Postdoctoral Researcher in Heterogeneous Catalysis at ICIQ, Spain (Dr. Urakawa's group)

September 14 2017
Position Type
Full Time
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The Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher. This position will be funded by ICIQ.


ICIQ is committed to performing excellent research at the frontier of knowledge in the broad area of chemistry (Catalysis, Artificial Photosynthesis, Activation of Small Molecules, Photovoltaics, Functional Molecular Assemblies and Chemical Biology, from either theoretical or experimental perspectives). The institute also aims at training the future generation of scientists by offering high-quality educational programmes to master, PhD students and postdoctoral researchers (Full details on

Our mission is to lead, from the vantage point of molecular science, cross-strategies for solving major social and economic challenges, such as climate change and sustainable supply of energetic and raw materials, thereby contributing to the establishment of a knowledge-based economy and improving citizens' quality of life in our influence area.


ICIQ is looking for a motivated researcher with great interest in heterogeneous catalysis and the rational design of catalyst materials and catalytic processes from material synthesis, characterization and reaction engineering perspectives. The researcher is expected to be involved in multiple projects, mainly focusing on CO2 conversion catalysis and in situ/operando spectroscopy of catalytic materials and interfaces.





  • Synthesis and ex situ and in situ/operando characterisation of catalyst materials

  • Design and improvement of catalytic reactors for CO2 conversion

  • Collaboration with and guidance of Master/PhD student(s)

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