En poursuivant votre navigation sur ce site, vous acceptez le dépôt de cookies dans votre navigateur. (En savoir plus)

PhD on the quantification and characterization of "nanophases" produced during rock weathering by plasma-source time-of-flight mass spectrometry (ICP-ToF-MS) M/F

This offer is available in the following languages:
Français - Anglais

Date Limite Candidature : vendredi 10 juin 2022

Assurez-vous que votre profil candidat soit correctement renseigné avant de postuler. Les informations de votre profil complètent celles associées à chaque candidature. Afin d’augmenter votre visibilité sur notre Portail Emploi et ainsi permettre aux recruteurs de consulter votre profil candidat, vous avez la possibilité de déposer votre CV dans notre CVThèque en un clic !

General information

Reference : UMR7154-SABGAL-007
Workplace : PARIS 05
Date of publication : Friday, April 29, 2022
Scientific Responsible name : Julien Bouchez - Marc Benedetti
Type of Contract : PhD Student contract / Thesis offer
Contract Period : 36 months
Start date of the thesis : 1 October 2022
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : 2 135,00 € gross monthly

Description of the thesis topic

PhD on the quantification and characterization of "nanophases" produced during rock weathering by plasma-source time-of-flight mass spectrometry (ICP-ToF-MS)

The successful candidate will :
- contribute to the development of robust protocols for the preparation and storage of water samples prior to ICP-ToF-MS analyses;
- perform measurements of the size distribution and chemical composition of nanophases by ICP-ToF-MS;
- interpret the data in terms of critical zone dynamics using advanced statistical techniques.

Preparation of analytical protocols, work in clean room for sample preparation, geochemical measurements by various analytical methods including mass spectrometry (in particular ICP-ToF-MS), use of statistical and computational methods for data interpretation, writing of a thesis manuscript and scientific articles in English

Analytical geochemistry, statistics, computing, English writing and speaking

Work Context

IPGP is the largest academic research institution in the Earth Sciences in France, with about 400 members including about 100 PhD students. The project will benefit from the world-class facilities of the PARI analytical platform, and from the scientific supervision of members of the "Geochemistry of Outer Laters" (G2E) and "Anthropocene and Emerging Contaminants" (ACE) research groups of IPGP. The IPGP is an integral part of the Université Paris-Cité, offering a wide range of services and facilities to its students. More generally, this thesis project will benefit from a dynamic scientific environment around LEO, involving IPGP, U. Arizona, U. Illinois and U. Cornell, with several graduate students working on LEO samples with the overall goal of better understanding the relationship between weathering reactions, soil formation, hydrological regimes and nutrient dynamics.

Constraints and risks

Travel is expected for exchanges with the University of Arizona (Tucson, USA) which is a partner of the project. Travel for field missions (e.g. Guadeloupe, Reunion Island) is envisaged.

We talk about it on Twitter!