ICMAB Open Positions

Open position: the MAGNEPIC ERC Project is looking for a postdoc researcher!

Deadline: Jul 31, 2021

One postdoc position will be available as of November 1st, 2021, at the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) through the ERC Starting Grant project MAGNEPIC led by Dr. Can Onur Avci, from the Multifunctional Thin Films and Complex Structures (MULFOX) Group. The application process ends on July 31, 2021. 

25 June 2021
An example of spintronics

MAGNEPIC is a project on Magnetic Insulators: An Enabling Platform for Innovative Spintronic Concepts. These insulators could be the substrate of new spintronics, a rapidly emerging research area that has the potential to significantly enhance speed and memory, while decreasing power consumption, in the next generation of nanoelectronic devices. It is focused on the intrinsic spin of the electron and its associated magnetic moment in addition to its electric charge. The majority of spintronics concepts rely on magnetic conductors, materials that have some sort of magnetic order and are electrically conducting. The latter makes it simpler to induce and measure spintronics effects. The EU-funded MAGNEPIC project plans to demonstrate the potential of magnetic insulators for spintronics devices by developing novel electrical means to control magnetisation.

The project will focus on:

  1. The development of ultrathin ferrimagnetic garnet films using magnetron sputtering.
  2. Exploring novel mechanisms to generate spin-charge interconversion and spin wave excitations in ferrimagnetic garnets.

The successful candidate is expected to have an expert handling of magnetron sputtering tool, experience with nanofabrication, electrical and optical characterization methods, and a solid background in spintronics and magnetism.

Interested applicants should send a motivation letter, CV, and names of two referees.


Can Onur Avci (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


July 31st, 2021. Applicants will be evaluated as received.

 Project duration

The project will have a duration of 18 months.


~35.000€ (yearly, gross).


ICMAB-CSIC is a multidisciplinary center focusing on cutting-edge research in functional materials in the fields of electronics, energy, and nanomedicine. With over 250 members from 30+ nationalities, ICMAB-CSIC offers a highly international and dynamic environment for enthusiastic young researchers. ICMAB-CSIC is located at the Autonomous University of Barcelona campus (~30 min from downtown Barcelona by public transportation) and is surrounded by numerous research and technological centers and state-of-the-art facilities.

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