PhD Position in Synthesis of 2D Materials, ICMM-CSIC, Spain

Postdoc in Spain

PhD Position in Synthesis of 2D Materials: The Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (ICMM-CSIC) offers a unique opportunity for a talented individual to join the groundbreaking ERC CoG 2023 project, “Thermal Modulators based on novel 2D MXene materials for nearly isothermal battery operation” (THERMO2DEAL). This scholarship entails a full-time, temporary position as an Early Stage Researcher/PhD student. The successful candidate will engage in cutting-edge research focused on the synthesis of 2D MXenes using Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) techniques and the development of electrochemical devices based on these materials.

Scholarship Opportunity: PhD Position in Synthesis of 2D Materials (MXenes) with Chemical Vapor Deposition

Study Area: Chemistry, Physics (Solid state physics)

Location: Madrid, Spain


  • A Master’s degree in Chemistry or Material Science
  • Strong background and experience in material synthesis, preferably with MXenes
  • Proficiency in experimental laboratory work, particularly in Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) and material characterization techniques (Raman, XRD, XPS, etc.)
  • Experience in electrochemistry is highly desirable
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both written and verbal
  • Motivated, proactive, and able to work both independently and collaboratively in interdisciplinary teams

Description: The selected candidate will be involved in the synthesis of 2D MXenes using CVD techniques, with a focus on controlling physico-chemical properties, thickness, and homogeneity at the nanoscale. Additionally, they will contribute to the development of electrochemical devices utilizing these MXenes. The research will be conducted under the supervision of Dr. Muñoz Rojo at the Materials Science Institute of Madrid (ICMM) at CSIC, and the candidate will be enrolled in the PhD doctoral program at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM).

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit their applications via email to Required documents include a CV, transcripts of BSc and MSc grades, documentation of English proficiency, letters of recommendation, and a motivation letter outlining the candidate’s interest in the position and relevant experience. Interviews will be conducted primarily via video conference.

Last Date: July 1, 2024, 12:00 (Europe/Madrid)

For more details, visit the ICMM website or contact Dr. Muñoz Rojo at Don’t miss this exceptional opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research in materials science and advance your academic career!



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