Open PhD position on the capture and bioconversion of indoor carbon dioxide

We are seeking candidates to apply for a PhD grant and conduct a funded research work under the University of Girona doctoral program on Water Science and Technology. Research topic is capture and bioconversion into commodity chemicals of CO2 from indoor air. Click here for further information about the research project. Place of work: Laboratory of Chemical and Environmental Engineering of the University of Girona - LEQUIA (Catalonia, Spain). Envisaged date of start: June 2023. The selected candidate will apply for a 3-year PhD grant funded by Agency for Management of University and Research Grants (Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca-AGAUR). Reference: MICRO-BIO-PhD.



Applicants should fulfil the following requirements:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in chemical/environmental engineering, chemistry, materials engineering, environmental sciences, biotechnology or equivalent.
  • Have passed at least 60 ECTS of the master’s Studies required to study a doctorate program in the University of Girona.
  • Have an excellent academic record and 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/biotechnological 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 computer scientists. 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. not later than November 20th, 2022:

  • Full CV with the Bachelor’s average grade and the Master’s average grade. If the studies were completed abroad, you have to supply the declaration of equivalence to the Spanish education system.
  • A motivation letter (optional).
  • Letters of reference (optional)


What we offer

  • A research group with a recognised trajectory in the environmental/chemical engineering field
  • An international and multidisciplinary team
  • 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
  • Work in a research funded project that addresses global environmental challenges 
  • Support and guidance to develop your research career


For further information on LEQUIA research, visit our website:

Additional Info

  • Date: Sunday, 20 November 2022

Work at LEQUIA

At LEQUIA we regularly publish open positions for research and support staff. If none of the job descriptions fits your profile, and you have a specific proposal, please send it to us with your CV

Laboratory of Chemical and Enviromental Engineering

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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