Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Call for postdoctoral candidates interested in applying for a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship in the field of Nanoscience/Chemical Sensors

    16/06/2020 17:00 - Europe/Athens
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Spain, Barcelona
    Universitat de Barcelona
    Department of Electronic and Biomedical Engineering / IN2UB

Are you a postdoctoral researcher thinking about your next career move? The Marie Sklodowska-Curie (MSCA) Individual Fellowships are a great option if you are an experienced researcher looking to give your career a boost by working abroad.


Group and project information


Project: Multifunctional gas sensors by tailoring metal oxides


Environmental and industrial monitoring is a growing research and development field demanded by the progressive industrialization and related use of carbon-based fuels. While society moves towards a green-based economy, a control of the gases generated by human activities is required in order to minimise their impact, including their greenhouse effect. The ubiquitous monitoring of such gases can be achieved through portable gas sensors or gas sensor networks, which ideally should be low-power consuming, highly sensitive, selective and fast. Current commercial gas sensors are based on materials that do not fulfil all requirements, especially the selectivity and the low power consumption, and new and improved functional (nano)materials and detection principles must be developed to obtain a new generation of gas sensors.

In this frame, this project presents a new approach towards the development of advanced functional materials for selective solid-state gas sensors. The foundational idea relies on the simultaneous occurrence of different physical and chemical changes induced during the interactions of the material with a particular gas. So, by using different measuring methods, e.g., electrical and optical, different responses will be obtained. This concept will give rise to a specific fingerprint for each gas and each particular measuring method. Therefore, one sensitive material, interrogated by different measuring methods, will be converted into an electronic nose (e-nose), providing the required selectivity properties that a classical device typically lacks.



- Experience with the fabrication, characterisation and testing of solid state gas sensors

- Excellent writing skills in English

- Ability to work in an interdisciplinary research environment


Required Languages: English Good to excellent


Eligibility Criteria: Described in the Guide for Applicants


Support for applicants


The International Research Projects Offfice at the University of Barcelona offers support to applicants (eligibility check, info sessions, feedback on the draft proposal) and has recently launched a Mentoring programme specifically designed for MSCA applicants (subject to availability)


Required Documents/Selection process:

  • Curriculum Vitae (mail subject: MSCA postdoctoral candidature; email address to be sent: albert.romano@ub.edu)
  • Two recommendation letters
  • Possibility of an interview

Expressions of interest with required documents must be submitted no later than June, 2 2020.


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