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Post-doctoral position in Quantum NanoMechanics
Employer: ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences
Location: Castelldefels, Barcelona, Spain
Employment Start Date: Flexible/to be discussed

Organization Description:

ICFO- The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Barcelona (Spain) ( is a research excellence center devoted to science and technologies of light with the mission to conduct frontier research, train the next generation of scientists and provide knowledge and technology transfer. Over 400 researchers dedicated to fundamental and applied research addressing standing issues like health, renewable energies, information technologies, security and industrial processes. 



Job Description:


ICFO is offering a postdoctoral position to a well-qualified, highly motivated and dynamic young scientist who wishes to enhance his/her scientific career in a friendly and stimulating environment.


The successful candidate will be joining the Quantum NanoMechanics group led by Prof. Adrian Bachtold. The group has experience in the physics of mechanical resonators based on carbon nanotubes. The aim of the project is to couple different exceptional properties of nanotubes, including quantum electron transport, spin, and mechanical vibrations.


The candidate will play a key role in this emerging activity of the group with two PhD students and two postdocs involved. Measurements will be carried out in two Triton dilution fridges using low noise radio-frequency techniques.




Candidates must hold an internationally-recognized Ph.D.-equivalent degree (or evidence of its completion in the nearest future) preferably in physics and electrical engineering.


Positively valued will be experience in radio-frequency measurements, quantum electron transport, NMR, ESR, nanomechanics, and nanofabrication.


ICFO is an equal employment opportunity employer. Candidates are selected exclusively on merit and potential on the basis of submitted application material. No restrictions of persons with disabilities, citizenship or gender apply to ICFO positions. ICFO abides by the principles of openness, efficiency, transparency, supportiveness, and international comparability as stated in the European Charter for Researchers and the European Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.


The contract is offered for periods of one year, renewable for a total of up to 3 years.


Job Application:


The formal application should be submitted online via .


Suitable candidates are requested to submit:

- Presentation letter with a declaration of interest,

- Curriculum Vitae, including contact details,

- The contact e-mail of two potential referees.


Candidates should be willing to be contacted by phone during the selection process.


Candidates may contact [email protected] for informal enquiries regarding the application, as well as address scientific enquiries to [email protected].



The call will remain open until June 16, 2019.


For updated information about ICFO, please visit

Date Posted: April 16, 2019