22/04/2020
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PhD position in supramolecular and organic chemistry - ESR8

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    CNRS
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    ChemistryOrganic chemistry
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/05/2020 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    France › Strasbourg
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    35
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/09/2020
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    860434

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The “ArtMoMa” project is funded by the MARIE SKŁODOWSKA CURIE Innovative Training Network of the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission. This 4-year project aims to reach new heights in the emerging field of artificial molecular machines and to train a new generation of visionary researchers capable of conducting high risk, high gain research. In this framework, ArtMoMa will structure a training network for doctoral students in the field of Artificial Molecular Machines. The consortium of 20 partners composed of high profile universities, research institutions and companies located in 8 European countries will push the current scientific boundaries further and explore entirely new directions of fundamental research towards technologically relevant implementation by training 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs). This will build a continuous stream of leading European scientists who will create further knowledge and innovations in the future, ranging from processes to products to services and resulting in economic growth and leadership in this field. 

This PhD position will be based in Strasbourg (France) at the Institut Charles Sadron, a specific unit of the CNRS recognised worldwide for its expertise in the field of polymer materials and self-assembled systems. The SAMS team, also attached to the University of Strasbourg, is interested in studying and understanding self-assembly processes to lead to the next generation of so-called “intelligent” materials. It has all the human and material resources necessary to carry out the proposed project. For more information on the host team, do not hesitate to consult the website: http://sams.ics-cnrs.unistra.fr/

The Institut Charles Sadron- CNRS, is offering a full-time PhD position on the topic “Generation of Macroscopic Oscillations using Molecular Motors”.

The selected ESR will work on macroscopic autonomous actuation systems.

This project will consist of incorporating in chemical and physical gels of molecular motors, energy-dissipative units in order to release the mechanical energy contained in the material. Throughout this work, the ESR will pay particular attention to the possibility of finding precise conditions in which global motions would produce oscillations by determining the set of constraints in out-of-equilibrium conditions which are necessary to generate materials with autonomous mechanical properties. 

ESR KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The position is available for 36 months and the key tasks as a PhD student are:

- To manage and carry out research projects


- To attend and participate in research and training activities within the ArtMoMa network and local courses

- To write articles for scientific peer reviews

- To write a PhD thesis


- To teach and disseminate research in the scientific community (international conferences) and non-scientific community, by outreach and public engagement

- To be involved in departmental and group activities

More Information

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible, each applicant must fulfill the following criteria: 

1. Nationality: Candidates may be of any nationality 

2. Qualification and research experience: The applicant must fulfill the requirements defined for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs): ESRs are researchers who at the date of recruitment have NOT yet been awarded the doctoral degree and are in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of his/ her research career. Full-time research experience is measured from the date when a researcher obtained the degree which formally entitled him or her to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the researcher is recruited or seconded, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate is or was ever envisaged. 

3. Mobility: At the date of recruitment, the applicant must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the host country for more than 12 months in the last 3 years immediately prior to his/her recruitment. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

Additional comments

We are looking for an outstanding highly motivated candidate with a strong academic record holding a Master's degree in Chemistry. An excellent theoretical background, as well as experience in synthetic organic chemistry, are a prerequisite. Experience in soft matter materials and/or supramolecular chemistry would be an asset.

Skills/Qualifications:

- Master degree or equivalent in organic chemistry

- High proficiency in spoken and written English.

- Networking and communication skills, to be evaluated in the interview.

- Excellent communication as well as organisational skills and willingness to engage international, interdisciplinary collaborative research, workshops, and secondments. 

Candidates will be integrated into an international multi-disciplinary team. The candidate must, therefore, have excellent personal skills and be able to work in a team.
 

Pre-selection will be based on CV, experience, skills and motivation letter. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed by an experienced selection committee. 

Applications should consist of the following documents:

• A complete Curriculum Vitae

• A motivation letter (1 page) addressing his/her research interests in relation to the individual research project.

• 2 references

• University transcripts and other relevant certificates 

The main supervisor will be the scientific leader of the SAMS team.

The ESR will receive a salary of € 2,841.18 gross monthly (including a living and mobility allowance) as well as a family allowance, if eligible.

Web site for additional job details

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    ChemistryOrganic chemistry
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Chemistry: Master Degree or equivalent
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
CNRS - Institut Charles Sadron
France
Strasbourg

EURAXESS offer ID: 516512

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