Ph.D. students in Chemistry at UCAM

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The UCAM-SENS is a new scientific initiative that strives for the true digital transformation of key domains such as Health, Sport, Food, and the Environment, by using advanced (bio)chemical sensing based on electrochemistry and imaging principles. The UCAM-SENS is led by two well-recognized worldwide investigators, Prof. Maria Cuartero and Prof. Gaston Crespo, who after an extensive academic career in Switzerland and Sweden of ten years, set this unique research and educational environment at the UCAM3. 

The mission of UCAM-SENS is established on four pillars: (i) RESEARCH, synergy of fundamental and applied investigations with remarkable significance, quality and high impact, resulting in tangible outcomes that solve current and future societal challenges; (ii) EDUCATION, personalized education at master and Ph.D. levels in chemical digitalization with sub-branches such as bioelectrochemistry, analytical methods, nano-chemistry, imagining, micro-fluidics, etc. (iii) INNOVATION, materialize research ideas into concrete business cases, advance the technological readiness accompanied with alternatives to reach end-users aiming at improving the citizens’ life, our environment and surrounded. Note that we are a foundation with a social mission, and thus, benefits are fully re-invested in our research purpose. (iv) INDUSTRIAL PARTNERSHIP, the UCAM-SENS has the required scientific knowledge to develop sustainable research, development, and innovation projects (R+D+I) in cooperation with the industrial sector toward a mutual benefit. In addition, UCAM-SENS is located at the HiTech4 research building (research incubator and accelerator), which is a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment where people, ideas, knowledge, and necessities meet altogether to pose and address new challenges.


We are recruiting for 10 Ph.D. students to give them the possibility of obtaining a Ph.D. degree (4 years) in a dynamic and international research environment, the UCAM – SENS. 


The successful candidate should possess the following combination of skills and experience:


  • Completed a M.Sc. degree in Chemistry or Engineering Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Nanotechnology, or related fields.
  • Demonstrated experience in (bio)chemical sensors, electrochemistry, analytical chemistry, wearable and microneedle devices, single cell detection and conducting polymers is very welcome. Attach publications and/or master thesis related to the above experience.
  • Advanced English level.
  • Independent worker.
  • Collaborative and professional. 
  • Able to analyse and work with complex issues.


  • Job Location: Murcia, Spain (100% on Campus).
  • Start Date: October – December 2022.
  • A workplace divided in small clusters supervised by a senior researcher.
  • Working hours: full-time.
  • Monthly salary according to PhD student salary agreement in the UCAM. 

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Ph.D. students in Chemistry at UCAM
Campus de los Jerónimos, Guadalupe Murcia, Spain
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