PhD Student: Conversion Materials, Pessac, France

PhD Open Position in Organic Chemistry, CNRS, France

PhD Student: Conversion Materials: Join our ambitious European innovation project at the Bordeaux Institute of Condensed Matter Chemistry (ICMCB). We are seeking a dedicated PhD student to research and develop new solid-state refrigeration technologies through the study of spin crossover (SCO) materials.

M/F PhD Student on New Solid State Refrigeration Processes: (P,T) Phase Diagrams of Spin Conversion Materials


PhD Student

Research Area

  • Materials Chemistry
  • Nanomaterials
  • Processes Chemistry


Pessac, France


  • Master’s degree in Chemistry, Materials Science, or related field.
  • Experience in organic and inorganic synthesis.
  • Proficiency in the use of pressurised laboratory equipment.
  • Strong background in crystallographic, calorimetric, and magnetic property analysis.
  • Ability to work full-time for a 36-month period.
  • Excellent communication skills for presenting results and participating in consortium activities.

Job Description

The PhD student will:

  • Conduct research on spin crossover (SCO) materials, focusing on their applications in innovative solid-state refrigeration technologies.
  • Explore the effects of temperature and pressure on SCO materials to develop (P,T) phase diagrams.
  • Synthesize and sinter soft molecular materials into centimeter-sized ceramics for use in heat exchangers.
  • Investigate the crystallographic, calorimetric, and magnetic properties of materials to identify suitability for barocaloric refrigeration.
  • Collaborate with the FROSTBIT Consortium and present research findings regularly.

How to Apply

  1. Ensure your candidate profile is up-to-date.
  2. Submit your application through the provided online portal by 18 July 2024, 23:59:00 Paris time.
  3. Include a cover letter, CV, and any relevant certifications.

Last Date for Apply

18 July 2024, 23:59:00 Paris time

Join us at ICMCB and contribute to groundbreaking research with potential global environmental impacts by developing more eco-friendly refrigeration technologies.



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