Doctoral Candidate for Refrigeration Processes, Pessac, France

Postdoc in France

Doctoral Candidate for Refrigeration Processes: We invite enthusiastic and capable individuals to apply for a doctoral research position focused on innovative solid-state refrigeration methods involving spin crossover (SCO) compounds. This project aims to explore the barocaloric refrigeration capacity of these materials to contribute to groundbreaking low-emission cooling technologies.

Doctoral Candidate (H/F) in Solid-State Refrigeration Processes: Barocaloric Refrigeration Capacity of Spin Crossover Compounds


Doctoral Candidate (Contrat doctoral)

Research Area:

Chemistry of Materials, Nanomaterials, and Processes


Pessac, France


  • Education: Master’s degree in Chemistry, Materials Science, or a related field.
  • Skills: Proficiency in both organic and inorganic chemistry synthesis. Experience in using high-pressure equipment is an advantage.
  • Other Requirements: Compliance with protection of scientific and technical potential regulations (PPST) and authorization from MESR.

Job Description:

The doctoral research project revolves around:

  • Exploring the unique properties of spin crossover (SCO) materials, which exhibit electronic state transitions triggered by temperature or pressure changes.
  • Investigating the fundamental properties of these materials, such as crystallographic, calorimetric, and magnetic characteristics, under various temperature and pressure conditions.
  • Synthesizing materials with sharp SCO transitions and reduced thermal hysteresis, suitable for room temperature or higher.
  • Developing these materials into centimeter-scale ceramics via innovative sintering processes.
  • Participating in a European innovation project, contributing to the development of a low greenhouse gas emission heat exchanger.

How to Apply:

Candidates must ensure their profiles are complete and submit applications through the provided platform. Be sure to include all relevant documentation supporting your qualifications and previous research experience.

Last Date to Apply:

Thursday, 18 July 2024, 23:59 (Paris Time)

This position offers an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of cutting-edge research in material science and contribute to the development of environmentally friendly refrigeration technologies. Apply now to join the team at the Institute of Condensed Matter Chemistry of Bordeaux (ICMCB).

For more details and to apply, please visit ICMCB job portal.



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