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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Organic Chemistry

Mohammed VI Polytechnic University
Morocco (MA)
Closing date
30 Jun 2024

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Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term

Job Details

We are in search of a highly qualified researcher for one postdoctoral research opening in our team. Please see the information below:

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Organic Chemistry

Duration: 12+ months

Start time: Immediate.

Offer description:

An interdisciplinary team at the University of Mohammed 6 Polytechnic (UM6P) that is composed of research groups from chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, electrochemistry, catalysis and sustainable agriculture is seeking to hire a highly motivated and skilled postdoctoral fellow in organic chemistry. The retained applicant for this position will play a leading role in organic synthesis. There are opportunities to work with international collaborators. The postdoctoral initial appointment will be for one year, with the expectation of renewal for one additional year.

Required qualifications:

The SusMat-RC has a strategic ambition to be among world’s leading communities for research, education and innovation. Candidate for this fellowship will be selected in accordance with this and expected to be in the upper segment of its class with respect to academic credentials.

Candidate must hold a PhD in synthetic organic chemistry and must have:

  • Clear understanding of the scope and role of organic chemistry in R&D
  • Experience in handling hazardous reagents (solvents, chemicals…)
  • Advanced knowledge in designing and execute experiments, analyze data, and contribute to the development of novel methodologies.
  • Hands-on experience in biopolymer extraction and functionalization.
  • Extensive experience and in-depth-knowledge in synthesizing small molecules, oligomers and polymers.
  • High knowledge in identifying by-products and purifying synthesized molecules.
  • Excellent knowledge in organic/inorganic chemistry.
  • Proven experience in characterizing materials with analytical, spectroscopic and microscopic techniques
  • Strong scientific record, at least two published research papers in highly ranked peer-review journals.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.

Preferred skills:

  • Experience in green chemistry is preferred.
  • Experience in in-depth analytical tools will be an asset.
  • Experience in inorganic chemistry is an asset but not required.


The Postdoctoral fellow will be:

  • Developing and characterizing on going and new generation of multifunctional materials.
  • Assessing the performance of the formulated systems, in lab scale.
  • Participating in workshops, national conferences and summer school activities
  • Collaborating with world class institutions
  • Mentoring PhD and research assistant students
  • Contributing to drafting proposals, research papers and patents.

How to Apply:

Please provide the following information in a single pdf file:

  • An updated curriculum vitae (CV) or résumé.
  • Academic transcripts
  • Two-pages statement of purpose addressing the following questions.
    • What is your motivation?
    • How will your skills or qualities benefit SUSMAT-RC?
  • Contact information for three references.

Please note: Due to the urgency of the project timelines, the applications will be evaluated immediately upon receipt.

About Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P):

Located at the heart of the Green City of Benguerir, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), a higher education institution with an international standard, was established to serve Morocco and the African continent and to advance applied research and innovation. This unique university, with state-of-the-art infrastructure, has woven an extensive academic and research network, and its recruitment process is seeking outstanding academics and professionals to promote Morocco and Africa’s innovation ecosystem.

About the Sustainable Materials Research Center (SusMat - RC):

The Sustainable Materials Research Center (SusMat - RC) is a multidisciplinary research center engaged in the development of advanced biobased products and materials thereof using biotechnological, physical and chemical conversion strategies and engineering processes (b) understanding and controlling their underlying specific functionalities and the structure-properties relationship acting over multiple length scales from the molecular, nano to the macro level and their cross-interactions and (c) utilizing the gathered knowledge and the invented materials to address key technological challenges in Morocco and African continent and assist the transition toward a green and circular economy.


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