PhD/Post-doc positions onoperando computational Raman imaging of battery materials
Organization: Laboratoire Kastler-Brossel
Raman microscopy is a label-free chemically-selective technique with widespread
applications in biomedical and materials imaging. Despite significant technological developments in Raman microscopy there are various long-standing issues: lack of (i) penetration depth, (ii) superresolution and (iii) high-speed spectral imaging. Our group has been at the forefront of these challenges, harnessing the emergence of computational microscopy methods.
A particularly challenging setting is that of battery materials. Batteries are sustainable solutions for the current energy crisis, with significant research devoted to developing novel enhanced battery materials. Such a research imposes high demands in optical imaging because of its high refractive index, chemically heterogeneous environments, and fast dynamics. We have recently started to address some of these issues in close collaboration with experts on battery research from Collège de France/Paris, in particular exploiting the high-speed chemical imaging capabilities powered by computational methods.
As next step, we aim at bringing novel instrumental and computational developments dedicated to image emerging batteries materials at unprecedented speeds, resolution, and depths. For that, we will build upon the computational Raman imaging framework we have been developing. This is part of the 4-years Horizon Europe project aiming at unraveling charging phenomena in operando conditions of battery materials.
Various PhD/Post-doc positions are open. Regardless of the position applied, the
candidate must be ambitious and highly motivated, have a particular taste for optics and interdisciplinary research. Regarding the PhD position, he/she should have a degree in Physics or closely related area.
Regarding the Post-Doc position, he/she should have a PhD in Physics, Physical Chemistry, or closely
related area (e.g. Signal Processing, Materials Science), be highly independent (both at the organizational and scientific level) and aspiring supervisor. Programming skills are compulsory.
The PhD position is for 3 years. The Post-Doc is for 2-year contract (with possibility of
renewal). Both positions include all social benefits in France (health care, pension system, unemployment aid etc.). Post-doc gross salary will vary depending on the experience. The position is to start as soon as possible, but will stay open until suitable candidates are found.
How to apply
Both positions are part of the activities of the Complex Media Optics Lab, at the Laboratoire Kastler-Brossel, ENS, Paris. Applicants interested within these research activities should submit CV, a brief motivation statement, and at least one contact detail for requesting a recommendation letter to Hilton Barbosa de Aguiar, firstname.lastname@example.org.