Predoctoral researcher position to work on “Dendritic zeolites as drug nanocarriers”

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 Predoctoral Researcher position to work jointly with the Thermochemical Processes Unit and Advanced Porous Materials Unit, looking for talented and motivated candidates to work mainly in the preparation of novel drug nanocarriers based on dendritic zeolites.

Tasks Description:

  • Synthesis of nanoscaled dendritic zeolites.
  • Association of active ingredients (e.g. drugs, nucleic acids).
  • In vitro testing of the developed nanocarriers.
  • Full characterization of the obtained materials using a large panel of techniques.
  • Critical analysis of the results and writing of reports.
  • Dissemination and publication of research results in scientific journals.

Compulsory Requirements:

  • BSc in the field of Chemistry, Materials Science or equivalent.
  • Official M.Sc. in the fields indicated above.
  • Knowledge and experience in synthesis of inorganic materials and their characterization according to standard techniques.

Other merits to value:

  • Appreciated knowledge in the use of chromatographic techniques (e.g. HPLC).
  • Appreciated experience in cell culture studies.
  • Oral and written communication skills in English.
Selection Criteria
  • Adequacy of the candidate's training to the requested profile.
  • Work experience related to the profile of the job position.
  • Knowledge of English.
  • Motivation for accomplishing high-quality research.
  • Remuneration: Between 20.000€ – 22.500€ per year, depending upon qualification and expertise.

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

  • Duration of the contract: 1 year, possibility of renewal depending on performance.

IMDEA Energía, Móstoles, Madrid


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