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Portail > Offres > Offre UMR5253-GHIDAV-007 - Chercheur Post-doctoral (H/F) - Caractérisations Physico-chimiques de Polymères Super-Absorbants ( SAP ) à partir de monomères biosourcés

POst-doctoral offer (W/M) - Physico-chemical characterization of Super-Absorbent Polymers ( SAP ) from biobased monomers

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Français - Anglais

Date Limite Candidature : mercredi 15 février 2023

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General information

Reference : UMR5253-GHIDAV-007
Nombre de Postes : 1
Workplace : MONTPELLIER
Date of publication : Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 1 March 2023
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : Between 2833€ and 3257€ euros gross per month
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent

Missions

A first collaboration with the Charles Gerhardt Institute allowed Biomanity to develop its generic SAP, with an absorption capacity of about 60 g of water per g of SAP. The synthesis strategy set up allowed to generate a generic SAP and could be reproduced in scale up phase up to about 1kg. The main objective of this post-doctorate is to characterize differents formulations according to the specifications

Activities

-Cycles of Sorption/desorption under differents conditions (pH, temperature, ionization)
-Cycles of sorption / desorption under mecanical constraint
-Rheology of differents gels
-Mecanical and thermal stability

Skills

-The desired candidate should have a PhD in polymer physics with a good knowledge in biobased polymers

Work Context

-This work will be performed in collaboration with Biomanity company. Biomanity is a social economy company that develops disruptive innovations contributing to the objectives of the ecological transition. Biomanity has developed a super-absorbent polymer from renewable resources, to effectively replace petrochemicals used in agriculture and the environment. The objective is to create a universal agricultural tool, easy to use, allowing to cultivate under water stress while controlling water and fertilizers, 2 resources in the process of becoming scarce and sources of pollution for fertilizers.At the end of the post-doctorate, Biomanity wishes to hire the candidate in order to constitute the team of its future internalized research laboratory on polymers and biobased materials.

Constraints and risks

This work will be performed in restricted area, depending on "Protection of technical and scientific potential". Thus, according to regulation, the candidate venue must be authorized by MESR authority

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