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Predoctoral Position – Synthesis of coordination compounds

Job position description

We are currently accepting applications from motivated predoctoral students with experience in synthesis, who want to join the project led by Prof. Eliseo Ruiz and Dr Silvia Gomez.

The candidate will join the research group to work in the synthesis of magnetic molecules. This project will mainly focus on synthesis and structural characterization, but the molecules will be employed for magnetic characterization and also single-molecule transport studies using scanning tunnelling microscopy.  In principle, such additional studies will be performed by other members of the research group.  The host group already obtained an FPI grant in the Maria de Maeztu program to start in summer 2022 that could be an option for the candidate to follow the research in the same group.


A one-year contract in a combined experimental on magnetic devices is available. The position is funded by the Spanish Structures of Excellence Maria de Maeztu, a grant awarded by the Institute of Theoretical and Computational Chemistry of the Universitat de Barcelona.

More than 90 researchers mainly expert in computational chemistry integrate the IQTC. The research activity carried out covers methods and computational tools development, application of several techniques of electronic structure and simulation to problems in materials science, the study of reactivity and reaction dynamics in chemical reactions as well as of biological systems and soft-matter. Some of their projects, like this one, combines experimental and theoretical chemistry.


  • MSc in Chemistry
  • Previous experience in inorganic or organic synthesis
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English.

Selection process

Interested candidates, please send a CV a motivation letter and references to Eliseo Ruiz, and Silvia Gomez Coca,, with the subject “MdM PREDOC application”

Summary of conditions

Contract Length: 1 year + 4-year PhD position

Salary will depend on qualifications and experience.

Estimated Incorporation date: June 2021


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