Post-doc in chemical analysis / Odorous compound monitoring in Alès, France

mines ales   The Industrial Environment Engineering Laboratory (LGEI) of Mines Alès Engineering School is looking for a motivated and dynamic post-doctoral researcher with solid background in organic chemical analysis and/or gas/vapour analysis. The selected post-doctoral researcher will be a member of the research team connected with the national and international scientific community about odours.

   The Ecole Mines d’Alès, in France, is looking for a post-doctoral researcher with experience in organic chemical analysis and/or gas/vapour analysis for a contract of 18 months (CDD). The research project is focused on measurement of odorous compounds by classical methodologies and by using a new type of monitoring device of odorant compounds. This device is based on Surface Plasmon Resonance hardware technology including microfluidic system, chemically functionalized optical sensors and image acquisition and processing softwares. Experiments will be based on response tests with synthetic or real atmospheres, with variation of parameters such as humidity, strong odorant tracers…

   Required qualifications / Profile for the post-doc :

  • PhD in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Atmospheric Sciences, or equivalent relevant fields.
  • Solid knowledge and background in chromatography, GC/MS, air sampling (on solid sorbent for example) and analytical methods used to characterize air pollution.
  • Author or co-author of at least two publications in peer-review journals.
  • Ability to write reports, to present results in the frame of conferences about air quality/odours/sensors and to publish them in high level peer-review journals.
  • Ability to adapt to a new environment
  • English spoken and written
  • French spoken and written would be considered as an advantage

   Starting date between 1st of November 2016 and 1st of February 2017 depending on availability of candidates.

   Applicants interested in this post should send a detailed Curriculum Vitae, a motivation letter and a recommendation letter (or at least two references of previous or current supervisor) to Pr. Jean-Michel Guillot.

   Job Type: Contract (CDD) 18 months

   Net Salary: 1850€/month

   Required education: Doctorate, PhD.

Cyntia Izquierdo

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