Grupos de investigación



PhD Project in “Atmospheric Contamination”

within the framework of the development of the public-private collaborative project entitled:

New integrated approaches for pollutant detection and air quality monitoring.


This research project is aimed at developing and optimizing advanced analytical techniques to characterize inorganic and organic compounds, as well as emerging contaminants in the city of Madrid, mainly using the Laser Induced-Breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) technique. We are looking for a PhD student enthusiastic about atmospheric conditions and climate change studies to join an ambitious project at the Complutense University of Madrid and funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation with the participation of world-renowned researchers in the field.



Research Field

Researcher Profile

City and Country

Analytical Chemistry

Air quality and pollution

First Stage Researcher (R1)

Madrid, Spain


Type of Contract

Job Status

Hours per week



36 months

Full time


Spanish and English





Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent in chemisry, physics, environment or related.

Required qualifications and experience:
- MSc degree in chemistry, physics, environment or related or 
related topic.
- Previous work or experience in analytical techniques will be useful.
- Knowledge in programming (MatLab), data analysis and chemometrics will be an asset. 



1 . ENGLISH (Level: good)
2. SPANISH (Level: advanced)



The project provides 36 months of support with a highly competitive salary.

The candidate will have the opportunity to interact with other top researchers in the field as well as participate in international conferences.

During the project, the student will develop skills in handling advanced LIBS systems and other spectroscopic techniques such as Raman and ICP-MS, as well as other techniques such as chromatography, scanning electron microscopy and others.

The student will have the opportunity to spend time in world-leading research centres and participate in internationally recognized scientific dissemination activities.

Training will be completed using a variety of field, laboratory and computational methodologies.



Applications will be submitted starting 1st October 2023

via e-mail: