Group Leaders

Junior Group Leader in Nano-Energy


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.

ICN2 currently has an opening for a position as Junior Group Leader, to develop an independent research line on the intersection between Nanoscience and Energy. 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. ICN2 strives for a representative gender balance and equal opportunities at all levels of staff. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply for this position.

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.