ICIQ Fully-Funded PhD Programme 2024 – SECOND CALL, Spain

Postdoc in Spain

PhD Programme 2024: The Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) invites exceptional graduate students worldwide to apply for its Fully-Funded PhD Programme 2024. This programme supports students’ enrollment in a comprehensive training and research programme in chemistry, leading to a Doctoral Thesis in partnership with the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV). The programme offers an enriching scientific environment, opportunities for international research stays, and extensive training in both technical and soft skills, ensuring a successful career in academia or industry.

DesignationPhD Student
Research AreaChemistry
LocationICIQ, Tarragona, Spain
Eligibility/QualificationMaster’s degree in Chemistry, Pharmacy, Physics, Chemical Engineering, or related disciplines
Job DescriptionConduct individual research projects under renowned Group Leaders, participate in training programmes, and contribute to scientific advancements
How to ApplySubmit a complete application with required documentation via the ICIQ website
Last Date for ApplyJune 23, 2024

Designation: PhD Student

Research Area: Chemistry

Location: Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Tarragona, Spain


  • Master’s degree in Chemistry, Pharmacy, Physics, Chemical Engineering, or related disciplines.
  • Excellent academic record.
  • Strong commitment to scientific research.
  • Solid working knowledge of English.

Job Description:

  • Conduct an individual research project under the supervision of internationally renowned Group Leaders.
  • Engage in a creative and stimulating scientific environment.
  • Participate in short stays at distinguished international research institutions.
  • Receive complementary training in both technical and soft skills, including scientific seminars, hands-on instrumentation training, IP management, entrepreneurship, and more.
  • Benefit from the SHARP personalized training programme, tailored to each PhD year.

How to Apply:

  • Refer to the detailed call document for information on available positions, grant conditions, application documents, and eligibility criteria.
  • Ensure all required documentation is included before submitting the application.
  • Submit the application through the ICIQ website. Only one application per person will be considered.

Last Date for Apply: June 23, 2024

Available Positions:

SupervisorProject TitleNumber of PositionsReference
Dr. Katherine VillaLight-driven nanorobots for Removal of Biological Agents1PhD 2024-07 KV
Dr. Katherine Villa3D-printed photocatalytic materials for energy applications1PhD 2024-08 KV
Prof. Emilio PalomaresDevelopment of single junction and multijunction solar cells1PhD 2024-09 EP
Prof. Emilio PalomaresUnderstanding the relationship between structure and performance of novel materials1PhD 2024-10 EP
Prof. Antoni LlobetRedox Catalysis for Solar Fuels2PhD 2024-11/12 ALL
Prof. Feliu MaserasStatistical treatments for computational homogeneous catalysis1PhD 2024-13 FM
Prof. Núria LópezMachine Learning for the Analysis of Experimental Data1PhD 2024-14 NL
Prof. Carles BoComputational modelling of inorganic/organic hybrid assemblies for energy conversion1PhD 2024-15 CB
Dr. José A. BerrocalDevelopment of polymer materials incorporating photo- and mechano-responsive molecules1PhD 2024-16 JB
Prof. Pau BallesterSynthetic receptors and sensors for the supramolecular detection of relevant biomarkers1PhD 2024-17 PB

About ICIQ: The Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) stands as a leading research centre dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge, addressing social and economic challenges like climate change and sustainable energy sources. With 20 years of excellence, ICIQ is recognized globally for its pioneering chemical research, housing 316 researchers across 18 specialized groups. The institute actively collaborates with the industry, emphasizing knowledge transfer, patents, and spin-offs. Located in Tarragona, ICIQ fosters the training of future scientists through high-level education programmes and maintains a strong commitment to gender equality and non-discrimination policies. For more information, visit www.iciq.es.

Note: For detailed information on available positions, grant conditions, application documents, and eligibility criteria, please refer to the attached call document.



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