Post-Doc Researcher (M/F) On Low-Temperature Electrolysis Of Biomass

Universities and Institutes of France
November 27, 2022
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  • Organisation/Company: CNRS
  • Research Field: Chemistry › Heterogeneous catalysis Chemistry › Inorganic chemistry Chemistry › Physical chemistry
  • Researcher Profile: Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • Application Deadline: 27/11/2022 22:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • Location: France › VILLEURBANNE
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 36
  • Offer Starting Date: 01/02/2023
  • Eu Research Framework Programme: H2020
  • Reference Number: 101070856
  • Green hydrogen will play a major role in the future decarbonized energy systems. The most promising technology for the green hydrogen production is water electrolysis, which consists in breaking water molecules into H2 and O2 using only renewable electricity in an electrochemical cell. However, water electrolysis is energy demanding due thermodynamic and kinetic limitations. This research project targets the development of electrolysers capable of simultaneously producing pure green H2 and value-added decarbonized chemicals from renewable lignocellulosic biomass from wood/forestry or agricultural residues, with low energy input. The research activities of the post-doc researcher will be focus on the development of non-critical anodes for the selective electrooxidation of biomass, such as 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF), as well as efficient and stable cathode materials in presence of organic compounds. The work will be carried out in the framework of the European HORIZON EIC project ELOBIO (Electrolysis of Biomass), coordinated by CNRS (2023-2026).

    The researcher will be in charge of the synthesis and characterisation (XRD, N2 physisorption, electron microscopy, Raman spectroscopy…) of anode and cathode materials by different chemical routes (e.g. colloidal, hydrothermal, electrodeposition…) and of the measurement of their electrochemical performances in a 3-electrode electrochemical cell by combining electrochemical techniques (cyclic voltammetry, chronoamperometry, impedance spectroscopy…) and analytic tools (liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, mass spectrometry).

    The researcher will be in charge of the:

    - Preparation and characterization of anode and cathode materials

    - Measurement of electrochemical performances

    - Analysis and interpretation of results

    - Formatting results for presentations, publications and reports in English

    Benefits

    The work will be carried out in the framework of the European HORIZON EIC project ELOBIO (Electrolysis of Biomass), coordinated by CNRS (2023-2026). Between 2833 € and 4003 € gross monthly salary according to the experience. 45 days of vacation per year.

    Eligibility criteria

    A PhD diploma is required and less than 4 years of research experience after the PhD.

    Selection process

    Please apply via https: // emploi.cnrs.fr/Offres/CDD/UMR5256-PHIVER-010/Default.aspx?lang=EN

    Upload your CV, a motivation letter with two references. A first selection will be made from these documents. Selected candidates will be invited to an on-line interview.

    Required Research Experiences
  • RESEARCH FIELD
  • Chemistry › Heterogeneous catalysis

  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
  • 1 - 4

  • RESEARCH FIELD
  • Chemistry › Inorganic chemistry

  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
  • 1 - 4

  • RESEARCH FIELD
  • Chemistry › Physical chemistry

  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
  • 1 - 4

    Offer Requirements
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
  • ENGLISH: Excellent

    Skills/Qualifications

    PhD in catalysis or electrochemistry with strong skills in

    - Physico-chemistry of materials

    - Preparation of electrocatalysts

    - electrocatalysis

    - Physicochemical characterization techniques

    - Motivation and autonomy

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: CNRS
  • Department: Research Institute on Catalysis and Environment of Lyon
  • Organisation Type: Public Research Institution
  • Website: https:// www. ircelyon.univ-lyon1.fr/
  • E-Mail: philippe.vernoux@ircelyon.univ-lyon1.fr
  • Country: France
  • City: VILLEURBANNE CEDEX
  • Postal Code: 69626
  • Street: 2 avenue Albert Einstein
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