19 vaccinated to secure successful employment with NUS.

More Information

Location: Kent Ridge Campus
Organization: Centre for Advanced 2D Materials
Job requisition ID : 8456


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+65 6516 6666

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