Reference : UMR5258-JEAGIM-019
Workplace : PESSAC
Date of publication : Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 1 June 2022
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : between 2663 € and 3783 € monthly gross depending on experience
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent
In this project the candidate will work on the study of the drying of liquid films of formulations used in the fabrication of battery electrodes. One of the main issues will be to elucidate the role and impact of migration of polymeric and colloidal additives
during drying, both on the evaporation kinetics of the manufacturing process, but also on the microstructure and mechanical properties of the final electrode. The person recruited will have to propose and develop innovative experimental methodologies
based on microfluidic tools to probe these migration mechanisms. The project being in direct link with an industrial partner, the candidate will be in strong interaction with the industrial team of the project and will have to collaborate effectively with this team through regular exchanges in the form of oral and written communications.
- performing film drying experiments, developing microfluidic methods
- data processing, analysis and synthesis of results
- positioning of the results in relation to the existing literature
- oral and written communication of the results to the different interlocutors.
We are looking for a candidate with a solid background in the physical chemistry of soft matter with a thesis in this field and a strong interest for experimental work.
The candidate will also have scientific rigor and a strong ability to synthesize the results obtained in relation to the scientific literature.
Due to the context of this project, an experience in industrial research or in collaboration with an industrial partner would be a plus.
General skills: ability to work autonomously as well as in a team, proactivity, creativity, enthusiasm, commitment and rigor.
The "laboratory of the future" LOF, is a research unit affiliated with the CNRS, the University of Bordeaux and Solvay (a chemical company dedicated to the development of advanced materials and specialty chemicals). The purpose of LOF is to increase the productivity of R&D projects through the implementation of high throughput methodologies such as microfluidics or robotics. Located in Pessac, the laboratory is part of a Solvay research and innovation center and brings together a team of about 20 researchers from both academia and industry. The studies carried out by the LOF candidate will be closely monitored by Solvay's application teams. The candidate must be motivated and able to deliver within the given deadlines.
Constraints and risks
The work will be carried out in strict compliance with the safety rules in place in the laboratory and with the confidentiality requirements inherent in an R&D project with an industrial partner.
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