PhD in Chemistry
Project management skills
-Critical analysis of experimental techniques, results and models.
-Ability to share resources and collaborate with team members and international co-workers.
-Planning and organising tasks to accomplish short and long terms goals.
-Good multi-tasking skills.
-Problem analysis and information seeking to develop and evaluate options for implementing solutions.
-Ability to intelligibly present and defend results and ideas in scientific publications, to funding agencies, and during oral presentations.
-Capacity to work in three dierent languages (French, English, and German).
-Active listening and effective communication.
-Proficient in surface analysis techniques (laser optical interferometry, infrared spectroscopy, mass spectrometry), photochemistry, and kinetic study, laboratory astrophysics, cryogenic temperatures, and ultra-high vacuum techniques
-Acquainted with dierent program languages for monitoring (LabVIEW), writing (LATEX, OpenOce), mathematics and graphic design (MATLAB, Python, Origin, Keynote).
-Accuracy and attention to details.
2007–2010 PhD in Chemistry, Aix-Marseille University, France. Mention très honorable, corresponding to magna cum laude.
2005–2007 Master degree, Aix-Marseille University, France. Spectrometry Analysis and Theoretical Chemistry.
2015 Visiting researcher grant, São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP).
2011 Marie-Curie Intra-European Fellowship, European Commission.
Overall success rate of 18.7% out of 3302 applicants
2006 MSc award of excellence, Aix-Marseille University.
2012–2015 Researcher, Leiden University, University of Cologne, The Netherlands and Germany.
Principal Investigator of the FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IEF project NATURALISM (grant number 299258).
-Physical property characterisation of cryogenic materials based upon light interference.
-Spectroscopic gas analysis based upon microwave sources and phase sensitive detection.
-Photochemistry and kinetic studies using laser desorption time-of-flight mass spectrometry.
2010–2012 Postdoctoral fellow, Leiden University, Leiden Observatory, The Netherlands.
Experimental setup construction, implementation, and control. Signal optimisation, data acquisition, and data treatment.
2007–2010 PhD research in chemistry, Aix-Marseille University, France.
Surface science techniques (infrared spectroscopy, quadrupole mass spectrometry, and temperature programmed desorption), cryogenic temperatures, ultrahigh vacuum technique, astrochemistry, geometry optimisation and vibrational frequencies calculations using Gaussian 03.
2006 (4 months) Master internship, Shell Chemical, Berre l’Étang, France.
Principal component analysis using near infrared data and a set of chemical properties (NIR, HPLC, flash point, viscosity, cetane index, density) performed on kerosine and diesel oil.
Service and leadership
2010–2015 Training and supervising BSc, MSc, and PhD students, The Netherlands.
2008–2010 Teaching, Aix-Marseille University, France.
Teaching undergraduate students in physical-chemistry lab course, basic organic chemistry, atomistic, and spectroscopy.
2008–2010 Outreach activities, France.
Member of the Vitasciences project in children’s hospitals located in Marseille.
-J.-B. Bossa, B. Maté, C. Fransen, S. Cazaux, S. Pilling, W. Rocha, J. Ortigoso, and H. Linnartz. Porosity and band-strength measurements of multi-phase composite ices. The Astrophysical Journal, 2015, in press.
-J.-B. Bossa, D. M. Paardekooper, K. Isokoski, and H. Linnartz. Methane ice photochemistry and kinetic study using laser desorption time-of-flight mass spectrometry at 20 K. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2015, 17, 17346.
-J.-B. Bossa, M. H. Ordu, H. S. P. Müller, F. Lewen, and S. Schlemmer. Laboratory spectroscopy of 1,2-propanediol at millimeter and submillimeter wavelengths. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 2014, 570, A12.
German B2 level
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