02/03/2020
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Ph.D. position in Chemistry

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Friedrich Schiller University Jena
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Chemistry
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    15/04/2020 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Germany › Jena
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/10/2020
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    860322

 

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2019-EJD - www.ccimc.eu

Ph.D. position available: 10/2020 – 9/2023

ESR6 Project: Activation of carbon dioxide with highly Lewis acidic compounds

Thesis co-directors: Prof. Matthias Westerhausen,* Dr. Sven Krieck,*

and Prof. Sébastien Bontemps

* Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), Jena, Germany (Recruiting institution)

** Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique-LCC (CNRS-LCC), Toulouse, France

Secondment host: IFP Energies nouvelles (IFPEN), France

Context: The 4e-reduction of CO2 is the most difficult but the one giving rise to the most versatile reactivity. With this project, we expect to disclose new 4e-reduction systems with alkali, alkaline earth and earth elements and exploit such results to further enlarge the scope of CO2 transformations. The PhD student will be trained in various fields spanning from isolation of highly sensitive complexes to gas handling and academic and industrial catalytic reactions.

Objectives: Hydrides and alkyl derivatives of alkali, alkaline earth and earth elements will be prepared in order to activate carbon dioxide. The double M-H bond addition across the C=O bond of CO2 will be particularly targeted in order to give rise to acetal or formaldehyde. This project will benefit from the complementary expertise of the two groups on earth abundant compounds and CO2 chemistry. The most promising complexes will be tested at IFPEN in various processes of interest.

Expected profile:We are seeking excellent Ph.D. students (Early Stage Researchers, ESRs, at the date of recruitment in the first 4 years of their research career) for an international Ph.D. program to obtain a double-degree from the FSU Jena, Germany, and the CNRS-LCC Toulouse, France. The ESR (Ph.D. student) must be ambitious to work in an international European team. Advanced knowledge in coordination and organometallic chemistry with air-sensitive compounds is highly desirable for successfully dealing with the objective of this project. At the date of recruitment, the applicant has not resided or carried out the main activity in Germany for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date (see eligibility rules for applicants in www.ccimc.eu). Applications will be considered up to April 15, 2020.

This thesis will be part of an International Training Network (ITN) and more specifically a European Joint Doctorate (EJD), funded by the European Commission through the Marie Sklowdoska-Curie Action (MSCA), entitled "Coordination Chemistry Inspires Molecular Catalysis" (CCIMC). This program involves 15 joint theses. You are encouraged to consider all these thesis projects, to be consulted on the ITN-EJD website www.ccimc.eu.

Application: Please send a CV and a motivation letter together with two reference letters to m.we@uni-jena.de, sven.krieck@uni-jena.de, sebastien.bontemps@lcc-toulouse.fr.

Further details can be found at: http://www.ccimc.eu

Benefits

Full position

double-degree from the FSU Jena, Germany, and the CNRS-LCC Toulouse, France

Eligibility criteria

Master in chemistry

advanced knowledge in coordination and organometallic chemistry

Selection process

Selection based on application (CV, Motivation letter and two recommendation letters)

interviews

Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

We are seeking excellent Ph.D. students (Early Stage Researchers, ESRs, at the date of recruitment in the first 4 years of their research career) for an international Ph.D. program to obtain a double-degree from the FSU Jena, Germany, and the CNRS-LCC Toulouse, France. The ESR (Ph.D. student) must be ambitious to work in an international European team. Advanced knowledge in coordination and organometallic chemistry with air-sensitive compounds is highly desirable for successfully dealing with the objective of this project. At the date of recruitment, the applicant has not resided or carried out the main activity in Germany for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date (see eligibility rules for applicants in www.ccimc.eu). Applications will be considered up to April 15, 2020.

Specific Requirements

This thesis will be part of an International Training Network (ITN) and more specifically a European Joint Doctorate (EJD), funded by the European Commission through the Marie Sklowdoska-Curie Action (MSCA), entitled "Coordination Chemistry Inspires Molecular Catalysis" (CCIMC). This program involves 15 joint theses. You are encouraged to consider all these thesis projects, to be consulted on the ITN-EJD website www.ccimc.eu.

Application: Please send a CV and a motivation letter together with two reference letters to m.we@uni-jena.de, sven.krieck@uni-jena.de, sebastien.bontemps@lcc-toulouse.fr.

Further details can be found at: http://www.ccimc.eu

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Germany
Thuringia
Jena
07743
Humboldtstreet 8

EURAXESS offer ID: 499712

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