Postdoctoral Researcher position to work on the development of hybrid materials for solar fuels production by photoelectrochemical 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 Researcher position for the Photoactivated Processes Unit, looking for talented and motivated candidates to work on the development of hybrid materials for solar fuels production by photoelectrochemical processes. 


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Tasks Description:

  • Photoanode and photocathode design managing organic and inorganic materials in thin film.
  • Photoelectrochemical characterization of materials.
  • Use of advanced characterization techniques which included synchrotron facilities.
  • Assembly of photoactivated catalytic devices able to work under visible-light and bias-free conditions: Photoelectrochemical Cell (PEC).

"This contract is funded through the project S2018/NMT-4367 (FotoArt-CM) of the Program in R&D activities between research groups in Technologies 2018 of the Community of Madrid, being 50% co-financed by the European Social Fund for the period 2014-2020."


Compulsory Requirements:

  • Ph.D. degree in Physics or equivalent.

Merits to value:

  • Proven expertise on photoelectrochemistry.
  • Experienced in national and international research projects and collaborations.
  • Publications in high impact scientific journals.
  • Oral and written communication skills in English.
Selection Criteria
  • Adequacy of the candidate's training and experience to the requested profile.
  • Quality and impact of scientific publications.
  • 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: until the end of the project: 31/12/2022.


IMDEA Energía: Mostoles, Madrid.


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