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Post doctoral researcher (H/F)

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Français - Anglais

Date Limite Candidature : mardi 14 février 2023

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General information

Reference : UMR7272-ALIMIJ-003
Nombre de Postes : 1
Workplace : NICE
Date of publication : Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 18 months
Expected date of employment : 1 March 2023
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : 2833 euros depending on candidate experience
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : 1 to 4 years


Overview of the project. Thermoplastics polymers are always compounded with additives. These additives, sometimes with interactions with impurities present in the polymer, are reacting during the compounding and processing steps used to produce a material. These unwanted chemical reactions lead to many toxic Non-Intentionally Added Substances, called NIAS. The presence of NIAS is known, but their occurrence is only measured in the limited case of food-grade products. The current published literature on NIAS is studying industrial polymer-based products, having thus no knowledge of the exact chemical composition of the additives used and of the processing conditions.
Financed by Agence Nationale de la Recherche, the present project is departing from these studies by processing three major, well-characterised polymers with their most common additives in order to understand how NIAS are formed, evaluate their toxicity, see if their occurrence can be decreased by modifying processing parameters.

Context and mission. The role of the post-doctoral researcher is to (a) demonstrate how NIAS are formed, even in very classical and simple conditions, with only a few additives used, (b) show that by modifying processing conditions, NIAS amount and danger can be decreased and (c) assess the safety of recycling.
The project is highly interdisciplinary as it combines analytical, organic and polymer chemistry, processing and toxicology. It will involve constant collaborations with other scientists of the project, specialists of other disciplines. The work is taking place in Nice and Sophia Antipolis (near Antibes).


Research in analytical chemistry ,organic chemistry&polymer science


Candidate's profile: chemist with excellent theoretical and practical knowledge in analytical chemistry and organic chemistry&polymer science, with very solid know-how on chemical characterization to be able to work at the interface organic – macromolecular chemistry; fluent in English; highly motivated, pro-active, enthusiastic and dynamic researcher with scientific creativity and with very good communication skills; PhD thesis completed.

Work Context

The project is a collaboration between CEMEF and ICN (Univ Côte d'Azur)
Locations: Université Côte d'Azur, Institut de Chimie de Nice (Parc Valrose- 28 Avenue Valrose,
06108 Nice) and Centre de Mise en Forme des Matériaux, Cemef, Sophia Antipolis (https://www.cemef.minesparis.psl.eu).

Constraints and risks

No risk associated

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