IMDEA Water is looking for an experienced researcher for the upcoming call “Talent César Nombela”

Published On: March 4, 2024

Expression of Interest

Experienced researcher

Are you a researcher in water related topics looking forward to joining a research institute leading in wastewater treatment, nature-based solutions, membrane technologies, bioelectrochemical technologies, water reuse, water quality, economic and institutional analysis, ecotoxicology, antibiotic resistance, algae and cyanobacteria identification and monitoring, cyanotoxin bioremediation or microbial ecology?

IMDEA Water Institute is looking for an experienced researcher. The candidate selected in this process will have the opportunity to be presented as a further candidate for the upcoming call “Talent César Nombela” (regional Call for the attraction of research talent to be incorporated into research organizations of the Community of Madrid, Spain)

The César Nombela 2024 call has not yet been published. It is expected to be published during April:

If the terms and conditions of the call remain unchanged with respect to the call 2023, the grant will fund the salary and the costs associated to the research activity for a period of 5 years.

The candidate must meet the following requirements (these will be confirmed when the call is published.):

  • hold a PhD on the date between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2021. (justified interruptions will be taken into account)
  • had a paid professional relationship with foreign research entities for at least two years within the last five years.
  • not having had a contract of more than one year’s duration under Article 22 of Law 14/2011 of 1 June 2011 (doctoral researcher contract).

IMDEA Water Institute works in a multidisciplinary environment in the following areas:

  • Sustainable management of water resources
  • Water quality and pollution
  • Water treatment and reuse
  • Economic and institutional analysis

IMDEA Water Institute is equipped with high-tech infrastructures.

Additionally, IMDEA Water Institute offers a unique opportunity to carry out outbreaking research in the field of wastewater treatment and reuse due to its brand-new infrastructure that provide real wastewater and groundwater from the nearby campus to the experimental pilot plants. Researchers that will join IMDEA Water Institute will have the chance to implement their knowledge and widen their expertise conducting research under real scenarios.


If you are an experienced researcher and develop your research activity in any of the areas of interest of IMDEA Water, please submit your CV and a brief project outline to, indicating “Talent César Nombela 2024 expression of interest” in the subject of the email.

DEADLINE: March, 31st (it is strongly recommended to send the documentation as soon as possible).


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