Tatjana Stevanovic and Denis Rodrigue are looking for a postdoctoral fellowship!

21 July 2021

Description of the project and the position

Project name: Conversion of hydrolyzed lignocellulosic residue into biopolymers for applications in composite materials

This position is part of a global project to develop and scale up a microbial technology for the extraction of xylose from agricultural waste and its conversion into xylitol, in particular from rice husks and wheat straw.

We are interested in the complete transformation of the residues remaining after acid hydrolysis, following the application of a catalytic organosolv process to separate the biopolymers, cellulose and lignin. Multiple characterizations by spectroscopic methods (FT-IR, Raman, 1D and 2D NMR), as well as by chromatographic methods (notably HPLC-GPC) will be used to identify compositions and allow the development of appropriate applications to be studied later (composite materials).

Start date: September 1, 2021

End of contract: September 1, 2022 (possibility of a 6-month extension depending on the results obtained)

Compensation: $37,657/year or according to the collective agreement in force + 20 vacation days per year.

The person recruited will have access to the centers and institutes to which the two supervisors belong, i.e. CRMR, CERMA and INAF, in addition to being part of the MRQ network!

Qualifications required

We are looking for someone with expertise in spectroscopic and chromatographic methods, as well as experience with lignocellulosic substrates.

How to apply?

Please submit your CV, two letters of recommendation and one cover letter to

If you have any question about the project or the application, please contact Tatjana.stevanovic@sbf.ulaval.ca.


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