Two Predoctoral Researcher Positions to work on “Synthesis and characterization of hierarchical zeolites”

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 2 Predoctoral Researcher Positions for the Thermochemical Processes Unit looking for talented and motivated candidates to get the Ph.D. degree in topics related with the development of novel types of zeolite-based materials. These activities will be performed in the context of the TODENZE ERC Advanced Grant recently awarded to Prof. David Serrano.

Your Tasks:

  • Research in the development of hierarchical zeolites with singular properties and their characterization by a number of techniques.  
  • To generate research outputs and contribute to the development of independent and original ideas.
  • To contribute to the communication and dissemination of the research results through high-quality scientific channels including high impact scientific publications, presentation in congresses, etc.
  • Supervision of Master and undergraduate students.



Compulsory requirements:

  • B.Sc. in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering. 
  • M.Sc. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related topics.

It will be Positively assessed:

  • Experience in experimental research activities on the synthesis of nanostructured materials and/or organic chemistry.
  • Experience in experimental research activities on different characterization and analytical techniques, such as XRD, NMR, FTIR, determination of textural properties by gas adsorption, etc.
  • Accredited oral and written communication skills in English.
Selection Criteria
  • Adequacy of the candidate's training and experience to the requested profile.
  • Additional training related to the position.
  • Knowledge of English.

Remuneration: Between 19.000€ – 22.000€ per year, depending upon qualification and expertise.

Duration: One year with annual renewals depending on performance.


Location: Mostoles, Madrid, Spain.


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


Equal opportunities are guaranteed in the selection process, without any forms of discrimination. Female  applicants are encouraged to apply to favor parity in employment.
IMDEA Energy commitment is to guarantee equality in measures to balance personal, family and working life and to promote gender equality.