Oferta de trabajo/Job offer in POLCA

Non-doctorate researcher position at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

Offer description

The UPM based research group “Polymers, Characterization and Applications (POLCA)” is looking for a MSc./MEng. graduate to work as a researcher in the EU H2020 project “Bio-plastics Europe”. The selected candidate will collaborate in the elaboration and characterization of multi-layer materials based on bioplastics, and in the testing of recyclability of bioplastics designed for specific applications.


  • Master’s degree on Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or similar.
  • Knowledge of polymer processing technologies.
  • Knowledge of polymer characterization techniques such as FTIR, DSC and TGA.
  • English level B2 or higher, to participate and collaborate in meetings and diffusion of the results.


  • Preparation and characterization of bioplastic monolayer films.
  • Optimization of multilayer films preparation methods.
  • Characterization of the monolayer and multilayer films.
  • Characterization of virgin and recycled materials.
  • Collaboration in diffusion of results, meetings and management tasks.

Employment conditions

  • Specific formation in processing and characterization of plastics by experienced researchers.
  • Full-time job according to UPM regulations (37.5 h/week)
  • Gross salary: 20000 €/year.
  • Possibility of elaborating a PhD. thesis

Selection process

Interested candidates should submit a motivation letter and a Curriculum Vitae (in English) to Prof. Joaquín Martínez Urreaga (joaquin.martinez@upm.es)