10–12 Dec Workshop at Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

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Building Block Synthesis and Characterization This two-day international workshop for CreaNet ESRs is organized by WEIZMANN with contributions to the sessions from Rienk Eelkema, Jan van Esch (TU Delft, the Netherlands), Andreas Walther (ALU-FR, Germany) and Róża Szweda (Łukasiewicz-PORT, Poland). The workshop will cover modern synthesis methods for organic, polymeric, nanoparticle and hybrid inorganic/organic building blocks. It will also discuss important and advanced methods for characterization of such building blocks and nanoscale systems (chromatography, spectroscopy, imaging, scattering, etc.). We will take advantage of WEIZMANN’ advanced characterization facilities (e.g., cryogenic transmission and scanning electron microscopes in the Institute’s Electron Microscopy Unit) to provide the ESRs with hands-on experience in state-of-the-art characterization techniques by Ifat Kaplan-Ashir, Dr. Lothar Houben. As part of the workshop, Klajn (WEIZMANN) will offer an intensive, condensed three-hour…
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We are recruiting!

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Interdisciplinary PhD opportunities in Systems Chemistry We are soliciting PhD applications for the interdisciplinary Innovative Training Network (ITN) in the field of Systems Chemistry entitled “Chemical Reaction Networks: Signal amplification, spatiotemporal control, and materials”. CReaNet is an EU-sponsored Marie S. Curie network that will generously fund 15 PhD positions in France, Germany, Israel, UK, Sweden, and Switzerland, starting approximately in September 2019. The long-term scientific goal of CReaNet is to develop biocompatible Chemical Reaction Networks (CRNs) for signal amplification and novel (bio)materials. Research projects range from engineering (enzymatic) reaction networks, mathematical modeling of reaction networks, to nanoparticle assembly, soft matter, and nano-patterning. The 3 or 4 year PhD projects (depending on the host country) will include internships to partner laboratories, and industrial work experience. Exceptional candidates of any nationality are…
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Project Manager wanted (update: position filled)

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UPDATE: This position has been filled.... Our project manager will be Roza, welcome! We are looking for a project manager (4 years non-permanent contract) for CReaNet, who is in charge of: communication with the EU (through the Program Officer in Brussels), in close collaboration with the Network Manager (Thomas Hermans) assisting in day-to-day aspects of CReaNet, such as: i) requesting info from all beneficiaries involved for input e.g., for periodic reports, scientific deliverables, career development plans for the PhD Students (15 ESR's in total, "Early Stage Researchers") assisting ESR's during their internships / secondments to other countries organization of international meetings (typically 2 per year) keeping an eye on upcoming deadlines and informing beneficiaries to deliver their contribution(s) outreach and communication about CReaNet (through social media, the website, ....) establishing…
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