PhD Scholarship: Asymmetric Catalysis, Institut Parisien de Chimie Moléculaire, Paris, France

Postdoc in France

PhD Scholarship: Asymmetric Catalysis: Join the MACO team at Institut Parisien de Chimie Moléculaire in Paris, France, for a PhD position in the synthesis of new chiral ligands for asymmetric catalysis. This project, part of the ANR PALCOCA program, offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of innovative molecular chemistry under the guidance of leading researchers.

PhD Scholarship Opportunity: Synthesis of New Chiral Ligand for Asymmetric Catalysis

Study Area: Molecular Chemistry, Organic Synthesis, Organometallic Chemistry, Asymmetric Catalysis

Location: Institut Parisien de Chimie Moléculaire, Paris, France

Eligibility/Qualification: Candidates must hold a Master 2 degree or an ingénieur diploma in Molecular Chemistry, with a strong background in organic and organometallic synthesis, as well as proficiency in NMR spectroscopic analysis. An interest in asymmetric catalysis is desirable. Applicants should possess scientific curiosity, motivation, and the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Description: The MACO team, led by Prof. Virginie Mouriès-Mansuy, Dr. Clément Chauvier, and Prof. Louis Fensterbank, invites applications for a Ph.D position focused on the synthesis of a new family of rigid S4-symmetric bis-phosphine allene ligands. Building on previous research, the project aims to design and develop ligands with various chiral environments to induce chirality in asymmetric catalysis. Candidates will explore the coordination properties of these ligands with gold, rhodium, and main group metals, and evaluate their performance in asymmetric catalytic reactions. Structural studies will be conducted using NMR, DFT, and mass spectroscopic analysis.

Description of the Position: The successful candidate will work closely with the MACO team and collaborators at Grenoble Alpes University to advance research in asymmetric catalysis. A strong background in molecular chemistry, organic synthesis, and NMR spectroscopy is essential. The candidate should demonstrate scientific curiosity, motivation, and collaborative skills.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a detailed CV including the name or addresses of at least one referee, to Prof. Virginie Mouriès-Mansuy at

Last Date: The Ph.D position is available from September 2024. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.



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