PhD Position at Instituto de Carboquímica (CSIC), Zaragoza [Spain]

PhD Position at Instituto de Carboquímica (CSIC), Zaragoza, Spain
The Institute of Carbochemistry (CSIC, Spanish Scientific Research Council) offers a contract to carry out PhD to work in the topic “structured reactors coated with carbon nanofibers supported catalysts for water treatment” under the supervision of Enrique García-Bordejé.

We are looking for one skilled and motivated student to develop a project within the framework of a European project in which participate seven countries. We will only evaluate candidates with European Union citizenship who can join the Institute within the first months of 2009 after the interview. The position will be filled through a 1 year contract (renewable). Salary according to Spanish rules and depending on the candidate’s qualifications.

It is required a chemical engineering degree with background in catalysis, fluent English and it will be valued some Spanish knowledge, although it is not indispensable.

Zaragoza is a quiet, beautiful town of 600,000 inhabitants, well communicated with Madrid and Barcelona via high speed train. In 2008 Zaragoza held and International Exposition (EXPO2008), which gave more splendour to the city and bestowed the city with all modern facilities.

Interested candidates should submit their CV (in PDF format) and the names and contact email addresses of two referees to Enrique Garcia (jegarcia@icb.csic.es) by February 20th 2009.

Tentative starting date end of March.