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Junior Group Leader in Nano-Energy
Employer: Ariadna Garcia
Location: Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
Employment Start Date: Flexible/to be discussed

Organization Description:

The Catalan Institute for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) is an international non-profit research institute, located at the campus of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. In 2018, ICN2 was awarded its second Severo Ochoa Excellence grant, a prestigious recognition of the high-level research at ICN2. The institute forms part of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), ranked in the top 100 institutes worldwide according to the 2016 Nature Index.

Job Description:

Successful candidates will receive startup funds, exclusive lab space, office space, and access to the state-of-the-art technical and scientific support facilities at ICN2. The position will be for an initial period of 5 years.


Candidates should be promising early-career scientists with an outstanding track record.  They should be able to demonstrate clear potential for research independence and the ability to obtain competitive funding. We expect candidates to have an original and clearly expressed research vision on a topic related to Nano-Energy.

Job Application:

How to apply:
All applications must be made via the ICN2 website

and include the following:
1. Letter of interest
2. A full CV including contact details.
3. Include in the section Academic Record a pdf with:

a) Non-confidential, one-page executive summary of the proposed research topic (as for a H2020 project: Title, objectives, timeframe, relation to ICN2 research areas)
b) Full publication list
c) Online presentation card form with key biographic data and space for a few lines on the GL's research vision

4. 2 Reference letters or referee contacts.
5. Answer the following questions.

Short-listed candidates will be called for a presentation and interview at ICN2, which will take place in the first half of 2020, followed by incorporation at ICN2.

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

Date Posted: September 18, 2019