Postdoctoral researcher in coordination chemistry

Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Wallonie, be
Company: Université catholique de Louvain
Category: Computer and Mathematical Occupations
Published on 2021-06-20 02:11:03

A postdoc position is available in the laboratory of  Prof. Yann Garcia  @UCLouvain, a top university in Belgium. His group focuses on molecular magnetic materials and hybrid materials presenting diverse properties ( spin crossover photomagnetism , fluorescence, sensing, antibacterial, cytotoxicity). Knowledge and practice of coordination chemistry and synthetic skills of organic ligands are necessary.

Keywords: Molecular magnetism, coordination polymers, multifunctional materials, spin crossover, sensors, photochemistry, hybrids



This position will be awarded for one year with possible extension up to three years in total, after evaluation, with a start scheduled no later than Sept. 2021.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants with a PhD awarded before 2018 or having studied or worked in Belgium for more than 2 years in the 3 years immediately prior to the starting date of the project will not be considered.

Selection process

After preselection by the local search committee, suitable candidates will be contacted for an oral interview.

Additional comments

Applications are invited including a research summary, CV and arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Prof. Garcia ().

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Required Research Experiences


    Chemistry › Inorganic chemistry


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  • Offer Requirements


    Chemistry: PhD or equivalent


    ENGLISH: Excellent

  • Skills/Qualifications

    • You have a solid experience on complex chemistry, organic synthesis, and crystal engineering of coordination complexes.

    • You are a productive chemist with recognized synthetic and organisation laboratory skills

    • You have experience in reports writing and presentation of scientific results in oral form at international conferences.

    • You have in field experience of Mössbauer spectroscopy/magnetometry and efficient crystallization skills of coordination polymers.

    • You are creative and have a great motivation for research communication and development.

    • You are a team player and used to share/exchange knowledge with group members as well as with our international partners.

    • You are able to write manuscripts and have published several papers in high ranking inorganic chemistry journals, preferentially as first author.

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