Reference : UPR22-AMPRUI-003
Workplace : STRASBOURG
Date of publication : Monday, August 1, 2022
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 37 months
Expected date of employment : 3 October 2022
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : 2690.43 bruto, depending on the experience
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent
-The presence of non-covalent interactions in organic semiconductors has been shown to be beneficial in several applications, resulting in improved charge transport and device efficiency. In particular, the incorporation of hydrogen bonds in organic semiconductors has been shown to increase the efficiency of solar cells. However, the race for efficiency records has hampered research into solving other fundamental problems. With regard to hydrogen bonding, no comparative studies have been carried out, as the examples found in the literature are sparse. In this respect, this project (TOTALBOND, ANR JCJC) aims to understand the role and impact of hydrogen bonds in organic electronics with the aim of introducing them into organic semiconductors and applying them effectively in devices. The candidate will work in a small team of young researchers exploring and characterising hydrogen bonded semiconductors based on diketopyrrolopyrrole, isoindigo and NFA materials.
The main activities of the candidate will include - Organic synthesis of pi-conjugated and hydrogen-bonded materials. - Study of self-assembly and optoelectronic properties using spectroscopy (UV-Vis, FTIR, CD, CV) and microscopy (SEM, TEM) - Participation in device fabrication Other activities: - Mentoring of young students - Presenting scientific events in groups and institutes - Presenting results at conferences - Preparation of manuscripts - Participating in public awareness activities
Experience in supramolecular chemistry - Experience in pi-conjugated materials and organic electronics Other skills: - The candidate must be a good team player, willing to communicate and integrate into an international team of young researchers.
- We are looking for a motivated person, showing effort and interest, creativity and initiative. The candidate should be open-minded and communicate easily with the rest of the team. - English is required for writing and presentation. Please attach a full CV, two letters of recommendation and a covering letter to your application.
This postdoctoral project will be carried out at the Institut Charles Sadron (ICS) (https://www.ics-cnrs.unistra.fr/) in Strasbourg (France). Our institute is part of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), the French public research organisation and the largest basic science organisation in Europe. The ICS is structured in seven research teams and four platforms, and brings together 53 researchers and teacher-researchers, 38 engineers, technicians and administrative staff, and about 100 PhD students, post-doctoral fellows, associate researchers and students in training. The Institut Charles Sadron (ICS) was created in 1947 to develop the fundamental science of polymers at the interface between chemistry and physics, and to guide the explosive birth of the polymer industry. Since then, ICS has established itself as a global player in various fields related to polymer science and self-assembled systems.
In particular, the student will be part of the SYCOMMOR (SYstèmes COmplexes Moléculaires et Macromoléculaires ORganisés) team. The team is currently composed of 2 research directors, 3 research fellows, 2 emeritus directors, 6 PhD students and 3 post-docs. The research activity of the SYCOMMOR group is focused on the link between the elaboration, structure and properties of functional (macro)molecular systems used for example in plastic electronics.
Our research activity is based on the group's expertise in chemical engineering, morphological/structural analysis by TEM, neutron scattering and material property testing (UV-vis and FTIR spectroscopy, charge transport and thermoelectric properties, (piezo)rheology).
Each permanent member of the team supervises a number of PhD students and postdocs. In particular, the student will work in an international team of 2 PhD students and 2 post-docs. We are a very inclusive and collaborative group with a lot of communication.
Our research unit has all the technical means necessary to carry out the project. The student will have his/her own fume cupboard, laboratory space, office and computer.
The student will be initially guided in the laboratory by a postdoctoral fellow while having daily contact with the thesis director. The postdoc will be trained by the professional research staff of the different platforms of the research unit and by the supervisor personally. In addition, the student will benefit from the collaborations already established within our group and institute, as well as from other international collaborations, such as the one we currently have with the University of Kyoto and the Institute of Materials Science (IS2M) in Mulhouse.
Although living in an institute requires some knowledge of French, it is strongly recommended that you speak and write in English.
Team spirit is essential, as is the ability to communicate and participate.
We talk about it on Twitter!