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Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CEMHTI


The objective of this laboratory is to understand the physical and chemical properties of materials under extreme conditions, from a better description of their structures at the atomic scale, in the solid and molten state. It develops expertise and original tools at the international level for in situ analyses:
– High resolution and high temperature spectroscopies (up to 2700°C), – Non-contact aerodynamic levitation for molten media
– Particle accelerators and defect analysis. These unique experimental facilities are available to the national and international community in the Infranalytics NMR and EMIR&A platforms. The CEMHTI is also involved in the development of new materials:
– Transparent and Refractory (Glass) Ceramics
– Nanoporous for Energy and the Environment. The laboratory develops local, national and international academic and industrial partnerships, supported by contracts, regional, ANR and European programmes. It is currently involved in a joint laboratory with Saint-Gobain, CANOPEE, on sustainable materials for energy.

Working conditions for the recruited researchers

CNRS offers a 36-months full-time work contract (with the option to extend up to a maximum of 42 months), with a total working hours per week at 38,5 hours.

Benefits include

• Access to all facilities of the two laboratories.
• Tuition fees exemption.
• 44 days of paid leave per year.
• Paid sick leaves according to Social Security rules and based on certificates signed by authorized health professionals.
• 14 weeks of paid maternity leave, 11 days of paid paternity leave.

Conditions for PhD enrolment

Successful candidates will be enroled as PhD candidates at the University of Orléans.

To be eligible for enrolment at Orléans University, applicants must:
• Hold a Master’s degree by research from a recognised tertiary institution.
• Be eligible for a visa to live and study in France

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