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CIC nanoGUNE: Pre-doctoral Researcher on Quantum nanoscience of Magnetic Graphene Nanostructures

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Job Summary

NanoGUNE is a research center devoted to conducting world-class nanoscience research for a competitive growth of the Basque Country. NanoGUNE is a member of the Basque Research and Technology Alliance (BRTA) and is recognized by the Spanish Research Agency as a María de Maeztu Unit of Excellence.

The primary objective of the Ph.D. project is to fabricate custom-crafted magnetic graphene nanostructures on metallic surfaces and to manipulate their spin quantum state through advanced single-molecule spectroscopy measurements.

Job Description

This project involves the following activities:
* Fabricate graphene nanostructures, implementing protocols for creating tailored geometries using the on-surface synthesis technique.
* Employ state-of-the-art STM techniques to probe and characterize the electronic and magnetic properties of the fabricated graphene nanostructures at low temperatures.
* Utilize advanced single-molecule spectroscopy techniques to study and manipulate the spin quantum states of individual graphene nanostructures.
* Process and analyze the experimental data obtained from STM and single-molecule spectroscopy measurements. Extract relevant information about spin localization, coherence, and other magnetic properties.
* Develop theoretical models and simulations to interpret the experimental results and gain deeper insights into the underlying physics.

The candidate will join a research line focusing on molecular quantum physics in the Nanoimaging Group, led by Prof. José Ignacio Pascual ( More information can be found at

The successful candidate will have a:
* Master's degree (or equivalent) in Physics, Materials Science, Nanotechnology, or a related field.
* Demonstrated background in experimental condensed matter physics, nanoscience, or a closely related discipline.
* Programming skills and experience with scientific software packages (e.g., MATLAB, Python) for data analysis and simulation.

Additionally, the candidate should demonstrate experience in the following skills:
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
* Ability to present research findings effectively.
* Collaborate within an international and multicultural research team.

Although not compulsory, the following points will be considered:
* Previous experience with scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), low-temperature experimental setups, or single-molecule spectroscopy will be advantageous.

We promote teamwork in a diverse and inclusive environment and welcome all kinds of applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

The position is expected to start in 01/10/2023 and for a total length of up to 48 months (01/10/2023 - 30/09/2027) in the Nanoimaging Group.

Candidates should apply by completing the form below and attaching a single PDF file with the following documents:
* A complete CV, including reseach experience and background
* A cover letter, clearly stateing motivation for applying
* Academic transcripts
* Contact information of at least two academic references

Application form:

The deadline for applications is 31/07/2023.


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Job Details

Type of Contract Temporary 
Researcher profile First Stage Researcher (R1)  
Status Full-time 
Hours Per Week 40  
Company/Institute Asociación CIC nanoGUNE 
Country SPAIN 
State/Province Gipuzkoa 
City Donostia/San Sebastián 

Organization/Institute Contact Data

Organization CIC nanoGUNE 
Organization/Institution Type Research Laboratory 
Faculty/Department/Research Lab Nanoimaging 
Country SPAIN 
City Donostia - San Sebastian 
State/Province Guipuzcoa 
Postal Code E-20018 
Street Tolosa Hiribidea, 76 
Phone +34943574000 
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Application Details

Envisaged Job Starting Date 2023-10-01 
Application Deadline 2023-07-31 
How To Apply