We are looking for two highly motivated PhD students in chemistry for studies at the Doctoral School of Exact and Natural Sciences. Candidates will investigate the topics of signal amplification and chirality transfer as a part of the OPUS 19 project entitled “A superefficient molecular nanoantenna for chirality transfer to environment studied using vibrational optical activity (VOA)”, funded by the National Science Centre.
Both positions are available in the Chiroptical Spectroscopy Group of Prof. Agnieszka Kaczor at the Faculty of Chemistry, Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. Our team’s current scientific interests oscillate around studying chiral supramolecules to better understand the aspects of amplification and chirality transfer phenomenon using chiroptical methods, in particular Raman Optical Activity (ROA) and Vibrational Circular Dichroism (VCD).
The research tasks for candidates will be the preparation and precise modifications of various supramolecular systems to explore and understand phenomena of amplification and induction of chirality in studied systems. For this purpose, the multiparameter approach is going to be applied to analyze the chiroptical properties of studied supramolecular units based on key chiroptical methods, i.e. VCD, ROA and ECD supported by quantum-chemical computations.
Candidates will be assigned to preparation of samples and spectroscopic (ROA, VCD, and ECD) measurements, preprocessing and analysis of spectroscopic data including quantum-chemical calculations, and taking part in the dissemination of the project’s results (writing publications, preparing presentations, etc.).
We offer an attractive full scholarship. More recruitment information can be found here.
If you are interested or need more information, please contact Agnieszka: firstname.lastname@example.org.