Pre-doctoral research position on water treatment technologies starting on 25/04/2022

We have one open position to conduct a pre-doctoral research work on water treatment technologies. The selected candidate will have a 1-year contract (starting on 25/04/2022) and possibilities to conduct a funded PhD work. Research topic is the implementation of forward osmosis membrane technology to transform urban wastewater treatment in resource recovery factory. Place of work: Laboratory of Chemical and Environmental Engineering of the University of Girona - LEQUIA (Catalonia, Spain). Researcher in-charge: Dr Gaëtan Blandin. Reference: PhD-FF-URGENT.



Applicants should fulfil the following requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in chemical/environmental engineering, chemistry, materials engineering, environmental sciences, biotechnology or equivalent. Experience with membrane technologies and/or water processes is a plus.
  • Have passed at least 60 ECTS of the master’s Studies required to study a doctorate program in the University of Girona (300 ECTS including Bachelor studies).
  • Have a good academic record and be fluent in English.


If you fulfil these requirements, are hard-working, highly motivated and interested in developing a career in applied research within the environmental/water engineering field, you may be the candidate we are looking for.


Who we are

LEQUIA (the Laboratory of Chemical and Environmental Engineering) is a research group of the University of Girona (Catalonia, Spain) devoted to the development of eco-innovative environmental solutions. LEQUIA projects involve environmental scientists, chemists, biologists, engineers and political scientists, among others. Our current research lines are: i) innovative bioprocesses for treatment, resource recovery and synthesis of new products; ii) physicochemical advanced processes for treatment and/or reuse of liquid and gas side streams; and iii) planning, control and evaluation of complex environmental systems. 



Applicants should send the following documentation to Dr Gaëtan Blandin (Aquesta adreça de correu-e està protegida dels robots de spam.Necessites Javascript habilitat per veure-la.) and Prof Ignasi Rodriguez-Roda (Aquesta adreça de correu-e està protegida dels robots de spam.Necessites Javascript habilitat per veure-la.) not later than March 13th 2022:

  • The full CV with the average degree of the Bachelor and Master studies.
  • A motivation letter.


What we offer

  • Working in a multidisciplinary research group with a recognised trajectory within the water field.
  • The necessary equipment and facilities to carry out your research work.
  • Intensive contacts with fellow researchers across Europe and with industrial partners in Spain and across Europe.
  • Working in a research funded project (FORWARD FACTORY) that addresses global environmental challenges.
  • Support and guidance to develop your research career.


For further information on LEQUIA research, visit our website.

Informació addicional

  • Data: Diumenge, 13 Març 2022

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Laboratori d’Enginyeria Química i Ambiental

Institut de Medi Ambient
Universitat de Girona
Campus Montilivi
17003 Girona

Parc Científic i Tecnològic de la UdG
Edifici Jaume Casademont, Porta B
Pic de Peguera, 15
17003 Girona
Tel. +34 972 41 98 59



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