Postdoctoral position in Lyon CP2M/CRMN

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Description du poste

A Postdoctoral position is available at the university of Lyon, France working in the groups of Prof. Sami Jannin (HMRLab) and Dr. Damien Montarnal (CP2M) on a project funded by the European Research Council.

Dissolution dynamic nuclear polarization (d-DNP) is a recent analytical technique that aims at amplifying by several orders of magnitude the effective polarization of target molecules and that dramatically enhances their detection with conventional NMR of MRI equipment. This technique opens in this way ground-breaking perspectives in in-vitro or in-vivo monitoring of chemical transformations for chemical, biochemical & clinical applications. We have recently developed in Lyon porous polymer materials that act as efficient matrices for polarizing and storing a variety of target molecules (see Nat Commun 12, 4695 (2021)).

In order to further develop the potential of these materials, we are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a strong scientific background in synthesis and characterization of polymer materials, independence, and who enjoys teamwork.

Skills will be appreciated in synthesis of (functional) porous materials, structural/microscopy analysis, conductive and/or radical containing polymers.

The candidate will in particular :

o Optimize recent functional porous polymer matrix developed at Lyon to enhance their performances.

o Develop innovative formulations that will enable high-temperature (77 K) dissolution dynamic nuclear polarization.

o Participate within a dedicated team in the development of a prototype embedding these matrices for continuous-flow DNP applications.

The position will be open until filled with a one-year time commitment required and a possibility for up to 4-years extension. A highly competitive salary is offered depending on candidate’s experience and skill set (from 2400 to 3700€ net per month for postdocs including healthcare).

You can get directly in touch directly with and for further details on the position, and submit your application via e-mail as a single PDF file including :

  • a cover letter (explaining background and motivation),
  • your CV,
  • contact information of 2-3 references




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