• Postdoctoral researcher to work on a Synthetic Methodology project through the 2022 Investigo Program.

You will have the opportunity to join a leading university, in the Department of Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (advanced chemical methodology group (BISi Bonds)), in a dynamic and professional environment. 

Research personnel with the title of doctor


  • To provide technical support to the research project entitled [New synthetic approaches to obtain polyaromatic molecules doped with boron/nitrogen (BN)]
  • As member of our research group, the applicant will develop new synthetic approaches to Boron/Nitrogen (BN) doped polyaromatic molecules. As tuneable analogues of the all-carbon polycyclic arenes, this class of compounds is currently under spotlight in the field of organic photo-electronic applications, including OLEDs and organic photovoltaics. In the context of the so-called B/N isosterism, replacing a C=C bond by the isoelectronic Boron-Nitrogen unit has shown the potential to improve the optoelectronic properties of the target polyarene. As part of the group’s ongoing effort to develop the green synthesis of these promising boron-doped organic materials, we are looking for a talented chemist/pharmacist or related who will:

a) perform the organic, photochemical and/or electrochemical synthesis of several new boron-doped polyaromatic entities, and
b) carry out the photophysical characterization of these organic molecular material prototypes

Profile requirements:

  • Education: early-stage researcher holding a PhD in Chemistry, Pharmacy or related areas.
  • Knowledge: the candidate must have knowledge in organic/organometallic chemical synthesis.
  • Experience: We seek a candidate with experience in organic synthesis (broadly defined), preferably in the areas of small molecule synthesis, chemical methodology, organometallic chemistry or homogeneous catalysis.
  • Languages: English, Spanish and Catalan
  • At the moment of contracting, one must comply with the following requirements:

-Be between 16 and 30 years of age
-Being unemployed
-Be registered as a job-seeker on the Catalan Job Service (SOC)
-Not having carried out research activities at the Ramon Llull University (URL) in the previous six months.

We offer:

  • full-time contract
  • expected duration: 24 months
  • planned incorporation: 1st December 2022


Submission of applications:

Interested people must apply by e-mail at: rrhh@iqs.url.edu
IQS – URL might require proof of the obligatory requirements before formalising the contract, as well as the necessary aspects when they consider that there may be inaccuracies.

  • Deadline: applications can be sent until September 15th.
  • Admission and selection process:

-The Human Resources Department of IQS – URL is the responsible body for all of the admission and selection process, in accordance with the rules and procedures applicable to the entity.
-Candidates that do not comply with the requirements will be excluded from the process.
-The selection process will be carried out in a single phase of curricular evaluation in which the curricula will be valued according to the following weighting:

  • Expedient:  3 points
  • Knowledge: 2 points
  • Languages: 1 points
  • Experience: 4 points

This offer is within the Investigo Programme for hiring young job seekers in the realization of research and innovation initiatives, in the framework of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan in Catalonia, financed by the European Union through the European Next Generation Funds. Official code 100045I14.

Ramon Llull University includes in its IV Gender Equality Plan the commitment to promote equality between people and includes measures to guarantee equal treatment and opportunities between genders and eliminate any type of discrimination. The areas affected by this Plan, in accordance with what is regulated by article 46 of LO3/2007, are access to employment, professional classification, promotion and training, remuneration, organization of working time, and the prevention of sexual and gender-based harassment.