ICIQ International PostDoctoral Mobility Programme (COFUND) by Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Tarragona, Spain: The ICIQ international postdoctoral mobility programme (ICIQ-IPMP), partially funded by the Marie Curie Co-funding of Regional, National and International Programme (COFUND) action of the European Commission and the Severo Ochoa Award of Excellence from the Spanish Government, is addressed to highly talented and motivated experienced researchers to give them the opportunity to develop their research career at the Institute. The postdoctoral researchers have the opportunity to join one of the research groups at the Institute, and follow an individual research project under the supervision and mentoring of an internationally renowned group leader. They have access to the Institute scientific facilities and scientific life and follow hands-on training activities on the use of scientific instrumentation. Training oriented to provide non-scientific skills are a fundamental aspect of the programme.

The call consists of 15 positions for a two year postdoctoral stay.

Applications to the ICIQ-IPMP fifth call must be submitted online before November 6th 2015, 23:59 (local time), completing the online application form.

The fifth call of the ICIQ international postdoctoral mobility programme (ICIQ-IPMP) (http://ipmp.iciq.es) consists of the following 15 positions for a two year postdoctoral stay:

Position 1: In Situ Spectroscopic Analysis of Catalytic Intermediates in CO2 Conversion Catalysis. Mentors/Supervisors: Prof. Atsushi Urakawa – Prof. Arjan Kleij

Position 2: Low Cost Approaches to Photoredox Catalysis: Photophysic and Synthetic Studies. Mentors/Supervisors: Prof. Miquel Pericàs – Prof. Emilio Palomares

Position 3: MOF’s as Platforms for Catalytic Water Splitting. Mentors/Supervisors: Dr. Alex Shafir – Dr. Julio Lloret-Fillol

Position 4: Metal-Catalyzed Reductive Carboxylation of Pi-Systems Using CO2 as C1 Source. Mentors/Supervisors: Prof. Rubén Martín

Position 5: Development of New Materials for Perovskite Solar Cells. Mentors/Supervisors: Prof. Emilio Palomares

Position 6: Photochemical Alkane Functionalisation under High Oxidation State Catalysis. Mentors/Supervisors: Prof. Kilian Muñiz

Position 7: Advancing New Modes of CO2 Activation and Application thereof in Organic Synthesis. Mentor/Supervisor: Prof. Arjan Kleij

Position 8: Advancing Spectroscopic and Diffraction Methods Towards Selective Detection of Active Species, Sites, and Structures. Mentor/Supervisor: Prof. Atsushi Urakawa

Position 9: Computational Homogeneous Catalysis for a more Efficient Oxidative Coupling. Mentor/Supervisor: Prof. Feliu Maseras

Position 10: Electro- and Photochemical CO2 Reduction with Molecular Complexes. Mentor/Supervisor: Prof. Julio Lloret-Fillol

Position 11: Modeling of Nanoparticles: Shape, Structure and Reactivity. Mentor/Supervisor: Prof. Núria López

Position 12: Molecular Redox Catalysis. Mentor/Supervisor: Prof. Antoni Llobet

Position 13: New Concepts for Engaging the Haloarenes: Retaining the Halogen for Downstream Diversification. Mentor/Supervisor: Prof. Alex Shafir

Position 14: Computational Design of Homogeneous Polynuclear Catalysts. Mentor/Supervisor: Prof. Carles Bo

Position 15: Organic-Inorganic Molecule-Based Hybrids with Enhanced Ferroelectric and Thermoelectric Properties for Energy Applications. Mentor/Supervisor: Prof. José-Ramón Galán-Mascarós

The Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) is a public foundation devoted to research in the field of chemistry. Research is centered in three main areas: Catalysis of the chemical processes, the Institute’s most extensive line of research, as a key technology for clean and sustainable production; supramolecular chemistry as an entry to molecular nanotechnology; and renewable energies with an approach from chemistry science.

ICIQ’s headquarters are located in the Mediterranean city of Tarragona at 80 Km south from Barcelona in Spain, in a functional building with a build-up area of 12,800 sqm which accommodate 26 research laboratories, including 6 labs from ICIQ’s business incubator. It also comprises 7 research support laboratories and workshops managed by highly specialized technicians that give support to ICIQ research groups and industry collaborations: X-Ray Diffraction / High Resolution Mass Spectrometry (HRMS) / Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) / Chemical Reaction Technologies / Chromatography / Thermal Analysis and Electrochemistry / Spectroscopy and Reaction Kinetics / Heterogeneous Catalysis / Photophysics / Glass Blowing and Mechanical Workshops.

ICIQ employs dynamic and highly trained staff from all over the world. A total of 300 people work at ICIQ, 80% of them are scientific staff (researchers and technicians). Moreover, ICIQ has a clear international vocation since 30% of our staff comes from EU-member states other than Spain, and 15% come from non–EU countries.

ICIQ is strongly committed with the task of transforming our society into a more sustainable one through target-oriented, top-quality research complemented by an active policy of technology transfer to improve the competitiveness of the pharmaceutical and chemical industries and by a strong commitment to education to ensure new generations of molecular scientists ready to use chemistry to solve relevant problems.

Eligibility criteria for the programme

The programme is open to researchers from any nationality that fulfills the following eligibility criteria: a) Academic background: Candidates must hold a PhD at the date of starting the fellowship. The PhD cannot be awarded more than four years before the deadline for submission of applications. Candidates who have performed the PhD thesis at the ICIQ will not be eligible. b) Mobility: Candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than 12 months in the 2 years immediately prior to the deadline for submission of applications.

Application Deadline
Applications to the ICIQ-IPMP second call must be submitted online before November 6th 2015, 23:59 (local time), completing the online application form.

Evaluation and selection process
The evaluation and selection process will be based on scientific achievements and excellence of the researchers.
The evaluation will be conducted by an international evaluation panel composed of renowned scientists bringing together diverse expertise, competences and disciplines to adequately assess the candidates and the research areas of the projects.
For detailed information of the programme and for applying please visit http://ipmp.iciq.es

Further link: (http://ipmp.iciq.es)
Closing Date: 6 November 2015