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Reference : UPR3021-ISAZOL-031
Workplace : ORLEANS
Date of publication : Tuesday, September 08, 2020
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 4 January 2021
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : between 2648 € and 4182 € gross monthly depending on experience
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent
Located on the CNRS campus in Orleans at the ICARE laboratory, the candidate's mission will be to study the production of carbonaceous materials from biomass by hydrothermal treatment. The main property sought is the optimization of the porosity of hydrochars as they must be used as a support for the storage of electrical energy (application: super condenser). The originality of the study is to look for a single-stage process to carbonize and activate our materials.
The candidate will have to carry out the following main research activities independently:
- be able to manage hydrothermal processes up to supercritical water conditions (374°C, 222 Bars)
- be able to improve them, to look for optimal conditions.
- be able to set up the corresponding analytical monitoring to quantify the transformation of the material.
The candidate must have:
- hold a Ph.D. in chemical process engineering or in materials chemistry
- have a Process engineering knowledge in the area of hydrothermal conversion of biomass would be appreciated.
- or at least have an knowledge of pyrolysis, or gasification, or chemical reactions under autoclave, or chemical catalysis, or in carbonaceous materials
- know the tools for chemical analysis such as TOC, HPLC, BET, IR, SEM,
- show scientific curiosity
- be able to solve the problems inherent in the experimental.
- be autonomous, rigorous
- ability to write reports, scientific articles, etc.
- have interpersonal skills that enable candidate's integration in a multidisciplinary team
The CNRS ICARE laboratory in Orléans has about 100 people, including 33 researchers and teacher-researchers whose main research themes are combustion, environmental chemistry and space propulsion. The candidate will work in the Reactive systems/biomass combustion team under the responsibility of Dr Stéphane BOSTYN. The "PRESERVE" research project, for which the candidate will have to conduct the study, is a collaborative work between several CNRS laboratories in Orleans, and will be conducted in collaboration with Dr Encarnacion Raymundo-Piñero of the CEMHTI-CNRS laboratory.
Constraints and risks
The candidate will be required to work with an autoclave at high pressure and high temperature. The candidate will have to ensure that his work does not cause insecurity for himself and others by a rigorous work methodology.
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