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Post-doctoral researcher in thermal transport in 2D materials
Location: Bellaterra,Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Employment Start Date: As soon as possible

Organization Description:

The Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia, with its official English translation Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and acronym ICN2, 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 behaviour of matter at the nanoscale.

Job Description:

The candidate will join the ICN2 team of the project NANOPOLY that has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (GA829061), which is a new FET-OPEN project on 'Artificial permittivity and permeability engineering for future generation sub wavelength analogue integrated circuits and systems'. The candidate will join a dynamic team working at the leading edge of 2D- and meta-materials development and will focus on the development of characterization tools. 

Main Tasks and responsibilities:

The candidate will contribute to the development of a Frequency Domain Thermoreflectance (FDTR) set-up, to the experimental characterisation of 2D materials with other available techniques available in the group (Raman spectroscopy, SEM/TEM, AFM, etc) including the analysis and interpretation of data, preparation of manuscripts and dissemination of results at national and international meetings. The candidate will take an active part in the project, participate in the meetings and in the preparation of deliverables.

Summary of conditions:

  • Full time work (37,5h/week)
  • Contract Length: 24 months.
  • Location: Bellaterra (Barcelona)
  • Salary will depend on qualifications and demonstrated experience.
  • Salary according to the cost of living in Barcelona.
  • Support to the relocation issues.
  • Life Insurance.

Estimated Incorporation date: As soon as possible.


Education: The candidate must have a Ph.D. in Physics or in physical electronics, with hands-on experience in optical characterisation techniques applied to 2D materials.

Experience and Knowledge: A solid background in solid state physics and spectroscopy  is required . Nanofabrication skills as well as knowledge of simulation tools, such as Matlab and COMSOL would be an asset. Candidates must have good command of both written and spoken English.

Competences: Applicants should have good organisational skills and be able to work both independently and in a team enviroment.

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

R2 Recognised Researcher or R3 Established Researcher.

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: New Deadline: February 28.

Equal opportunities:

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

Date Posted: February 24, 2019