To participate in the selection process, it is necessary to apply through the offer published at IMDEA Energía website,
providing all the information and documents requested:

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 an Assistant Researcher position for the Advanced Porous Materials Unit, looking for talented and motivated candidates with strong background in Chemistry and Materials Science, for mainly the preparation of photo/electro conductive Metal Organic Frameworks, their characterization and application in the green hydrogen production.

Tasks Description:

Synthesis of squarate-based metal organic frameworks (MOFs) with photo/electroactive properties employing different routes (high-throughput solvothermal, microwaves, etc.).
Synthesis and characterization (e.g. NMR, IR, MS) of polycomplexant modified organic ligands
Structure doping with metal cations and modified organic ligands; development of novel MOF structures. Application of defect engineering.
Full structural, physicochemical, spectroscopic and electrochemical characterization of the obtained materials using a large panel of techniques (XRD, IR, gas sorption, TGA, UV-Vis, electronic microscopy, etc.).
Critical analysis of the results, regular writing of reports and elaborating presentations for active discussion with academic and industrial partners.
Dissemination and publication of research results in scientific journals.


Compulsory Requirements:

BSc in Chemistry, Materials Science, or equivalent.
Demonstrated experience and solid background in materials synthesis (inorganic and coordination chemistry) and characterization (XRD, fluid sorption, spectroscopies, microscopies, TGA, etc.).

Other merits to value:

MSc Degree in Chemistry, Material Science, or equivalent Organic chemistry: synthesis and characterization of organic compounds (chromatography, NMR, mass spectrometry).
Knowledge and experience on the characterization of photo/electro conductive materials (e.g. bandgap determination, luminescence).
Knowledge and experience on photocatalysis and water splitting reaction.
Collaboration capacity in multidisciplinary environments.
Proficient Oral and written communication skills in English.
Motivation to pursue the goals of the project.

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: 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 renewable appointment depending on performance.


IMDEA Energía: Móstoles, 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. 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.

To participate in the selection process, it is necessary to apply through the offer published at IMDEA Energía website,
providing all the information and documents requested: