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Postdoctoral Researcher - Thermal Properties of Nanoscale Materials


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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 behaviour 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 17 Research Groups, 7 Technical Development and Support Units and Facilities, and 2 Research Platforms, covering different areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Job Title: Postdoctoral Researcher

Research area or group: Thermal Properties of Nanoscale Materials

Description of Group/Project: The Group of Thermal Properties of Nanoscale Materials (GTNaM) at ICN2 has been working on stable vapor-deposited organic glasses and some of their applications for the past 10 years. Recent works include: the increase efficiency of organic light-emitting devices (OLEDS) using ultrastable glasses (Sci. Adv. 2018), the transformation mechanisms of stable glasses (Phys. Rev. Lett. 2019 and 2020), the absence of two-level systems in the low-temperature regime (PNAS, 2014) and the anisotropy in the thermal transport of these materials (Phys. Rev. Mat. 2018), among many other works.

Este contrato es parte del proyecto TED2021‐131363B‐I00, financiado por MCIN/AEI/10.13039/ 501100011033 y por la Unión Europea "NextGenerationEU"/PRTR

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Main Tasks and responsibilities:

1.- Heat capacity evaluation in nm thcik oxie membranes.

2.- Measurement of electrocaloric effects and pyroelectricity in ferro- and antiferroelectric oxide membranes.


  • Education: PhD in Physics
  • Knowledge: Phase transitions, ferroelectrics, Oxides and heat capacity
  • Professional Experience:  At least 1 year of postdoctoral experience in relevant areas of expertise.
  • Personal Competences: Diligent, enthusiastic, ability in theory and experimental physics

Summary of conditions:

  • Full time work (37,5h/week)
  • Contract Length: 1 years
  • Location: Bellaterra (Barcelona)
  • Salary will depend on qualifications and demonstrated experience.
  • Support to the relocation issues.
  • Life Insurance.

Estimated Incorporation date: January 2023

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: 30 November

Equal opportunities:

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

ICN2 is following the procedure for contract of people with disabilities according with article 59 of the Royal Decree 1/2015, of 30 of October.

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