Research assistant: Preconcentration and sampling of micronanoplastics (MNPS) in WWTPs by membrane technology

IMDEA Water is a non-profit research Institute, promoted by the Regional Government of Madrid, to carry out research in water technologies. This Institute is part of the IMDEA network, the institutional framework that combines support from both the public and private sectors and harmonizes research with market demand, strengthening the presence of the private sector in science.

It complies with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.



This call is for hiring a Research Assistant to support in µNanoCARE project “Quantification of micronanoplastics in reclaimed water and agricultural ecosystems. Environmental risk assessment” (Grant RTC2019-007261-5 funded by MCIN/AEI/10.13039/501100011033).

The work to be performed will be focused on research on:

  • Study of MNPs separation by polymeric and ceramic membranes. 
  • Validation of MNP sampling system at laboratory scale.
  • Preparation and conducting sampling campaigns in WWTPs  
  • Participation in dissemination actvities
  • M.Sc in Environmental Science or Bachelor´s Degree in Environmental Science with a Master, M.Sc in Chemistry or Bachelor´s Degree in Chemistry with a Master, M.Sc in Environmental Engineering or Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Engineering with a Master, M.Sc in Chemical Engineering or Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering with a Master. EQF Level 7 (MECES 3).

Candidates must present the following information:

  • Curriculum Vitae (in Spanish or English)
  • Cover letter (Spanish or English) presenting her/his candidacy and merits, and including her/his personal motivation to join the research team
Selection Criteria
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Fitness of experience and expertise of the candidate to the open position.
  • Those candidates with the best profile may be summoned for an interview.

Employment contract full-time: 37.5 hours/week

Annual gross salary: 21,000 €

Aproximate incorporation date: February, 2022.

Contract period: Indefinite according to article 23 bis of Law 14/2011, of 1 June, on Science, Technology and Innovation. Funding ends on 30 September 2023.


IMDEA Water Foundation. Avda. Punto Com nº 2 - 28805 Alcalá de Henares, Madrid



Final decisions will be personally communicated by e-mail to all candidates