Institut Català de Recerca de l'Aigua Recerca i Innovació per a l'ús sostenible de l'aigua

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowships 2024

ICRA is looking for exceptional, highly-motivated and ambitious researchers of any nationality interested in developing collaborative applications for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowships call. The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Postdoctoral Fellowships provide researchers from all over the world with the opportunity to acquire and transfer new knowledge and to work on research in a European context or outside Europe Applications will be made jointly by the researcher and ICRA that will submit the project proposals as host organization.


Postdoctoral Fellowships either can take place in Europe (i.e. in an EU Member State or a Horizon Europe Associated Country) or in a Third Country not associated to Horizon Europe:

-European Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to researchers of any nationality who wish to engage in R&I projects by either coming to Europe from any country in the world or moving within Europe. The standard duration of these fellowships must be between 12 and 24 months.

-Global Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to European nationals or long-term residents who wish to engage in R&I projects with organisations outside EU Member States and Horizon Europe Associated Countries. These fellowships require an outgoing phase of minimum 12 and maximum 24 months in a non-associated Third Country, and a mandatory 12-month return phase to a host organisation based in an EU Member State or a Horizon Europe Associated Country.


Further information about the scheme can be found here: HORIZON-MSCA-2024-PF-01-01. The Guide for Applicant, together with other relevant documents was published on the 10th April 2024.


ICRA has been created to conduct top-quality multidisciplinary research in the world of water science. Its Principal Investigators (PI) and researchers come from a wide range of disciplines (ecology and environmental sciences, limnology, chemistry, engineering, biology) and are among the best in their respective fields, at both national and international level.


ICRA’s is particularly interested in proposals within the following research topics, though any alternative suggestions will also be considered:

-Decentralized greywater treatment by nature-based solutions for water reuse: emerging contaminants and plant uptake (Professors Gigi Buttiglieri and Sara Rodriguez)

-Unveiling Microbial Signatures: Harnessing Wastewater-based Epidemiology for Human Health Assessment (Professors Carles Borrego and Lluis Corominas)

-Analysis of microplastics and related contaminants using Pyrolysis-GC-MS for their monitoring in greywater treatment trains for water reuse applications (Professor Sara Rodriguez)

-Fate of PFAS in potable water reuse (Professors Mira Petrovic and Maria Jose Farré)

-Characterization of organic matter using HRMS for the prediction of DBP formation potential (Professor Maria Jose Farré)

-Assessment of persistent, mobile, and toxic compounds in groundwater intended for drinking water supply (Professors Meritxell Gros, Sara Rodriguez and Josep Mas-Pla).

-Where do the bad guys go? What is behind the excellent removal of emerging contaminants in biological activated carbon? (Professor Wolfgang Gernjak)

-Recovery of added-value compounds from waste streams produced during wastewater treatment (Professor Maite Pijuan)

-Data scientist, modeler and artificial intelligence-expert in the urban water cycle (Professors Joaquim Comas and Lluis Corominas)


For further information and for the complete list of ICRA´s PIs please visit ICRA website


In addition to the attractive employment conditions, Marie Skłodowska Curie researchers have access to a generous Living, Mobility and Family allowance plus a contribution for Research, training and networking costs (see table here below).


Researcher unit cost
(per month)
Institutional unit cost
(per month)
Living allowance Mobility allowance Family allowance Research, training and
networking costs
Management and
indirect costs
€ 5080 € 600 € 660 € 1000 € 650



Academic qualification: by the MSCA-PF call deadline (11th September 2024), applicants must be in possession of a doctoral degree, defined as a successfully defended doctoral thesis, even if the doctoral degree has yet to be awarded.

Research experience: applicants must have a maximum of 8 years full-time equivalent experience in research, measured from the date applicants were in possession of a doctoral degree. Years of experience outside research and career breaks (e.g. due to parental leave), will not count towards the amount of research experience.

Nationality & Mobility rules: applicants can be of any nationality but must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) for more than 12 months in the last 3 years (between the 12/09/2021 and the 11/09/2024):

-in Spain- for European Postdoctoral Fellowships

-in the third country of the outgoing phase host organization – for Global Postdoctoral Fellowships




Your application should include:

1.Cover letter, expressing your research interests and describing your project proposal (max 500 words);

2.Curriculum Vitae, including the list of publications.


Please send your application no later than Friday 31st May 2024 to:


Applications will be selected within two weeks. Selected candidates will be invited to online meeting with the supervisors and (if possible) to visit ICRA.


For more information, please contact Laura Bertolini:, Phone +34 972 18 3380
  • Termini presentació candidatures

    12/04/2024 - 31/05/2024

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