Contact and open positions

Available Research Opportunities

We are looking to recruit talented and dedicated scientists.
For more information and if you are interested in working in the Serre group then please email Dr. Christian SERRE at: christian.serre@ens.psl.eu

Available Internship Opportunities:
If you are interested in working in the Serre group then please email Dr. Christian SERRE at: christian.serre@ens.psl.eu

Postdoctoral Positions
POST-DOCTORAL POSITION: Serial crystallography for the determination of new hybrid structures

A post-doc position is available at the Institut des Matériaux Poreux de Paris (IMAP), Ecole Normale Supérieure and ESPCI-Paris. The project is funded by the ANR project Serial-X-Energy in collaboration with the Institut Lavoisier de Versailles (ILV, Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin) and Synchrotron SOLEIL.
Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) and PolyOxoMetalates (POMs) are crystalline materials at the forefront in the design of novel energy storage and conversion systems (electrochemical, heat, water splitting, hydrogen evolution, heat reallocation…). These systems play a strategic role in the development of efficient, sustainable and renewable energy resources. One of the major challenges associated with the discovery of crystalline materials is the determination of their structure, which is a prerequisite for understanding their properties. Conventional techniques based on single crystal or powder X-ray diffraction have inherent limitations (crystal size, difficulty in analyzing powder data). Therefore, we are seeking to adapt to hybrid materials a technique called « serial crystallography » that aims to determine structures by analyzing a set of microcrystals, in order to overcome the limitations of current techniques.
During the project, the synthesis and characterization of MOF and POM crystals of controlled size and optimized crystal quality will be carried out. In a first step, known solids will be selected to benchmark the technique, which will further be used to elucidate the structure of new materials. Structural characterizations by serial crystallography will be carried out on the PROXIMA 2A beamline at Synchrotron SOLEIL.
Applicants for this position shall be highly motivated and must possess a strong background in coordination or solid-state chemistry. Experience in structure resolution by X-Ray diffraction will be greatly appreciated. Candidates shall speak French or English fluently. Applicants are invited to submit an email including a cover letter, CV with a publication list and two or more references letters.
Contacts:
Dr. Antoine Tissot – antoine.tissot@ens.fr
Dr. Christian Serre – christian.serre@ens.fr

Postdoctoral positions within the Serre group will be advertised when funding is available. However, for self-funding applicants, please email Dr. Christian SERRE at: christian.serre@ens.psl.eu

PhD Positions
PhD POSITION: A tunable MOF platform to meet the Challenges in Chiral Chromatographic Separation
A PhD position will be available in September 2020 in the team of Institut des Matériaux Poreux de Paris, UMR 8004 (ENS-ESPCI-CNRS), of the Ecole Normale Superieure. The project will concern the design of Metal-Organic Frameworks for the separation of chiral molecules, which is a key process for pharmaceutical industry.
Applicants for this position shall be highly motivated and must possess a strong background in coordination, solid-state or analytical chemistry. Candidates shall speak French or English fluently. Applicants are invited to submit an email including a cover letter, CV and references letters to Dr. Antoine Tissot (antoine.tissot@ens.psl.eu ).
More info here

PhD POSITION: PSL wishes to provide special support for high-potential students entering into the field of research and taking on the scientific challenges of tomorrow. Through its PhD Track Grants, PSL and its Graduate Programs will support outstanding students for the entire duration of their graduate studies, from their Master’s to the completion of their PhD. With the PhD Track Grants, PSL is committed to promoting excellence and equal opportunities for students. Applications for 2021/22 academic year will close February 7th, 2021. More info here

No other offer available at the moment. PhD positions are available in the group each year, usually starting in October. However, for self-funding applicants, please email Dr. Christian SERRE at: christian.serre@ens.psl.eu. ENS or ESPCI requirements will need to be met and applicants will also need to apply via the normal application route.

Master track Opportunities: PSL University (in Paris, France) has 2 Master track Chemistry and LIfe Science and« Chemistry & Innovation ». They are part of the joint Chemistry Master program co-accredited with Sorbonne University, which targets an international student audience.
This track offers high level courses, taught in english, in all fields of chemistry, (molecular chemistry and biological chemistry, analytical and physical chemistry, theoretical chemistry and modelling, materials chemistry) based on the up-to-date research developed at PSL University. In addition to academic education, a specific goal of the track is to train students in scientifical and technological innovation processes through a deep training (research challenges, design thinking, prototyping, scientific projects in strong interaction with PSL research labs, group activities, and soft skill development). To complete a full master program, students will then have access to any of 2nd-year tracks of the Chemistry Master. A few grants should also be available.
More information can be found in the flyer and in the website of the formation (please click on the C&I link, on the same horizontal banner as « presentation »).