Post-doc Position in Separation Processes of Lignin Oligomers, France

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Position at USA, Ozbolat Laboratory at Penn State

Post-doc Position in Separation Processes: Join our dynamic team at URD ABI and contribute to cutting-edge research in the field of bioresource valorization and biorefinery. We are looking for a highly motivated Post-doc researcher to work on the ANR Biopoliol project, focusing on the separation processes of lignin oligomers. This 12-month position offers a unique opportunity to make a significant impact in the development of sustainable, bio-based insulating materials.

Designation: Post-doctoral Researcher

Research Area: Separation Processes of Lignin Oligomers

Location: European Center for Biotechnology and Bioeconomy, Pomacle (51110), France

Eligibility/Qualification: The ideal candidate should hold a PhD in process engineering with prior experience in separation processes. Knowledge of membrane filtration and lignin chemistry is advantageous. We are seeking a candidate who is diligent, self-motivated, and capable of producing high-quality research.

Job Description:

Post-doc Position in Separation Processes of Lignin Oligomers

As a Post-doc researcher in separation processes of lignin oligomers, you will be responsible for the following:

  1. Experimental Design: Propose suitable experiments aligned with project objectives based on existing literature.
  2. Experimental Work: Conduct experiments, meticulously analyze the results, and compare them with relevant literature data.
  3. Research Valorization: Transform research findings into publishable work, contributing to scientific publications.
  4. Dissemination: Present research results at national and international conferences to share findings with the scientific community.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to apply by submitting the following documents to

  1. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Cover Letter

The position is available for immediate appointment.

Last Date for Apply: Applications will be accepted until [Insert Deadline Date]. Please submit your application promptly to be considered for this exciting research opportunity.

About URD ABI:

URD ABI is a research and development unit located within the Pomacle-Bazancourt biorefinery, specializing in the valorization of agroresources and biorefinery by-products. With expertise in white biotechnologies, green chemistry, and process engineering, our team focuses on multidisciplinary research projects to develop innovative industrial processes for transforming agricultural by-products into high-value chemicals, such as polymers, fine chemicals, functional additives, or cosmetics.

Context and Objectives:

The ANR Biopoliol project aims to produce bio-based molecules for insulating materials from depolymerized lignin. The complex medium obtained after depolymerization requires fractionation to recover the target oligomers. The primary objectives of this position are to implement two separation technologies: membrane processes (ultrafiltration and nanofiltration) and liquid-liquid extraction assisted by a membrane contactor. The work will involve membrane screening, process architecture determination, and solvent compatibility assessment. Optimization of these technologies will lead to scale-up, and the nature of purified fractions will be verified using Gel Permeation Chromatography and phosphorus NMR.


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