Research project at Jerusalem


Available Position for Experienced Researcher:


On–line combined electrochemistry-mass spectrometry for the investigation of the mechanism of electrocatalyzed reactions


In this program, the group will mainly develop the following project:

Investigations of the speciation and transformations of high-valent organometallic compounds [eg. CpReO3, (CH3)ReO3, (CH3)3ReO2, (CH3)4OsO, Cp2M2O5 (M = Mo, W)] and new related derivatives in water. We shall conduct speciation studies as a function of pH, ligands, and applied potential by Electrospray mass spectrometry.  New generations of coupling interfaces with (and without) optical and chromatographic methods will be developed.



1.            A.D.Modestov, S. Srebnik, O.Lev and J. Gun.

              Scanning Capillary Microscopy - Mass Spectrometry

Anal. Chem. 73 (17): 4229-4240 (2001)

2.            J Gun, A Modestov, O Lev, D Saurenz, M Vorotyntsev and R. Poli.

“On-Line Electrochemistry/Mass Spectrometry of Organometallic Species: Reduction of (C5Me5)2Mo2O5 in Methanol - Water – Acetate Solutions”

                Eur. J. Inorg. Chem  482-492 (2002)

3.            J. Gun, A. Modestov, O. Lev, R. Poli.

“Reduction of (C5Me5)2Mo2O5 and (C5Me5)2Mo2O4 in Methanol - Water  Trifluoroacetate Solutions investigated by Combined On-Line Electrochemistry/Electrospray Mass Spectrometry”,

                Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2003, 2264-2272.


Available Positions

·           One senior researcher position

Starting date May 2005 (earlier or later starting dates will also be considered).

Duration 12 months with a possibility for extension



Cost of living in the Jerusalem

·           Accommodation:
- self contained furnished flat, Jerusalem, average 350 €/month excl. bills
- furnished room in a shared flat, from 3 to 4 people range 200 €/month excl. bills depending on area.
A student hostel allows temporary accommodation
Other living expenses
Around 300 €/month.




Prof. Ovadia Lev and Dr. Jenny Gun

The Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry,

Casali Institute of Applied Science

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Jerusalem 91904, Israel

phone                                +972-2-6586260

mobile                               +972-64-779795

fax                                      +972-2-6586155