Postdoctoral Researcher (Ref. Postdoc 2024-10 JB)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 28 Apr 2024

12 Apr 2024
Job Information
Organisation/Company

Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia ICIQ
Department

Berrocal Group
Research Field

Chemistry
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
Country

Spain
Application Deadline

28 Apr 2024 - 23:00 (Europe/Madrid)
Type of Contract

Temporary
Job Status

Full-time
Hours Per Week

37.5
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

HE / ERC
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

No

Offer Description

The Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher to work in Dr. Jose Berrocal’s research group. This position will be funded by ERC Starting Grant.

ICIQ is one of the world’s internationally recognized leading institutions in the field of chemistry committed to solving major social and economic challenges by conducting top quality research in three main areas: SustainableCatalysis, Renewable Energy and Health. The institute also aims at training the future generation of scientists by offering high-quality educational programs to master, PhD students and postdoctoral researchers (full details on http://www.iciq.org/ ).

ICIQ is looking for a motivated Postdoctoral Researcher to work in the group of Dr. Jose Berrocal. The successful candidate will work on synthesis and mechanical characterization of photo- and mechano-responsive polymer materials.

 

Responsibilities

  • Thermal and mechanical characterization of polymer materials with dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA), tensile testing, differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermal gravimetric anaylsis (TGA)
  • Assist the supervisor in the daily supervision of the PhD students
  • Synthesis of small molecules to be used for sensing applications
  • Study the photo- and mechano-responsive behavior of polymers with setups combining microtensile testing and optical probes measuring transmittance spectra
  • Production of written reports and presentations to update the group/supervisor

 

Requirements

  • PhD in Chemistry or Materials science
  • Level of English equal to B2 or higher
  • Prior experience with small reparation of laboratory instrumentations
  • Ability to work independently and in teams

 

Valued qualities:

  • Willigness to undergo a robust training in soft skills and mentoring
  • Active participation in discussion meetings and brainstorming sessions
  • Willigness to coach/collaborate with PhD students
  • Willigness to contribute in project writing

 

We offer:

  • A 3-year full-time position.
  • Remuneration according to individual’s qualifications/experience
  • Annual salary split in twelve monthly payments
  • Incorporation: June/July 2024.

 

OTM-R principles in the selection processes

ICIQ follows the principles of Open, Transparent and Merit-based Recruitment (OTM-R) and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers as established by the European Commission.

ICIQ follows in its selection process a gender equality opportunity policy and a non-discrimination policy on the basis of age, ethnic or social origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, language and disability.

ICIQis committed to promoting a work-life balance for its employees and, as such, offers flexible working hours.

 

Selection Process 

ICIQ’s selection process usually entails the following phases:

  • Pre-selection: The pre-selection process will be based on qualifications and expertise as reflected on the candidates’ CVs. This phase is merit-based.
  • Interview: Preselected candidates will be interviewed by the Hiring Manager of the position and the appointed Selection Committee.
  • Offer Letter: Once the successful candidate is selected, the People Unit will extend a Job Offer, specifying the start day, salary and overall job conditions.

 

For further information, you can visit our HR Excellence in Research page at: HR Excellence in Research (iciq.org)


Requirements
Research Field
Chemistry
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Skills/Qualifications

Requirements

  • PhD in Chemistry or Materials science
  • Level of English equal to B2 or higher
  • Prior experience with small reparation of laboratory instrumentations
  • Ability to work independently and in teams

Specific Requirements

Valued qualities:

  • Willigness to undergo a robust training in soft skills and mentoring
  • Active participation in discussion meetings and brainstorming sessions
  • Willigness to coach/collaborate with PhD students
  • Willigness to contribute in project writing

Languages
ENGLISH
Level
Good

Additional Information
Benefits

We offer:

  • A 3-year full-time position.
  • Remuneration according to individual’s qualifications/experience
  • Annual salary split in twelve monthly payments
  • Incorporation: June/July 2024.

Selection process

Selection Process 

ICIQ’s selection process usually entails the following phases:

  • Pre-selection: The pre-selection process will be based on qualifications and expertise as reflected on the candidates’ CVs. This phase is merit-based.
  • Interview: Preselected candidates will be interviewed by the Hiring Manager of the position and the appointed Selection Committee.
  • Offer Letter: Once the successful candidate is selected, the People Unit will extend a Job Offer, specifying the start day, salary and overall job conditions.

 

For further information, you can visit our HR Excellence in Research page at: HR Excellence in Research (iciq.org)


Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
5
Company/Institute
Institut Català d'Investigació Química
Country
Spain
State/Province
Tarragona
City
Tarragona
Postal Code
43007
Street
Avinguda Països Catalans 16
Geofield


Where to apply
Website

https://careers.iciq.org/jobs/3875818-postdoctoral-researcher-postdoc-2023-10-jb

Contact
City

Tarragona
Website

http://www.iciq.org
Street

Avinguda dels Paissos Catalans 16
Postal Code

43007

STATUS: EXPIRED

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