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CCIMC is recruiting.

15 post-graduate student positions are available starting October 2020, to obtain a double-degree from two different Universities in two different Countries. See the list of the 15 thesis projects with links to the application procedures.

Eligibility rules for applicants


CCIMC is Marie Sklodowska-Curie Initial Training Network of the « European Joint Doctorate » type (MSCA-ITN-EJD) project, running from March 1st 2020 until February 29th 2024 (4 years). The CCIMC project brings together an academic/industrial consortium with complementary skills consisting of 9 beneficiaries and 10 partner organisations from 7 countries. CCIMC will enrol 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) who will receive scientific training in experimental and theoretical aspects of coordination chemistry and molecular catalysis as well as a wide set of transferable skills (chemical risks, scientific misconduct, IPR, knowledge transfer, ethics, time management, outreach communication, and more). Non-academic partners are fully integrated into the ITN activities by hosting the ERSs on their sites for secondment periods and by participating in the theoretical training, thereby exposing all ESRs to aspects of both fundamental interdisciplinary research and industrial application. The CCIMC project includes a rich programme of courses, tutorials, workshops, international schools and outreach activities.

Fundamental research in coordination chemistry is of crucial importance for the development of innovative molecular catalysis. This EJD focuses on providing the skills needed for the future implementation of innovative catalysis through today’s cutting-edge fundamental exploration of coordination chemistry, which is guided by industrial interests and target applications. In particular, amongst the challenges and items clearly identified in the strategic agenda of the Science and Technology Roadmap on Catalysis for Europe this EJD will address: 3.1.3, CO2 conversion; 4.1.2, Catalysis to improve sustainability of chemical processes; 5.1.1 Advanced design of novel catalysts; 5.1.2, Understanding catalysts from molecular to material scale; and 5.1.3, Expanding catalysis concepts.