Ph.D. Student In Supramolecular Chemistry

Universities and Institutes of France


October 10, 2022


  • Organisation/Company: Université de Montpellier II - Case Courrier 047
  • Research Field: Biological sciences Physics › Biophysics
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 10/10/2022 21:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • Location: France › MONTPELLIER
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • Offer Starting Date: 01/11/2022
  • Eu Research Framework Programme: H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND
  • Marie Curie Grant Agreement Number: 860592
  • The position is part of the Innovative Training Network (ITN) “PROTON.” The network is devoted to the investigation of proton transport and proton-coupled transport. It is funded under Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions (H2020-MSCA- ITN-2019, grant agreement number: 860592).

    The successful applicant will aim to design and synthesize artificial proton channels whose conductance can be controlled either by external effectors or by incorporating a switch reacting to an external trigger.

    The Ph.D. student will have two secondments:

    Elements, Italy (2 months): high-throughput electrophysiology measurements for pharmacology

    Johannes Kepler University, Linz, Austria (2 months): electrophysiological measurements of proton conductivity using planar lipid bilayer.


    The applicant will be funded from the EU project for the 1st 19 months, but not later as till the project termination in July 2024. The gross salary will amount to about €3783.39 per month. It corresponds to roughly €2300 after taxes and social security, including a monthly mobility allowance and - if applicable - a family allowance which will be paid in addition. After that, a successful Ph.D. student will be prolonged for additional 17 months and will be funded from a different project.

    Offer Requirements
  • Biological sciences: Master Degree or equivalent

  • Applicants must, at the date of recruitment by PROTON, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience measured from the date when the researcher obtained the degree entitling him/her to embark on a doctorate) of their research careers
  • They should not have a doctoral degree.
  • Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the recruiting institution's country for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the recruitment date, excluding short stays such as holidays or compulsory national service.
  • We look for students with exceptional academic performance holding or very close to completing their Master degree in Physics, Chemistry, Biophysics, Biochemistry or closely related subjects,
  • Knowledge of the English language is essential.
  • Specific Requirements
  • Competence in organic synthesis, supramolecular chemistry, molecular recognition, self-assembly
  • Knowledge of spectrocopic techniques (e.g. NMR, fluorescence spectroscopy)
  • Fundamentals and applications of a variety of biophysical techniques: fluorescence ion transport assays, patch clamp, electrophysiology on reconstituted lipid bilayers
  • Publications in international journals/attendance of international conferences in the following fields: supramolecular chemistry, artificial channels, bilayers.
  • Ability to use programming languages for data acquisition
  • Soft skills: presentation skill, team working ability.
  • For all the above, knowledge is proven by publications, certificates, master thesis or equivalent documentation. Skills should be acknowledged in reference letters and demonstrated during the interview (presentation skills). During the interview each applicants presents his/her master thesis and a scientific paper from an area unrelated to his/her specialization (chosen by the interviewers).

    Women are encouraged to apply. The recruitment committee gives preference to female candidates if they are equally qualified as male candidates.

    Documents Required:

  • Motivation letter
  • Reference letters
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of Bachelor and Master certificates
  • Publications (if available)
  • Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Université de Montpellier II - Case Courrier 047
  • Department: Institut Européen des Membranes/Adaptive Supramolecular Nanosystems
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
  • Website: https://
  • E-Mail:
  • Country: France
  • Postal Code: 34095
  • Street: Place E. Bataillon 34095 MONTPELLIER Cedex 5
  • Mobile Phone: +33 (0)467149195
  • Fax: 33 (0) 4 67 14 91 19
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