Research assistant position to work on systems based on catalysts based on metal organic frameworks (mofs) for co2 conversion

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 Research Assistant position for the Advanced Porous Materials Unit, looking for talented and motivated candidates with background in Chemistry and/or Materials Science, to work on the preparation of catalytic systems based on Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) for CO2 conversion in the MAD VUELA SOSTENIBLE project. In particular, the MAD VUELA SOSTENIBLE, a project granted by the Regional Government of Madrid, aims to research on new technologies to produce sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) with a low carbon footprint from wastes.

The requirements are as follows:

Tasks Description:

Synthesis of MOF-based systems using different methods (e.g. solvothermal, microwaves).
Full characterization of the obtained materials using a large panel of techniques.
Catalytic testing
Critical analysis of the results and writing of reports.
Dissemination and publication of research results in scientific journals.


Compulsory Requirements:

BSc in Chemistry, Material Science, or equivalent (no PhD).

Other merits to value:

MSc Degree in Chemistry, Material Science, or equivalent.
Knowledge and experience in material synthesis (inorganic and coordination chemistry) and characterization (XRD, spectroscopies, microscopies, TGA, gas sorption, etc.).
Oral and written communication skills in English.
Motivation to pursue the goals of the project.


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: Between 18.000 - 20.000 € gross salary 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 31st December 2026


IMDEA Energía: Móstoles, Madrid.


Certificates of academic titles
Motivation Letter
BSc qualification certificates
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.