Post-Doctoral position in radiochemistry - 17 months contract

Job description

IMT Atlantique

1. Context

Présentation of IMT Atlantique :

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 :

The work will be carried out within the Radiochemistry Team, whose research topics cover a wide range, particularly around the issue of radioactive waste management. The work will be carried out within the framework of the RADTRANS project on site environmental characterization in Emirates Arab United.

2. Job description

The project objectives are to study the sorption of radionuclides on soils and sediments originating from the Emirates Arab United. The studies include:

  1. Mineralogical, geochemical and radiological characterization of the solid environmental samples. Groundwater will also be analyzed and the synthetic composition will be designed using geochemical calculations.
  2. Sorption experiments of radionuclides such as H-3, C-14, Co-60, Cs-137, and U using the different soils and rocks.
  3. Percolation experiments using sandstone.

Geochemical modelling of the experimental data

Job requirements

3. Training and skills


  • PhD of less than 3 years in Chemist, Physical chemist, Radiochemist

Knowledge & Skills

  • Characterization techniques of solids and waters, radiochemistry

  • Sorption and transport experiments in porous media
  • Teamwork, strict respect of confidentiality obligations with regard to the data used, rigor, ability to listen and to cooperate


  • 49 days of annual leave and time off
  • Partial telecommuting possible
  • Public transport paid for
  • Sustainable mobility package (for carpooling or cycling)
  • Family supplement
  • Wide range of social benefits

Additional information and application

  • Application deadline: 14/07/2022
  • Start of contract : As soon as possible
  • Type of contract : Fixed-term contract under public law
  • Duration of the contract : 17 months
  • Geographic location : Nantes IMT Atlantique campus
  • Project : RADTRANS
  • The positions offered for recruitment are open to all with, upon request, accommodations for candidates with disabilities
  • Hierarchical category: Category II trade P of IMT management cadre
  • For more information, please contact :
    Abdesselam Abdelouas (

Application documents

  • Resume with list of publications
  • Cover letter
  • Names and emails of referees that may be contacted
  • Copy of your doctoral degree
  • National identity card or passport