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PhD Student in Advanced Electronic Materials and Devices
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Employment Start Date: July 1, 2017

Organization Description:

The Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia (ICN2 – Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology) is a non-profit international research institute located close to Barcelona, Spain. Its research lines focus on the newly discovered physical and chemical properties that arise from the fascinating behaviour of matter at the nanoscale.

Job Description:

The PhD candidate will be working on the preparation of high quality, large area MoS2 films using non-conventional metal-organic CVD processes. 

In order to understand the growth process of this 2D material and to assess the quality of the samples, the PhD will be involved in a detailed characterization of the films, including Raman, photoluminescence and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopies, as well as atomic force and electron microscopies. The effect of the substrate on the quality of the grown samples will be studied, for which transfer techniques will be developed.

Research Career Profile (According to the European Framework for Research Careers):

R1 First Stage Researcher

Summary of conditions:

  • Full time work (37,5h/week)
  • Contract Length: Predoctoral Contract.
  • Salary will depend on qualifications and demonstrated experience.
  • Support to the relocation issues.
  • Life Insurance.


The candidate should have a BSc´s and Master's degree in Physics, Material Science, Engineering or relevant studies.


Previous experience in chemical vapour deposition, characterization techniques, microscopy and spectroscopy will be appreciated.


A very good level of the English language is mandatory.

A strong background on materials science, with knowledge in material deposition, especially in thin materials growth, will be valued.

Competences required

Applicants must show great motivation, excellent attitude towards research and team work, and good communication skills

Job Application:

All applications must be made via the ICN2 website and include the following:

1.              A cover letter.

2.              A full CV including contact details.

3.              2 Reference letters or referee contacts.

Deadline for applications: 31/05/2017

Equal opportunities:

ICN2 is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion of people with disabilities.

Date Posted: May 3, 2017