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FunNanoSurf is hiring: Postdoc position in experimental physics

FunNanoSurf is a multidisciplinary research group at the ICMAB interested in the integration of molecules as active elements in nano-/micro-devices with the goal of developing functional molecular-based platforms for electronic and/or sensing applications. The group is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Experimental Physics, with expertise in electronic transport measurements, to study graphene-based electrodes. 

Aug 24, 2020

Job Description 

We are looking to recruit a postdoctoral fellow to create hybrid graphene-based three-terminal nanodevices. The postdoctoral fellow will oversee the design, fabrication and characterization of graphene-based electrodes separated by a nano-gap (<2 nm) using controlled electroburning, as well as the analysis and treatment of the experimental data. Electronic transport measurements of three-terminal nanodevices will be performed in a probe station under various environmental conditions to assess their efficiency and robustness as electronic sensors.

The devices will be prepared using molecular-based materials as active components, an area in which the group has extensive experience. A key aspect of the project is the functionalization of graphene electrodes via e.g. covalent and supramolecular attachment. We thus seek a candidate with excellent nanofabrication skills, who ideally has a background in graphene nanotechnologies. 

The postdoctoral fellow will join a lab that actively collaborates with other international groups, and hence research stays at other institutions will be part of the project.

This position offers a unique opportunity to conduct innovative, interdisciplinary research and the postdoctoral fellow is expected to publish her/his results in leading journals. The postdoctoral position is for a term of 1 year and renewable.


For this position, we are looking for an enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher with a strong background in experimental physics and nanofabrication. Applicants should have the following qualifications:

  • PhD in experimental physics
  • Expertise in electronic transport measurements
  • Knowledge of graphene nanodevice fabrication
  • Data analysis and programming skills
  • Fluent in English
  • Good communication and organizational skills
  • Strong publication record
  • Ability to work independently as well as with interdisciplinary teams


Applicants are invited to submit a cover letter and CV, including the contact information (name, institution, phone number, and e-mail address) of 3 referees.

Applications will be considered as they are received.

For further information contact with: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Dr. Núria Aliaga-Alcaide) and visit the FunNanoSurf group website. 

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