• Undergraduate and Master Students

    Projects to do an internship at ICMAB for 2021
    ICMAB Lab | ICMAB, CSIC
    Deadline: 2021-07-30
    Do you want to do an internship at ICMAB? These are the projects from our researchers that we offer for this 2021.
  • PhD-fellows

    PhD position in Organic Electronics at ICMAB

    Deadline: 2021-07-07

    We offer a PhD position working within the framework of a Severo Ochoa project of Excellence from ICMAB-CSIC on organic electronics for biosensing.

  • Post-doctoral Researchers

    Open Postdoctoral position in Organic Radicals in the framework of the Quantum Technologies CSIC PTI

    Deadline: 2021-06-30

    A new Postdoctoral position is open within the NANOMOL Group, at ICMAB-CSIC, in the framework of the CSIC Interdisciplinary Thematic Platform (PTI) on Quantum Technologies. This specific position is in the field of Organic Free Radicals. 

  • General & Scientific Services

    New position as Project Manager at ICMAB

    Deadline: 2021-06-30

    We offer an exciting position as Project Manager to work in the field of projects related to new materials for future applications at ICMAB.

  • External

    PhD offer on high-resolution NMR & DNP of biomaterials in Sorbonne Université

    PhD offer in the field of "the observation of low gyromagnetic ratio nuclei in biomaterial environments through hyperpolarization enhanced magnetic resonance". The PhD will take place between the Laboratoire de Chimie de la Matière Condensée de Paris in Sorbonne Université and the Institut Charles Gerhardt in Montpellier. The application process remains open until a suitable candidate is found.

    Scientific Job Offers for the new Neutron Difractometer at Institut Laue Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble (France)

    The future Neutron Difractometer at Institut Laue Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble, Frane, is looking for a Doctor and a Senior Technician to work in its installations. Deadline to apply: 20 July 2020.

    Postdoctoral Offers in Superconductors in Slovak Academy of Sciences

    The Institute of Electrical Engineering, Slovak Academy of Sciences, is offering four postdoctoral job offers in the fiels of High-Temperature Superconductors! Take a look here if you are interested!

    PhD scholarships in the framework of the MSCA-ITN “Coordination Chemistry Inspires Molecular Catalysis”

    Job openings in the framework of the MSCA-ITN “Coordination Chemistry Inspires Molecular Catalysis”  to carry out your PhD! Take a look at the offers here. The UAB is a partner of this ITN. 

    Postdoctoral position at the LMGP Laboratory in Grenoble

    Postdoctoral position at the LMGP Laboratory in Grenoble: Oxide thin films for energy harvesting and storage micro-devices

    Henkel-UAB postdoc programme 2019 - Polymer/Organic Chemistry

    Henkel-UAB is looking for a postdoc in Organic Chemistry or Chemistry of Polymers. The position is to work in a highly dynamic and international team and the programme will offer the opportunity to become acquainted with Henkel's adhesives, sealants and surface technologies through challenging, application-oriented experimental work. In the course of the work, the candidate will be involved in all aspects and stages of the project, from inception to delivery and gather valuable experience in industrial research. Deadline: 31 May 2019.

    Post-Doctoral Research Associate for the Coherent Soft X-ray Scattering (CSX) beamline in Brookhaven National Laboratory

    Brookhaven National Laboratory is looking for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate for the Coherent Soft X-ray Scattering (CSX) beamline. The successful candidate will lead experiments on innovative 2D artificial structures in collaboration with Harvard University and the Center for Functional Nanomaterials at BNL.

    Enantia is looking for a Project Leader in the field of Solid State Analysis

    Enantia is looking a for a Project Leader for the Department of Solid State Analysis. Enantia is a growing company specialised in R&D Process ChemistrySolid Form Development, and Medicinal Chemistry

    Postdoc position in GEMaC lab in Versailles: Large surface Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) of functional perovskite oxides

    A Postdoc position in GEMaC lab. in Versailles is offered on "Large surface Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) of functional perovskite oxides: from growth, characterizations to properties"

    Starting date : January-March 2018 - Duration: 18 months 

    Postdoc position in natural photonics at INL, Braga-Portugal

    Postdoc position in natural photonics and photosynthesis at INL, Braga-Portugal. 

    Closing date for applications: 28 August 2018.

    7 PhD positions at Univ. Grenoble Alpes in Quantum Technologies

    The cross-disciplinary Quantum Engineering programme from Univ. Grenoble-Alpes and the Grenoble Quantum Engineering European COFUNDprogramme offers PhD positions. They invite outstanding students to join their doctoral programmes, training the next generation of quantum engineers. 

    The deadline for the next common call is September 30, 2018.

    Job Offer at IFW Dresden: Junior Research Group Leader in "Applications of unconventional superconductors"

    The Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden – in short IFW Dresden – wants to establish a new Junior Research Group in the field of applied superconductivity. The particular research focus for this group is open with the exception that it needs to be related to the application of unconventional superconductors (i.e. cuprates, Fe-based superconductors etc.) in any device or system.

    Application deadline: August 30, 2018

    Principal Beamline Scientist position at Diamond Light Source, UK

    Diamond Light Source, the UK’s national synchrotron, is looking for a Principal Beamline Scientist for the Microfocus Spectroscopy beamline at Diamond, I18. The successful candidate would be responsible for a polarised soft X-ray facility dedicated to X-ray magnetic circular and linear dichroism spectroscopy and imaging.

    Open PhD position at Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) in Grenoble: Spin-crossover molecular-based materials for efficient carbon capture and release

    Spin-crossover molecular-based materials for efficient carbon capture and release. The role of anthropogenic CO2 emissions as a major contributor to climate change is nowadays beyond discussion and a proposed way to mitigate these effects in the medium term is to employ carbon capture and sequestration or recycling.

    University of Cambridge: Research Assistant/Associate in Portable High Field Magnet Systems (Fixed Term)

    A position exists for a Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Engineering's Bulk Superconductivity Group to work on Portable High Field Magnet Systems. The post holder will work with Dr Mark Ainslie, an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Early Career Fellow, on an EPSRC-funded project to develop portable, high magnetic field charging of bulk superconductors for practical engineering applications.

    PhD candidates wanted for a project on "Architectured & Flexible Structure for Building Integrated Photovoltaics" - IDEX project, Grenoble

    PhD Position in Architectured & Flexible Structure for Building Integrated Photovoltaics in the frame of an IDEX project in Grenoble. Areas: Materials science, physics of semiconductors and opto-electronic devices, physical-chemistry, and engineering.

    Deadline for submission: 30th April 2018

    Business Development and Knowledge and Technology Transfer at IREC

    The IREC is looking for a "Head of the area of Business Development and Knowledge and Technology Transfer". Click here to see the offer. 

    University of Cambridge: Research Assistant/Associate in Bulk Superconductors for Biomedical Applications (Fixed Term)

    A position exists, for a Research Assistant/Associate in the Department of Engineering, to work on a project concerning the development of a practical system for generating high magnetic fields using MgB2 Bulk Superconductors. This work forms part of a collaborative project funded by EPSRC between the University, the University of Oxford and Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.

    Postdoctoral position on Theoretical and Computational Modelling at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

    The Norwegian University of Science and Technology offers a Two years Post Doctor position on Theoretical and Computational Modelling. The main task will be to improve the understanding of modified 2D van-der-Waals materials for advanced bio-applications.

    Job offer: Nano Research Fellow at RMIT Europe

    RMIT Europe has just opened a position in Barcelona for a Nano Research Fellow to work on an EU project. 

    The Role & Your Responsibilities

    The Research Fellow will work based at RMIT Europe and the primary focus will be to deliver on RMIT Europe’s objectives under the H2020 project GoNano. This will involve reviewing best practice for responsible research and innovation in the field of nanotechnology and engagement with citizens, industry and professional stakeholders, researchers from RMIT University and collaborators in Europe.

