ICMAB is one of the world’s leading institutes in Materials Science research, located at Campus UAB, very close to Barcelona. One of the main ICMAB’s strategic objectives and missions is to recruit top worldwide class scientists in our fields of research with an outstanding track record.
ICMAB provides facilities, state-of-the-art equipment and most importantly, excellent scientists and professionals, to assure you a rewarding career. A competitive and multidisciplinary training program will be offered to the new researchers to foster the development of a professional career, tailored to your needs.
The diversity of our students and the interdisciplinary research fields related to Materials Science ensures an enriching and inspiring working environment. If you are an enthusiastic and highly motivated resarcher and would like to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment, join us! ICMAB is the place to be!
There are many possibilities to enrich your career with us:
Within our Severo Ochoa project “Smart FUNCtional MATerials for a Better Future (FUNFUTURE)” (2020-2023) a number of interesting positions are available for graduate and postdoctoral researchers in the areas of:
Researchers in this line develop experimental and theoretical tools to increase the understanding on energy materials, in the areas of photovoltaics, thermoelectrics, next-generation batteries, supercapacitors and photocatalysis. The idea is to replace critical materials to boost sustainability and develop conversion and storage technologies up to proof-of-concept devices with beyond state-of-the-art performance.
Researchers in this line work in the synthesis and optimization of the performance of superconducting tapes, which are a unique opportunity to enhance efficiency and reduce environmental impact in electricity transport, distribution, generation and use. These long tapes rely on achieving low manufacturing costs, while keeping high functional performances. Transmission DC- cables and fault current limiters, large wind generators and ultrahigh field magnets can only be developed by the use of high current superconductors. Achieving a low-cost/high-performance ratio is critical for market penetration.
Transition metal oxides are considered to be the building blocks for efficient and energy friendly, data storage, advanced computing and energy harvesting devices. Researchers in this line are enthusiastically committed and contributing in:
The use of molecules in electronic devices is arousing enormous interest due to their unique advantages for designing tailored functional materials, compatibility with low-cost production processes, biocompatibility and biodegradability. Researchers in this line focus on the fabrication of electronic devices which can have a strong impact on societal well-being related to technological advances and health. The devices are developed considering a holistic perspective including: design and synthesis of the molecules, structural, morphological and electronic characterisation, device fabrication and integration, and theory prediction and rationalization.
Researchers in this line focus on nanostructured biomaterials for smart nanomedicine: therapy, diagnosis and tissue repair. These materials are developed based on the gathered long-term experience in modeling, obtaining, processing and performing in-vitro studies of nanostructured biomaterials of ICMAB researchers on: Theory and Simulation, Molecular Nanoscience and Organic Materials, Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites, Inorganic Materials and Catalysis, Supercritical Fluids and Functional Materials, and Electrochemistry.