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Post-doctoral position in development of low-cost CMOS compatible intersubband optoelectronics in the MWIR and LWIR leveraging colloidal quantum dot technology
Employer: ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Employment Start Date: Flexible/to be discussed

Organization Description:

ICFO, a CERCA center and member of The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, is a research center of excellence with research lines that encompass diverse areas in which photonics plays a decisive role.

Job Description:

ICFO is offering up to two postdoctoral positions to well-qualified, highly motivated and dynamic young scientists who wish to enhance their scientific career in a friendly and stimulating environment.

The Functional Optoelectronic NanoMaterials group at ICFO, led by ICREA Prof. Gerasimos Konstantatos, is looking for outstanding, creative and highly motivated researchers to develop highly performant, CMOS compatible, infrared colloidal quantum dot photodetectors and light emitters exploiting intersubband transitions.

The project is focused in the mid and long wave infrared employing colloidal quantum dot films engineered at the atomic as well as at the supra-nanocrystalline level to address applications related to safety and security, remote sensing, environmental monitoring, thermal imaging etc.


Candidates must hold an internationally-recognized Ph.D.-equivalent degree (or evidence of its completion in the nearest future) in Material Science, Physics or Electrical Engineering, prior to taking up the position.

The candidates should have demonstrated experience and hands-on expertise on the fabrication, characterization and optimization of optoelectronic devices for photodetection and light emission based on intersubband transitions. Expertise of the above in the infrared and most preferably in the mid and long wave infrared would be considered a plus. The fellow should have strong background on the physics of intersubband transitions in quantum confined materials and devices and be proficient in the preparation of setups for the optical and electronic characterization of devices in this wavelength regime. Knowledge and experience on charge transport studies, low noise techniques and/or optical instrumentation in the mid and long wave infrared would be considered a plus. Direct demonstrated expertise of the afore-mentioned features in the field of colloidal quantum dot optoelectronics, albeit not required, will be positively evaluated.

ICFO is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates are selected exclusively on merit and potential on the basis of submitted application material. No restrictions related to 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 position is available immediately and is available for 3 years renewable on an annual basis depending on the performance of the incumbent and the progress of the project.

Salary will be commensurate with the experience of the candidates.

Job Application:

Suitable candidates are requested to submit:

  • A Cover/Presentation letter with a declaration of interest outlining past research achievements and a description of future research aspirations,
  • A Curriculum Vitae with research publications, as well as your contact details,
  • The contact e-mail of two potential referees, who will be contacted for their reference letters if necessary.

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


The position is available immediately and the call will remain open until suitable candidates are identified.

Email application to : [email protected]
Date Posted: December 24, 2022