Dioxygen Reactivity of New Mono- and Binuclear Models of Copper Oxygenases: Electrochemical and Spectroscopic Studies.
Contract Type: Post-doctoral position
Dr. Nicolas LE POUL (CR CNRS): firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel. 33 (0)2 98 01 61 68
Dr. Yves LE MEST (DR CNRS): email@example.com / Tel. 33 (0)2 98 01 61 44
UMR CNRS 6521 Université de Bretagne Occidentale, 6 avenue Victor Le Gorgeu, C.S. 93837 - 29238 BREST CEDEX 3 - France ; Fax : 33 (0)2 98 01 70 01
Web site: http://univ-brest.fr/umr6521/
Place: The Laboratory of Molecular Chemistry, Electrochemistry and Analytical Chemistry (CEMCA) is a CNRS / Université de Bretagne Occidentale associated unit (UMR 6521 CNRS-UBO) based in Brest counting approximately 70 members (about 40 permanents and as many doctoral students and post-docs). The laboratory is a major player in the field of molecular chemistry and is especially present in national (ANR) and european (COST,...) projects. The post-doc will integrate the Molecular Materials and Electroactive Organized Systems team (MAMSOE). One of the thematic research concerns the study by electrochemical and spectroscopic methods of fundamental processes in electron transfer and reactivity under supramolecular control in biomimetic model complexes of copper enzymes, as well as their applications as efficient systems in the areas of catalysis and detection.
Mission: In the frame of the ANR program COMEBAC, the objective of the project is to develop and explore new Cu complexes able to catalyze the oxidation of organic substrates in the presence of dioxygen. Specifically, the complexes will be characterized by various spectroscopic techniques (UV - Vis, IR, EPR...) and the electron transfer and dioxygen activation process scrutinized by spectro-electrochemistry in Brest. Special emphasis will be placed on the characterization of Partially Reduced Oxygenated Species (PROS) species for a full correlation with mechanisms occurring in related Cu enzymes.
Collaborations: This project will be carried out in strong collaboration with Dr M. Réglier (Marseille), Dr C. Belle and Dr H. Jamet (Grenoble) who will develop the synthesis, reactivity vs O2 and theoretical studies of the copper complexes.
Contract period: This is a 18 months, full time position, starting in November 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Net salary: The net salary is in the range of 35000-40000 € per annum.
Candidate profile: Candidates should hold a PhD in Chemistry with experience in electrochemistry and UV-Vis spectroscopy. The PhD thesis should have been defended in the 2011-2013 period. Additional skills in inorganic/bioinorganic chemistry and electronic spectroscopy (EPR) will be appreciated. The candidate must demonstrate enthusiasm, initiative and autonomy to manage the project and enjoy teamwork.
|In the frame of the WELCOME programme supported by the Foundation for Polish Science, an international team in Poznan University of Technology proposes
Two Post-Doctoral positions to developing innovative electrochemical capacitors.
Background required in electrochemistry and materials science.
Positions start on 1st November 2013 and 1st January 2014 for 18 months
Deadline for application: September 20th, 2013
Information on www.welcome-ecolcap.put.poznan.pl
Prof. François Béguin firstname.lastname@example.org
The "Development of high performance and ECOLogically friendly superCAPacitors for energy management" project is realized within the Welcome programme of Foundation for Polish Science, cofinanced from European Union, Regional Development Fund