    Predoctoral Researcher – Magnetorheological fluids

    Job offer: Predoctoral Researcher - Magnetorheological fluids

    Characteristics:
    BCMaterials is searching for a motivated Predoctoral Researcher for one year (extensible) research and development in Magnetorheological fluids. The research program consists in the synthesis and characterization of magnetic nanoparticles (MNP) for application in magnetic fluids. The first objective of this research will be the development of novel MNP with high magnetization in the nanometric range. The second objective would be the formulation of magnetorheological fluids with great stability and high performance for dampers tuned by magnetic field.

    Junior Communication Officer for the launch of the Spanish Network of Centers of Excellence in Research

    We are looking for an enthusiastic Junior Communication Officer to support the implementation and content managing/creation of the website of the newly created Severo Ochoa - María de Maeztu alliance, supported by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness. This network aims at increasing the visibility and international recognition of the Severo Ochoa Programme, and of the centers and units distinguished with this label of Excellence.

    Anticipated Postdoctoral Position Available in Magnetic Materials

    Outstanding candidates are sought for a unique anticipated experimental postdoctoral opportunity to characterize and understand phase formation in bulk ferromagnetic alloys. The successful candidate possesses a doctorate degree in Physics, Materials Science or a related field and has knowledge of magnetism, metallurgy and nanoscience. It is required that he or she possess expertise in a majority of the following areas: magnetometry, kinetics of phase
    transformations, force microscopy, x-ray diffraction, thermal analysis. Experience with facilitybased scattering probes is a plus.

    Post-Doctoral Researcher or Research Scientist

    The position is available at the Sensing, Magnetism and Microsystems (http://smm.kaust.edu.sa) group at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST, http://kaust.edu.sa). We conduct research on micro and nano transducers, and our work is driven by applications in fields ranging from multifunctional sensors over energy harvesters and biomedical systems to spintronic devices. Benefiting from the state-of-the art laboratories at KAUST, we are able to exploit the latest fabrication and characterization technologies to push the capabilities and explore new pathways for new devices.

    PostDoc position on Electron Microscopy at CNR-IOM (Trieste, Italy)

    PostDoc position on Electron Microscopy at CNR-IOM (Trieste, Italy) on "Advanced characterisation by electron microscopy of nanostructured materials and heterostructures based on strongly correlated systems".

    20 PhD positions within the Quantum Engineering Grenoble doctoral program

    The Quantum Engineering Grenoble program from Université Grenoble-Alpes and the Grenoble Quantum Engineering  European COFUND program will offer 20 PhD positions over 3 calls (autumn 2017, spring 2018, autumn 2018).

    Postdoc position in Henkel-UAB 2017

    Requirements: PhD Degree in Polymer Chemistry or Materials Science. Good level of English.
    Research topics: Innovative early-phase or advanced research projects related to Henkel's adhesives products.
    Where: Henkel Open Innovation Barcelona, in Eureka building. Parc de Recerca, UAB
    When: Start in September 2017
    Application deadline: June 25th 2017
    Duration: 12 months with the option of extension (+ 12 months)

    Oferta de trabajo en el difractómetro DIB del ILL

    El CSIC ha abierto un contrato para trabajar en el ILL en el contexto del CRG D1B y del futuro CRG XtremeD.

    Offer for a position as the director of UAM technical services

    Offer for a position as the director of UAM technical services (www.uam.es/segainvex). Details should be obtained from attached document from the official bulleting of Madrid.

    PhD position ILL & ISTerre, Grenoble, France

    The ISTerre (CNRS & University of Grenoble Alpes) and the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL, Grenoble, France), jointly invite applications for a three-year PhD programme focusing on the
    Structure and dynamics of water in ordinary Portland and low CO2 cements.

    Ph.D. thesis position Energetics / chemical-engineering thermodynamics

    Topics: Energetics / chemical-engineering thermodynamics.
    Title: Use of the product-design approach for the selection of an optimal working fluid flowing in power and refrigeration cycles
    Funding: Grant from the French government.
    Possibility to supplement the salary by teaching (only for people speaking French).
    Basic salary: 1800  / month (before taxes).
    Dates: October 2017 - September 2020.
    Place: Team ThermE (thermodynamics and energy), of the LRGP (Laboratory for Reactions and Chemical Engineering)
    – University of Lorraine, Nancy, France.
    Ph.D. supervisor: Jean-Noël Jaubert, professor.
    Head of the team ThermE, co-supervisor of the French working party of thermodynamics of the SFGP (French Chemical Engineering Society), member of the working party of the EFCE (European Federation of Chemical Engineers).
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    Thesis position (with a scholarship) focused on Pulsed Laser Deposition and Atomic Force Microscopy

    Open postdoctoral experts in electron microscopy and magnetism

    The Magnetic Multifunctional Materials team of the Institute of Materials for Electronics and Magnetism – CNR, Parma, Italy has an open postdoctoral  experts in electron microscopy and magnetism. The position regards to participate in the EU H2020 project AMPHIBIAN. AMPHIBIAN project . This project joints  11 international entities, between  research, academics and industries  and the main purpose is to develop and prepare novel ferrite based materials to produce free Rare Earth magnets. General details on the project can be found in http://amphibianproject.eu/).

    POSTDOC POSITION IN SPINTRONICS, ORSAY, FRANCE

    Centre For Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (C2N)
    University of Paris-Sud, University of Paris-Saclay, CNRS

    10 PhD-positions at SwedNess, a new graduate school for neutron scattering in Sweden

    El PRUAB busca un project manager per a la Unitat de Projectes col·laboratius

    Apply now for exciting PhD positions in ultrafast science at IMPRS-UFAST!

    The IMPRS, which was founded in 2011, is currently home to more than 50 PhD students from 19 countries who bring backgrounds in physics, chemistry and biology. Supervision and guidance is provided by over 30 PIs who are renowned experts in their fields.

    ICN2 JOB OFFER: RESEARCH ENGINEER

    PSI-FELLOW-II-3i / Postdoctoral Fellows

    The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI is the largest research centre for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. We perform cutting-edge research in the fields of matter and materials, energy and environment and human health. By performing fundamental and applied research, we work on sustainable solutions for major challenges facing society, science and economy. PSI is committed to the training of future generations. Therefore, about one quarter of our staff are post-docs, post-graduates or apprentices. Altogether PSI employs 1900 people.

    Postdoctoral Research Associate in Theoretical Condensed Matter Theory

    A Postdoctoral Research Associate is sought to assist Dr Jorge Quintanilla as part of the collaboration "Unconventional Superconductors: New Paradigms for New Materials" on a fixed term until 31 October 2019. 

    Ph. D. position as part of a European Industrial Doctorate (EID) grant by Deutsche Nanoschicht GmbH (Rheinbach, DE) and Ghent University (Ghent, BE)

    Last application date: Oct 31, 2016 23:59
    Department: WE06 - Department of Inorganic and physical chemistry
    Contract: Limited duration
    Grade: Master of Science
    Occupancy rate: 100%
    Vacancy Type: Research staff

    Ph. D. position as part of a European Industrial Doctorate (EID) grant by Ghent University (Ghent, BE) and Deutsche Nanoschicht GmbH (Rheinbach, DE)

    Last application date: Oct 31, 2016 23:59
    Department: WE06 - Department of Inorganic and physical chemistry
    Contract: Limited duration
    Grade: Master of Science
    Occupancy rate: 100%
    Vacancy Type: Research staff

    Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics invites applications for postdoctoral positions

    Perimeter Institute offers a dynamic, multi-disciplinary environment with maximum research freedom and opportunity to collaborate within and across fields. Our postdoctoral positions are intended for highly original and intellectually adventurous young theorists. Perimeter offers comprehensive support including a generous research and travel fund, opportunities to invite visiting collaborators, and  help in organizing workshops and conferences. A unique mentoring system gives early-career scientists the feedback and support they need to flourish as independent researchers.

