Two Postdoctoral Positions in Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis (ERC-Consolidator Grant project) @ CiQUS

Institution: CiQUS – Center for Research in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Materials
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Published: 10/13/2023
Deadline: 10/31/2023
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Brief Description:

Fañanás-Mastral group ( is seeking two Postdoctoral candidates with strong interest in Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis.

This is an excellent opportunity to join the project ERC-CoG BECAME (, a cutting-edge project aimed towards the development of a new technology for energy efficient and sustainable conversion of light alkanes, which carried out in the Fañanás-Mastral group at CiQUS.


The overall aim of BECAME is the development of a new paradigm in catalysis which can provide new synergistic catalytic processes that allow methane and other light hydrocarbons to be directly converted into high-value products through synergistic bimetallic catalysis. Key efforts are directed towards the mechanistic understanding and optimization of each catalytic step to perform advantageous catalytic C-C bond forming reactions through alkane functionalization processes. The applicant will work on the development of new catalytic processes for direct stereoselective alkane functionalization. \

Research Center

The research will be carried out at CiQUS (, a research center which belongs to the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain).

Research Supervisor

Prof. Martín Fañanás Mastral

Starting Date and term

The expected starting date is December 2023, for a term of 2 years, with the possibility of extension.


We seek outstanding individuals awarded with a PhD in Chemistry with initiative, creativity and team-working ability to work in a dynamic environment to demonstrate opportunities in the field of organometallic catalysis. The following aspects will be positively considered:

– Experience in Synthesis and Organometallic Catalysis.

– Experience in photocatalysis.

– Training with high-pressure equipment and/or flow chemistry.

– Good communication skills and proficiency in written and spoken English.


Applications should be sent directly to Prof. Fañanás-Mastral ( sends e-mail)) including a brief CV, indicating in the subject “BECAME_POSTDOC34”. The name and email of at least two contacting professors or researchers that know the candidate must be provided. Reference letters for preselected candidates will be required.

Deadline: October 31, 2023