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MSN - Post Doc Position in Physical Metallurgy of Metals & Alloys

Morocco (MA), Benguerir
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

The MSN Department is looking for a motivated candidate to develop industrial metals and alloys made in Morocco.


Located at the heart of the future Green City of Benguerir, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), a higher education institution with international standards, is established to contribute to the development of Morocco and the African continent. Its vision is honed around research and innovation at the service of education and development. This unique nascent university, with its state-of-the-art campus and infrastructure, has woven a sound academic and research network, and its recruitment process is seeking high quality academics and professionals in order to boost its quality-oriented research environment in the metropolitan area of Marrakech. 


The Materials Science, Energy, and nano-engineering (MSN) is a department at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University that aims to makes use of innovative research and education in order to promote solution development and entrepreneurship (in the context of Moroccan and African challenges), while training the next generation top scientists, innovators and entrepreneurs.

Research at MSN is organized in different research clusters including Energy Transition, Surface Technology and Metallurgy, Polymers and Composites, and Sustainable Materials. With more than 150 members and several national and international academic and industrial partners, MSN is emerging as a strong actor in the Moroccan materials research scene. The department coordinates several initial and executive Master programs.

Located in the municipality of Benguerir, in the very heart of the Green City, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University aspires to leave its mark nationally, continentally, and globally.


Job Title: Post-Doc in Physical Metallurgy
Area of specialization: Metals and alloys physical treatments
Place: UM6P – MSN Department – Metallurgy Team
Contact: Pr. Johan Jacquemin:


MSN / UM6P is looking for a motivated candidate to develop new metals and alloys by following conventional and nonconventional processes. 

The successful candidate will carry out duties to the highest standard and will:

  • Undertake original research of international excellence.
  • Develop research objectives and proposals for own and/or collaborative research projects.
  • Prepare papers for publication in leading journals and/or contribute to the dissemination at national/international conferences, workshops and meetings resulting in successful research outputs.
  • Communicate to the team the development, progress and results of research activities ensuring that relevant information and issues in the implementation of projects/experiments are captured in as comprehensive and timely manner as possible.
  • Establish collaborative links with the core scientific personnel in related program areas to gain exposure to and build knowledge on experimental/research activities and approaches, in order to improve conceptual development and industrial implementation.
  • Identify areas of improvement within the research structure using integrated management approaches in pursuit of capacity building/strengthening and the preservation of scientific rigor in research studies.
  • Support if required, the development of proposals for research funding.


Applications must be sent using a single pdf copy with the mention of the job title. The folder must contain:

  • A detailed CV
  • A synthetic presentation of the background, research works, projects and activities, publications, key achievements
  • A research statement sharing the applicant vision (max 3-4 pages)
  • 1 reference letter, from an academic professor or industrial partner working in the field of metallurgy 


  • A PhD in metallurgy or related subject.
  • Expert in the physical metallurgy of metals and/or alloys.
  • Expert in surface analysis and microscopic characterization of metals and/or alloys.
  • Good knowledge on equilibrium and non-equilibrium phase diagrams and related experimental / theoretical techniques for the thermal and mechanical characterization of metals and/or alloys.
  • Excellent communication in both English and French languages. 
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary and multicultural team.
  • Excellent networking ability and organizational skills.
  • Proven work experiences in metallurgy in academia and/or industries are mandatory.
  • Proven ability of working with industrial partners to reach their objectives timely.
  • Experience working with multidisciplinary teams mixing scientists and engineers from both academia and industries.
  • Ability to generate new ideas, links, and builds upon existing ones to generate unique concepts and industrial solutions.
  • Experience in the lab co-supervision of Master and/or PhD students.
  • Good publication track record in peer-reviewed journals with respect of the career development.

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