Positions

  • 16 OCT 2017

    Nine new scientists have joined the Chair ABI

    We are very happy to welcome 9 new scientists that will bring new skills and broaden our expertise in chemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, downstream processing and valorization.

    Valorization and transfer team: Kévin Magnien joined us as responsible for science transfer and valorization. With a scientific background in biology (M.Sc. from URCA) and a formation in business and management of innovation (Masternova, AgroParisTech and Neoma Business School), Kévin will contribute to increasing the visibility of Chaire ABI towards industries and universities.

    Chemistry team: Two post-doctoral researchers joined us in September, Dr. Louis Mouterde (Ph.D., University of Florida) and Dr. Ezinne Achinivu (Ph.D., University of Alabama) who has been awarded a Fulbright fellowship. Jeremy Pereira (B.Sc., University of Claude Bernard Lyon 1) has also been hired as an engineer. All three are going to support our chemistry team with their expertise in biochemistry/molecular biology, bioprocessing and analytical chemistry, respectively.

    Microbiology team: Guillaume Delfau joined the Chair ABI as a graduate student (co-supervision with the University of Mons) since the beginning of october on the ALPO Interreg Project. Alpo aims to propose innovative solutions for the development of biobased plastics and coatings on an industrial scale from microalgae. Guillaume has an expertise in microbiology (liquid fermentation) and a M.Sc. from URCA on the production and valorization of agro-resources. Dr. Elsa Rouches joins also the microbiology team as a research engineer. Elsa is specialized in the valorization of lignocellulosic biomass and was a post-doctoral researcher at the INRA in Versailles.

    Downstream Processing team: We are also very pleased to welcome Dr. Erika Clavijo-Rivera as new responsible for our Down-stream Processing team. Erika brings her expertise in separation, extraction and membrane filtration and holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (University of Nantes). For this specific project, Erika will be supported by Catalina Quesada who has been hired as an engineer. Catalina has an expertise in down-stream processing (extraction, purification and separation) and has worked on the valorization of wine residues at Chaire ABI during her internship (M.Sc., Montpellier SupAgro). To continue this project on the valorization of wine residues, Hélène Auger (M.Sc. in chemistry, natural substances and medicinal products, URCA) joined us as an engineer with skills on separation techniques.
  • 13 OCT 2016

    Looking for candidates for Master 2 internship positions at the Chair ABI and a co-advised PhD position with the University of Florida (Gainesville)

    As part of the partnership between the Chair ABI and the Chemistry Department at the University of Florida, the Chair is looking for enthusiastic and motivated french candidates for a co-advised PhD position at the University of Florida (USA) and the Chair ABI (Reims) starting in Fall’17.

    Ideally, the successful candidate will realize an internship at the Chaire ABI in Reims starting february-march 2017 prior to engaging in graduate studies at the University of Florida.

    Candidates should have expertise in organic chemistry, biochemistry or related fields.

    Applications can be sent at florent.allais@agroparistech.fr.
  • 26 JAN 2016

    New responsible for science transfer and valorisation at the Chair ABI!

    First graduate student from the Chair ABI to get his Ph.D. (in Biotechnology), Dr. Grégoire Burgé has started his new job as responsible for science transfer and valorisation within the Chair. With a scientific background in microbiology and process engineering, Grégoire developed a passion for multidisciplinary research. His work will contribute to increase the visibility of the Chair and make it known to industries and universities in Champagne-Ardenne, in France and internationally.
  • 26 JAN 2016

    Three new scientists started to work at Chair ABI!

    We are very happy to welcome Dr. Marine Janvier and Dr. Raphaël Ménard as new post-doctoral researchers! They are going to support our chemistry team, by benefiting from their expertise in polymer. We are also pleased to welcome Dr. Mélanie L’Enfant as research engineer! She will work in collaboration with the Start-Up Neweaver on the production of bio-based molecules of interest.
  • 26 JAN 2016

    We have just hired two PhD students in January 2016

    Louis Hollande and Florian Diot have joined the Chair ABI as graduate students since the beginning of January.
  • 26 JAN 2016

    Co-advised PhD position at the Chair ABI (Reims) and the University of Florida (Gainesville)

    As part of the new partnership between the Chair ABI and the Chemistry Department at the University of Florida, the Chair is looking for enthusiastic and motivated french candidates for a co-advised PhD position at the University of Florida (USA) and the Chair ABI (Reims) starting in Fall’16 or Spring’17.

    Ideally, the successful candidate will realize an internship at the Chair ABI in Reims starting february-march 2016 prior to engaging in graduate studies at the University of Florida.

    Candidates should have expertise in organic chemistry, biochemistry or related fields.

    Applications can be sent at florent.allais@agroparistech.fr.
  • 31 MAR 2015

    Our 2015 trainees started to work at Chaire ABI in March

    We are extremely happy to welcome our 8 new trainees who have joined our team for 6 months, starting in March. They are going to support our scientific team in microbiology (1 trainees), chemistry (4 trainees) and process engineering (2 trainees) and our business development team (1 trainee).
  • 10 OCT 2014

    New solid-state fermentation specialist joined the Microbiology team.

    Mathilde Grandchamp, Research Engineer, was hired at the beginning of October 2014. As a white biotechnologies specialist, she will use solid-state fermentation to valorise biomass and biorefineries by-products produced in Champagne-Ardennes. Her work will be focused on lignin depolymerisation. She will benefit from our chemists' expertise to recover building blocks that will then be used as starting blocks or monomers in the other projects of our team dedicated to the production of bio-based (macro)molecules.