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Research Associate (M/F) - Mass spectrometry for analysis of natural and anthropgenic aerosols

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Français - Anglais

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General information

Reference : UMR8523-CRIFOC-001
Date of publication : Tuesday, December 03, 2019
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 1 January 2020
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : 2643.22€ - 3047.48€/month gross salary
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent


Analysis of the chemical composition of natural and anthropogenic aerosols by laser and secondary ion mass spectrometry


-Design of analytical methodology (50%, main task)
-Aerosol sampling (100%, main task)
-Chemical composition analysis of samples: experiment, data processing, statistics (100%, main task)
-Correlation with the particle nanostructure - complementary analyses by Raman, FTIR, SEM, TEM (20%, secondary task)
-Atmospheric physics and chemistry (80%, main task)
-Interpretation of results, paper writing, communications - English (100%, main task)


-Mass Spectrometry (100%)
-Laser applications (30%)
-Design of aerosol sampling systems (70%)
-Multi-variate statistical analysis (70%)
-Scientific writing/communication in English (100%)
-Complementary techniques: Raman, FTIR, SEM, TEM, chromatography (20%)
-PhD in Physico-Chemistry

Work Context

This 1 year renewable contrat is proposed by the ANATRAC (Trace Analyses) research group at the Laboratoire PhLAM (Physique des Lasers, Atomes et Molécules - UMR8523 CNRS/Université de Lille). The ANATRAC group has more than 15 years experience in analysing environmental interest samples. A few examples in these publications:
1. D. Duca, C. Irimiea, A. Faccinetto, J. A. Noble, M. Vojkovic, Y. Carpentier, I. K. Ortega, C. Pirim and C. Focsa, “On the benefits of using multivariate analysis in mass spectrometric studies of combustion-generated aerosols”, Faraday Disc. 218, 115-137 (2019) + couverture du journal
2. C. Irimiea, A. Faccinetto, X. Mercier, I. K. Ortega, N. Nuns, E. Therssen, P. Desgroux, C. Focsa, “Unveiling trends in soot nucleation and growth: When secondary ion mass spectrometry meets statistical analysis”, Carbon 144, 815-830 (2019)
3. K. F. Lee, N. Eaves, S. Mosbach, D. Ooi, J. Lai, A. Bhave, A. Manz, J. N. Geiler, J. A. Noble, D. Duca, and C. Focsa, “Model Guided Application for Investigating Particle Number (PN) Emissions in GDI Spark Ignition Engines”, SAE International Technical Papers 2019-26-0062 (2019)
4. C. Irimiea, A. Faccinetto, Y. Carpentier, I. K. Ortega, N. Nuns, E. Therssen, P. Desgroux, C. Focsa, “A comprehensive protocol for chemical analysis of flame combustion emissions by Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry”, Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 32, 1015-1025 (2018) + couverture du journal
5. O. Popovicheva, C. Irimiea, Y. Carpentier, I. K. Ortega, E. Kireeva, N. Shonija, J. Schwarz, M. Vojtisek, C. Focsa, “Chemical Composition of Diesel/Biodiesel Particulate Exhaust by FTIR Spectroscopy and Mass Spectrometry: Impact of Fuel and Driving Cycle”, Aerosol Air Qual. Res. 17, 1717-1734 (2017)
6. D. Delhaye, F-X. Ouf, D. Ferry, I. K. Ortega, O. Penanhoat, S. Peillon, F. Salm, X. Vancassel, C. Focsa, C. Irimiea, N. Harivel, B. Perez, E. Quinton, D. Gaffié, “The MERMOSE project: characterization of particle emissions of a commercial aircraft engine”, J. Aerosol Sci. 105, 48-63 (2017)
7. P. Parent, C. Laffon, I. Marhaba, D. Ferry, T.Z. Regier, I.K. Ortega, B. Chazallon, Y. Carpentier, C. Focsa, “Nanoscale characterization of aircraft soot: a high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, X-ray photoelectron and near-edge X-ray absorption spectroscopy study”, Carbon 101, 86-100 (2016)
8. I. K. Ortega, N. M. Donahue, T. Kurtén, M. Kulmala, C. Focsa, H. Vehkamäki, “Can Highly Oxidized Organics Contribute to Atmospheric New Particle Formation?”, J. Phys. Chem. A 120, 1452-1458 (2016)
9. A. Faccinetto, C. Focsa, P. Desgroux, M. Ziskind, “Progress toward the Quantitative Analysis of PAHs Adsorbed on Soot by Laser Desorption/Laser Ionization/Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry”, Environ. Sci. Technol. 49, 10510-10520 (2015)
10. A. Faccinetto, P. Desgroux, M. Ziskind, E. Therssen, C. Focsa, “High-sensitivity detection of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons adsorbed onto soot particles using laser desorption/laser ionization/time-of-flight mass spectrometry: An approach to studying the soot inception process in low-pressure flames”, Combust. Flame, 158, 227 (2011)
11. J. Moldanová, E. Fridell, O. Popovicheva, B. Demirdjian, V. Tishkova, A. Faccinetto, C. Focsa, “Characterisation of particulate matter and gaseous emissions from a large ship diesel engine”, Atmos. Environ., 43, 2632 (2009)
12. R. Lemaire, A. Faccinetto, E. Therssen, M. Ziskind, C. Focsa, P. Desgroux, “Experimental comparison of soot formation in turbulent flames of Diesel and surrogate diesel fuels”, Proc. Combust. Inst., 32, 737 (2009)

Constraints and risks

Laser radiation protection - training to be offered upon arrival by the CERLA (Centre d'Etude et de Recherches Lasers et Applications)

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