    Grupos de investigación españoles, laboratorios y doctorandos pueden presentarse para recibir en su grupo a una becaria/o alemán, que participará como asistente en el proyecto propuesto en verano de 2017

    El Programa RISE ha abierto su octava convocatoria: "RISE worldwide 2017".
    Casi 1600 estudiantes alemanes de Grado han realizado prácticas en el extranjero como asistentes de investigación en los últimos 7 años. Y, de nuevo, grupos de investigación de todo el mundo interesados en recibir a un ayudante de investigación alemán durante el verano de 2017 pueden presentar su propuesta de proyecto a RISE worldwide hasta el próximo 15 de octubre. 


    https://www.daad.de/miniwebs/icmadrid/es/29286/index.html

    71 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowships in Ireland

    EDGE Fellowships are for experienced researchers of any nationality and residing worldwide, seeking a prestigious career development fellowship based in one of ten of Ireland’s third-level institutes. EDGE aims to form the next generation of thought leaders in ICT and develop their skill set to actively interact, collaborate and engage with industry. EDGE fellows will be researchers who are technically strong in their own discipline and capable of performing high-value, interdisciplinary research. The fellowships will provide researchers with the opportunity to work closely with their choice of academic and industry partners relevant to their research, training and professional career development objectives.

     http://edge-research.eu/fellowships/

    ESS Bilbao tiene plazas pendientes de cubrir para científicos (teóricos y experimentales)

    Poligono Ugaldeguren III, Pol. A, 7B - 48170 Zamudio (Bizkaia)
    Tel.: +34 94 607 66 20 - Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Ovshinsky Student Travel Awards

    Apply before November 21, 2016 for the APS March Meeting 2017 

    IK4-CIDETEC TECHNOLOGICAL CENTER JOB OFFERS

    RESEARCH SCIENTIST IN THE AREA OF BATTERIES WITH SOLID ELECTROLYTES

    RESEARCHER SCIENTIST IN LITHIUM SULFUR BATTERIES

     

     

     

    PostDoc position in electron microscopy

    A call for a PostDoc position in electron microscopy has been open at the IOM institute in Trieste, Italy (contact person Regina Ciancio, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

    Investigador Profesor Postdoctoral UAB

    El Grupo GREFO (“Grup de Recerca en Electroquímica, Fotoquímica i Reactivitat Orgànica”) del Departamento de Química de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, ofrece un contrato de Investigador/Profesor Postdoctoral por un año, renovable por dos años más, con inicio en Septiembre de 2016. 

  • CLOSED Job Offers

    Two open positions as Experiment Operator & Image Data and Automation Manager at ALBA Synchrotron

    ALBA Synchrotron
    Deadline: 2021-04-30

    The two positions will support the NCD-SWEET beamline in a collaboration between the ALBA Synchrotron and ICMAB’s SUMAN Group on Superconducting Materials.

    Open Postdoctoral position on redox flow batteries within the FLOWBAT network

    Deadline: 2021-05-14

    The FLOWBAT network, supported by the Spanish Research Council (CSIC), is developing flow battery technology for large scale energy storage. The ICMAB team is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher on flow battery electrolytes.

    JAE Intro 2021: CSIC Introduction to Research Grants for University Students

    Deadline: 2021-04-12

    JAE Intro 2021: CSIC Introduction to Research Grants for University Students

    The CSIC launches the JAE Intro 2021 call "Introduction to Research Fellowships for University Students". This call is open to University students who are willing to begin working in the field of research in Materials Science, Phyiscs, Chemistry, Biology, Biomedicine and related areas in an attractive environment in a CSIC Research Center. The fellowships are for 5 consecutive months during the academic year 2021-2021 starting in October. The application will be open from 10 March to 12 April 2021.

    Anna May Mar 10, 2021

    The ICMAB offers a total of 19 projects within this call in the field of Energy Conversion and Storage, Superconductors, Oxides and Complex Structures, Organic Electronics and Bioactive materials for therapy and diagnosis. Take a look at the complete list below. 

    From all the applicants, the CSIC will grant 250 fellowships, of 3,000 € each for 5 consecutive months during the academic year 2021-2022, with the possibility of an extension of 4 more months for 2.400 €. The mentored research training period will take place at the ICMAB facilities. The application will be open from 10 March to 12 April 2021

    Projects offered by our researchers: 

    Sustainable Energy Conversion and Storage System

    • Phonon transport in nanostructured semiconductors (Riccardo Rurali)

      JAEINT21_EX_0356

      The goal of this project is providing a theoretical framework aimed at understanding and controlling the manipulation of heat flux within semiconducting nanowires. The successful candidate will perform numerical simulations in order to devise realistic approaches for the engineering of a nanoscale thermal diode, the fundamental building block of phononics.

      In electronics information is transferred with charge carriers, whose motion can be easily controlled with external fields. This is not the case of phononics, where phonons —the basic particles that carry heat— have no mass or charge: this is why we live in a world of electronic devices and heat is normally regarded as a source of loss. The goal of this project is reversing this viewpoint and move to a new paradigm where heat can be actively used to transfer energy, thus information, in a controllable way.

      Nanowires present multiple advantages over bulk materials to achieve heat rectification, mostly due to their reduced dimensionality and to the flexibility given by the chemistry of growth to yield structures that appear to be suited for these applications. This approach allows envisaging a truly zero-power analog of electronics, as in our world heat is indeed ubiquitous and phononics circuits will effectively need no power supply. Additionally, learning how to modulate the heat flow will have also important consequences in conventional electronics —where heat dissipation at the nanoscale is a major issue— or in devising efficient thermoelectric materials —where materials with low thermal conductivities must be engineered.

      The project will rely on state-of-the-art theoretical methods, such as molecular dynamics and density functional theory, that allow describing materials down to the atomic scale. Calculations will be executed on the high-power computational facilities of our group or in supercomputers of the Red Española de Supercomputación such as MareNostrum.

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    • Síntesis sostenible de óxidos funcionales flexibles para la revolución energética (Mariona Coll Bau)

      JAEINT21_EX_0372

      La radiación solar que llega a la superficie de la tierra en tan solo una hora es mayor que la energía consumida a lo largo del año por nuestro planeta. Una de las formas más eficientes de aprovechar esta energía solar es convertirla en electricidad. Las posibilidades de aplicación de la energía solar fotovoltaica son inmensas y abarcan desde dispositivos simples como calculadoras hasta sistemas extremadamente complejos como la alimentación para satélites artificiales.

      A pesar de los continuos avances en la tecnología fotovoltaica base silicio y otros sistemas emergentes como perovskitas híbridas y semiconductores orgánicos es esencial estudiar conceptos radicalmente nuevos que permitan mitigar las limitaciones de las tecnologías actuales (estabilidad, coste, eficiencia) para acelerar su despliegue y alcanzar los objetivos a largo plazo que Europa ha marcado en un sistema de energía 100% renovable.  En este proyecto estudiaremos e impulsemos el enorme potencial de óxidos ferroeléctricos como absorbentes de luz solar. Se contribuirá al gran reto de fabricar este tipo de materiales como membranas flexibles y fabricar dispositivos fotovoltaicos flexibles para ser integrados en mochilas y prendas de vestir. 

      El estudiante se integrará en un equipo de investigación joven y dinámico y preparará los óxidos funcionales flexibles mediante técnicas químicas de bajo coste que permiten controlar de modo muy preciso la composición y el grosor. Además, aprenderá a caracterizar su estructura, morfología, composición y funcionalidad.

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    • High quality factor plasmonic arrays for next generation photonic devices (Leonardo Scarabelli)

      JAEINT21_EX_0577

      The Enlightment group specializes on the use of soft nanoimprinting lithography techniques in combination with colloidal synthesis and self-assembly for the preparation of photonics and plasmonic architectures. The proposed training program will focus on the preparation of two dimensional plasmonic arrays yielding lattice plasmonic resonances localized in the visible and near infrared spectral regions with potential application as optical sensors or metamaterials. These resonances are generated by the long-range interactions between two physically separated plasmonic elements made possible by the array's diffraction modes.

      These collective oscillations are characterized by large area delocalization, and long lifetimes. These sharp lattice plasmon resonances have been used to improve the efficiency of plasmonic detection devices, for the preparation of anti-reflection coatings, the fabrication of more efficient energy harvesting systems, and the promotion of non-linear optical phenomena such as lasing or secondary harmonic generation.

