Coordination Chemistry Inspires Molecular Catalysis (CCIMC): 15 PhD positions 1411 views

Coordination Chemistry Inspires Molecular Catalysis (CCIMC) is Marie Sklodowska-Curie Initial Training Network of the European Joint Doctorate (MSCA-ITN-EJD) project, running from March 1st 2020 until February 29th 2024 (4 years).

About the project and positions:
  • The CCIMC project brings together an academic/industrial consortium with complementary skills consisting of 9 beneficiaries and 10 partner organisations from 7 countries.
  • CCIMC will enrol 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) who will receive scientific training in experimental and theoretical aspects of coordination chemistry and molecular catalysis as well as a wide set of transferable skills (chemical risks, scientific misconduct, IPR, knowledge transfer, ethics, time management, outreach communication, and more).
  • 15 post-graduate student positions are available starting October 2020, to obtain a double-degree from two different Universities in two different Countries.
  • Fundamental research in coordination chemistry is of crucial importance for the development of innovative molecular catalysis.
  • This EJD focuses on providing the skills needed for the future implementation of innovative catalysis through today’s cutting-edge fundamental exploration of coordination chemistry, which is guided by industrial interests and target applications.

Requirements:

  • Applicant must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of your research career and have not been awarded a doctoral degree
  • Applicant must not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the host country for more than 12 months in the preceding 3 years
  • Applicant must hold Master’s degree in Chemistry, plus a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry (minimum 2:1 or equivalent grade)
  • Applicants who do not have English as their first language will need to meet or exceed the requirements for Chemistry PhD entry.
  • Broad knowledge and experience of Chemistry and of synthetic and analytical techniques and understanding of relevant health and safety practices
  • Ability to undertake academic research, organise own research activities to agreed deadlines and quality standards
  • Excellent IT and oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to provide support to staff and students and work as part of a team and independently using own initiative
  • Commitment to and enthusiasm for travel and studying overseas for long periods of time and in a variety of organisations
  • Interest in and enthusiasm for organometallic chemistry and catalysis

How to apply:

  • Apply online

Early Stage Researcher (ESR) Projects

ESR1. Olefin metathesis catalysts with high Z-selectivity. Co-directors: Vincent César (LCC), Karol Grela (UW). Secondment host: TEC.

ESR2. Design of efficient catalytic tools for a direct access to chiral amines. Co-directors: Cyril Godard (URV), Martine Urrutigoity (LCC). Secondment host: ITC.

ESR3. s-Block Metal-Mediated Hydroelementation. Co-directors: Agustí Lledós (UAB), Matthias Westerhausen (FSU). Secondment host: ITC.

ESR4. Development of supported catalysts for continuous flow asymmetric hydrogenation. Co-directors: Vasile Pârvulescu (UoB), Jérôme Durand and Karine Philippot (LCC). Secondment host: TEC.

ESR5. Metal-mediated C-F bond activation and C-F bond formation. Co-directors: Antoine Simonneau (LCC), John Slattery and Jason Lynam (UoY). Secondment host: ITC.

ESR6. Activation of carbon dioxide with highly Lewis acidic compounds. Co-directors: Matthias Westerhausen (FSU), Sébastien Bontemps (LCC). Secondment host: IFPEN.

ESR7. Photo-switchable phosphines for in situ modification of catalysts. Co-directors: Evamarie Hey-Hawkins (ULEI), Rosa Maria Sebastián (UAB). Secondment host: ESF.

ESR8. Polar substrates asymmetric hydrogenation and associated processes: role of the base. Co-directors: Simon Duckett, Jason Lynam and John Slattery (UoY), Rinaldo Poli (LCC). Secondment host: TEC.

ESR9. Biphasic catalysis with metal nanoparticles inside polymeric nanoreactors. Co-directors: Anders Riisager (DTU), Eric Manoury and Karine Philippot (LCC). Secondment host: IFPEN.

ESR10. Immobilization of NHC’s ligands in Janus Dendrimers. Catalysis in green solvents. Co-directors: Karol Grela (UW), Rosa Maria Sebastián (UAB). Secondment host: HIBSA.

ESR11. Selective hydrogenation of amides with supported transition metal nanoparticles. Co-directors: Anders Riisager (DTU), Karine Philippot (UAB). Secondment host: IFPEN.

ESR12. Carboranylphosphines meet dendrimers: Electron-deficient scaffolds for ligand design and applications in catalysis. Co-directors: Anne-Marie Caminade (LCC), Evamarie Hey-Hawkins (ULEI). Secondment host: BASF.

ESR13. Specifically functionalized dendrimers for catalysis in special media. Co-directors: Rosa Maria Sebastián (UAB), Anne-Marie Caminade (LCC). Secondment host: HIBSA.

ESR14. Reactivity and catalytic chemistry of Ge/Si-H bonds at metal centres. Co-directors: Mary Grellier (LCC), Jason Lynam and John Slattery (UoY). Secondment host: JM.

ESR15. CO2 Transformations catalysed by N-Heterocylic Carbene (NHC) systems. Co-directors: Olivier Baslé and Sébastien Bontemps (LCC), Agustí Lledós (UAB). Secondment host: SOLV.  This project has received funding from the European Union’

—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant
Country France, UK, Spain, Romania, Poland, Germany, Denmark
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Subject areas Chemistry
Fellowship amount As per MSCA rules
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline Varies
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  • Total Jobs 109 Jobs
  • Address Europe
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