Open PhD Position (FPI) – CSIC-University of Seville (Spain)

Postdoc in Spain

Open PhD Position (FPI): The Institute for Chemical Research (110), CSIC-University of Seville (Spain), is offering a Ph.D. position associated with the project “Selective Functionalization of C-H Bonds through Innovative Bimetallic Designs” (Ref.: PID2022-139782NB-100). This opportunity entails developing novel bimetallic systems to cooperatively activate and functionalize €1 bonds. These bimetallic catalysts will be based on bulky ligands, primarily phosphines, and will feature highly polarized M-M bonds. Molecular confinement strategies will be employed to modulate selectivity.

Summary Table:

  • Institute: Institute for Chemical Research (110), CSIC-University of Seville (Spain)
  • Ph.D. Advisors: Jesús Campos and Joaquín López-Serrano
  • Group Website:
  • Expected Start: January 2024
  • Project Title: Selective Functionalization of C-H Bonds through Innovative Bimetallic Designs (Ref.: PID2022-139782NB-100)
  • Duration: 4-Year Contract with 1 International Research Stay

Study Area: This Ph.D. position focuses on the study of innovative bimetallic complexes for C-H bond functionalization in the field of chemistry.

Scholarship Description:

Open PhD Position (FPI) – Innovative Bimetallic Complexes for C-H Bond Functionalization

The Ph.D. researcher will collaborate closely with members of other sub-teams working on various cooperative designs. Responsibilities include synthesizing and characterizing ligands and complexes, conducting reactivity and catalytic studies, and investigating structures, bonding, and reaction mechanisms through computational means.


  • Bachelor and Master’s degree in Chemistry.
  • Proven track record in organometallic chemistry and characterization of new compounds using spectroscopic techniques.
  • Background in organic synthesis and catalysis will be considered.

Required Documents: Interested candidates must submit the following documents:

  1. Motivation letter
  2. CV (including academic record)
  3. Contact information of two references

How to Apply: Please send your application documents to Jesús Campos at jesus.campos@ii.esic.cs before September 30. After the initial evaluation, shortlisted candidates will be interviewed online.

Last Date: September 30, 2023

For more information about the bimetallic work conducted by our group related to the project, please refer to the following publications:

  • JACS 2007, 139, 2944
  • Chem. Commun 2019, 55, 8812
  • Chem. Eur. J. 2020, 26, 16833
  • Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2020, 59, 20863
  • JACS 2021, 143, 2509
  • Angew. Chem. Int. Ed, 2022, 61, 202207581


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