      As such, the research in our group is highly interdisciplinary, seating at the crossroad between chemistry, physics and engineering. During the program, the candidate will learn to synthetize and assemble plasmonic colloids, to fabricate and replicate patterned elastomeric molds using nanoimprint lithography, and to properly characterize and interpret the optical properties of the system, including hands-on experience in UV-visible and FTIR spectroscopy, circular dichroism spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and scanning and transmission electron microscopy.

      Apart from the experiments, a big contribution to data interpretation is the results of theoretical work and simulation. If the student is interested, he will learn to simulate the optical profile of periodic plasmonic properties using both FDTD and GMM methods. After the initial training in the different techniques, which typically requires around 1 month, the student will be assigned his or her own research project, with the final aim of being completely independent in the production and interpretation of a scientific dataset. This goal will be achieved with the full support of the entire Enlightment research team.

      In the case that the produced data set will result or be part of a publication, the name of the student will appear in the author list, and he will be involved in the preparation of the manuscript (both text and graphics).

      Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

    Oxides for New Generation Electronics

    • Metallic Functional Oxides for Neuromorphic Computing (Anna Palau)

      JAEINT21_EX_0428

      Computers can process a large amount of data with high precision and speed. However, compared to the brain, they still cannot approach a comparable performance considering cognitive functions such as perception, recognition and memory. Neuromorphic computing devices, based on new material concepts and systems, may dramatically outperform conventional digital base technology. Creating the architectural design for brain inspired computing, with the ability to learn and adapt, requires an integrative and interdisciplinary research at different levels.   The first step, is to find materials and engineering breakthroughs to build devices with the desired functionalities to mimic brain learning skills and processing capabilities.

      This project will be focused on the design, fabrication and characterization of multi-functional devices, based on metallic perovskite oxides, able to implement all the basic brain-inspired functions used in a neuromorphic computer (neurons and synapsis). The main objective is to demonstrate the capability to implement biological functionality of both heterosynaptic plasticity and basic spiking neuron processes, in flexible and robust devices based on the modulation of a metallic-insulator phase transition.

      Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

    • Películas delgadas de óxidos funcionales mediante soluciones químicas verdes y sostenibles (Lluís Balcells)

      JAEINT21_EX_0812

      El objetivo principal del trabajo es introducir al estudiante en el mundo del crecimiento de capas delgadas epitaxiales de óxidos multifuncionales mediante métodos químicos sol-gel. En particular se utilizará el método de deposición asistida por polímeros que es un método verde y sostenible que permite obtener capas epitaxiales de alta calidad y baja rugosidad superficial.

      El estudiante realizará el crecimiento de capas delgadas epitaxiales de óxidos funcionales, lo que implica:

      1. La preparación de las soluciones químicas y su estabilización.
      2. La limpieza y preparación de los sustratos.
      3. Deposición de las capas mediante recubrimiento por centrifugación (drop casting) de los precursores.
      4. Tratamientos térmicos en atmósfera controlada para producir el crecimiento epitaxial de las capas.

      El estudiante también realizará la caracterización estructural de las capas, lo que conlleva dos actividades principales:

      1. Caracterización estructural por rayos X, para determinar espesores, tensiones y calidad estructural.
      2. Caracterización superficial con un microscopio de fuerzas atómicas.

      La parte experimental correspondiente a la caracterización mediante técnicas de rayos X se realizará por los servicios científico técnicos del instituto, así como otros aspectos de la caracterización de las capas que requieran la concurrencia de personal especializado.

      El estudiante contará con la ayuda y supervisión de los científicos del grupo, especializados en los diferentes aspectos del trabajo, que le orientarán en la discusión e interpretación de los resultados.

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    • Spintronics in Oxide Quantum Wells (Gervasi Herranz)

      JAEINT21_EX_0831

      In our laboratory, we investigate the transport properties of quantum wells based on oxides, particularly the LaAlO3/SrTiO3 interface. In these systems, the electronic transport is confined in two dimensions, and display interesting features, including two-dimensional superconductivity, phototransport and strong spin-orbit coupling. This last property makes the LaAlO3/SrTiO3 interface a promising candidate for spintronic devices, which use the spin of electrons rather than their charge. This is a promising route for new materials in data storage and manipulation for new-generation electronics. At the same time, LaAlO3/SrTiO3 quantum wells, which combine 2D-superconductivity and strong spin-orbit coupling, are candidates to host Majorana quasi-particles, of interest for quantum computation.

      The objective of our research is to understand the fundamental physical properties of these quantum wells, by exploring their transport properties. Our methodologies embrace nanodevice fabrication, optical characterization (spectroscopy and microscopy), and low-temperature magneto-transport, including Hall effect as well as data analysis and modelling.

      The successful candidate will have the opportunity to know how we develop nanodevice fabrication processes (based on optical and electron-beam lithography), thin film growth (sputtering, pulsed laser deposition) and exfoliation of 2D materials. The student can be introduced to low-temperature magneto-transport characterization tools, including Hall Effect and Hanle effect to determine the most relevant parameters for spin-dependent transport. The candidate will have also the option to be introduced to advance optical characterization tools, based on confocal diffraction-limited imaging (e.g., magnetic contrast to image magnetic domains), as well as angle-resolved spectroscopy (used also for nanophotonics applications, to visualize photonic dispersion curves).

      The student will be supervised by Dr. Gervasi Herranz, whose activity can be reached through Researcher ID: G-2770-2014, ORCID, or Google Scholar.

      Relevant references:

      [1] B. Casals et al., Physical Review Letters (2016),

      [2] Yu Chen et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 246804 (2020); G. Singh, et al. Nature Materials. 15, 67–72 (2019); J. Gazquez et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 106102 (2017).

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    • Capas delgadas de óxidos funcionales: crecimiento por química verde y caracterización física. (Carlos Frontera)

      JAEINT21_EX_1405

      El objetivo principal del trabajo es introducir al estudiante en el mundo del crecimiento de capas delgadas epitaxiales de óxidos multifuncionales mediante métodos químicos sol-gel. En particular se utilizará el método de deposición asistida por polímeros que es un método verde y sostenible que permite obtener capas epitaxiales de alta calidad y baja rugosidad superficial.

      El estudiante realizará el crecimiento de capas delgadas epitaxiales de óxidos funcionales, lo que implica: i) La preparación de las soluciones químicas y su estabilización. ii) La limpieza y preparación de los sustratos iii) Deposición de las capas mediante recubrimiento por centrifugación (drop casting) de los precursores. iV) Tratamientos térmicos en atmósfera controlada para producir el crecimiento epitaxial de las capas.

      El estudiante también realizará la caracterización estructural de las capas, lo que conlleva dos actividades principales:

      1. Caracterización estructural por rayos X, para determinar espesores, tensiones y calidad estructural.
      2. Caracterización superficial con un microscopio de fuerzas atómicas.

      La parte experimental correspondiente a la caracterización mediante técnicas de rayos X se realizará por los servicios científico técnicos del instituto, así como otros aspectos de la caracterización de las capas que requieran la concurrencia de personal especializado. El estudiante contará con la ayuda y supervisión de los científicos del grupo, especializados en los diferentes aspectos del trabajo, que le orientarán en la discusión e interpretación de los resultados.

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    • Ionic Control of Spin-Orbit Torques in Magnetic Insulators (Can Onur Avci)

      JAEINT21_EX_0360

      Efficient control of magnetization by electrical means is a central subject in spintronics. Recently, current-induced spin-orbit torques (SOTs) have emerged as a powerful tool to manipulate magnetization in spintronic devices [1]. SOTs are a collective name given to various charge-to-spin conversion mechanisms in thin-film structures characterized by strong spin-orbit coupling and broken inversion symmetry. An archetypal example is a few nanometer-thick Pt/Co bilayers, where the magnetization of Co can be reversibly switched by in-plane current-induced SOTs originating from the bulk of Pt and at the Pt/Co interface.

      Recently, the focus of the SOT-based magnetization control started to shift towards magnetic insulators (MIs). In MIs, charge currents cannot propagate, but spin currents can. Therefore, efficient SOTs can be obtained by placing, e.g., an ultrathin Pt on top of an MI. We recently showed such an efficient SOT-induced magnetic manipulation in a MI, thulium iron garnet [2]. MIs are highly promising for spintronics applications. They possess many desirable properties for spintronics, such as low damping, tunable magnetization, magnetic anisotropy, etc.

