Postdoctoral Fellowship in Organic/Green Chemistry



35700 Rennes

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Recherche et Développement

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SurfactGreen est une société française développant des tensioactifs selon les principes de la Chimie Verte à partir de matières premières renouvelables.

Description du poste :

Our team, which is part of the UMR 6226 CNRS "Sciences Chimiques de Rennes", is located at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes (ENSCR) in the "Organic Chemistry and Interfaces" team. For several years now, we have been developing a research topic concerning the design and synthesis of surface-active molecules based on vegetable materials, obtained using environmentally friendly synthesis processes. Research on ‘green' surfactants is being promoted as part of the start-up SurfactGreen (, winner of the 2018 innovation competition run by Bpifrance. Subject of the post-doctoral internship Surfactants are present in the majority of manufactured products because they have wetting, solubilizing, detergent or emulsifying properties sought in many fields such as cosmetics, detergents, agrochemistry, construction and public works or paints. They are most often derived from petrochemicals, are not biodegradable and are highly ecotoxic. The objective of this post-doctoral internship is to develop processes for the synthesis of new biodegradable and non/low eco-toxic surfactants using environmentally friendly synthesis processes (green chemistry), from innovative renewable raw materials. These new surfactants will be developed by SurfactGreen, a partner in the project, for cosmetic applications. This project is financially supported by the Investments for the Future Programme (PIA) through the call for proposals “Bioeconomy and environmental protection” (ADEME). It will start in September 2020, for a period of 24 months.

Profil recherché :

Applicants must have obtained a PhD in organic/green chemistry and have skills/knowledge in NMR analysis, chemistry of surfactants and chemical transformations of renewable raw materials. She/he will have to integrate industrial constraints/vision on this project and to report to SurfactGreen on the research progress. Moreover, the ability to work as part of a team, communication skills, as well as autonomy, adaptability, rigor, strong listening, inquisitiveness, efficiency, and good level of English are all valuable qualities sought for this position. She/he will be given an opportunity to participate in international congresses. The results of the research will be valued as a priority by patent applications. Job location: ENSCR, Rennes, France. Applications are only accepted through email. All documents must be sent to and Deadline for application is June 29th, 2021. Applicants are requested to submit the following materials: • A cover letter applying for the position • Full CV, including academic records and list of publications • Statement of Research • Two letters of recommendations

Langues demandées :

  • Anglais (Grande Bretagne) : Compétence professionnelle

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