SFC-MS / TOTAL CRES and ESPCI (Paris)/ CDD 18 Months

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Edité le 02/05/2016


The aim of this project is to evaluate the coupling of supercritical fluid chromatography with high resolution mass spectrometry and detector CORONA.

Today, a lot of additive compounds are added in petroleum products to improve their final performance properties. Enhanced separation power is necessary for identification and quantification proposes. In this project, identification low quantity additives in complex petroleum matrix will be investigated using online coupling of supercritical fluid chromatography with mass spectrometry. In a second step, Corona detection will be investigated in order to quantify the identified additives.  


PhD degree in analytical chemistry with a first relevant experience in separation science and mass spectrometry (MS).

The knowledge of petroleum products is a plus.


- Separation science (theory and practical knowledge in SFC would be essential, experiences in liquid or gas chromatography could be equally important)

- High resolution mass spectrometry (TOF, IM-MS)

- Ability to synthesize

- Well organized / Autonomy

- Good oral and written communication skills

- Fluent English

Scientific persons in charge

Didier Thiébaut, Directeur de Recherche au CNRS 

UMR CNRS - ESPCI ParisTech 8231 Chimie Biologie Innovation
Laboratoire Sciences Analytiques, Bioanalytiques et Miniaturisation 
10 Rue Vauquelin
75231 Paris cedex 05, France
Tel : 01 40 79 46 48 / didier.thiebaut@espci.fr

This work will be also followed by an engineer of Total.

TOTAL Marketing and Services

Contact : 

Yang Bai

Tel : +(33) 4 78 02 63 33 / yang.bai@total.com

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