Severo Ochoa Programme Postdoctoral Position at ICN2 in Spain, 2015

The Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) invites applications for postdoctoral positions to undertake Severo Ochoa Programme funded research projects. The research will produce specific applications and devices which are able to reach the market, providing new solutions to major social challenges in the following areas Biosystems, Energy and Information technology and telecommunications. Program includes full-time contract as Postdoctoral researcher, Social benefits like Flexible timetable, Flexible Benefits Package and Scientific excellence, a challenging project and an innovative work.. ICN2 has been accredited as a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence, a program promoted by the Secretary of State for Research, Development, and Innovation in the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. This award recognises the excellence of the scientific contributions of the selected centres, their potential industrial and social impact and their potential for talent attraction. The funding provided by the Severo Ochoa Program on “Nanodevices for Social Challenhes” is largely devoted to the recruitment of staff and the procurement of equipment to support the development of research projects.. Position is available for pursuing postdoctoral research programme at the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2).
The research areas of this scholarship are: The research will produce specific applications and devices which are able to reach the market, providing new solutions to major social challenges in the following areas: Biosystems (e.g. sensors, devices for selective drug delivery, nanomedicine, environmental applications), Energy (e.g. solar cells, batteries and supercapacitors, thermoelectric devices) and Information technology and telecommunications (e.g. miniaturisation, applications of physical phenomena that are unique to nanoscale materials). The following Postdoctoral Researchers positions are open: -Oxide nanostructures and interfaces for novel device functionalities -Nanomotors for theranostics applications -Theoretical modeling of spin manipulation and transport in nanomaterials and nanodevices -Magneto-optical nanosensors and actuators: Theranostic hybrid magneto-plasmonic nanoparticles -Functional graphene-like MOFs by scalable delamination processes -Point-of-care devices with nanoscale Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) integrated on nanophotonic sensors for highly selective environmental control
Who can apply to this scholarship?
· Oxide nanostructures and interfaces for novel device functionalities: It is expected as that the scientific output of the project will include not only high level publications, but also Intellectual Property and/or prototype devices; in this respect, it is also the task of the postdoc to identify possible market niches, create intellectual property and, if possible, to transfer this technology to the industry. Demonstrable experience in tech. transfer is therefore highly desirable.
· Nanomotors for theranostics applications: The candidate should hold at least 2 years experience in postdoctoral research in the field of nanomotors preparation and applications. In addition should have experience in the field of nano(bio)sensors as well as their relation with nanotheranostics.
· Theoretical modeling of spin manipulation and transport in nanomaterials and nanodevices: PhD in physics, chemistry, materials science or nanoscience. Extensive experience in materials simulations within the framework of Density Functional Theory. Knowledge of linux/unix and programming experience (fortran and mpi) are a must. Experience with spin
· orbit simulations preferable. Good written and oral communication skills in English.
· Magneto
· optical nanosensors and actuators: Theranostic hybrid magneto
· plasmonic nanoparticles: The candidate should be a chemist (or chemical engineer) with experience in nanoparticle synthesis (partcularly in multicomponent nanoparticles, e.g., core/shell). Moreover, he/she should have experience in hyperthermia measurements. Finally, knowledge on plasmonics and synchrotron meaurements will be highly valued.
· Functional graphene
· like MOFs by scalable delamination processes: They look for an enthusiastic doctor in chemistry or materials science with strong interest in research and good communication skills. Previous accredited experience in coordination chemistry and its application in Materials Science is mandatory. Participation in research projects involving nanomaterial synthesis and its morphological characterization by different techniques such as AFM, are welcome.
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· care devices with nanoscale Metal
· Organic Frameworks (MOFs) integrated on nanophotonic sensors for highly selective environmental control: The candidate should have a solid background in Optics. It is mandatory to have experience in integrated optics technology and photonic waveguides fabrication and integration. Some knowledge in chemistry & organic synthesis will be positively evaluated.
Benefits of the scholarship: -Full-time contract as Postdoctoral researcher. -Social benefits: Flexible timetable, Flexible Benefits Package -Scientific excellence, a challenging project, and an innovative work environment.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Not provided
Number of scholarships: Not provided

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