Postdoctoral Researcher for the development of artificial intelligence tools for the automatization of processes

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 Postdoctoral position, looking for talented and motivated candidates for the development of artificial intelligence tools focused on the automation of material synthesis processes and their evaluation in solar fuel production processes.

The candidate will join the Photoactivated Processes Unit in which an artificial intelligence laboratory for energy has been set up, with its line of research being the development of new materials and production processes that fuel and sustainable chemical products assisted by technologies of digitization-robotization.

Tasks Description:

  • The development of hardware and software tools necessary to carry out the processes of synthesis of materials and their evaluation by means of robotic systems assisted by Machine Learning (ML) algorithms.
  • Selection, start-up and maintenance of new automation equipment, as well as optimal workflow design for the tasks of synthesis and evaluation of materials.
  • Integration of robotic systems including programming them to perform the defined tasks.
  • Combination with decision-making tools based on Machine learning algorithms.

Compulsory Requirements

  • PhD on Computer Engineering, Telecommunications, Robotics, Data Engineering, or equivalent.

Other merits to value:

  • Accredited experience on Machine Learning .
  • Knowledge on Robotic.
  • 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 36.000€ – 39.000€ Gross Salary 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.