M.Sc. and Ph.D. positions

I welcome at the moment applications for an M. Sc. or Ph. D. position in inorganic chemistry.

Research project:

The project is situated in a sub-facet of green chemistry, in particular the catalysts based on coordination complexes for application in catalytic reactions. A project typical requires preparation of new catalysts, application in catalytic reactions and investigation of reaction mechanisms. Please inquire in person for more details. To gain an idea of our current research in this area, please refer to the following publications:


Ability to work independently and aptitude for research. Solid knowledge in inorganic and organometallic chemistry. Familiarity with common characterization techniques (NMR, IR, UV-vis). Familiarity with the handling of air-sensitive substances is advantageous.

Starting date:

As soon as possible. Foreign students should calculate at least 2-6 months for visa applications.


An Annual tax-free stipend of $17,500 for Ph. D. or $15,000 for M. Sc. students (this includes income from one TA duty per year) is guaranteed. Students are welcome to apply for higher paying stipends provided by FQRNT or NSERC. Foreign students might apply for these stipends in their second year.

Tuition fees:

M. Sc.: $3500-$5000 the first year, $1150 the second year. Ph. D.:  $3500-$5000/year the first two years, $1150/year the following years.

Application requirements:

Applications should include a motivation letter, tabular CV, copies of the latest university transcripts and one or two email addresses for reference letters. Please send applications by email to Frank.Schaper@umontreal.ca .

Stage/Internships and Student Projects

Possibilities for student projects always exists. Please submit an application via email. Applications should include : short CV, approximate dates of internship, electronic (inofficial) copy of your last transcripts.

Post-Doc Positions

At the moment enough space for Post-Docs, but not enough money. Contact me only if you bring your own.