PhD Scholarship in TMDs Research, IMDEA Nanociencia, Madrid, Spain

Postdoc in Spain
PhD Scholarship in TMDs Research: A prestigious PhD scholarship is available to study the driving mechanisms of topological and electronic phase transitions in Transition Metal Dichalcogenides (TMDs). This interdisciplinary project will advance the understanding and manipulation of two-dimensional TMDs, focusing on their growth, atomic-scale structure, and macroscopic properties, with applications in electronics, optoelectronics, and quantum technologies.

PhD Scholarship in Transition Metal Dichalcogenides (TMDs) Research

Summary Table

DesignationPhD Scholarship in TMDs Research
Research AreaQuantum Materials, Nanomagnetism
LocationIMDEA Nanociencia, Madrid, Spain
Eligibility/QualificationMaster’s degree in physics or related areas, UHV technology knowledge, STM or photoelectron spectroscopy experience
Job DescriptionExperimental synthesis, characterization, collaboration with leading institutions, and secondment at Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences
How to ApplyEmail Dr. Manuela Garnica with required documents
Last Date for Apply23 August 2024


PhD Scholarship in TMDs Research

Research Area

  • Quantum Materials at the Nanoscale
  • Nanomagnetism for Information and Communication Technologies


IMDEA Nanociencia, Madrid, Spain


  • Master’s degree in physics, nanophysics, condensed matter physics, or related areas.
  • Fundamental knowledge of ultra-high-vacuum (UHV) technology is appreciated.
  • Experience or fundamental knowledge of scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM) or photoelectron spectroscopies is highly valued.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in English, both oral and written.

Job Description

The proposed PhD project focuses on advancing the understanding and manipulation of two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), particularly transition metal ditellurides, to uncover novel physical phenomena and potential applications. The primary objectives include:

  1. Investigating the growth of TMD monolayers on decoupling substrates to enhance quality and controllability.
  2. Correlating the atomic-scale structure of TMD monolayers with their macroscopic properties.
  3. Utilizing experimental synthesis techniques and advanced microscopy and spectroscopy for characterization.
  4. Collaborating with leading research institutions and synchrotron facilities (ALBA and BESSY synchrotron).
  5. Secondment at the Group of Martin Švec, Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences, for further research in ultra-high vacuum low-temperature scanning probe microscopy and optical spectroscopy.

The project bridges the gap between atomic-scale characterization and macroscopic properties in TMD monolayers, with the ultimate goal of unlocking their potential for future technological applications in electronics, optoelectronics, and quantum technologies.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should email Dr. Manuela Garnica ( with the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Academic transcripts
  • Contact details of two referees

Last Date for Apply

23 August 2024

For more information, visit the Research Group website.



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