      This project will investigate a novel mechanism to generate efficient SOTs on MIs and control their magnitude and sign reversibly by ionic manipulation for the first time. Very recently, it has been shown that copper oxide (CuOx), a low spin-orbit material, can generate large SOTs on MIs owing to orbital angular momentum flow, a novel way of generating pure spin currents [3]. Motivated by this preliminary result, we will:

      1. Explore the SOTs originating from orbital angular momentum flow in engineered MI-based heterostructures.
      2. Dynamically manipulate the oxidation state of CuOx by electrical gating and tune the amplitude and sign of SOTs for efficient magnetization control in MIs.

      At the end of this project, the student will learn about the fascinating physics behind MIs, SOTs, and many associated spintronic phenomena in a much sought-after material system in spintronics research. Moreover, the student will gain hands-on experience in state-of-the-art magneto-electrical and magneto-optical characterization setups, advanced thin film deposition techniques, and sophisticated device fabrication tools in a cleanroom facility.

      [1] Manchon et al., Rev. Mod. Phys. 91, 035004 (2019)

      [2] Avci et al., Nat. Mater. 16, 309 (2017); Avci et al., Nat. Nanotech. 14, 561 (2019)

      [3] Ding et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 177201 (2020)

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    Tuneable and Low Cost Molecular Electronics

    • Functionalization of gallium-based liquid metal nanoparticles as novel functional materials (Núria Crivillers)

      JAEINT21_EX_0033

      The work will consist on the preparation of gallium-based liquid metal nanoparticles. Liquid metals combine the flowability of liquids, and the excellent electrical and thermal conductivity of metals. These particles have attracted much attention and found appealing applications in different fields such as nanoplasmonics, drug-delivery and electronics.

      We will work on the preparation of gallium-indium nanoparticles and on their chemical functionalization. The idea is to functionalize them with active molecules (electro and photo-active) and to investigate how the intrinsic properties of the particles are altered due to the shell modification.

      Appropriate characterization by scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), among others will be employed to characterize the nanoparticles. Further, we aim to integrate these nanoparticles into polymeric matrices to prepare new functional conducting polymers. This is a multidisciplinary work, involving different branches of science such as chemistry, materials science and physics.

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    • Desarrollo de materiales moleculares luminiscentes basados en compuestos de boro (Rosario Núñez)

      JAEINT21_EX_0321

      La fotoluminiscencia es un proceso en el cual una especie excitada electrónicamente a través de la absorción de fotones es capaz de emitir fotones de menor energía. La importancia de compuestos luminiscentes radica en la aplicación que tienen en el área de la tecnología, como en dispositivos ópticos, y la biomedicina, como el caso de marcadores celulares fluorescentes para bioimagen.

      En los últimos años, se ha producido un gran avance en el desarrollo de sistemas ópticamente activos que contienen clústeres de boro icosaédricos. Estos tienen una estructura rígida 3D, aromaticidad, carácter electro-aceptor y baja toxicidad, y han demostrado mejorar las propiedades luminescentes al combinarse con grupos fluoróforos (R. Núñez, Chem. Rev. 2016, 116, 14307; J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018, 6, 11336; Biomat Sci. 2019, 7, 5324), dando lugar a materiales con excelentes propiedades ópticas, en disolución y en estado sólido, donde se produce el fenómeno de “agregation induced emission o AIE”.

      El proyecto tiene como objetivo el diseño y desarrollo de nuevos sistemas luminiscentes basados en compuestos de boro que presente una alta eficiencia y estabilidad para mejorar las propiedades de emisión de luz del material para sus aplicaciones ópticas. Se espera que se puedan modular las propiedades fluorescentes a través del clúster de boro. En este proyecto el estudiante realizará las siguientes tareas:

      1. Síntesis y caracterización estructural de materiales moleculares híbridos, que se obtendrán mediante la unión covalente de compuestos aromáticos pi-conjugados, que fluorescentes (fluoreno, perileno, etc ) y clústeres de closo-carborano inorgánicos. El estudiante utilizará las técnicas de Schlenck, líneas de vacío, disolventes secos, para trabajar en condiciones inertes.
      2. Caracterización mediante técnicas espectroscópicas estándar (FT-IR, RMN 1H, 13C, 11B), espectrometría de masas, difracción de R-X, etc.
      3. Estudio de las propiedades foto-físicas por espectroscopias de absorción y emisión de fluorescencia, tanto en disolución como en estado sólido.

      Todo ello proporcionará al estudiante una formación muy completa, tanto en técnicas de síntesis como de caracterización, y aprenderá a interpretar los resultados obtenidos. En función de dichos resultados se llevará a cabo estudios más detallados para futuras aplicaciones ópticas y publicación. El estudiante se incorporará al grupo LMI, líder en química de clústeres de boro.

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    • Conjugated COF/POP materials based on curcuminoids for sensing applications (Núria Aliaga)

      JAEINT21_EX_0683

      The main objective of the project is the creation of conjugated 2D structures of curcuminoid nature, allowing electron transfer (already observed at the molecular level) and the coordination to metals (proved as well in the past), to explore in a further stay their application as sensors, taking advantage of their luminescent and electronic properties.

      During the months that the student will be in our lab, his/her duties will center on the organic synthesis of a selected family of curcuminoid species, characterization of such molecular platform and creation & characterization of new 2D extended materials. The main goal is to achieve two-dimensional covalent curcuminoid-based organic species containing voids that could be used as membranes allowing to pass different types liquids loaded and capable of coordinating with residual metallic centers that could be identified and analyzed due to their changes in their conductivity and luminescent properties. For that, different approaches will be tested to generate optimal optical responsive materials that can be synthesized by straightforward chemical procedures allowing the production in high quantities of pure systems that can be used as active components in sensor devices. The student will familiarize with synthetic techniques and characterization as well as surfaces analyses and conductivity measurements.

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    • Transistores orgánicos para la electrónica flexible (Marta Mas-Torrents)

      JAEINT21_EX_0952

      Los dispositivos basados en materiales orgánicos están despertando un gran interés en aplicaciones de bajo coste y para la electrónica flexible. En el grupo de trabajo se ha desarrollado una técnica para la impresión de películas orgánicas semiconductoras que dan lugar a dispositivos con altas prestaciones eléctricas. Sin embargo, de cara a aplicaciones es imprescindible garantizar una alta reproducibilidad de los dispositivos. Para ello, es necesario tener un alto control de la cristalización del semiconductor orgánico. El proyecto que se propone aquí se basa en la preparación y caracterización de transistores orgánicos de efecto de campo controlando la cristalización del material orgánico mediante la modificación de los parámetros de deposición, tales y como, formulación, temperatura, velocidad, etc. De este modo, se prepararán dispositivos altamente reproducibles con una movilidad electrónica optimizada. Dichos dispositivos, se podrán aplicar en diferentes tipos de sensores (bio-sensores, sensores de deformación, etc.).

      El trabajo que se propone es muy interdisciplinar y puede formar parte de un proyecto de fin de grado o de un máster tanto del campo de la química, física o materiales. El estudiante podrá aprender una gran variedad de técnicas que van desde la fabricación de electrodos en un Sala Blanca, la deposición de películas orgánicas por técnicas de disolución, la caracterización morfológica y estructural de dichas películas y la caracterización eléctrica de los dispositivos. Además, se integrará en un grupo dinámico e internacional que participa en proyectos europeos en el campo de la electrónica orgánica.

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    Bioactive Materials for Therapy and Diagnosis

    • Exploiting Bacterial NanoCellulose structures (Anna Laromaine)

      JAEINT21_EX_1035

      The need to provide eco-friendly materials to reduce costs and risks associated to waste echoes in many fields as the European Commission strengthens the substitution of plastics and petroleum-based materials. In this context, raw materials of natural origin and in particular natural biopolymers like cellulose play an important role. Cellulose is a glucose homopolysaccharide, with b-(1,4) linkages. A water-insoluble biopolymer exhibiting a nanofibrous porous network structure with high strength and low density. Cellulose (C) and nanocellulose (NC)-based materials have emerged as interesting candidates to industries, governments and consumers as green, sustainable and natural materials for the fabrication of advanced complex composites.

