Postdoctoral Position at the University of Valladolid, Spain

We have an opening for a postdoctoral position at the University of Valladolid (Spain) to work with rotational spectroscopy on the development of techniques for chiral detection. The position is for three years with a possible extension up to five upon favorable evaluation. The deadline is September 20th!!

The study of chiral molecules in the gas phase will be addressed through the implementation and development of novel methods based on both chiral tagging and three-wave mixing experiments. These techniques allow for a precise determination of both the enantiomeric excess and the absolute configuration of a molecule, which are ultimately responsible for a specific biological activity. Likewise, the high resolution and sensitivity of rotation spectroscopy will be used for the precise structural determination of molecules and molecular aggregates of interest.

Coherent Enantiomer‐Selective Population Enrichment Using Tailored Microwave Fields - Pérez - 2017 - Angewandte Chemie International Edition - Wiley Online Library

Assessing the performance of rotational spectroscopy in chiral analysis - Chemical Science (RSC Publishing)

Quantitative Chiral Analysis by Molecular Rotational Spectroscopy - ScienceDirect

The First Stages of Nanomicelle Formation Captured in the Sevoflurane Trimer | The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters (

Rotational dive into the water clusters on a simple sugar substrate | PNAS

The selected candidate is expected to have a PhD in Physics or Chemistry, with knowledge of spectroscopy, and interest in the development of new experimental techniques. We are looking for a person motivated and interested in developing a research career. It is advisable to have a good level of English for communication with international collaborators, reading and writing of scientific texts and presenting the results at national and international conferences. Programming knowledge in Python, Matlab or similar, as well as experience in instrument control, data processing, and writing scientific papers will be highly valued. 

Please do not hesitate to contact me for more information!

Cristóbal Pérez, PhD

Beatriz Galindo Senior Researcher 


Phone: 983 423206 

Faculty of Science - Department of Physical Chemistry - University of Valladolid

Office C-228

47011 Valladolid, Spain