Postdoctoral researcher position to work on dendritic zeolites as drug/gene nanocarriers

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. (


Within the frame of the ERC-ADG TODENZE project, dealing with the development of dendritic zeolites to boost catalytic and biomedical applications, IMDEA Energy Institute is opening a postdoctoral researcher position to work jointly with the Thermochemical Processes Unit and Advanced Porous Materials Unit, looking for talented and motivated candidates with strong background in Pharmacy, Biology and/or Nanomedicine, for the evaluation of novel dendritic zeolites as drug/gene nanocarriers for cancer therapy.

The requirements are as follows:

Tasks Description:

Monitoring of the state of the art of the fundamentals and technological advances related to the project.
Association of active ingredients (e.g. drugs, nucleic acids).
In vitro testing of nanocarriers (e.g. MTT, uptake, cDNA, primer design).
Full characterization of nanocarriers using a large panel of techniques.
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 the reporting activities of the results.


Compulsory Requirements
PhD degree in Pharmacy, Biology, or equivalent.
Demonstrated experience on cell culture studies and gene therapy (e.g. transfection, RT-PCR, primers design)

Other merits to value:

Appreciated knowledge in the use of chromatographic techniques (e.g. HPLC), materials characterization (XRD, DLS, NTA, IR, ATG, etc) and nanomedicine.
Motivation to pursue the goals of the project.
Experienced in national and/or international research projects and collaborations.
Publications in indexed relevant journals.
Oral and written communication skills in English.


Adequacy of the candidate's training to the requested profile.
Work experience related to the profile of the job position.
Knowledge of English.


Remuneration: Between 38.000 € – 41.000€ 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 August 2026


IMDEA Energía: Móstoles, Madrid.


PhD Certificate
Cover Letter
Motivation Letter

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.