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Nantes Université MSCA-PF 2023 - hosting offer at the Interdisciplinary Chemistry: Synthesis, Analysis, Modelling

The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers
16 Dec 2022

Hosting Information

Offer Deadline
EU Research Framework Programme


Organisation / Company
Nantes Université
Faculty of sciences and technology
Interdisiplnary Chemistry: Synthesis, Analysis, Modelling (CEISAM)
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Contact Information

Organisation / Company Type
Higher Education Institute


Lénaïc Lartigue associate professor from the Interdisiplnary Chemistry: Synthesis, Analysis, Modelling (CEISAM) at Nantes Université is looking for postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA-PF) in 2023.

  • Key words
    magnetic nanoparticles, self-assemblies, nanomagnetism, exchange coupling, magnetic couplings, magnetic hyperthermia
  • What is a MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship?
    MSCA Postdoctoral fellowships support the career development of researchers for enhancing their individual competence diversification in terms of skills at multidisciplinary level and intersectoral experience. The MSCA-PF grant provides a competitive salary plus mobility and family allowances if applicable, as well as research, training and networking costs. This call to interest concerns the European Postdoctoral Fellowships (12 to 24 months of duration in Europe + optional placement in private sector in Europe of 6 months). For more information: MSCA-PF
  • Team description
    The CEISAM laboratory is interested in different aspects of chemistry including organic and organometallic synthesis, ultra-fast NMR, isotopomics, molecular modeling and functional materials. The IMF team is specialized in (i) functional molecular device (photovoltaic cells, artificial photosynthesis, materials for organic light-emitting diodes), (ii) new functionalized electrode materials (rapid analysis tools in complex environments), (iii) organic-inorganic hybrid materials based on phosphonic acids and phosphates (calcium phosphate cement, magneto-fluorescent supraparticles for dual-imaging, supported catalysts).
  • Profile of the supervisor
    The supervisor of the project (Lénaïc Lartigue, ORCID: 0000-0002-4662-4789) has a know-how at the interface between the chemistry, physics and biology of iron oxide nanoparticles (IONPs) acquired during these different experiences. He has worked on the synthesis, surface functionalization and understanding of magnetic and magneto-thermal (heat generation) properties of IONP. Since 2019, the research topic of the team is focused on elucidated the magnetic interaction in multi-core nano-assemblies.  Recently, he has obtained two grants by the Pays de Loire region in 2019 to promote the autonomy of young researchers which led to a patent application in 2022 and a second funding in 2022 from the CNRS to develop breakthrough magnetic network technologies. He has co-authored 36 scientific articles on peer reviewed international journals of chemistry and physics (h-index Scopus = 20) and he was involved in 12 research projects in the nanomedicine field including four as coordinator.
  • Research project
    1/ Modulation and control of magnetic nanoparticles network.
    The aim is to create very intense exchange interactions between MNPs by proposing, for the first time, the design of networks of MNPs that are both very close and linked by magnetic couplings. The aims of the project is also to decipher the factors influencing the magnetic exchange interactions by studying three parameters: the size, shape and number of MNPs in the network.
    2/ Exchange coupled hard/soft magnetic nanoparticles network.
    The aims is to assemble several different nature of MNPs in exchange coupling according to a miniaturized version of the multilayer bulk materials used in magnetoresistance devices. For this purpose, magnetite MNPs (soft materials) will be associated to cobalt ferrite MNPs (hard materials) magnetically coupled in a submicrometer-sized network.
  • What are the eligibility criteria?
    Candidates must hold a PhD at the call deadline (13 Sept. 2023) and have 8 years maximum of full-time research experience after the PhD.
    “Mobility rule”: candidates must NOT have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in France for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the call deadline.Candidates can be from any nationality.
    Although not an eligibility criterion, a good track record is recommended.
  • What’s in it for me?
    1. Selected candidate will have access to online training programme and one-to-one proposal preparation sessions with our experienced European Officers.
    2. Selected candidate will have the opportunity to come to Nantes for two days in the beginning of July to meet his supervisor and to start working on the writing of the project. The grant awarded for this stay will cover travel, hotel and subsistence expenses for 2 days and 2 nights (up to 1000€ for the EU countries and up to 2000€ for the non-EU countries). Nantes Université does not cover the visa fees.
  • I’m interested. What should I do?
    If you are interested and have the required background, apply by sending the application form  to Lenaïc LARTIGUE  ( and the European office (

    More information on the dedicated webpage.

  • Registration for this scheme does not imply automatic funding. Applications will be examined in the light of the MSCA PF evaluation criteria, both by your potential supervisor and by the experienced European Officers. No application will be considered after April 14th but we encourage you to apply as soon as possible as they will be evaluated as they arise.The short-stay grant will be distributed among the selected candidate within the limits of the available budget.

    You should expect feedback for your application by 15 May.

  • Brief description of Nantes Université
    Nantes Université is a higher education and research institution created in 2022. This new institution has adopted a new University model unprecedented in France by bringing together a university, a university hospital (CHU de Nantes), a technology research centre (IRT Jules Verne), a public scientific and technological institute (Inserm) and higher education establishments (Centrale Nantes, École des Beaux-Arts Nantes Saint-Nazaire, École d’Architecture de Nantes).
    Nantes Université is a sustainable and committed institution and one of the driving forces behind societal development. With a global and outward-looking culture, it promotes innovativeness and openness: open science, open research, open education, open innovation. Nantes Université has received the HR Excellence in Research Award and is already involved in various European projects, notably MSCA actions.