Post-doctoral Position in Optical Films, ICFO, Spain

Postdoctoral Position in ICFO

Post-doctoral Position in Optical Films: ICFO is offering a postdoctoral position to a well-qualified, highly motivated, and dynamic young scientist who wishes to enhance his/her scientific career in a friendly and stimulating environment.

Post-doctoral Position in Ultrathin Optical Films and Applications to Display, Bio, and Lithography

Post-doctoral Researcher

Research Area:
Ultrathin Optical Films and Applications to Display, Bio, and Lithography

ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Castelldefels (Barcelona), Spain


  • PhD in Physics, Engineering, Materials Science, or a related field
  • Strong background in optical and electrical properties of materials
  • Experience in design, fabrication, and testing of surfaces with ultrathin materials
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a team

Job Description:
The successful candidate will join the Optoelectronics group led by Prof. Dr. Valerio Pruneri. The role involves working on industrially oriented projects to create advanced surfaces for the industry, focusing on tailoring optical and electrical properties to achieve required functionalities. The proposed work includes the design, fabrication, and testing of surfaces with ultrathin materials.

How to Apply:

  1. Registration: Visit ICFOjobs and click ‘Apply to this opening’ to fill out the online application form with your personal data. You will receive a link by e-mail to continue the application process.
  2. Application: Provide further details and necessary application materials, including potential referees. All documentation must be in PDF format or plain text. Submit your candidature by clicking the ‘apply’ button. You will receive an automatic reply with a reference number for further enquiries or updates.

Application Materials:

  • Presentation letter with a declaration of interest
  • