ICMAB Open Positions

Open Position: SPM Technician at ICMAB

Deadline: Mar 17, 2023

Join our inclusive and diverse team at the ICMAB as Head Technician of our Scanning Probe Microscopy service. If you have proven experience in SPM, please get in touch.

17 February 2023

Main tasks of the candidate


  • Providing service and advice on SPM measurements to ICMAB and external service users
  • Maintenance of the SPM service equipment
  • Taking care of internal and external billing in coordination with ICMAB general services and support staff

How to apply

Please contact Martí GichThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Scientist in charge of the SPM Lab) including a CV with contact details of academics or employers for references

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

About the SPM Lab

The SPM Lab is equipped with 2 AFM and 2 SPM microscopes and offers its services to the scientific community both inside and outside ICMAB. In average, around 60 different users at ICMAB and 20 external users make use of our service. We offer a broad range of services, including Topography, PFM, EFM, KPFM, CSAFM, PCAFM and SThM. 

The sercive also participates in outreach activities at ICMAB and in training personnel (mainly PhD candidates). 

Visit the SPM lab website for more information about the equipment and services. 


The Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) is a multidisciplinary research center focused on cutting-edge research in functional advanced materials in the fields of ENERGY, ELECTRONICS, NANOMEDICINE and application fields yet to imagine.

The ICMAB is integrated within the Barcelona Nanocluster in Bellaterra (BNC-b), a research network that includes the UAB, the CSIC (ICMAB, IMB-CNM and ICN2) and IRTA, part of the UAB Research Park of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (PRUAB) and the ALBA Synchrotron. The BNC-b aims to share advanced scientific equipment and promote and disseminate nanoscience and nanotechnology.

The ICMAB offers a complete range of scientific services, including a 10,000 class cleanroom (the Nanoquim Platform) that are open to interested parties, whether these are academic or from industry, and it participates in all kinds of educational and promotional activities. Many ICMAB researchers teach at the UAB Master's degree in Nanotechnology and Materials Science as well as on the UAB degree on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.

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