      Our group has focused on the development and biosynthesis of bacterial nanocellulose (BNC). Bacterial nanocellulose is produced by strains like K. xylinus and consists of randomly disposed nanofibers. BNC is obtained as highly pure cellulose and its properties such as high water holding capacity and porosity, tunable morphology, mechanical strength, and biocompatibility make it a unique material. As a result, BNC has attracted interest in the paper and food industry, biotechnology, photonics, and optoelectronics.

      We have been able to control the shape of BNC structures at different steps, during biosynthesis or after synthesis (ex-situ). We obtained drops, films, fibers and their composites with nanoparticles.

      In this work, we will exploit the BNC structures created to use them as absorbents of oils, dyes and their delivery. We foresee those materials could have an impact in water remediation or drug delivery to cite two examples from different fields.

      The student will learn how to produce BNC, using different methodologies developed on the group and characterize them with a variety of physicochemical techniques. Student will work on a highly international environment and will learn how to develop their own project, from the literature search to perform the experiments in the field of nanobiotechnology. We look for a motivated student interested to work on a highly interdisciplinary project and eager to learn.

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    • Nanovesicles for Nucleic Acid Delivery (Nora Ventosa)

      JAEINT21_EX_1085

      The student will work in the frame of a collaborative, interdisciplinary and international project devoted to the development of functionalized nanovesicles, and in particular Quatsomes (QS), for the delivery of genetic material, more specifically small RNAs. To this end, QS nanovesicles with the desired functionalities have recently been engineered by Nanomol group of ICMAB-CSIC, and are currently under further development. The work involves the synthesis, physico-chemical characterization, and the evaluation of the in vitro performance.

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    • Nanopartículas para el diagnóstico y tratemiento de cáncer (Gerard Tobias)

      JAEINT21_EX_1164

      Dentro del proyecto ERC NEST, el/la estudiante se encargará de la síntesis de nanopartículas inorgánicas y/o de su funcionalización con biomoléculas (según sus conocimientos e interés), para el diagnóstico precoz y terapia dirigida del cáncer.

      El/la estudiante será parte de un equipo multidisciplinar en el que participan químicos, nanotecnólogos, ingenieros y médicos (el trabajo se realiza en colaboración con el Hospital Vall d'Hebrón). El/la estudiante se familiarizará con las técnicas de preparación de nanomateriales así como en una gran variedad de técnicas de caracterización, que incluyen microscopías electrónicas (TEM, SEM), análisis termogravimétrico, difracción de rayos-X y distintas técnicas de espectroscopía.

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    • Chemical modification of polymeric nanoparticles for blood brain barrier crossing (Anna Roig)

      JAEINT21_EX_1228

      The trainee will learn a methodology to synthesize polymeric nanocarriers to encapsulate drugs and will assist on developing a new method to surface functionalize the nanocarriers to improve brain delivery.

      We are seeking for a student in chemistry, materials science, or nanoscience.

      You can read our recent studies on the subject: PLGA protein nanocarriers with tailor-made fluorescence/MRI/PET imaging modalities (Nanoscale, 2020, 12, 4988) and MRI/Photoluminescence Dual-Modal Imaging Magnetic PLGA Nanocapsules for Theranostics (Pharmaceutics 2020, 12(1), 16)

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    • Highly Luminescent Organic Radical Nanoparticles (ONPs) for Bioimaging Applications (Imma Ratera)

      JAEINT21_EX_1261

      The work will be framed in the interdisciplinary field of molecular nanostructured materials with optical properties for biological applications. The candidate will prepare ONPs doped with organic radicals looking for an enhancement of the Luminescence Quantum Yield, in the biological window (Red/NIR region).

      The known dependence of temperature of the luminescence of such ONPs will be exploit to determine the internal temperature of cells and its possible application as nanothermometer.

      The candidate will use a myriad of techniques, such as (DLS, Spectroscopic techniques such as UV, IR, XPS, optical, confocal  and electron microscopies, etc..) and will be involved in the regular seminars of the Department for presentation skills.

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    • Preparation and study of water-soluble gold nanoparticles functionalized with persistent radicals for biomedical applications (Jose Vidal Gancedo)

      JAEINT21_EX_1285

      Metal nanoparticles protected by organic ligands are very promising building blocks for the assembly of nanostructures. Research in this area is driven by the unusual chemical, optical, electronic or magnetic properties of these materials.

      The research work will consist in the preparation of a series of water-soluble gold nanoparticles functionalized with persistent free radicals for biomedical applications mainly in the diagnosis and therapeutic area.

      The study of these properties will be done by conventional characterization techniques such as FTIR, UV-Vis, TEM, NMR, SEC, etc., and more specific ones as Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR), SQUID, XPS.  

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    • Synthesis of biocompatible metal-organic frameworks (Bio- MOFs) and their immobilitzation on surfaces (Arántzazu González)

      JAEINT21_EX_1413

      The main objective of this work is to obtain localized surface-MOF based on curcumin. Curcumin is a natural hydrophobic polyphenolic diketone with many therapeutic properties including anti-oxidative and anticancer activity. The modification of curcumin structure has allowed the achievement of new derivatives called curcuminoids (CCMoids). These modifications together with the possibility to coordinate metals have used to apply ccmoids in different fields of research such as biomedicine.

      On the other hand, metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) are extended structures composed of organic ligands and metal ions or clusters, connected via coordination bonds. The structural composition of these materials enables potential formation of voids; for this reason, MOFs are considered a subclass of coordination polymers (CP) containing potential porosity. The use of MOFs in biomedical applications arose that the biocompatibility of the material had to be considered. Therefore, natural ligands used in the preparation of Biocompatible MOFs (Bio-MOFs), such as curcumin, been explored due to its medical applications. Moreover, the presence of a solid support to which the MOF can be rigidly anchored (SurMOF) creates possibilities not available for the typical MOFs powders obtained by the normal bulk synthesis schemes.

      In this regard, the experimental work will imply:

      1. Synthesis and characterization of curcumin and curcuminoids as ligands for the Bio-Mofs
      2. Preparation of the Bio-MOFs in solution by the coordination of the ligands with bio-compatible metals
      3. To growth the Bio-MOFs on surfaces such as SiO2 wafers by the immobilization of the curcumin on them.

      The student will use different techniques of characterization for the solution experiments as well as for the surface experiments such as NMR, measurements of the contact angle of the surfaces or fluorescence microscopy.

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    For more information about the project topics, you can contact each one of the researchers. 

    Who can apply?

    The call is for university students with an excellent academic record. Applicants should have an average grade equal or higher than 8.0/10. The fellowships are for university students who have passed at least 80 % of their degrees, or who will start studying an Official University Master during 2021-2022 in the fields of Materials Science and Technology, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Biomedicine. 

    The objective is to initiate students in the research activity in the diverse scientific areas, and to enable them to be in contact with the ICMAB research center and its researchers.  

    More information

    List of all the projects in the "MATTER" CSIC area for JAE Intro 2021 call.

    Read here the JAE Intro 2021 call with all the details. 

    To apply, and for more information information about the application procedure, please refer to the CSIC website for the JAE Intro 2021 programme. 
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    Open Postdoctoral position: Electrochemistry and Mg and Ca based batteries, within the ERC CAMBAT project

    Deadline: 2021-03-05

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    PhD open position in superconducting materials in the framework of an ERC project

    The Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures (SUMAN) group and the University of Girona are looking for a PhD candidate for a project on "Advanced thermal analysis characterization towards ultrafast film growth" in the framework of the ERC Adv. ULTRASUPERTAPE project. 

    Open Call: Technical Support Personnel (PTA) 2020

    Deadline: 2021-02-11

    If you would like to join ICMAB as a technician in our Scientific and Technical Services, take a look at the call that will open soon in this area from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation.

