Job title: Research Assistants in Nanostructured Material Synthesis by Wet-Chemistry

Contract: 1 year fixed-term contract with possible extension up to 2 years.

Job description

Research assistant positions are constantly available in our ALD Research Group at Phenikaa University. Our main research interests include: (1) developing atmospheric pressure ALD techniques for the synthesis of functional nanomaterials, conformal protective coatings, surface modification and engineering; (2) fabrication of nanostructured materials for applications in energy conversion and storage, optoelectronics and catalysis. The research assistants will take care of the synthesis of nanostructured materials by wet-chemistry methods, then characterizing the morphological, structural, optical and electrical properties of obtained nanomaterials. Research assistants will have high freedom, flexibility and strong support from the experienced researchers within the group to develop their research skills, English communication (writing and oral) in science. They will have opportunities to participate in national and international collaboration programs between the group and other research groups from Vietnam, France, the Netherlands, South Korea, etc., thereby extending their network for future plans. Finally, given the high motivation of producing and publishing high-quality research work from the ALD Research Group in high-impact international journals, the research assistants will have good opportunities to contribute their effort in such research articles, which will certainly add valuable points in their CV.

Applicant profile

Applicants should

    • Have a BSc degree or an MSc degree in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or other related fields;

    • Have a high motivation and a standard attitude in doing research;

    • Be able to communicate - verbally and in writing - to a high standard in English.

Desirable criteria

    • Experiences in nanomaterial synthesis, particularly using wet-chemistry methods;

    • Being familiar with material characterization techniques (optical, electrical, electron microscopy, XRD, etc.)

Our offers

    • Full-time positions with attractive salary;

    • Excellent working environment with high flexibility;

    • Financial support for MSc/PhD study in Vietnam and/or opportunities to study MSc/PhD abroad.

Application materials

    • Curriculum Vitae (CV) in English;

    • Research statement in English: describing past work and vision for the work at Phenikaa University.

Job location

ALD Research Group, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Phenikaa University

Address: Yen Nghia Ward, Ha Dong District, Hanoi, Vietnam

How to apply

Please send your application materials directly to (Dr. Hao Van Bui) and (Dr. Viet Huong Nguyen). The positions are open until filled.

About Phenikaa University

Located in Hanoi – the Capital City of Vietnam, established on the 10th October 2007 with its former name Thanh Tay University, and become a member of Phenikaa Group since 2017, the name Phenikaa University has been officially registered in the world education and research map since the 21st November 2018. This is an important milestone that represents the inauguration of a new era of Phenikaa University: We aim to provide high-quality education, research, and social contribution proudly from now on.

Following our brand new name, Phenikaa University has received enormous support from Phenikaa Group for the development of infrastructure, equipment of educational and research facilities, and especially the recruitment of high-quality human resource to realize our ambition of heading Phenikaa University toward an internationally recognized research and education institution following the international standards. Within a year, Phenikaa University has attracted more than 100 young and motivated scientists around the world, including foreign scientists with diverse nationalities, Vietnamese scientists living abroad and Vietnamese scientists from other institutions in Vietnam. The university currently hosts over 400 staff members and 3000 students, and offers more than 20 programs at bachelor and master levels. To create a professional environment and trigger scientific research activities at the university, Phenikaa Group has launched 4 research institutes and centers, including Phenikaa Research and Technology Institute (PRATI), Phenikaa Institute for Advanced Study (PIAS), Phenikaa University Nano Institute (PHENA) and International Center for Social Science Research (ISR), each having an International Advisory Board consisting of well-known scientists from highly ranked universities. In 2019, 9 key research groups and 4 potential research groups, led by the most talented scientists of the university, have been established. Ever since, the research activities at the university have been rapidly promoted.