OMC Postdoctoral Fellowship - Molecular Catalysis for Macromolecular Engineering

Your tasks

  • Develop research in the field of catalysis for polyester materials, more specifically the synthesis and characterization of monomers and their subsequent catalytic conversion by ring-opening polymerization or polycondensation to well-defined polymers, and evaluation of their properties, especially thermomechanical and degradation.
  • Interact with the Industrial partner of the project on monthly basis.
  • Contribute to the organization of the Organometallics, Catalysis, and Polymer group ( by taking up general responsibilities.

What we are looking for

  • You hold a doctoral degree in Molecular Catalysis, Organic Chemistry or Polymer Chemistry.
  • You have a broad and proven experience in the synthesis and characterization of molecular compounds and ideally in functional polymers.
  • Knowledge of and experience with fine chemicals is mandatory.
  • Knowledge of and experience with catalysis and polymer chemistry is recommended.
  • Knowledge of and experience with ring-opening polymerization is appreciated.
  • You have distinguished yourself as a promising researcher in your doctorate/postdoc work.
  • You may present relevant scientific publications in international peer-reviewed journals.
  • You have an excellent command of spoken and written English.
  • You have strong abilities to communicate with and present research advancement to partners.

What we can offer you

  • We offer you a 1+1 year research associate contract (go/nogo after 1 year) at the University of Rennes 1, with a strong interaction with the industrial partner.
  • Your appointment will start as soon as possible from December 2020.
  • Your remuneration will be determined according to your expertise and records.


Please send your application including a CV, a cover letter and reference letter(s) to:
Dr S. M. Guillaume: sophie [dot] guillaumeatuniv-rennes1 [dot] fr
Pr J.-F. Carpentier: jean-francois [dot] carpentieratuniv-rennes1 [dot] fr