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Reference : UMR5256-CHRGEO-008
Workplace : VILLEURBANNE
Date of publication : Monday, June 29, 2020
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 1 September 2020
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : Ca. 1800-2000 € net (variable - depending on experience)
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent
In May 2018, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that 90% of the world population was exposed to fine particles, leading to ca. 7 million deaths every year, due for instance to pulmonary and hearth diseases. However, the underlying fundamental mechanisms leading to these observations are far from being understood, especially when it comes to the impact of the finest particles arising from gas to particle transformations in the atmosphere. These secondary aerosols are, in number, the main particles we are breathing. Taking benefit of very recent instrumental developments, this project aims at characterizing the chemical composition of the finest particles and establishing a link with their toxicity for several in vivo and in vitro systems.
The recruited person will perform laboratory-based experiments, investigating the formation and ageing of secondary aerosols, mainly by means of an atmospheric simulation chamber or an oxidation flow reactor (OFR or PAM), coupled to various high-resolution mass spectrometers coupled or not to a chromatographic separation.
Applicants should have a background in analytical chemistry, with a good level in English. Applicants having an experience in handling high-resolution mass spectrometers are encouraged to apply. Having knowledge in physical chemistry and/or biology will be appreciated.
The researcher will work in the CARE team (Characterisation and Remediation of pollutants, http://www.ircelyon.univ-lyon1.fr/en/la_recherche/equipes_de_recherche/(syrcel_identifier)/CARE" of the Institute of Researches on Catalysis and Environment of LYON (IRCELYON). This academic laboratory located in Villeurbanne (France) is the largest one in Europe devoted to heterogeneous catalysis. The CARE group is focus on environmental topics.
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