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Ikerbasque Eusko Jaurlaritza

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Pre-Doctoral Researcher for the Nanosurface Unit

Research Field: Chemistry 
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Job Summary

CIDETEC Surface Engineering is looking for a person to join its Nanosurface Unit. A pre-doctoral researcher for their research line on easy-to-clean coatings.

Job Description

You will join a cutting-edge research centre, focused on sustainability and the circular economy, which has spent years understanding and revolutionising the surfaces of things, from those we touch every day in our homes or our vehicles, to the most demanding materials for sectors such as aeronautics and energy.

The thesis project will focus on both the development and evaluation of new low-adhesion/easy-to-clean PFA-free coatings derived from water-based or low-solvent/VOC compositions.

Using the existing knowledge and experience within the unit, the PhD student will be responsible for:

The design and synthesis of new formulations and using these to obtain coatings.
The characterisation (structural, chemical and functional) of the coatings obtained and evaluation of their durability.
Dissemination of results (articles and presentations).
In addition, the PhD student will have the opportunity to:

Within European and national collaborations, interact and spend time with groups of international prestige.
Participate in training and/or business transfer projects.
Generate new ideas/concepts.

What we offer you

At CIDETEC you will be able to develop your career alongside a team of top-level professionals, in a young yet committed environment, dedicated to innovation and seeking to provide practical solutions that result in a more sustainable world.
Professional development opportunities that allow you to build a solid career, working on projects that transform both industry and society.
Work with teams at the very highest level in local, national and European settings.
Work-life balance initiatives
Continuous training
Privileged setting in a safe and friendly environment
Variable remuneration package for all employees

Degree in Chemistry or Materials Engineering and Master in Organic Chemistry, Polymers, Materials Science or similar.


Fluent in spoken and written English.


Synthesis and characterisation of (nano)coatings.
Surface activation, surface modification: thin film manufacturing and application of coatings.
Coating characterisation techniques (FTIR, profilometry, contact angle, surface free energy, etc.).
Previous experience of experimental work in chemical laboratories and participation in training and/or industrial R&D projects will also be an asset.


A highly motivated person, with a keen interest in research and innovation, you will join a multidisciplinary team. You will be able to organise your work, meeting both the deadlines and the established objectives. Problem-solving capacity and scientific criteria. Good communication skills, both verbal and written.


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Job Details

Type of Contract Other 
Status Full-time 
Hours Per Week 39  
Company/Institute CIDETEC 
Country SPAIN 
State/Province GIPUZKOA 

Organization/Institute Contact Data

Organization CIDETEC 
Organization/Institution Type Research Laboratory 
Faculty/Department/Research Lab  
Country SPAIN 
City Donostia - San Sebastian 
State/Province Guipuzcoa 
Postal Code E-20014 
Street Paseo Miramón, 196 
Phone +34 943309022 
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Application Details

Envisaged Job Starting Date 2023-11-03 
Application Deadline 2024-02-22 
How To Apply