Senior Researcher - Advanced Electronic Materials and Devices Group

Updated: about 2 months ago

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

Job Title: Senior Researcher

Research area or group: Advanced Electronic Materials and Devices Group

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 research activity of the candidate will be mainly involved activities related to the in vivo evaluation of neural probes on flexible substrates in the context of cortical and deep brain implants, including strategies for long-term implantation(miniaturized connectors, insertion procedures, etc.) and electrophysiological assessment.

The research activity of the candidate will be framed in the Graphene Flagship project (funded by the European Commission) and others that may come.

Requirements:

  • Education
  • PhD in Neurochemistry, Biology, Physiology or similar
  • Knowledge and experience:
  • Fluent English (both spoken and written)
  • Neuroscience, electrophysiology
  • Graphene based- devices implantation for in vivo experiments
  • Competencies
  • Teamwork skills

Summary of conditions:

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

Estimated Incorporation date: 1st July 2021

How to apply:

All applications must be made via the ICN2 website and include the following:

  • A cover letter.
  • A full CV including contact details.
  • 2 Reference letters or referee contacts.
  • Applications will be continuously reviewed. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview.

    Deadline for applications: 8th June 2021

    Equal opportunities:

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


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