ICRA Water is seeking an enthusiastic and committed postdoctoral researcher, expert in dissolved organic matter characterization with high resolution mass spectrometry (HRMS). The researcher will play a key role in contributing to the EU research project, intoDBP, where Maria José Farré serves as the coordinator and the researcher´s supervisor.

The role of the postdoctoral researcher in this project is both specialized and multifaceted, encompassing a range of responsibilities that contribute significantly to advancing the understanding of dissolved organic matter.

  1. The primary focus revolves around employing HRMS for in-depth analysis, with a particular emphasis on comparing findings with traditional methodologies like UV-VIS (Ultraviolet-Visible Spectroscopy) and fluorescence.
  2. The second objective is correlate DOM fingerprints with DBP formation. This aspect of the research is essential, as it extends the investigation beyond the identification of organic matter to understanding potential consequences in water treatment processes. The insights gained from DBP analysis contribute to the broader context of water quality management and public health. The postdoctoral researcher will collaborate closely with a highly trained technician, forming a dynamic partnership to execute sampling campaigns and analytical work.

Engaging in a Horizon Europe project through the coordinating institution presents an exceptional prospect to elevate a career trajectory significantly. This endeavor offers a multitude of advantages, including the expansion of the professional network, fostering interdisciplinary collaborations, amplifying visibility, earning recognition, and actively contributing to the creation of pioneering solutions for real-world challenges.

The researcher involvement will serve as a platform to demonstrate the tangible applications of your research. ICRA stands ready to facilitate your research journey by granting access to cutting-edge research infrastructure, exemplified by resources like Orbitrap Exploris 120, as well as providing essential software to drive your investigations.

Required Languages:

A high level of written and ideally also spoken Spanish and English are required. Knowledge of Catalan is recommended.

Working conditions: Employed in compliance with Spanish legislation and regulations. Employees receive the benefits of the Spanish Social Security system covering sickness, maternity/paternity leaves and injuries at work.

International Environment: The opportunity to join a prestigious international research institution and become a member of a young and growing team.

Continuous training in a high-quality environment.

Deadline for Applications:

Send the required documents to call@icra.cat indicating ref. “PostDoc_HRMS” in the subject of the email.

The deadline to submit the required documentation is 18/02/2024. Temporal Position. The position is for 3 years approximately.

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