Postdoctoral Position Molecular, Macromolecular Chemistry and Materials Laboratory ESPCI Paris — Offre pourvue

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The Molecular, Macromolecular Chemistry and Materials (C3M) laboratory is pleased to announce
a postdoctoral position at the interface between soft matter science and biomaterials engineering.
The project will focus on designing deposition processes of colloids and nanoparticles on hydrogel
membranes and investigating the phenomena occurring upon contact with biological tissues.
A special attention will be placed on the microscopic characterization of the hydrogel-colloid-tissue interface and the debonding processes.
The chemical, physico-chemical and morphological properties of the colloidal coatings will be adjusted to identify parameters governing these processes and propose predictive models. The project will be conducted in very close collaboration with the Centre des Matériaux (Mines ParisTech) for adhesion and microscopic characterization as well as with surgeon partners at the Alfort National Veterinary School and Paul Brousse Hospital, to assess the clinical relevance and perform in vivo studies.

Laboratory Description :
ESPCI Paris is a major institution of higher education (a French "Grande École d’ingénieurs"), an internationally renowned research center (17 laboratories), and a fertile ground of innovation for industry.
Teaching and research are done in the fields of physics, chemistry and biology. The Molecular, Macromolecular Chemistry and Materials laboratory mainly focuses on the design, synthesis and study of polymeric and supramolecular materials.
The laboratory is known for conducting fundamental research inspired by or oriented towards applications.

Candidate profile and recruitment terms :
Knowledge and skills : The candidate should have a strong background in the synthesis of organic and inorganic colloids as well as a solid experience as an experimentalist in microscopy, polymer and nanoparticle physico-chemistry.
An intimate knowledge of the structural, thermal, and/or mechanical characterization of polymeric materials is a major plus. We are particularly interested in candidates who are driven to tackle fundamental research problems.

Required training : the candidate must have a PhD.
Principal Investigators : Pr. Laurent Corté and Pr. Sophie Norvez
Starting date : June-July 2023
Duration : 3 Months
Location : C3M, ESPCI Paris, France
Salary : The salary will be adjusted to candidates’ background and expertise
Application details and contacts :
Applications must include the following :
• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae with the complete contact details of the candidate
• Brief summary of scientific research
• Contact details of two references
• Copy of the doctoral degree (if available at the time of application)
The files must be combined into a single document in PDF format only.
To apply, these documents should be sent to Laurent Corté ( and
Sophie Norvez (

10 Rue Vauquelin, 75005 Paris