Post doc in optical manipulation of colloidal particles

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 15 Feb 2022

The Magnetic soft Matter Group ( ) invites applications for a postdoctoral position to a motivated candidate with a suitable background in the field of soft condensed matter physics at the University of Barcelona, Spain (PI: Dr. Pietro Tierno).

The position will be associated with a recently funded project form the European Research Council, titled “ENFORCE: ENgineering FrustratiOn in aRtificial Colloidal icEs: degeneracy, exotic lattices and 3D states”. The Project’s goal is to power a series of experimental research lines based on the combined use of magnetic and optical forces and targeting soft and active matter systems, addressing both fundamental and applied issues in the field.

The candidate will be involved with a running experimental system based on the use of a pre-existing laser tweezers set-up incorporating acousto-optic-deflectors to

manipulate magnetic/non-magnetic particles

See the works: Antonio Ortiz-Ambriz et al. Soft Matter 14 5121-5129 (2018); Eric Cereceda-López et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 127, 214501 (2021)



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Project title

ENgineering FrustratiOn in aRtificial Colloidal icEs:degeneracy, exotic lattices and 3D states


Pietro Tierno


Condensed Matter Physics

Gross salary per year

The salary will depend on the expertise, and be in line with those paid by Catalan Universities.

Funding will be available to cover participation to conferences/workshops.

Required documents

Curriculum vitae, two reccomandation letters, list of publications

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