We offer:

Fully funded 3-4-year PhD contract or 1-2 year postdoctoral contract at the Instituto de Catálisis y Petroleoquímica (ICP) of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) in the frame of CHARISMA European project. The activities will be based on the use of Raman spectroscopy for characterization (catalysts, plastics and other solid samples) and will include a strong effort on data harmonization and analysis. The candidate will work in an exciting international environment and participate in an expanding team strategically located in the capital of Spain. The research activities will be developed in Madrid with stays in European countries, and in close collaboration with an industrial partner for the implementation of real-time in situ Raman spectroscopy for quality control in the industrial production of catalysts.


We are searching for:

An outstanding candidate with a strong academic background, ideally with research experience from the BSc and MSc studies. Knowledge of spectroscopy (preferably Raman), multivariate analysis (for calibration and classification/prediction) and programming (preferably Python) is a must. The candidate is hard worker and exhibits independent thinking and analysis capacity, learns fast, and possesses good technical writing ability and verbal communication skills in English (ideally also in Spanish).


The position is open for candidates that hold either a PhD (for postdoc) or a MSc non-older than 4 years with minimum score of 65% (for PhD). The title must be Spanish or legally equivalent. Please check if you fulfil the requirements of the CSIC’s job bank for the corresponding type of contract.

How to apply:

Please fill this form if you’re interested. Besides, full applications should be sent to raquel.portela@csic.es with the subject: “candidate for Raman spectroscopy“. The application should include a CV, a cover letter describing why the candidate should be considered for this position, and a list of two professors/advisors who are willing to provide a letter of recommendation.

Link to this offer:  https://saco.csic.es/index.php/s/yCEXAi47QknDHsZ