Postdoctoral Researcher (Postdoc 2023-45 AK)

  • Tarragona
  • Iciq
ICIQ, a chemistry leading institution The  Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia  (ICIQ) is committed to solve major social and economic challenges such as climate change and the sustainable supply of raw materials and renewable energies. Recognized with 2 Severo Ochoa Accreditations of Excellence, the Institute hosts 330 researchers organized in 15 research groups working on catalysis, renewable energies and computational chemistry. As January of 2023, ICIQ counts with 6 ICREA Professorships and 22 European Research Council grants, being an attractive research center in the chemical field. Located in Tarragona, close to the most important chemical hub in Southern Europe, ICIQ fosters collaboration with industry, transferring the knowledge and technology generated at the institute to promote the generation of new patents and spin-offs. Another key pillar of ICIQ is preparing the future generation of scientists by offering high-quality training from engaging youngsters to postdoctoral researchers. ICIQ is a CERCA center and a member of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST). For more information The Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher. This position will be funded partially by the project PID2020-112684GB-I00 from the MCIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033. 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: Sustainable Catalysis , 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 ). ICIQ is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher to work in the group of Prof. Arjan Kleij. Responsibilities The candidate is expected to contribute and develop to the areas of sustainable synthesis and polymer development, with a particular focus on catalysis as a key enabling technology Requirements We are looking for candidates with a strong, proven track record and passion for sustainable organic synthesis and biopolymer development. A background in these areas is a hard requisite. We expect the canidate to contribute to the management of the group as a senior assiociate, and develop a great deal of independent research in the realm of the key areas essential to the interest of the group Valued qualities: Organic synthesis – polymer chemistry – homogeneous catalysis – excellent writing and communication skills – high independence – critical thinking We offer: A full-time 3-year contract. Remuneration according to individual’s qualifications/experience Annual salary split in twelve monthly payments Incorporation: February 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. ICIQ is 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 (