FPI PhD fellowship on Contaminants of Emerging Concern in urban aquifers via EURAXESS

Institute of Environmental Assessments and Water Research (IDAEA-CSIC)

Barcelona, Spain 🇪🇸

Job Information

Organisation/Company: IDAEA-CSIC

Research Field: Environmental science » Water science

Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)

Country: Spain

Application Deadline: 30/12/2022 – 12:00 (Europe/Madrid)

Type of Contract: Temporary

Job Status: Full-time

Offer Starting Date: Thu, 06/01/2023 – 12:00

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?: Not funded by an EU programme

Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?: No

Offer Description

The Institute of Environmental Assessment and Water Research (IDAEA-CSIC) offers a PhD FPI fellowship within the Severo Ochoa accreditation of excellence. These fellowships are 4-year predoctoral contracts from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation call “Ayudas para contratos predoctorales para la formación de doctores 2022”.

In the project CECs in urban aquifers: Are they hampering the use of groundwater as drinking water?, the PhD student will evaluate the ecotoxicity of organisms exposed to urban groundwater to identify contaminants of emerging concern that are drivers of toxicity, and he/she will quantify the hydrogeochemical processes that control their fate in UGW. Firstly, the candidate will use Effect-Directed Analysis as a reliable tool to be applied in the quality assessment of water systems.


Research FieldEnvironmental science » Water scienceEducation LevelMaster Degree or equivalent


Independent working methods, high organizational talent and strong team skills are required

Personal characteristics such as interpersonal skills, analytical and problem-solving skills, good communication skills, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team are required. Also, initiative, and independence.

Specific Requirements

Knowledge of analytical chemistry techniques such as Liquid Chromatography, Mass Spectrometry and sample preparation such as solid phase extraction. (positively valued)

Previous experience in numerical flow and transport in porous media (positively valued)

Knowledge of principles of bioassays and particularly zebrafish toxicity model (positively valued)

Previous experience is not required but previous scientific work will be considered an asset.

Languages: ENGLISH, Level: Excellent

Research Field: Chemistry » Instrumental techniques

Years of Research Experience: 1 – 4

Additional Information

Selection process

Please note there is no exact date for the publication yet, but it is foreseeable that it will be open in the upcoming days. Once the call is published, there is only a three week-period to apply, so the supervisors are already accepting expressions of interest. Before applying to the call, please contact the supervisors.

The application can be submitted through the Electronic Office of the Agencia Estatal de Investigación (https://www.aei.gob.es/).Website for additional job details

Work Location(s)

Number of offers available1Company/InstituteIDAEA-CSICCountrySpainState/ProvinceCataloniaCityBarcelonaPostal Code08034StreetJordi Girona, 18-26

Where to apply

Website: https://www.aei.gob.es/


State/Province: Catalonia

City: Barcelona

Website: https://www.idaea.csic.es

Street: Jordi Girona, 18-26

Postal Code: 08034

E-Mail: anna.jurado@idaea.csic.es





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