The UCAM-SENS unit and Multifunctional Molecular Materials Group at UMU are recruiting a PhD student

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In a collaborative project between the UCAM-SENS unit and the Multifunctional Molecular Material’s Group at University of Murcia (MMM), we aim to transform HealthCare, Sports, Environmental and Food Science by the development of analytical tools for the in situ and automatized monitoring of organic compounds of relevance. 

The UCAM-SENS is a scientific unit 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 Multifunctional Molecular Materials Group at University of Murcia focuses on the design, synthesis, and study of organic molecules to be applied in organic electronics, supramolecular self-assembly and sensing. 

The UCAM-SENS unit and MMM Group have merged their expertise in electrochemistry and analytical chemistry and organic electronics to build up a convergence project to investigate new monitoring actions in Sport and Healthcare settings. 

The project will be held both at the HiTech (Health, Sport, and Innovation Hub) research building and UMU laboratories, in an international, multicultural and multidisciplinary environment where people, ideas, knowledge, and necessities meet together to pose and address new societal challenges.


The PhD student candidate must preferably have a multidisciplinary background:

  • Hold an Engineer/Licentiate bachelor's degree (Chemistry, Environmental Science, Civil, other), and a completed M.Sc. degree in related fields. For non-Spanish bachelor’s degrees, please, convert the Bachelor's and master’s final marks to the Spanish system.
  • Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following fields: organic chemistry, organic electronics, electrochemistry, supramolecular chemistry, chemical sensors, electroanalysis. Please, attach publications and/or master's thesis related to the above experience.
  • Advanced English level (B/6). 

General Skills

To succeed as a doctoral student at UCAM-SENS/MMM Group you need to be goal-oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assessed on their ability to: 

  • independently pursue his or her work,
  • collaborate with others, 
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyse and work with complex issues.
  • Advanced English level

After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and personal suitability.

What we offer

  • The possibility to obtain a PhD degree in a dynamic and international research environment.
  • A workplace divided into small clusters supervised by a senior researcher.
  • Monthly salary according to PhD student salary agreement in the UCAM.
  • Work and study in the UCAM, which is in Murcia, the capital city of the South-eastern region of Spain where Mediterranean weather joins the natural beauty of the beaches of Costa Cálida with the mountains and fields of the Huerta de Europa. The University has a special environment, both culturally and historically as its main campus is centred around the 18th century Jerónimos Monastery (National Monument) with more than 20,000 students and around 1,000 teaching staff. 
  • Help to be relocated and settled in Murcia and UCAM.
  • Excellent scientific and human environment. 


Apply for the position and admission through the UCAM recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete according to the instructions in the advertisement. Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

Applications must include the following elements:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge (maximum 2 pages long). Details of the bachelor's and master’s degree title, year, marks, and university.
  • Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies in the UCAM-SENS/MMM´s Group about what your academic and personal interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals (maximum 1 page long).
  • Copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies and certificates of fulfilled language requirements (see above). Translations into English or Spanish are required if the original document is not issued in one of these languages.
  • Representative publications or technical reports: For large documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.
  • Reference letters from previous supervisors and/or teachers.

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The UCAM-SENS unit and Multifunctional Molecular Materials Group at UMU are recruiting a PhD student
Campus de los Jerónimos, Guadalupe Murcia, Spain
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