Tenured lecturer position at CRMN Lyon

Dear Colleagues,

The Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon is recruiting in 2023 a tenured lecturer ("teaching researcher”, maître de conférences  for the Centre de RMN à Très Hauts Champs (UMR 5082). Research and teaching profiles are described below.

Interested candidates are invited to contact Guido Pintacuda (guido.pintacuda@ens-lyon.fr) for the research part, and Agilio Padua (agilio.padua@ens-lyon.fr) for the teaching part.
Please forward this message to all those who might be interested.

Best regards,
Guido Pintacuda
Guido Pintacuda
CNRS Research Director

Director of the Lyon High-Field NMR Center
UMR 5082 CNRS / Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon / Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1
5 rue de la Doua
69100 Villeurbanne (Lyon), France

Research profile

You will develop your research activities within the Centre de RMN à Très Hauts Champs de Lyon (http://www.crmn-lyon.fr), a joint unit of the ENS de Lyon (with CNRS and UCBL). The center houses a unique experimental platform, with 7 NMR spectrometers from 400 to 1000 MHz (a project to acquire a higher field spectrometer is underway), equipped for advanced methodological and instrumental developments in NMR, both in solution and in the solid phase. The center is also equipped with 2 gyrotrons and 3 polarizers for hyperpolarized NMR under magic angle rotation and dissolution. Today, five research groups are developing projects at the interface between chemistry-physics, structural biology, catalysis, materials science and health.
You will rely on the themes developed within the CRMN and on its state-of-the-art platform to propose the implementation of new methodological and instrumental approaches in nuclear magnetic resonance in liquid or solid phase at very high magnetic fields, at the interface between chemistry, biology and health. Your project, which will be connected to the research axes active at the center today, should also have a complementary component. For example, you could develop applications for the characterisation of the structure and dynamics of biological macromolecules (in vitro or in cells), the discovery of new drugs, or the study of metabolic processes.

You will participate in the scientific life of the center, will be involved in the operation of the national and European high-field NMR infrastructure, and will contribute to the funding of the platform through applications to regional, national and international calls for projects.

Teaching Profile
You will integrate the Chemistry Department of the ENS de Lyon (http://chimie.ens-lyon.fr/) as a lecturer (maître de conferences) to provide teaching in physical chemistry, analytical chemistry or biochemistry. Students are admitted to the ENS de Lyon at the 3rd year of higher education through a very selective procedure. The enrolment is of ca. 20 students per year. They study for 4 years to complete their diploma, which includes a master’s degree. Some also complete a specialized master’s (agrégation) qualifying for teaching positions in high schools. After graduation many students pursue doctoral degrees.
The Chemistry Department is small (4 full professors, 7 assistant/associate professors, 1 lecturer) therefore all members are involved in academic duties. The department is tightly connected to the Physics Department, both delivering the master’s in Physical Sciences, which has several majors. Many courses are common, providing students with a strong background in physical chemistry. The major in Chemistry is quite general, allowing students to pursue their interests in different fields. You are expected to teach courses, problem classes and laboratory classes mostly at the levels of the 3rd of higher education and the 1st year of masters, in the fields of physical chemistry, analytical chemistry or biochemistry, including spectroscopy (namely NMR) applied for example to drug discovery, to the analysis of complex mixtures or to the chemistry of biological systems via the determination of their structure and dynamics.