The mission of the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) is to achieve the highest level of scientific and technological excellence in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Its research lines focus on the newly-discovered physical and chemical properties that arise from the behavior of matter at the nanoscale. ICN2 has been awarded with the Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence distinction for two consecutive periods (2014-2018 and 2018-2022). ICN2 comprises 18 Research Groups, 7 Technical Development and Support Units and Facilities, and 2 Research Platforms, covering different areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology.
Job Title: Predoctoral Researcher
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 mainly as a part of the Graphene Flagship Project, which is focused on the development of graphene-based neural interface technologies for the cortex, retina, and peripheral nerves. This multidisciplinary project involves 2D material science, integration of thin film technologies, and in vivo device implementation, with special emphasis in the fabrication and electrical characterization of graphene-based microelectrode technology for performance, stability, and biocompatibility. The successful candidate will be involved in activities related to the design, fabrication, and assessment of several components of neural interface technologies.
· Education: Master in Materials Science, Nanotechnology, Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, or equivalent degrees.
· Knowledge and Experience:
Experience in electronics and electrochemistry.
Experience with micro/nanofabrication
Experience with neural interface technologies
Fluent English both spoken and written
· Competences: Teamwork skills
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: 1st April 2020
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: 13rd March
ICN2 is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion of people with disabilities.