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CBS - Postdoctoral Position in Environmental Chemistry

Morocco (MA)
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

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Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Job Type
Academic Posts, Postdocs
Contract Type
Full Time

About Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P)
Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) is an internationally oriented institution of higher learning, that is committed to an educational system based on the highest standards of teaching and research in fields related to the sustainable economic development of Morocco and Africa. UM6P is an institution oriented towards applied research and innovation. On a specific focus on Africa, UM6P aims to position these fields as the forefront and become a university of international standing.   

More than just a traditional academic institution, UM6P is a platform for experimentation and a pool of opportunities, for students, professors and staff. It offers a high-quality living and study environment thanks to its state-of-the-art infrastructure. With an innovative approach, UM6P places research and innovation at the heart of its educational project as a driving force of a business model.

In its research approach, the UM6P promotes transdisciplinary, entrepreneurship spirit and collaboration with internal and external institutions for developing up to date scientific research and at continent level in order to address real challenges.

All our programs run as start-ups and can be self-organized when they reach a critical mass. Thus, academic liberty is promoted as far as funding is developed by research teams.

The research programs are integrated from long-term research to short-term applications in linkage with incubation and start-up ecosystems. 

About the Chemical & Biochemical Sciences Green Process Engineering (CBS)

The Chemical & Biochemical Sciences Green Process Engineering Department (CBS) is a component of the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P). The main objective of CBS is to set up a distinctive research-teaching program, of international level, to meet the research and teaching challenges of UM6P, in particular on green and environmental chemistry applied to all aspects of chemical sciences: organic and inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, chemical biology, biochemical and thermal reactions.

Research at CBS is organized around several major areas, which aim to answer challenging industrial questions, from complex chemical and biochemical reactions to scale-up and validation of process engineering. CBS projects aim at an in-depth understanding of the molecular mechanisms of all transformations in order to propose new original alternatives in terms of efficiency, environmental friendliness and sustainability.
Job Description

We are seeking a highly qualified postdoctoral researcher to join our team in the field of environmental chemistry. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in conducting research projects aimed at understanding and mitigating contemporary environmental issues. These environmental challenges encompass the management of solid, liquid, and gaseous wastes, leading to air and water pollution. Finding treatment solutions for these wastes or alternatives to reduce the primary sources of these problems is crucial. Specifically, this position will involve exploring various aspects of environmental chemistry and their application in specific research projects.


-    The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible for conducting detailed studies on solid, liquid, and gaseous wastes to understand their composition, origin, and environmental impact.
-    The postdoctoral researcher will contribute to the research on waste treatment solutions, including the development of recycling technologies, chemical remediation, and carbon sequestration.
-    The candidate will assess the environmental impact of various waste treatment solutions using life cycle analysis and risk assessment techniques.
-    The postdoctoral researcher will collaborate with external partners, such as industrials, to develop and implement effective and sustainable waste management solutions.

Candidate Criteria 

  • A Ph.D. in environmental chemistry, chemical engineering, or a related field.
  • Significant experience in research on waste management and air and water pollution.
  • Expertise in the use of environmental analysis tools and modeling, e.g, quantitative analyses of solid, liquid and gaseous samples.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team, with excellent communication skills.
  • Willingness to contribute to cutting-edge scientific research to address contemporary environmental challenges.
  • Experience in radiochemistry & radio-nucleides will be appreciated.  

Application and Selection:
The application folder must contain:

  • Detailed CV,
  • Cover letter along with a synthetic presentation of the background, research works, projects and activities, publications, key achievements, 
  • Research and teaching plans, entrepreneurial ideas and concepts if any, and services to UM6P community: max 3-4 pages, 
  • 3 reference letters.

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