2 Phd Positions – Fluorescence Microscopy On Soft Materials (Multismart Doctoral Network) (# Of Pos: 2)

Universities and Institutes of France
May 15, 2023
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  • Organisation/Company: Université de Bordeaux / University of Bordeaux
  • Research Field: Chemistry Physics
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 15/05/2023 22:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • Location: France › Talence
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Eu Research Framework Programme: HE / MSCA
  • Marie Curie Grant Agreement Number: 101072585
  • We seek 2 outstanding Doctoral Candidates (PhD students) to develop Fluorescence Microscopy for the study of multi-component soft materials, including super-resolution and single molecule microscopy techniques (details below). The Doctoral Candidate (DC) will be hired within the Doctoral Network MultiSMART, composed of 6 Universities, 1 Research Institute and 3 Private Sector partners (from France, Spain, Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom) who will hire 11 PhD students in total. The DC will be enrolled in the PhD program of the Université de Bordeaux, and perform research at the “Institut des Sciences Moléculaires” in the group NEO. They will be supervised by Pr. André Del Guerzo. Mobility as well as excellent scientific and soft-skill qualifications of the DC will be promoted throughout the network with (i) common research goals, (ii) two temporary 3-months stays at network partners (secondments), one being in the private sector, (iii) regular schools and workshops. The Doctoral Network is financed by the European Union under the framework of the program HORIZON Europe, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions. The DC will be hired for 36 months under contract by the Université de Bordeaux with a monthly gross salary of approximatively 3000 € (including mobility allowance) or approximatively 3300 € (including additionally family allowance). The family allowance depends on the marital status of the DC. A general view of available positions can also be found at the following address:

    https: // euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/862864

    In Bordeaux, we are looking for candidates, without gender or nationality discrimination but with mobility requirement, with interest in fluorescence, microscopy, optics, photophysics, photochemistry and data/image analyses. Goals of the PhD project include the exploration of complex soft materials and biomaterials, to determine their 3D-structures and dynamic behavior, as well as the diffusion properties of molecules embedded therein. The study will involve state-of-the-art microscopy techniques, including application of super-resolution techniques and optics development, single particle diffusion studies, as well as the study of new fluorophores (molecular and nanoparticles), innovative nano-photochemical approaches, and plasmonic light amplification. Extensive data analyses will be performed, possibly including software development. Applications of the materials will be studied in collaboration with the network partners on skin permeation, cosmetics, drug delivery and spinal cord regeneration. (see also requirements/skills below )

    To apply , please send exclusively by e-mail: a letter of motivation, diplomas with grades and an extended CV (including list of publications, list of skills, and contact information of at least 2 references, all in pdf in 1 e-mail, 10 MB max.). Letters of recommendation can be included, or sent separately by the reference. e-mail address: multismart@u-bordeaux.fr

    Applications are accepted anytime. Deadline of application is May 15, 2023, but the positions can be filled, and become unavailable, anytime from April 1st on. Starting date is expected to be September or October 2023, but it can be anticipated earlier in certain circumstances.


    The Doctoral Candidate will be offered an employment contract of 36 months by the Université de Bordeaux, with a monthly salary, including social benefits and health insurance, and an additional fixed mobility allowance. Depending on the marital status of the Doctoral Candidate, an additional family allowance will be included.

    Eligibility criteria

    Masters degree or equivalent required.

    Not eligible if already has a PhD degree.

    Mobility requirement: The candidate must not have resided in France for more than 12 months during the 36 months preceding the starting date of the contract. French citizens can apply if they respect the mobility requirement.

    Selection process

    Please apply exclusively by e-mail to multismart@u-bordeaux.fr

    Selected candidates will be contacted by e-mail.

    Required Research Experiences
  • Chemistry

  • 1 - 4

  • Physics

  • 1 - 4

    Offer Requirements
  • Chemistry: Master Degree or equivalent

    Physics: Master Degree or equivalent

  • ENGLISH: Excellent


    Highly motivated and mobile candidates who have a Master degree should be attracted by a multidisciplinary project, with a high interest in inter- laboratory collaborations and mobility, as well as in promoting interaction between the academic and the private sectors. Communication skills will be important to favour exchange of knowledge with the other PhD students and perform public outreach activities.

    Candidates who have experience in microscopy, optics, lasers, spectroscopy, and other instrumental techniques, with for example a masters in Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, or Physics, will be considered for the two available positions. One of the positions is also open to candidates with very high skills and autonomy in synthesis and/or photochemistry, or very good knowledge of soft materials.

    Specific Requirements
  • Mobility requirements
  • The candidate must not have resided in France for more than 12 months during the 36 months preceding the starting date of the contract. French citizens can apply if they respect the mobility requirement.

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Université de Bordeaux / University of Bordeaux
  • Department: Institut des Sciences Moléculaires - CNRS UMR 5255
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
  • Website: https:// www. u-bordeaux.fr/
  • E-Mail: multismart@u-bordeaux.fr
  • Country: France
  • City: Talence
  • Postal Code: 33400
  • Street: 351 cours de la Libération
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