    Open calls for Ramón y Cajal and Juan de la Cierva Fellowships 2020

    If you would like to come to ICMAB with a Ramón y Cajal Tenure Contract or Juan de la Cierva Postdoctoral Grant (Training or Incorporation) from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, please take a look at the calls that are open from mid December 2020 until mid January 2021, and contact our researchers to be a candidate!

    Two PhD positions on "Hybrid and Organic Thermoelectrics" within a MSCA ITN at ICMAB

    We offer two Doctoral Fellowships to carry out research in "Hybrid and Organic Thermoelectric Systems" within the HORATES Innovative Training Network (MSCA-ITN). One of the fellowship wil explore experimental tools to characterize thermoelectric properties of organic systems, and the other will explore theoretical tools to determine the thermal conductivity of doped polymer films. Deadline for application is 4 January 2021. 

    Open Call: the DESTINY COFUND Programme will train 50 young researchers to become future leaders in the battery field

    Banner Destiny PhD Program

    ICMAB is one of the 41 partners for this International EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie COFUND DESTINY project that will cover 50 PhD studies in the battery field, starting in October 2021 and September 2022.

    INPhINIT 2021 Doctoral Fellowships: The opportunity you are looking for may be at ICMAB

    Deadline: 2021-02-25
    INPhINIT, ”la Caixa” Doctoral Fellowship Programme is devoted to attracting international Early-Stage Researchers of any nationality to the top research centres in the areas of Bio and Health Sciences, Physics, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Take a look here at the projects offered by the ICMAB to carry out your PhD with us, in the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Materials and Nanotechnology and Energy! Deadline: February 2021.

    Two PhD positions available within an ERC project on Magnetic Insulators and Spintronics

    Two PhD positions will be available on February 1, 2021, at the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) through the ERC Starting Grant project (Horizon 2020) entitled "Magnetic Insulators: An Enabling Platform for Innovative Spintronic Concepts" (MAGNEPIC) led by Dr. Can Onur Avci.

    FunNanoSurf is hiring: Postdoc position in experimental physics

    FunNanoSurf is a multidisciplinary research group at the ICMAB interested in the integration of molecules as active elements in nano-/micro-devices with the goal of developing functional molecular-based platforms for electronic and/or sensing applications. The group is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Experimental Physics, with expertise in electronic transport measurements, to study graphene-based electrodes. 

    We're hiring! New PhD positions within the Severo Ochoa programme!

    The ICMAB opens a Severo Ochoa internal call to apply for a PhD position within the Ministry of Science and Innovation FPI programme (Formación para Personal Investigador). Take a look at the projects offered in the fields of Sustainable Energy Conversion and Storage, Superconductors for Emerging Technologies, Oxide for New Generation Electronics, Tuneable and Low Cost  Molecular Electronics and Bioactive Materials for Therapy and Diagnosis. Deadline to apply: 2 October 2020. 

    JAE Intro ICMAB 2020: Introduction to research grants for University students

    The CSIC launches the JAE Intro ICMAB 2020 call "Introduction to Research Fellowships for University Students". This call is open to University students who are willing to begin working in the field of research in Materials Science, Phyiscs, Chemistry, Biology, Biomedicine and related areas in an attractive environment in a Severo Ochoa Excellence Center. The fellowships are for 5 consecutive months during the academic year 2020-2021. The application will be open from 1 September to 20 September 2020. 

    MSc Internship Offer at the Max Planck Group "Dynamic Biomimetics for Cancer Immunotherapy” at ICMAB

    The Max Planck Partner Group “Dynamic Biomimetics for Cancer Immunotherapy” is looking for a MSc graduate for a Research Internship in the field of "Development of switchable 3D hydrogels for T cell culture". Deadline to apply: 31 August 2020. 

    PhD Offer in Photonic Nanostructures within the Nanopto Group

    The NANOPTO group is offering a PhD contract within the FPI programme, in the field of photonic nanostructures. 

    Come for a postdoc at the ICMAB with a Postdoctoral Junior Leader Fellowship "la Caixa"

    If you are considering to carry out Postdoctoral Research, come to the ICMAB with one of "la Caixa" Postdoctorate Junior Leader Fellowships! It's the opportunity you're looking for!

    Research Internship at Nanomol: Development of fluorescent nanovesicles for theragnostic

    The Nanomol Group is looking for a student who wishes to do an Internship for 8 months within the supervision of Dr. Nora Ventosa, to develop novel fluorescent nanovesicles as bioimaging probes. Deadline to apply: 15 November 2020

    Apply for a MSCA Individual Fellowship to do a Postdoc at the ICMAB!

    The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) 2020 call for Individual Fellowships (IF) is now open. Through this call, the EU will provide € 328 million to support experienced researchers. Researchers of any nationality and at any stage of their career can apply to implement their research projects in any scientific field. This will be the final call under Horizon 2020. The deadline is 9 Sept 2020.

    Job Offer at ICMAB: we are looking for an Executive Assistant

    We are looking for an Executive Assistant to join and provide support to the ICMAB Direction team. Send your CV and cover letter before 10 April 2020 to apply for this call. 

    Do you want to do an internship with us at ICMAB? Take a look at the 2020 projects offered!

    If you are an Undergraduate or Master student and would like to conduct research in Materials Science with us, as part of your final project or as part of the curriculuar work experience internships, here are some of the projects that we offer during 2020:

    Open call for JAE Intro 2020: CSIC Introduction to research grants for University students

    The CSIC launches the JAE-Intro 2020: Introduction to research fellowships for University students with the objective to introduce students to research career. Open call from 9 March to 10 June 2020 (new extended deadline).

    The FunNanosurf Group is looking for a Postdoctoral fellow to work with graphene-based nanodevices!

    The FunNanosurf Group is looking for a Postdoctoral fellow to work on hybrid graphene-based three-terminal nanodevices. This position offers a unique opportunity to conduct innovative, interdisciplinary research. The postdoctoral position is for a term of 1 year and renewable. Apply soon!

    PhD call offer in the framework of an ERC project about ultrafast growth and performance of superconductors

    The Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures (SUMAN) group at the ICMAB is looking for a PhD candidate to carry out the PhD thesis in the field of“Ultrafast growth of ultrahigh performance superconducting tapes”. The project will be in the framework of the ERC-Advanced Grant ULTRASUPERTAPE.

    Open Positions within "Garantía Juvenil CSIC 2019": Project Manager and AudioVisual/Communication Technician

    Do you want to joing our team? We are looking for a Project Manager to work in the European Projects Department, and for an AudioVisual/Communication Technician to work in the Communication Department. The call is open through the "Garantía Juvenil" programme within the CSIC 2019 call. Deadline to apply: 26 November 2019. Join us!

    Postdoc Position at ICMAB “Industrially manufacturing process for high temperature superconducting coated conductors technology”

    The Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures (SUMAN) group offers in the framework of the ERC-Advanced Grant "Ultrasupertape" and ERC-Proof-of-Concept "Impact" a Postdoctoral Position to work in the industrially manufacturing process for high temperature superconducting coated conductors. Apply for it!

    INPhINIT 2020 Open Call! Predoctoral Positions at ICMAB within “la Caixa” Doctoral Fellowships INPhINIT

    INPhINIT, ”la Caixa” Doctoral Fellowship Programme is devoted to attracting international Early-Stage Researchers to the top Spanish research centres in the areas of Bio and Health Sciences, Physics, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Take a look here at the projects offered by the ICMAB to carry out your PhD with us, in the fields of Physics, Chemistry, Materials and Nanotechnology and Energy! Deadline: February 2020.

    PhD position in the field of High Temperature Superconductors in the framework of an ERC project at the ICMAB

    The Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures (SUMAN) group at the ICMAB is looking for a PhD candidate to carry out the PhD thesis in the field of "Vortex physics in the overdoped state of High Temperature Superconductors”. The project will be in the framework of the ERC-Advanced Grant ULTRASUPERTAPE, and ERC-Proof-of-Concept Grant IMPACT, with Prof. Teresa Puig. 

    We are hiring! New PhD positions with FPI and Severo Ochoa contracts!

