- Job Vacancies in the Basque Country

Ikerbasque Eusko Jaurlaritza

Job Vacancies

BCMATERIALS – Basque Centre for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures

Group Leader in Advanced Functional Materials and Devices

Research Field: Chemistry 
Sub Research Field:  

Job Summary

The Basque Centre for Materials Applications and Nanostructures, BCMaterials, together with Ikerbasque, invites applications for one Group Leader position in Advanced Functional Materials and Devices.

This Group Leader call offers a permanent research position for a Group Leader willing to develop a long-term scientific career in the Basque Country.

This call is open to both:
• Young group leaders
• Senior experienced group leaders.

Job Description

We are looking for candidates with excellent leadership capabilities and an outstanding research record.

Specialists in the development of optically and/or magnetically and/or electrically responsive (nano)materials and surfaces are welcome. Areas of research interest include, but are not limited to, materials for photonics and optoelectronics, magnetoactive materials, biosensors and bioelectrochemical devices.

Potential application areas include, but are not restricted to, advanced photonics and optoelectronics, sensors and actuators, energy storage and conversion.

Candidates are expected to be able to develop multidisciplinary research in collaboration with research centers and to promote international collaborations, attracting competitive funding and establishing his/her own research group.

Only researchers with a strong record of research will be considered.

Applicants should be fluent in English. Knowledge of Spanish and/or Basque will be considered useful but is not compulsory.


Comment/web site for additional job details

Apply by submitting them (in English) using the “Apply Form” button at the corresponding offer, at the “Join Us” area on BCMaterials’ portal (
Your name and email address will be required for further contact too.

Candidates should provide:
• CV
• Letter of interest, including your main research interests.
• 2 recommendation letters (additional references may be requested during the evaluation)
• Statement of past experience (2-3 pages). Please, highlight your main results.
• Research plan for the coming years (2-3 pages).

FP7 / PEOPLE / Marie Curie Actions

Research Framework Programme/
Marie Curie Actions
SESAM Agreement Number  

Job Details

Type of Contract Temporary 
Researcher profile Leading Researcher (R4)  
Status Full-time 
Hours Per Week 40  
Company/Institute BCMATERIALS - Basque Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures 
Country SPAIN 
State/Province Bizkaia 
City Leioa 

Organization/Institute Contact Data

Organization BCMATERIALS – Basque Centre for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures 
Organization/Institution Type Research Laboratory 
Faculty/Department/Research Lab  
Country SPAIN 
City Leioa 
State/Province Bizkaia 
Postal Code 48940 
Street Building Martina Casiano – 3rd. Floor, UPV/EHU Science Park, B. Sarriena s/n 
Phone +34 946128811 
Mobile Phone  

Application Details

Envisaged Job Starting Date 2024-06-07 
Application Deadline 2024-07-31 
How To Apply