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Open PostDoc Position at ICMAB: Circular use of printed Electronics Circuitry

Deadline: Sep 25, 2022

The candidate will work in the framework of the EU project “Sustain-a-Print”. This project seeks to fundamentally change how we make, use and remake printed electronic circuitry based on inorganic nanomaterials, and sustainable organic substrates.

08 July 2022

The "Sustain-a-Print" project embraces circularity concepts to create materials solutions with a minimal footprint.

In particular, the postdoc candidate will be in charge of developing recycling routes for the recovery of metals from printed electronic circuitry.

This is a multidisciplinary and transversal project and the candidate will be part of a team formed by several researchers.

The research project is a part of the EU-project Sustain-a-print with partners in academia and industry, including (among others) the Danish Technological Institute (DK), Creative Nano (GRE), NanoScientifica (SWE), Lomartov (ES) and the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ES).

Main tasks of the candidate

  1. Establish efficient flow chemistry routes for electrochemically assisted oxidation of printed metal circuitry.
  2. Purify and characterize the resulting metal complexes.
  3. Reforming metal complexes into conductive ink precursors.


The fellow should have an internationally recognized PhD degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (Chemistry).

The ideal candidate should have a strong background in inorganic chemistry. Knowledge of modern synthesis tools, electrochemistry and flow chemistry and/or metal extraction and recycling is a merit.

About The Molecular Materials Group

The Molecular Materials group lead by Prof. Kasper Moth-Poulsen is using modern synthesis tools to develop new materials for energy storage, solar energy, sensors and molecular electronics. We also build demonstration devices to illustrate the function of our new materials. The group is interdisciplinary and focus in addition to traditional materials synthesis on development of advanced flow chemistry tools, lab automation, devices for thermal energy storage materials and photoconversion. The group is supported by (among others) the European Research Council (ERC), the Catalan Institute of Advanced Studies (ICREA), the European Union and ICMAB through the Severo Ochoa excellence project.

We value a diverse and inclusive work environment where all team members have excellent opportunities for learning and contributing.  

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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 and also on the UAB degree on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.

Details of the position

Contract (full time) duration for two years.
Tentative Starting date: negotiable.
Further information (contact person): Prof. Kasper Moth-Poulsen, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How to apply

Submit the following application documents to group administrator Dr. Eulàlia Pujades This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

  • Resume or CV including a list of publications
  • Motivation Letter
  • Statement of the applicant’s research experience
  • List of three references with contact details
  • Please mention position “Post Doc Sustain-a-Print” in the email title

Closing date for application: The recruitment process will be closed on September 25 or when a suitable candidate is found.

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