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  • 26 Aug 2016 1:55 PM | Anonymous

    Dulux have two R&D chemist roles currently available at their research labs in Clayton. Melbourne. These roles are in the polymer and paint formulation area.

    More information:

  • 26 Aug 2016 1:12 PM | Anonymous

    We have a posting on Trialect  soliciting applications for The Gates Cambridge Scholarship for Life Sciences Research. The Gates Cambridge Scholarship programme was established in October 2000 by a donation of US$210m from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the University of Cambridge; this is the largest ever single donation to a UK university. Gates Cambridge considers applications from citizens from outside the United Kingdom. Applications will open on 5 September 2016 for entry in October 2017. There are separate programs for Non- US Scholars and US scholars. We are reaching out to see if you would be willing to refer your fellows/graduate students/junior faculty to this program.  The details can be perused at:


    Trialect Support
    Thousand Oaks, CA, USA


  • 03 Jun 2016 9:20 AM | Anonymous

    Applications are invited for a 3 year CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellowship. The project aims to develop highly sensitive nanoparticles that are functionalized with custom ligands or chemosensor molecules that are capable of low-level detection of critical nutrients that exist within soils. Soils are complex and dynamically changing with time, as are the chemical states of molecules and nutrients contained within them. This makes the sensitive and selective detection of these species extremely challenging.

    The research in this fellowship aims to solve the science challenge of understanding the mechanism of interaction between dynamically changing nutrient molecules (nitrates and phosphates) and the functionalised nanoparticles, which will lead to the development of a nanoparticle based sensor or sensor array.

    For more information:

  • 01 Jun 2016 6:00 PM | Anonymous

    The Chemical Society of Japan's 67th Divisional Meeting on Colloid & Interface Chemistry, Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry will be held from September 22nd to 24th 2016, at Hokkaido University of Education, Asahikawa Campus.

    See flyer and more information on the website:

    The website is now open for abstract submission. The deadline is June 17.

  • 25 May 2016 4:43 PM | Anonymous

    We have an opportunity for an innovative and motivated Chemist in the Research & Development team based at our renowned Innovation Centre in Clayton, Melbourne. In this hands on role, you will work researching and trialling new raw materials to help formulate, develop and commercialise innovative new products. The roles will involve polymer synthesis and evaluation, as well as paint formulating.

    You will primarily focus on both short term and long projects, which will help drive key Business initiatives, as well as maintain the current product range. You will work with a strong sense of ownership and thrive on the opportunity to identify and introduce new technologies and ideas for products and processes.

    For more information and instructions on how to apply, please visit the following page:


    Note that the closing date for applications is Sunday 29th May.

  • 22 May 2016 5:10 PM | Anonymous

    We are looking for post doc candidates to collaborate and submit with us a prestigious Marie Curie Individual Fellowship application (base salary: 4000 euros/month after tax). This fellowship would lead to a 2 years post doctorate contract to perform cutting-edge research in a young innovative French company in Paris while learning business and entrepreneurship skills.

    Applicants can contact us with their own project idea or to collaborate on one of our projects within the following themes:

    • Organ on a chip, lab on a chip, Micro-PCR, microfluidic instruments for cell biology research, microfluidic cell culture and drug screening, microfabrication.

    Guilhem Velvé Casquillas, Phd


  • 16 May 2016 10:47 AM | Anonymous

    Complex nanostructures abound in biological tissue and related synthetic soft materials. These convoluted forms remain largely unexplored, both in terms of how and why they emerge, and undoubtedly involve interplay of biology in vivo with physicochemical factors at work in vitro. ‘Animal Vegetal Mineral’ will be an interdisciplinary forum to discuss and attempt to demarcate the similarities and differences between structure formation mechanisms in biological materials and synthetic soft self-assembled materials. We invite and welcome interested scientific researchers from biology, chemistry, materials science, physics and mathematics to join us for an open-minded exploration of the relations between shape, structure formation and function in biological tissue and nano- and mesostructured materials.

    A special issue of the journal Interface Focus LINK will be dedicated to the themes of the conference. Participants are encouraged to propose contributions to this issue. 

