Post-doctoral offers

Post-doctoral offers

M/W post-doctorate: Charge mobility determination in n-acenes thin films using OFET and Van der Paw devices

Postdoctoral Position in Condensed Matter Theory

Development of nano-probe technology for high-resolution electrophysiology


M/W post-doctorate: Charge mobility determination in n-acenes thin films using OFET and Van der Paw devices


Missions

This post-doctorate is part of our research project dedicated to the measurement of charge mobility in organic semiconductors called “n-acene”. The main objectives are the development and the systemization of instrumental methodologies based on the characterization of components such as OFET, 4 points and Gated Van der Pauw.

The postdoctoral researcher will be in charge of the experimental work (manufacture of components, electrical measurements), the analysis and interpretation of the results and their oral and written presentations.

Activities

This project requires an important work of development and characterization of organic components such as field effect transistors (OFET). It will be based on solid knowledge in organic electronics and electronic characterization of components. The candidate has to master component manufacturing in clean room (deposition techniques such as vacuum evaporation, spin-coating) and characterization techniques of materials (Absorption, AFM,…) and electronic components (I-V, C-V).

The postdoctoral fellow will have to manage the design and production of the components. He (she) will have to plan, perform the characterization and interpret the results obtained to determine the reliable electronic and transport properties.

Skills

The candidate must have a doctorate in organic electronics or microelectronics. The ideal candidate for this project should demonstrate solid experience in component fabrication and characterization. Experience in component physics will be an asset. We are looking for a researcher who will be able to get involved in his project, experienced and highly motivated.

In addition, the candidate must be able to work independently as well as with other project members and collaborators depending on the progress of the project.

Applications that do not have the profile will not be considered.

Work context

The postdoctoral researcher will be part of the MPN team of the LAAS-CNRS Laboratory located in Toulouse.

This research work will be carried out within the laboratory's technological and characterization platform.

Further information

The application must include a detailed CV, a cover letter, a research summary and at least two people who can be contacted.

Application by the form CNRS website
deadline : Tuesday march 16th 2021


Postdoctoral Position in Condensed Matter Theory

Location: LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse, France

Duration: 24 months

We are seeking a strongly motivated and mature post-doctoral researcher to take in charge DFT Modelling for depicting complex chemistries at metal oxide surfaces and interfaces. Position is in Toulouse, under the supervision of A. Estève. The fellowship, funded by the IDEX – University of Toulouse should start in 2016, at the earliest convenience.

The post-doc researcher will be fully integrated within a highly multi-disciplinary project’s team (chemists, physicists and technologists) working on the development of multifunctional & performance-tailored nanomaterials for energy.

The applicant will have a pivotal role in the project by bringing fundamental aspects of chemical processes at metal-oxide surfaces (mostly ZnO) and their interfaces with metal and organics. The applicant will work in close collaboration with experimentalists located in Toulouse (LCC, CIRIMAT, CEMES) and at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Among aspects which will be of interest, there are: reaction mechanisms, i.e. atomic or molecular (organic, bio, inorganic) interactions with surfaces, solvent issues, cooperative effects, role of defects are to be investigated in close relation with experimental developments.  

Required Education and Experience:

A recent PhD degree (within last three years) in Materials Science, noticeably Chemistry or related disciplines is required. We seek for a strongly motivated student with strong background in computational materials sciences, particularly in atomic scale modelling; skills in manipulating Density Functional Theory codes (both periodic or cluster packages) is mandatory. The applicant should send a detailed CV, including a list of publications and communications and a motivation letter to aesteve@laas.fr.


Development of nano-probe technology for high-resolution electrophysiology

 

Location: LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse (France).

The position is opened for 24 months (with possible extension) and will start as soon as the position will be filled.

Context: Health costs are expected to increase rapidly in the near future due to aging populations around the world. In this context, cost effective technologies are crucial for biomedical applications, especially for complex and chronic pathologies such as neurodegenerative diseases. While single-cell recording can be achieved by micropipette-based techniques, simultaneous recording of the activity of several cells with high resolution has so far been impossible. To tackle this problem, we are developing a bio-platform integrating vertical nanowire probes using a large-scale manufacturing process using conventional microelectronics techniques. These 3D nanostructures allow a very high affinity with the interfaced cell while being very weakly intrusive because of their low dimensionality. Thanks to a thorough engineering of the probe at nanoscale, we reached very high electrical signal recording without any cell membrane manipulation (A Casanova et al 2018 J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 30 464001)

Project: In the framework of the H2020 NEUREKA project, we will pursue the development of this 3D nanoprobe technology by orienting research on sub-cellular neuronal interface to construct hybrid synapses between a defined part of the neuron and the nanoprobe. In particular, one objective will focus on the development of this technology on high density microelectrode architecture.

Environment: The project will mainly be carried out in the host laboratory in Toulouse, but the post-doc will work in a very stimulating context of international research within the framework of European project. Numerous exchanges and interactions with the project partners (Switzerland, Italy, Greece) will stimulate the multidisciplinary research. At LAAS, he/she will work in a state-of-the-art cleanroom environment and will have access to the micro &nanofabrication platform (1600m²), and its new biology laboratory for cell cultures.

Candidate profile:

  • The candidate must be a recent PhD graduate (within the last three years) in nanotechnology, bioelectronics, neuroelectronics
  • Successful demonstrations of nanofabrication in a clean room environment are mandatory. Experience in electrophysiology and cell culture is a plus.
  • Experience in scientific publishing (proven by a corresponding list of publications).
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.
  • Ability to prioritize own workload to deal with urgent tasks, while maintaining a high standard of accuracy and attention to detail.

Application:

Application should be done via the CNRS web site with full CV, statement of research interest and name and contact of 2-3 referees
Additional information can be asked to Dr. Peter Wiecha at peter.wiecha@laas.fr or Dr. Guilhem Larrieu at guilhem.larrieu@laas.fr

 

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