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Post-doctoral research associate (M/F)

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Français - Anglais

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General information

Reference : UMR7313-XAVBUG-001
Workplace : MARSEILLE 13
Date of publication : Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 1 March 2020
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : 2695 € of monthly gross salary (equivalent to 2160 € of monthly net salary)
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : 1 to 4 years


We look for a post-doctoral research associate in organic chemistry and enantioselective catalysis for 12 months, funded by the ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche = French National Research Agency) project Bond-X-Bond (ANR JCJC 2019).

Keywords: organic synthesis, enantioselective catalysis, non-covalent interactions, halogen bonding


Main tasks:
-Synthesis of new chiral haloazolium salts.
-Their evaluation as enantioselective organocatalysts.
-Understanding of the organocatalyzed reactions' mechanisms.

Secondary tasks:
-Taking part in the lab's collective life.
-Taking part in the day-to-day supervision of lab's students (undergraduates, PhD).


-A PhD in organic chemistry is mandatory.
-Ability to carry out organic reactions under an inert atmosphere, to purify the products using standard techniques (chromatography, recrystallization, distillation) and for structural determination (1H, 13C and 2-dimension NMR).
-Experience in enantioselective catalysis would be appreciated.
-Being rigorous, motivated, enthusiastic and with a willingness to work in an international research group.
-Good skills in oral and written communication in French and/or English.
-An experience abroad would be a plus.

Work Context

-The position is open at Aix-Marseille Université on St Jérôme Campus, in the Institute of Molecular Sciences of Marseille (iSM2, UMR CNRS 7313), within the research group Synthèse Totale et Réactivité Organique (Total Synthesis and Organic Reactivity, The teal is composed of 15 researchers and more than 30 non-permanent staff (post-doctoral research associates, PhD students, trainees).
-The post-doctoral research associate will have an access to all research means of the institute, but also to the analytical technical support from the platform Spectropole ( All the communication with the research group is made in English.
-The post-doctoral research associate will be supervised by Dr. Xavier Bugaut(, Maître de Conférences at Aix-Marseille Université.

Additional Information

Applications (including a CV with publication list, a letter of motivation and the name of at least two referees) have to be made directly online using the CNRS job website, and not by e-mail.

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