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CFM-Centro de Física de Materiales/MPC-Materials Physics Center

4 PhD positions at the Materials Physics Center in San Sebastian

Research Field: Physics 
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Job Summary

The Materials Physics Center (CFM) in Donostia / San Sebastián (the Basque Country, Spain) is currently seeking for bright, highly motivated PhD candidates. The successful students will work in an intellectually stimulating environment to develop cutting-edge research on Materials Science, exploring physical and chemical properties of advanced materials, nanostructures and nanodevices, either theoretically or experimentally.

They will have access to the most advanced techniques in the field and develop industry-transferable skills. PhD candidates will work in close interaction with all our scientific staff and a wide group of postdoctoral researchers, and will take advantage of a continuous flow of prestigious international visitors. The center brings together several research teams with international recognition and positioning, developing cutting-edge materials science in state-of-the-art facilities.

Job Description

4 candidates will be selected and granted full studentships. Each studentship will cover a period of three years.

The successful candidates will benefit from an environment that fosters the cross-fertilization of ideas between different research topics. This year, the CFM is focused on the following research projects :

Project S1. Machine learning-based design of novel functional nanomaterials
Project S2. Stimuli responsive hetero-interfaces of two-dimensional materials
Project S3. Greenhouse gas sequestration at the atomic scale: Dry reforming of methane molecular beams
Project S4. Simulating cotranslational protein folding in the ribosome
Project S5. Exploring materials for quantum technologies
Project S6. Generation of 1D/2D/3D optically active nano-microstructures by femtosecond-laser-induced processing of rare earth-doped glasses: Spectroscopic characterization and performance.
Project S7. Quantum effects and optoelectronic response in plasmonic nanocavities filled with organic molecules
Project S8. Non-equilibrium dynamics of amorphous polymers and other materials
Project S9. Interaction of intelligent drug delivery vehicles with biomembranes
Project S10. Theoretical description of the infrared near-field microscopy response of hybrid polaritonic nanostructures
Project S11. Interaction of quantum light and matter at the nanometric scale for sensing and quantum computation
Project S12. Magnetism meets superconductivity

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Job Details

Type of Contract Temporary 
Status Full-time 
Hours Per Week 37.5  
Country SPAIN 
State/Province GIPUZKOA 
City Donostia 

Organization/Institute Contact Data

Organization CFM-Centro de Física de Materiales/MPC-Materials Physics Center 
Organization/Institution Type Other 
Faculty/Department/Research Lab  
Country SPAIN 
City Donostia 
State/Province Gipuzkoa 
Postal Code 20018 
Street Manuel Lardizabal Pasealekua, 5 
Phone 943 018 786 
Mobile Phone  

Application Details

Envisaged Job Starting Date 2022-04-26 
Application Deadline 2022-05-31 
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Additional Requirements


Specific Requirements

The PhD studentship will only be granted to successful candidates whose PhD project will be formally registered at the University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU before 31st December 2022 for the PhD contract to be continued. Therefore, the candidates are required to hold a Master degree granted before the end of 2022.