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Reference : UMR6226-KARCOS-002
Workplace : RENNES
Date of publication : Wednesday, January 06, 2021
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 1 February 2021
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : Gross salary: 2640 to 3900 euros per month
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent
The work consists in studying by computational chemistry tools the structure-properties relationships and chemical reactivity of inorganic systems of metal-cluster type in close connection with the experimental study of the project.
The post-doctoral researcher will participate to the rationalisation of the experimental results thanks to its computational work, more particularly to the rationalisation of the photophysical and mass-spectrometry studies, in order to draw a full understanding of the photo-reaction mechanisms. In silico computational design is the second task of the project in particular in order to optimize energy transfer.
The candidate should have a strong background in computational quantum chemistry (density functional theory (DFT)) applied to the study of physical and chemical properties of molecular systems. Competencies in ab-initio methods would be an advantage. Knowledge in photophysics and/or chemical reactivity is highly required (academic background or professional experiences).
The project aims at studying the reaction mechanisms of two alternative photo-catalytic processes: recycling CO2 into organic chemicals and hydrogen production from water using transition metal clusters as photo-catalytic centers. This project gathers three partners. The recruited researcher will work at the Institute of Chemical Sciences of Rennes in the group of inorganic theoretical chemistry in close collaboration with the experimental teams.
Constraints and risks
No Risk, no particular constraint
Financed by the French funding agency ANR (project Photocat)
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