Reference : UMR5250-ALALEG-006
Workplace : GRENOBLE
Date of publication : Thursday, September 22, 2022
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 18 months
Expected date of employment : 2 January 2023
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : between 2805 and 3963 € ; 1 to 4 years experience
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : 1 to 4 years
- Development of ion/proton exchange membranes based on biosourced materials for hydrogen fuel cells and electrodialysis
- Formulation, tests and characterization of membranes
- Study of the influence of additives from different sources on the properties of PEMs (proton conduction, stability, mechanical strength, flexibility, etc.)
- Integration within test devices within the laboratory (PEMFC, Electrodialysis, other potential applications)
- Upscaling of membranes to a demonstrator for the creation of a start-up
- Development of ion exchange membranes
- Development of application demonstrators
- Active participation in the exploration of customer expectations and market needs
-Education: PhD in chemistry or materials science
- Knowledge of polymer/materials chemistry
- Knowledge in electrochemistry is a real plus
- Dynamism, sense of listening and autonomy sought
- Motivation for the development of innovations
- Enthusiasm and perseverance
AMylion is a project to develop a new ion exchange membrane based on a biocompatible and biodegradable protein material, using co-products from the food industry for green energy and electrochemical applications. It is supported by DCM and LCBM (CEA/CNRS/UGA) based in Grenoble.The scientific themes of the DCM are oriented towards major societal challenges around health and new energies, without forgetting the fundamental aspects. The LCBM carries out work at the interface of chemistry and biology and relating to the study of the structure, activity and regulation of complex biological systems transporting and using metal ions, as well as to the exploitation of this knowledge to develop bio-inspired systems. The 2 teams involved are made up of international experts in the field of protein engineering and their integration into systems dedicated to energy and sensors. AMylion is supported by LINKSIUM, www.linksium.fr, SATT Grenoble, whose mission is technology transfer and the creation of start-ups based on technologies from local research laboratories. Linksium's conviction is that entrepreneurship based on innovative technologies is one of the ways to have a positive impact on the environment and the world. To start shaping this future together, we are looking for a candidate motivated by technical challenges with a concrete impact.
You will work within the BIOCEN team at the Molecular Chemistry Department (DCM) of Grenoble and within the LCBM (CEA/CNRS/UGA) and in connection with the SATT Linksium on the development of an ion exchange membrane as well as opportunities of economic valorization.
Depending on the results obtained, the objective is to create a start-up that will occupy a key link in the chain of development of storage solutions or sustainable energy generation. You will eventually be required to take on responsibilities within this startup. We are looking for candidates driven by entrepreneurship based on innovative technology. You will have access to Linksium training courses, including those on entrepreneurship (marketing, business model, finance, etc.) and will be accompanied both on the scientific and technical aspects by researchers and on the aspects of creating a technological startup by a LINKSIUM project manager. This is an opportunity to discover and train in innovative entrepreneurship.
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