The Madeira Chemistry Research Centre at Madeira Island, Portugal, has a vacancy for 7 months, to work in the FCT (Portuguese Research Foundation) funded project “FUNCMETAL-Functionalized Metallodendrimers Based on 2,4,6-tri-substituted-1,3,5-triazine Core Derivatives”.

Job/Fellowship Reference: PTDC/QUI/64202/2006

Job description: Synthesis of a new series of organometallic first- and second generation dendrimers based on 2,4,6-tri-substituted-13,5- triazine core derivatives with ethynylruthenium and platinum units in the main chain.

The Research Assistantship grant includes an accident insurance and 745 euros/month.
Candidates for the position should have a Master degree in Chemistry or similar, research training and experience in inorganic and organometallic chemistry and characterization techniques (e.g. NMR, MS and electrochemistry), good spoken and written English, computer literacy, attention to detail and accuracy and good communication and interpersonal skills.
Candidates will be screened according to their research track record, their background and experience.
Qualified applicants should send:
1) A detailed CV,
2) Two letters of recommendation/contacts,
3) One motivation letter explaining the reasons behind the interest for the Research Assistantship position,
4) Official and complete academic records (one set of the documents in the original language and
one set of the documents translated into English or French), by e-mail only (

Please include in the email subject, the Job/Fellowship reference, otherwise the candidate will be excluded.

For further information please visit the scholarships and research opportunity links.

Note: Application deadline: 16 of January 2011, Starting date: 01 of February 2011.

Please mention on your application while applying for this scholarship.

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