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Post-doctoral researcher in organometallic chemistry Electrophilic Complexes of Earth-abundant Metals

This offer is available in the following languages:
Français - Anglais

Date Limite Candidature : jeudi 8 décembre 2022

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General information

Reference : UMR7177-SAMDAG-001
Workplace : STRASBOURG
Date of publication : Thursday, November 17, 2022
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 1 April 2023
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : From 2833 to 4003 euros gross per month depending on experience
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent

Missions

An ANR-funded post-doctoral position of 12 months is available in organometallic chemistry of oxophilic metals.
The use of non-toxic and earth-abundant electrophilic organometallics is a powerful and versatile approach for the mediation of diverse stoichiometric and catalytic transformations.
This project primarily aims the synthesis and reactivity study of novel classes of low-coordinated Mg(II) and Ca(II) organocations with enhanced electrophilicity. The reactivity of these cations with small molecules of current interest (CO2, H2, unsaturated substrates) will be studied, including their potential utility as catalysts in hydro-funtionalization and hydrogenation catalysis.

Activities

The post-doctoral researcher will develop the synthesis and characterization of di-cations of the type Mg2+, Ca2+ and [(L)Mg]2+, along with the preparation of the associated weakly coordinating anions. Access to two-coordinated mono-cations of the type [(L)Mg–X]+ is also planned.
The researcher will also be involved in the presentation and writing of scientific reports on project progress and in the associated publications. Participation to the group scientific life and students supervising are also expected.

Skills

- PhD in organometallic chemistry, in depth knowledge of organometallic chemistry of derived reactivity; an excellent knowledge of the handling of air-sensitive organometallic complexes is required.
- Technical and scientific rigor, strong motivation, scientific curiosity
- Ability to work as part of a team
- Knowledge of French or English

Work Context

The work will be carried out within the Strasbourg Institute of Chemistry (UMR 7177; web: https://institut-chimie.unistra.fr ), a joint Unistra-CNRS research unit whose research axes are mainly focused on molecular and supramolecular chemistry. Specifically, the project will be developed within the SRCO team ("Synthesis, Reactivity and Organometallic Catalysis") led by Dr. Samuel Dagorne.

Constraints and risks

Occupational risks in a chemical research laboratory

Additional Information

Possibility to extend the contract by one year depending on the progress of the project

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