Predoctoral Researcher in Advanced Electronic Materials and Devices Group


Research area or group: Advanced Electronic Materials and Devices

Description of Group/Project:

Advanced Electronic Materials and Devices Group focuses on the material sciences and technology aspects of novel electronic materials, with a strong emphasis on graphene as well as other 2D materials (MoS2). The group also works towards the development of technological applications based on these materials such as electronics, bioelectronics and biosensing, neural interfaces, etc.

The activities cut across different scientific aspects, from the fundamentals (the physics of devices and semiconductors) to materials (growth of graphene and 2D materials by CVD, surface functionalisation, advanced characterisation), through to devices (fabrication technology, nanofabrication) and applications (biosensors, neural implants and biomedical technologies, energy storage and conversion).

Main Tasks and responsibilities:

The research activity of the candidate will be framed in the WASP project, focused in the development of biosensors based on 2D materials and technology for wearable applications. The successful candidate will be mostly involved in activities related to the design, fabrication and assessment of several technologies. This project includes a variety of tasks covering from material science to device implementation; with special emphasis in the electrical characterization of the biosensors for performance, sensibility and stability validation.


· Education

o Master in Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, or equivalent degrees.

· Knowledge and Experience

o Experience in electronics and electrochemistry. Preferably with experience in sensors and biosensors.

o Experience in microscopic and spectroscopic characterization techniques will be valued.

o Fluent English both spoken and written

· Competences

o Teamwork skills

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 up to 4 years.
  • Location: Bellaterra (Barcelona)
  • Salary will depend on qualifications and demonstrated experience.
  • Support to the relocation issues.
  • Life Insurance.

Estimated Incorporation date: ASAP

How to apply:

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: Applications will be continuously reviewed. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview.

Equal opportunities:

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