    For more information visit:


  • 11 May 2016 10:35 AM | Anonymous

    A new book, Silencing Silence, by ACIS member Shaun Hendy highlights some recent examples of where scientists have been missing in action when the public needed their knowledge and insights the most.

    For more information see:

  • 09 May 2016 12:35 PM | Anonymous

    Seven Vacancies in Mechanical and Construction Engineering (including Materials Science and Fluid Mechanics)

    The Faculty of Engineering & Environment here at Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne (UK) is advertising a wide range of posts at different levels. The posts are advertised at:


    Please see the “Latest Vacancies” link at the bottom right hand side of the page.

    The Department will consider high quality applicants in all disciplines relevant to Mechanical and Construction Engineering, but particularly wishes to encourage candidates who can strengthen our research and teaching in:


    • Architectural/Mechanical Engineering
    • Automotive Engineering/Mechatronic
    • Construction/Project Management
    • Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics – this could include Microfluidics
    • Materials Science/Engineering – this could include Soft Matter/Smart Materials/Microsystems Technology
    • Mechanics and Dynamics
    • Sustainable and Renewable Energy

    The closing date for applications is 31st May 2016.

    The Faculty policy is that areas of particular expertise may be signposted in Lecturer /Reader /Professor adverts, but we will always consider candidates with excellent research, theoretical or experimental, in any field covered by the department. Departments often have staff with a wide variety of disciplinary backgrounds, e.g. Staff within the Department of Mechanical & Construction Engineering have backgrounds in Mechanical Engineering, Automotive Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Materials/Polymer Science, Project Management, Construction, etc.

    Over recent years the University has made a substantial investment in excellent academic staff and according to the Times Higher Education was the largest riser in ranking (by 30 places) by research power of any UK University in the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014). Examples of recent outputs include,

    From staff linked to Smart Materials & Surfaces Research within the Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering:

    1. Ever-increasing pseudocapacitance in RGO-MnO-RGO sandwich nanostructure for ultrahigh rate lithium storage. Yuan, Xu, et al, Advanced Functional Materials 26, 2198 (2016).
    2. Reversible electrochemically-triggered delamination blistering of hydrogel films on micro patterned electrodes, Xu, et al, Advanced Functional Materials, DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201504769 (2016).
    3. Micro-mechanics of nanostructured carbon/shape memory polymer hybrid thin film, Lei, Xu, Fu et al, Soft Matter 12, 106 (2016).
    4. Nebulization of water/glycerol droplets generated by ZnO/Si surface acoustic wave devices, Guo,  Li, Fu et al, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics 19, 273 (2015)
    5. Mechanically gated electrical switches by creasing of patterned metal/elastomer bilayer films, Xu et al., Advanced Materials 26, 4381-4385 (2014).

    From colleagues working on Smart Materials & Surfaces Research within the Department of Physics & Electrical Engineering:

    1. Superconfinement tailors fluid flow at microscales, Setu et al., Nature Communications 6, art.  7297 (2015).
    2. A sublimation heat engine, Wells et al., Nature Communications   6 , art. 6390 (2015).
    3. Voltage-induced spreading and superspreading of liquids, McHale et al., Nature Communications 4, art. 1605, (2013).

    Lecturer/Reader/Professor Vacancies in other Departments

    We are also advertising posts in

    • Built Environment (Building/Quantity Surveying, Real Estate/Planning)
    • Computer and Information Sciences
    • Human Geography


    Further Information about Smart Materials & Surfaces Research

    Within my own area of Smart Materials & Surfaces/Materials/Physics, in addition to myself, the following colleagues can be approached for informal discussions:

    From the Department of Mechanical & Construction Engineering:

    From the Department of Physics & Electrical Engineering:


    Glen McHale BSc (H), PhD, FInstP, FHEA, SMIEEE

    Professor of Applied & Materials Physics and Executive Dean, Engineering & Environment

    T:    +44 (0)191 227 3660

    PA:  +44 (0)191 227 4397


    Room 105, Ellison D Block, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST, United Kingdom

  • 05 May 2016 9:08 AM | Anonymous

    15 PhD scholarships are available for projects which are collaborations between the Faculties of Engineering, IT, Science and Medicine. They all have a Monash Health or Alfred Health clinician involved and are designed to be translational.

    For more information refer to the website below: 

    A list of specific projects available is here:

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