We are always looking for highly-motivated individuals to join the LCPO! Interested undergraduate and graduate students can apply to the following offers. They are also strongly encouraged to contact LCPO's researchers directly.

Post-doctoral position in polymer chemistry

Post-doctoral position in polymer chemistry figure

Category: Post docs

Duration: 18 months

Team: Polymer self-assembly and life sciences

Salary: 2000 euros / month

Funding: AST

Contacts : Colin Bonduelle

Applicant profile

The candidate recruited on this project will have a solid background in organic or polymer chemistry.

Skills in physical chemistry and nanomaterial characterization would be appreciated.

Post-doctoral fellowship from University of Bordeaux: ~2000 euros/month.

Interested applicants should send a letter, a detailed resume (CV) and contact information of three references

to Colin Bonduelle.



Project summary

Open position

Post-doctoral fellowship


18 months


Amphiphilic polypeptides through aqueous ROPISA

Start date

As soon as possible from November 1st 2020


Laboratoire de Chimie des Polymères Organiques

LCPO, UMR5629, https://www.lcpo.fr/

Team: Polymer self-assembly and life sciences

ENSCBP, 16 avenue Pey-Berland, 33607 Pessac (Bordeaux) FRANCE


AST (https://www.ast-innovations.com/)


PhD in Polymer Chemistry


Colin Bonduelle

+33 (0)5 56 84 61 79



Self-assembly of amphiphilic block copolymers is a promising strategy to design nanomaterials with unique functions especially for health and personal care applications (e.g., delivery of active ingredients and biomaterials). In this context, polymerization-induced self-assembly (PISA) is a simple, and easily up-scalable process for accessing amphiphilic polymers with simultaneous formulation of nanoparticles at high solid contents. The present research project proposes the aqueous ring-opening polymerization of N-carboxyanhydride (NCA) monomers to enable the design of amphiphilic polymers and of corresponding nanomaterials, in a challenging context where NCA monomers are currently used in anhydrous conditions to protect them from hydrolysis.

The candidate will work in the team “Polymer self-assembly and life sciences” of the LCPO in Pessac, France, in close collaboration with Aquitaine Science Transfert and an industrial collaborator (https://www.ast-innovations.com/).