Senior Researcher Position to work on "Development of new organic-inorganic hybrid materials for energy application"

IMDEA Energy Institute is a María de Maeztu Center of Excellence whose objective is to develop R&D activities in the fields of renewable energies and clean energy technologies by establishing strong links with leading companies in the energy sector. (


IMDEA Energy is opening a Senior Researcher Position for the Photoactivated Processes Unit looking for a talented and motivated candidate capable of driving his/her own research project independently and leading the research team.

Research topic: design, synthesis, advanced characterization and performance of new organic-inorganic hybrid materials used in the energy field in special used to act as photocatalysts.

Tasks Description:.

  • Coordination and management of granted projects.
  • Prepare and/or coordinate project proposals for public and private funding organizations, including European Projects.
  • Supervision and training of predoctoral and postdoctoral researchers.
  • Publication of scientific results in high impact journals and communication and dissemination of the results.
  • Collaborate in defining the strategic research lines of the Unit.
  • Collaborate in the supervision of the staff and financial management of the Unit.
  • Participate in the development of the annual work plan of the Unit.

Compulsory Requirements

  • PhD degree in Organic Chemistry, with strong background in polymer science.
  • At least 12 years of post-doctoral experience and at least 6 of them in the research topic.
  • Principal researcher in at least 2 competitive research projects funded by public bodies directly related with the research topic.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.

Merits to value:

  • Beneficiary researcher of a national or international excellence program (e.g. Ramón y Cajal, Juan de la Cierva, Marie Curie Individual Fellowship).
  • Strong background on design and synthesis of photoactive monomers and conjugated semiconductor polymers.
  • Accredited experience in the development of new light driven materials (i.e. Quantum Dots, inorganic semiconductors, Polymers, MOFs, COFs…).
  • Proved Knowledge on photocatalysis.
  • Outstanding track of indexed scientific publications, mostly those related with the research topic.
  • Proven participation in European research and innovation projects, mostly those related with the research topic.
  • International research experience: research stays and collaborations, mostly those related with the research topic.
  • Experience in the preparation of proposals with public and private funding, mostly those related with the research topic.
  • Experience in supervision of Internships, Master Thesis and PhD Thesis, mostly those related with the research topic.
  • Invited lectured and oral communication in scientific events.
  • Granted patent, mostly those related with the research topic.
  • Organization of training and science dissemination activities.
  • Networking: collaboration with international research groups and participation in networks, platforms and associations.
  • Others: awards, grants/fellowships, commissions of trust. 

* Applicants should send cover letter, Curriculum Vitae and documents acreditative of requirements

Selection Criteria
  • Adequacy of the candidate's training to the requested profile.
  • Work experience related to the profile of the job position.
  • Quality and impact of scientific publications.
  • Participation or leadership in relevant research projects.
  • Motivation for accomplishing high-quality research.

Remuneration: Depending upon qualification and expertise.

*The contract includes all the benefits of the Spanish Public Health and Social Security System.

Type of contract: Permanent.


IMDEA Energía: Móstoles, Madrid.


Final decisions will be personally communicated by e-mail to all candidates.