IMT Atlantique, internationally recognised for the quality of its research, is a leading general engineering school under the aegis of the Ministry of Industry and Digital Technology, ranked in the three main international rankings (THE, SHANGHAI, QS).
Located on three campuses, Brest, Nantes and Rennes, IMT Atlantique aims to combine digital technology and energy to transform society and industry through training, research and innovation. It aims to be the leading French higher education and research institution in this field on an international scale. With 290 researchers and permanent lecturers, 1000 publications and 18 M€ of contracts, it supervises 2300 students each year and its training courses are based on cutting-edge research carried out within 6 joint research units: GEPEA, IRISA, LATIM, LABSTICC, LS2N and SUBATECH.
Job environment :
Department and/or laboratory and project short description
The Radiochemistry - Subatech team was created over 25 years ago. Some 40 people work on fundamental and applied research in the discipline of radiochemistry, and provide a global vision and contribution in the fields of energy, the environment and health. We are involved in studies in response to societal challenges on the behaviour of radionuclides and their fate in the environment, on the evaluation of waste conditioning matrices in storage conditions, and on the problems of decontamination and clean-up of nuclear installations. We also contribute to the development of new radionuclides for pharmaceutical use and innovative methodologies for diagnostic imaging and therapy in the fight against cancer.
Job description (what will the postdoc actually do)
The doctoral candidate will be integrated into the Radiochemistry team in order to conduct laboratory experiments in a monitored radioactive zone and to valorise them by writing A-rank publications. The aim is to take charge of the "WP 3: Soil/plant interaction" of a more global project on the underground storage of nuclear waste. The experimental part will consist of the study of the behaviour of radionuclides from nuclear waste in soils until their transfer to plants. The candidate will therefore be required to grow plants, carry out radioactive labelling of these plants and assess a potential environmental risk.
PhD in Earth and Environmental Sciences
Essential skills, knowledge and experience
Life and Earth Sciences
Implementation of plant cultures in a phytotron
Tracing of pollutants
Valorisation of research work
Desirable skills, knowledge and experience
Abilities and skills
Rigour, autonomy, organisational skills,
Additional information :
· Application deadline : Friday, June 4th
· Start date : 1st September 2022
· Contract : Fixed-term contract
· Contract duration: 16 months
· Location : Nantes-Subetch
· The positions offered for recruitment are open to all with, upon request, accommodations for candidates with disabilities