Predoctoral Researcher position to work on photoelectrochemical devices to solar fuels production

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 for the Photoactivated Processes Unit, looking for talented and motivated candidates to to investigate on the development of photoelectrochemical devices for solar fuels production.

Tasks Description:

  • Synthesis of thin film based on photoactive metal oxides and Conjugated Porous Polymers by means of electropolymerisation.
  • Characterization of structural, optical and morphological properties of the synthesized materials.
  • Characterization of the optoelectronic and photoelectrochemical properties.
  • Integration of photoelectrochemical cell with gas chromatograph for the quantification of solar fuels. 
  • Critical analysis of the results and writing of reports.
  • Dissemination and publication of research results in scientific journals.

Compulsory Requirements:

  • BSc in Physics, Chemistry or similar.
  • Official M.Sc. on materials or energy application.
  • Experience on general characterization and photoelectrochemistry measurements.

Other merits to value:

  • Experience on Photoelectrochemistry.
  • Knowledge in the characterization of structural, optical and morphological properties.
  • 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.

  • Contract in accordance with the current regulations.

IMDEA Energía, Móstoles, Madrid


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