Post-doctoral position in Electrochemistry for supercapacitors (M/F)

CNRS

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6 Jan 2024
Job Information

Organisation/Company
CNRS
Department
Institut des sciences chimiques de Rennes
Research Field
Chemistry » Physical chemistry
Chemistry » Computational chemistry
Researcher Profile
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Country
France
Application Deadline
26 Jan 2024 – 23:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract
Temporary
Job Status
Full-time
Hours Per Week
35
Offer Starting Date
1 Oct 2024
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?
No

Offer Description

The postdoctoral candidate will mainly focus on the manufacturing of porous carbon materials from waste recycling that will be used for the production of supercapacitor materials.

Synthesis of activated carbons by pyrolysis under gas flow – Extensive study of the parameters influencing the pore number and size of the carbons obtained – Chemical activation of chars – Production of activated/porous carbon ink – Electrochemical characterization – Supervision of trainee – Participation in lab life (waste and fluid management, laboratory cleanliness, orders of consumables) – Presentation of results – Report writing – Writing of scientific articles –

The research work will take place within the MaCSE Team of the Institute of Chemical Sciences of Rennes (ISCR) located on the Beaulieu campus in Rennes. The start date of the contract is flexible, but must take place in 2024. The work will be supervised mainly by Yann Leroux and Corinne Lagrost.
For several years, the MaCSE team at the ISCR has increasingly positioned itself on scientific research themes linked to energy: redox flow batteries, electrochemical production of hydrogen, (electro) catalysis of small resource molecules such as O2 and CO2, microbial biofuel cells. The project leader recently implemented a new theme on supercapacitors, which fits perfectly into this development.
The equipment necessary for the smooth running of this research project is already available in the research team, such as a tubular oven allowing the pyrolysis of the raw material and potentiostats for carrying out electrochemical characterizations of the materials obtained. An electrochemical cell specially designed for this theme is also available. Other equipment are also available on the university campus via the SCANMAT platforms of the University of Rennes and to which we can have access such as scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and RAMAN spectroscopy. In collaboration with another research team from the institute, it will be possible to carry out gas adsorption measurements (BET).

Requirements

Research Field
Chemistry
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Research Field
Chemistry
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Languages
FRENCH
Level
Basic

Research Field
Chemistry » Physical chemistry
Years of Research Experience
None

Research Field
Chemistry » Computational chemistry
Years of Research Experience
None

Additional Information
Eligibility criteria

PhD in at least one of the following disciplines: electrochemistry, physico-chemistry, materials sciences – Experience in the manufacture of porous carbon by pyrolysis is desired – B2 level of English is strongly recommended –
Important: The candidate candidate must have spent at least 18 months abroad between May 1, 2020 and the start of the project to be able to apply (specific fund).

Website for additional job details
https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/CDD/UMR6226-YANLER-002/Default.aspx

Work Location(s)

Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
Institut des sciences chimiques de Rennes
Country
France
City
RENNES
Geofield

Where to apply

Website
https://emploi.cnrs.fr/Candidat/Offre/UMR6226-YANLER-002/Candidater.aspx

Contact

City
RENNES
Website
https://iscr.univ-rennes1.fr/

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