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Available Research Opportunities

We are looking to recruit talented and dedicated scientists. If you are interested in working in the Serre group then please email Dr. Christian SERRE at:

Available Internship Opportunities:
Offre de stage: « Synthèse et mise en forme de MOFs pour la capture des odeurs dans l’air habitacle »
Durée : 5 à 6 mois (Mars – Juin ou Juillet 2021)
Contacts: Mathilde Renouard (, Dr Farid Nouar (, Dr Georges Mouchaham (,
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Postdoctoral Positions
Postdoctoral positions within the Serre group will be advertised when funding is available. However, for self-funding applicants, please email Dr. Christian SERRE at:

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION: (July 2020) Metal-Organic Frameworks for Raman Spectroscopy Sensing
Sponsored by the French Defence Innovation Agency (AID) – attached to the defence procurement agency DGA – we are launching an ambitious multidisciplinary research project in the field of Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) and Raman Spectroscopy. The project is hosted by two of the most prestigious research institutions in France, the École Polytechnique and the École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de Paris, both located in the area of Paris.
We are looking for an experienced researcher with an internationally-recognized Ph.D.-equivalent degree (or evidence of its completion in the nearest future), preferably in chemistry, with extended and demonstrable expertise in the field of MOFs synthesis. We value extremely high a “can-do attitude”, initiative, independent thinking and work as a team. Excellent communication skills in fluent English are necessary as the project runs in an international environment of researchers.
We are offering a fully funded postdoctoral position (PDRA) to join our teams immediately, adaptable to any duration up to 2 years, with potential extension in view of results and future funding.
The research will be carried out across three different research laboratories, Laboratory of Physics of Interfaces and Thin Films (LPICM), Laboratory of Condensed Matter Physics (LPMC), both at École Polytechnique, and the Laboratory IMAP (Institute of Porous Materials of Paris), at ESPCI, spanning expertise in the field of MOFs synthesis/characterization (including nanoparticles), spectroscopy, nanostructured materials and analytical chemistry. The candidate will have the opportunity to enhance his/her scientific career in a friendly and stimulating environment, interacting with other scientific collaborators at national and international level.
For more information, please contact:
Aleix GUELL (École Polytechnique) :
Christian SERRE (ESPCI) :
The position will be open until a suitable candidate is being selected.

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION: Delivery vehicles of therapeutic gasotransmitters NO and H2S based on nanoporous materials » is offered in Moisés Pinto’s group at Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa Chemical Engineering Department Research page:
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION: 2D hybrid nanodevices for single molecule sensing
A Post‐doctoral position will be available in autumn 2020 (starting from Oct. 1st 2020) in the team of Institut des Matériaux Poreux de Paris, UMR 8004 (ENS-ESPCI-CNRS), of the Ecole Normale Superieure under the supervision of Dr. Mathilde Lepoitevin. The project funded by the DIM Respore for 12 months will concern the design of a biosensor, combining water stable 2D-MOFs with a solid-state support to obtain a single nanopore, to develop new tools for real-time detection of target molecules at the single molecule level. It will be carried out in close collaboration with the team of Inorganic Chemistry (ICMMO, Orsay) of the Université Paris­‐Saclay under the supervision of Prof. Talal Mallah.
Applicant for this position will be highly motivated, must hold a Ph-D in Physics, Chemistry, or Materials science. Knowledge in nanopore sensing, resistive pulse technique, 2D-materials will be needed, skills in AFM, TEM, and MOF will be greatly appreciated. More info: here !!
Applicants are invited to submit an email including cover letter, a summary of previous research, CV with publication list, and 2 or more reference letters, to:
Dr. Mathilde Lepoitevin, ,
Prof. Talal Mallah,
Deadline for application: 09-­31-­2020

POSTDOCTORAL OPPORTUNITY: The Paris Region Fellowship Programme (ParisRegionFP) is an EU co-funded Marie Sklodowska Curie Action (MSCA) in the frame of European Commissions H2020 programme that will strengthen the research capacity and international influence of the Paris Region, in France. The two main challenges of the 5-year programme starting in January 2021 are to :
Recruit a total of 52 international leaders of all nationalities at post-doctoral positions in research and innovation, covering a large panel of disciplines
Provide intersectoral mobility, specifically created professional training and career development measures for these experienced researchers
The first call with a deadline in October, 21st, 2020 will recruit 26 researchers for 2-year post-doctoral fellowships.
The researchers will design and implement their original research project in a first-class research group of their choice belonging preferably to one of the 13 “Domain of Major Interest” (DMI) labels endorsed by the Paris Region. The DMIs are key research sectors on which the Paris Region focuses policy support and investments to strengthen its international attractiveness and intersectoral mobility:

Porous solids science applied in renewable energy, environment, health

ParisRegionFP will offer a novel international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral training programme for recruited researchers, covering scientific, academic and industrial topics in these identified key sectors (or DMI scientific themes) as well as hands-on knowledge in non-research oriented transferable skills. The educational and research programme will be implemented by leading universities and 20 extra-academic partner organisations, covering actors from prestigious culture-related organisations and human resource actors to large industries and SMEs in various economic sectors. The scientific actors will ensure infrastructure capacity and high-level environment to conduct excellent research. Extra-academic partners will contribute to the implementation of ParisRegionFP by hosting experienced researchers during secondments or visits and/or by providing training, mentoring or career development opportunities.
Further information :
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PhD Positions
PhD POSITION: Serial crystallography for the determination of new hybrid structures
A PhD 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. More info: here !!
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, to:
Dr. Antoine Tissot –
Dr. Christian Serre –
Deadline for application: 06-­31-­2020

PhD POSITION: Novel composites based on porous solids for the conservation of cultural heritage
A PhD position is available in between Centre de Recherche sur la Conservation (CRC) USR CNRS 3224, MNHN/MiC, and Institut des Matériaux Poreux (IMAP) UMR CNRS 8004, ENS / ESPCI. More info: here !!
The candidate should have a strong background in the field of materials synthesis and characterization. Fluency in oral and written English is also expected, as well as good team spirit and a strong affinity for experimental work. During the thesis it is also expected that the candidate will participate in the supervision of trainees who will support the realization of the project. Applicants are invited to submit an email including a cover letter, CV with a publication list and two or more references letters, to:
Bertrand Lavédrine (CRC) –
Christian Serre (IMAP) –
Deadline for application: 06-­20-­2020

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: ENS or ESPCI requirements will need to be met and applicants will also need to apply via the normal application route.

Research engineer position
Mission: In the framework of the EU project « MOF4Air » (, the Paris Institute of Porous Materials is seeking to hire a highly motivated Research engineer for MOF scale-up and shaping (duration: 1 year with a possible extension of 6 months to 1 year).
To apply, please follow the instructions given in the following link:
Click on the link for more details.
posted on November 2019

Master track Opportunities: PSL University (in Paris, France) will open a new Master track in september 2020 called « Chemistry & Innovation ». It is a first-year track 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 developped 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 developpement). 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 »).