Postdoctoral Researcher (Advanced Electronic Materials and Devices)

Description of Group/Project:
"The Advanced Electronic Materials and Devices (AEMD) 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 MoS2 materials by CVD and MOCVD, surface functionalisation, advanced characterisation), through to devices (fabrication technology, nanofabrication) and applications (neural implants and biomedical technologies, biosensors, flexible electronics). "

Main Tasks and responsibilities:

The candidate will be working in the development of large scale flexible graphene based technology. The researcher will be in charge of growing the material and characterize them additionaly to the development of novel protection strategies to keep the materials quality along the fabrication proccess. Apart form the graphene material, the researcher will investigate the development and integration of other thin film materials, such as metals and dielectrics. Specifically, the researcher will focus on (1) graphene growth and transfer to transparent flexible substrates (2) thin film technology development and (3) advanced morphological and electrical characterization.

The research activity of the candidate will be funded by the European Union, through '' Project Graphene-based Artificial Iris for Active light management in a smart contact lens" with reference number 101158723. The ultimate goal of the GAIA project is to develop medical optical systems with ultra-low power consumption, and unprecedented transparency and flexibility by the combination of the artificial iris management technology based on liquid crystal cells with the graphene microfabrication technology.


• Education: Master in Materials Science, Nanotechnology, or equivalent degrees
• Knowledge and Professional Experience:
Experience in 2D materials synthesis and thin film technology
Experience in clean room micro/nanofabrication
Experience with characterization tools (Raman, CQMB, AFM, etc.)
Experience in programming (LabView, Python, C++, Matlab)
• Personal Competences:
Teamwork skills
Fluent English (both spoken and written)

Summary of conditions:

• Full time work (37,5h/week)
• Contract Length: Temporary (2 years)
• Location: Bellaterra (Barcelona)
• Salary will depend on qualifications and demonstrated experience.
• Support to the relocation issues.
• Life Insurance.
Estimated Incorporation date: as soon as possible
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.
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.
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.