    The Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities opens the call, from 17 October to 7 November 2019, to the Predoctoral Contrats: FPI (Formación Personal Investigador) and Severo Ochoa contracts (for Severo Ochoa centers). See the ICMAB projects and apply! We have many projects related to functional materials for energy, electronics and biomedicine applications for you!

    Postdoctoral Fellowships Programme 2019, Junior Leader “la Caixa” at ICMAB

    If you are considering to carry out a postdoc, come to the ICMAB with one of "la Caixa" Postdoctorate Junior Leader Fellowships!

    Incoming: 30 postdoctoral fellowships for researchers of all nationalities, to conduct a research project at accredited centres with the Severo Ochoa or María de Maeztu excellence award, Institutos de Investigación Sanitaria Carlos III or units qualified as "excellent" by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia.

    Retaining: 15 postdoctoral fellowships for researchers of all nationalities to carry out research at any university or research centre in Spain and Portugal.

    Open PhD position on "Cryogenic radiation detectors based on superconductors"

    ICMAB (Barcelona) and ICMA (Zaragoza) offer one PhD position in the framework of the project "X-ray detectors based on Transition-Edge Sensors: optimization of a pixel and development of arrays”. The PhD thesis will aim at characterizing the detectors, performing electrothermal modeling and studying the physics behind the superconducting transition.

    A position in "Communication and Scientific Culture" is open as part of "Garantía Juvenil CSIC 2019" at ICMAB

    Do you want to joing our Communication & Outreach team? If you are interested in science communication, apply for this job offer! The call is open through the "Garantía Juvenil" programme within the CSIC 2019 call. 

    Open PhD position at the NN group on "Bacterial cellulose scaffolds for epithelia therapies"

    The Nanoparticles and Nanocomposites (NN) Group at the ICMAB offers one PhD position in the framework of the project "Rising the Impact of Selected Engineered Bacterial Cellulose composites" (RISE). The PhD thesis will aim at developing complex bacterial cellulose scaffolds for dermal cell cultures. Deadline for applications: 15 October 2019. 

    A new MSCA-ITN project with the participation of the ICMAB “UHMob” is now looking for Early Stage Researchers

    The recent UHMob project (Ultra-high Charge Carrier Mobility Elucidate Transport Mechanisms in Molecular Semiconductors) is a new MSCA-ITN-ETN project, in which the group of Marta Mas-Torrent participates! Visit their website to discover 15 open positions for Early Stage Researchers (ESR) in the field of Organic Electronics! The doctoral project offered at the ICMAB is ESR12 "Solution-processing of organic semiconductors for achieving high mobility and reproducibility". The deadline for application is August 15, 2019.

    Research Position at the ICMAB on a proof-of-concept project on Autonomous Sensors

    A research position is offered within the project "Sensoraïm: Autonomous Distributed Sensor Networks for a Smart Viticulture" funded by FEDER (Fons Europeu de Desenvolupament Regional), Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca (AGAUR) and Secretaria d’Universitats i Recerca del Departament d'Empresa i Coneixement de la Generalitat de Catalunya through a PRODUCTE grant in the framework of AGAUR Producte (2018 PROD 00191). The position is open starting immediately, and runs until the project finishes on 31st of October, 2020. Application deadline: 31 May, 2019. 

    Postdoc Offer at the ICMAB FunNanoSurf group on graphene-based devices

    FunNanoSurf is a multidisciplinary group based at the ICMAB (Spain) interested in the integration of molecules as active elements in nano-/micro-devices with the goal of developing functional molecular-based platforms for electronic and/or sensing applications. We are looking now for a postdoctoral fellow to join in our team to work on hybrid graphene-based devices. Deadline for application: applications will be considered as they are received until September 2019.

    Projects offered at ICMAB for internships during 2019

    Projects offered by ICMAB during 2019

    Open call for JAE Intro 2019: CSIC Introduction to research grants for undergraduate and master students

    The CSIC launches the JAE-Intro 2019: Introduction to research fellowships for undergratuate and master students with the objective to introduce students to research career. Open call from 9 April to 7 May 2019.

    Job Offer: Administrative Tasks for two Research Groups at ICMAB

    We are seeking a dynamic and organized person with good communication skills to be in charge of administrative tasks within the groups of "Inorganic materials for battery applications" and "Nanoparticles & Nanocomposites" at the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) located at the Campus of Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB). Deadline for application: 22 April 2019

    Open position for a predoctoral researcher in magnetic oxides physics at ICMAB

    One PhD fellowship is offered to talented and enthusiastic individuals with a background in physics, nanotechnology or materials science. The selected candidate will work in the context of the 5-year ERC project Ferrites-bydesign for Millimetre wave and Terahertz Technologies (FeMiT), supervised by Dr. Martí Gich, within the Nanoparticles & Nanocomposites group at the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC). Deadline for applications: 8 June 2019.

    Open position for a predoctoral researcher in magnetic oxides chemistry at ICMAB

    One PhD fellowship is offered to talented and enthusiastic individuals with a background in chemistry. The selected candidate will work in the context of the 5-year ERC project Ferrites-by-design for Millimetre wave and Terahertz Technologies (FeMiT), supervised by Dr. Martí Gich, within the Nanoparticles & Nanocomposites group at the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC). Deadline for applications: 8 June 2019.

    Job offer: Postdoctoral position in Plasmonics at ICMAB!

    We are looking for a photonics expert to participate in the integration of large area and inexpensive photonic architectures (plasmonic structures, photonic crystals, etc.) in optoelectronic devices to boost their performance through exciting photonic properties. Deadline: the sooner the better. 

    ICMAB Research collaboration offer: Design and fabrication of photonic crystals for improved particle detection

    The NANOPTO group at ICMAB is searching a physics/nanotechnology graduate or an engineer to work with them in the design and fabrication of photonic crystal. 

    Deadline: February 2019

    Predoctoral Positions at ICMAB within “la Caixa” Doctoral Fellowships INPhINIT

    INPhINIT, ”la Caixa” Doctoral Fellowship Programme is devoted to attracting international Early-Stage Researchers to the top Spanish research centres in the areas of Bio and Health Sciences, Physics, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

    Ayudas para contratos Ramón y Cajal (RYC) 2018 (9-30 Jan 2019)

    If you want to come to ICMAB with a Ramón y Cajal contract, please take a look at the call, that will open on 9 January, and will remain open until 30 January 2019!

    Deadline: 30 January 2019

    PostDoc contracts: Ayudas para contratos Juan de la Cierva

    If you are looking for a Postdoctoral contact in an exciting field, take a look at the Juan de la Cierva calls (Formation and Incorporation) that will open soon! Contact our researchers and get ready to apply!

    Deadlines: JdC-Formation: 31 January 2019 / JdC-Incorporation: 5 February 2019

    Ayudas para contratos de Personal Técnico de Apoyo (PTA) 2018

    If you would like to join ICMAB as a technician in our Scientific and Technical Services, take a look at the call that will open soon in this area!

    Deadline: 13 February 2019

    Ajuts Beatriu de Pinós (BP 2018) per a la incorporació de personal investigador postdoctoral al sistema català de ciència i tecnologia

    The Catalan Government opens the call for the Beatriu de Pinós programme, which is aimed to incorporate postdoc fellows at the Catalan research centers and universities. 

    Deadline: from 28 January to 4 March 2019

    Three open PhD positions at the Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures Group

    The Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures (SUMAN) Group offers three PhD fellow positions in the following topics: Ultrafast growth of thick superconducting epitaxial layers from transient liquids; Atomic structure imaging and analyses of YBa2Cu3O7-x thin films and nanocomposites, and Superconducting properties and vortex pinning mechanism of layers prepared by ink jet printing combinatorial chemistry. 

    The recruitment process will be closed when a suitable candidate is found.

    Open position: Postdoctoral Researcher in Atomic structure imaging in the SUMAN group

    Postdoctoral researcher offer entitled: Atomic structure imaging and analyses of YBa2Cu3O7-x thin films and nanocomposites in the Superconducting Materials and Large Scale Nanostructures (SUMAN) group
    Position offered: Postdoctoral researcher (2 years contract). The recruitment process will be closed when a suitable candidate is found.


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