Postdoctoral Researcher Position to work on Biological evaluation of immuno/chemo active nanoscaled Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) for COVID-19 multitherapy

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, labelled as María de Maeztu center, is one of Europe's leading and internationally recognized research centers with outstanding reputation in the development of multifunctional materials. Its primary goal is to bring outstanding scientific and technological contributions to provide solutions to real socioeconomic concerns in diverse fields such as energy, environment & health ( In particular, the VIRMOF project (“Immuno/chemo active nanoMOFs for pulmonary multitherapy against COVID-19”), a REACT-EU research project call of the Community of Madrid, aims to design tailored composite nanoplatforms based on nanoscaled metal organic frameworks (nanoMOFs) associated with immune/chemo active ingredients (AIs) for an efficient combined therapy against SARS-CoV-2.

IMDEA Energy is opening a postdoctoral researcher position for the Advanced Porous Materials Unit, looking for talented and motivated candidates with strong background in Pharmaceutical & Biological Science, for mainly investigating the in vivo performances of the developed anti-COVID nanoplatforms. 

Tasks Description:

  • Fundamental/Applied research and experimental in vitro & in vivo testing (rodents).
  • Evaluation of toxicity, bio-interaction & therapeutic efficacy of diverse nanoscaled biomaterials. Discussion and critical analysis of the experimental results.
  • Dissemination and publication of research results in scientific journals.
  • Supervision of undergraduate and graduate staff working in the R&D unit.
  • Participation in proposals preparation and management national and international research projects.

Compulsory Requirements:

  • PhD degree in Pharmacy, Biology, (Bio)Material Science or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated experience and solid background on animal testing (biodistribution, pharmacokinetics, therapeutic efficacy, etc.). An official animal care certificate valid in Spain is needed - It has to be attached to "Other certificates and documents".

Merits to value:

  • Appreciated knowledge/experience on in vitro assays (maintenance, viability, cell uptake, etc.)
  • Experienced in national and international research projects and collaborations.
  • Oral and written communication skills in English. (Attach to "Other certificates and documents", if any)
  • Motivation for accomplishing high-quality research.
Selection Criteria
  • Adequacy of the candidate's training and experience to the requested profile
  • Motivation for accomplishing high-quality research.
  • Experience in national and international research projects.
  • Knowledge of English.

Remuneration: Between 35.000€ – 38.000€ 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 annual renewals depending on performance


IMDEA Energía: Mostoles, Madrid.


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. 
Our commitment is to guarantee equality in measures to balance personal, family and working life and to promote gender equality.