Open Postdoc position in computational chemistry – Nancy, France: Multiscale methods for nanoconfined systems

We are accepting applications for a postdoctoral appointment (1 year, renewable) in the Liquids, Interfaces, Solvation group of the Laboratoire de Physique et Chimie Théoriques in Nancy, France. Our Laboratory is affiliated with the University of Lorraine and with the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS).

Short description, goals

We are interested in unravelling the specific properties of systems under confinement, in the interlamellar region of clay-like materials. The physical and chemical properties of such systems are quite peculiar. How does confinement affect adsorption and reactivity? Are the usual molecular modeling techniques suitable to accurately describe them? We are confident that an improved understanding of the nanoconfinement effects in these systems can lead to an improvement in the application of these materials, especially in the field of depollution and catalysis. Part of this project is performed in collaboration with an experimental group at the LCPME (Nancy) and a theoretical group at the University of Murcia, Spain.


Successful candidates must have a PhD in computational Chemistry/Physics and an expertise in molecular dynamics simulations and quantum chemistry calculations. A strong background in ab initio molecular dynamics, QM/MM is highly desired as well as previous experience in force field development. Good knowledge of English, both written and oral, is compulsory.


We acknowledge funding from the FEDER program in the Grand Est region, France. The salary depends on previous experience and it is fixed according with the CNRS salary administration policy (starting from about 25k€/year, net salary). The position gives access to the French Social Security system.


A preliminary contact by email ( is required as well as a CV. Further details about the application procedure and about the project will be given later by email.

About the site

Information about Nancy, the Lorraine region, the University of Lorraine.

Dr. Francesca Ingrosso
Institut Jean Barriol, LPCT UMR 7019
CNRS – Université de Lorraine
54506 Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy Cedex, France
Phone: +33 (0)3 72 74 52 73
Fax: +33 (0)3 72 74 52 71


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