Offre de Postdoc à l’ICPMS Strasbourg et Synchrotron SOLEIL

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a PhD in experimental sciences (physics, chemistry, material sciences) and a strong interest in instrumental developments. A demonstrated experience in either electron microscopy, X-ray spectroscopy or microfluidic fabrication is required. Knowledge of (hybrid) perovskites synthesis would be highly appreciated, while experience in synthesis and material characterization is mandatory. The ability to work in a collaborative team with several partners in different locations is expected. Excellent communication skills (both written and oral) in English are required.
The post-doctoral fellow will be hired by and located at the ICPMS (Surface and Interface team) in Strasbourg, with frequent sessions in SOLEIL to develop microfluidic devices and collect XAS and SAXS/WAXS data.

More information here: https://www.usias.fr/en/the-institute/jobs/

Offre de postdoc au Collège de France (Laboratoire de Chimie des Processus Biologiques)

The post-doc position will build on the above recent achievements of our team on MOF functionalized for CO2 reduction and water oxidation.

Potential Candidates should have a strong background in electrochemistry and catalysis:

  • Expertise in electrochemistry and electrocatalysis is mandatory (PhD in electrocatalysis)
  • Know-how in deposition methods and electrode preparation
  • Background in MOF chemistry is highly desirable
  • Experience in photoelectrocatalysis would appreciated
  • Excellent publication recordApplications:
  • Cover letter, detailed CV and contact information for three references should be sent to Dr. Caroline Mellot-Draznieks. Interviews will be proposed on reception of these required documents.

Offre de postdoc à U. Bordeaux (ISM, ICMCB, LOMA)

The ISM, ICMCB and LOMA – part of joint laboratories at University of Bordeaux/ French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) – are looking for a postdoctoral researcher for a project to synthesize and characterize dissymmetrical metal oxide based heteronanostructures for optimized charge separation. This project proposes a new strategy for the synthesis of metal oxide-based heteronanostructures using an optofluidic method. Using a laser beam focused in microchannels, the strategy involves asymmetric photodeposition of reduction and oxidation co-catalysts on binary or ternary oxide nanoparticles exposing well-defined facets previously prepared by original solvothermal routes. The post-doctoral researcher will be in charge of the synthesis of the metal oxide nanoparticles exposing well-defined facets and of the characterization of their structural, textural and optical properties (ISM/ICMCB). The post-doctoral researcher will also work on the photodeposition of co-catalysts in collaboration with LOMA. The long-term goal is to design efficient photocatalytic systems for water splitting.

Applications
Candidates should contact Thierry Toupance with:
• Cover letter (max. one page)
• CV
• PhD degree
• Transcript of academic records
• Letters of recommendation or contact details for potential referees

Offres (2) de postdoc à U. Montpellier (Institut Européen des membranes)

Two postdoctoral research positions are available in the group of Dr. Damien Voiry at the University of Montpellier in France. Our research aims at understanding of the electrocatalytic properties of nanomaterials toward the reduction of CO2. The projects are supported by the European Research Council under the ERC Starting Grant program and the SATT AxLR.

The term will be 1 year, with the possibility of renewal. The positions are available as early as January 2022.

To obtain more information about our research, please visit our website (https://lowdimensional-materials.net/).

Offre de postdoc à U. Grenoble-Alpes (Laboratoire de Chimie et Biologie des Métaux)

Postdoctoral position in physical chemistry to study bio-inspired photoactive Ru-complexes involved in hydrogen production

The LCBM and SyMMES groups – part of joint laboratories at University Grenoble Alps (UGA)/ French National Centre for
Scientific Research (CNRS)/ French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), Grenoble, France – are looking
for a postdoctoral researcher for a project to characterize the reactive intermediates of promising bio-inspired photoactive Rucomplexes
involved in hydrogen production. Building on ground-breaking previous results, we plan to study the ability of
flavin derivatives to store photogenerated electrons for transfer to H2-producing cobalt catalysers. Several advanced
spectroscopic methods, including pulsed and time-resolved EPR (electron paramagnetic resonance), will be used in combination
with other methods (electrochemistry) and DFT simulations. Electron localisation on the organic moieties, the kinetics of transfer
and coupling with the Co states will be of particular interest. The long-term goal is to design efficient system for solar fuel
production. The work will involve relatively simple sample preparation – at LCBM – and extensive spectroscopic analysis, which
will be carried out at SyMMES. The two laboratories are located on the same scientific campus in Grenoble, France, have a long
history of collaboration, and are very well known in their respective fields of research.
Sicoli et al., Science 351, 2016, 10.1126/science.aad8995
Lefebvre et al., Chemical Sciences, 9, 2018, 10.1039/c7sc04348a
For further information about the laboratories and the research carried out:
https://www.symmes.fr/Pages/CAMPE/Presentation.aspx
https://www.solhycat.com/

Qualifications
We are looking for candidates with a background in EPR or NMR spectroscopy. The candidate should hold a Ph.D. degree in
chemistry or physics and have documented experience in demanding spectroscopic experiments. Experience in DFT calculation
or electrochemistry or photochemistry would be a bonus.

Position Summary
Funding for this position has been awarded by the French National Research Agency (ANR) as a part of a broader Franco-
German project. The position can be filled immediately, the initial contract will run for a maximum of 18 months. The salary
will depend on experience, with a net starting rate of pay of about €2200 /month. Health insurance and social contributions will
be paid by the employer.

About Grenoble
Grenoble is a major university town in France, home to more than 58,000 students from over 70 different countries. It also
represents a world-ranking research community thanks to a unique combination of a major University, several state-owned basicand
applied-research organisations, high ranking international scientific facilities (ESRF synchrotron facilities and ILL neutron
facilities) and major high-tech industries. Thanks to this diversity, Grenoble is a hive of activity at all hours of the day and night!
Grenoble is also well known for its unique position in the French Alps with major ski resorts accessible in under an hour, and
exceptional natural sites to visit in other seasons.

Applications
Candidates should contact Serge Gambarelli, serge.gambarelli@cea.fr, +33438783940 with:
• Cover letter (max. one page)
• CV
• PhD degree
• Transcript of academic records
• Letters of recommendation or contact details for potential referees

Offre de postdoc à U. Paris (Laboratoire d’Electrochimie Moléculaire)

« Development of a flow cell incorporating molecular catalysts for electrochemical CO2 reduction »

The candidate must possess research track record with several first authored publications in recognized international journals within the field of electrochemistry and/or electrocatalysis and electrochemical devices. Experience with industrial and scientific collaborations will be considered advantageous. Previous experience with supervision of doctoral students will be considered beneficial. Excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English is all-important.

Please contact Marc ROBERT (robert@u-paris.fr)