PhD candidate sought

Graphenea, an SME leader in graphene production, is currently looking for a talented

Predoctoral Researcher
(Chemist / Physicist / Material Scientist)

who is interested in performing a PhD thesis in the field of

2D materials

Graphenea, located in San Sebastian, Basque Country (Spain), has been created with the mission of developing graphene-based process and product technology, as well as conducting related research activities. Graphenea has laboratories at Miramon Technology Park and CIC nanoGUNE where it has access to nanoGUNE’s state-of-the-art characterisation and nanofabrication research infrastructure.

The position holder, working closely with Graphenea’s scientific director and the research team, will conduct research activities related to h-BN growth, characterisation and graphene/h-BN heterostructure fabrication in order to obtain high mobility graphene.

The position requires a completed Master’s degree in Chemistry, Physics, and/or Materials Science. Candidates should have experience in the preparation and/or characterisation of graphene or related 2D materials. The fabrication of graphene devices with a preferred expertise in graphene electronics will be taken into consideration. Experience in AFM, SEM, TEM, thin film deposition and related techniques will also be valued. Proficiency in spoken and written English is compulsory.

The recruited predoctoral researcher will work in a project funded by the European H2020 Framework program, Marie Curie Innovative Training Networks Program in a project called QuESTech: Quantum Electronics Science and TECHnology training. This project involves a close collaboration with leading academics and industrial partners across Europe. Note that standard Marie Curie mobility rules apply (researcher must not have resided in Spain for more than 12 months in the last 3 years). The recruited predoc should have less than 4 years research experience after completing his/her degree. The contract should start no later than the 1st of June 2018 and will last for 3 years.

Applicants should send their CV together with a cover letter explaining his/her interest in the position and at least two reference letters to: