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Reference : UMR5128-CHLTHI-007
Workplace : VILLEURBANNE
Date of publication : Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 4 October 2021
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : between 2643 and 3047€ gross monthly for an exp <2 years after obtaining the PhD or 3766€ gross monthly for an exp >= 2 years and < 7 years.
Desired level of education : 5-year university degree
Experience required : Indifferent
The aim of this project is the development of stabilized metallic nanoparticles in solution. These nanoparticles are obtained by the controlled decomposition of metal precursors (coordination complexes) in the presence of original stabilizing ligands. These envisaged noble and non-noble metal nanoparticles will be used as catalysts in various key reactions with high industrial potential (C-C coupling and hydrosilylation of alkenes). From a fundamental point of view, this project aims at developing new monometallic or bimetallic nanoparticles of controlled composition. From a more applicative point of view, the experimental protocols allowing the synthesis of the metallic nanoparticles will have to be tuned for a scale production in a pilot reactor. This project has already led to very promising results published in high-impact journals (JACS, Chem. Commun., J. Org. Chem., Catal. Sci. Technol. ...).
In this context, we are looking for candidate for a 1-year post-doctoral fellowship contract. The successful candidate will work on the development and characterization of metallic nanoparticles in solution as well as the study of their catalytic performances.
This project will involve:
- The synthesis of metallic nanoparticles under inert atmosphere or under dihydrogen pressure (4 bars)
- The characterisation of nanoparticles by TEM
- The catalytic tests.
The candidate should have the following skills/competences :
- Synthesis of metallic nanoparticles in solution,
- Performing experiments under inert atmosphere (argon vacuum ramp/glove box) and in batch reactors (Fisher-Porter)
- Skills in organometallic chemistry and catalysis would be a plus.
The successful candidate will work in a highly interdisciplinary environment and will interact with academic and industrial collaborators. He/she will be located in the CP2M laboratory in the CPE Lyon engineering school on the La Doua campus.
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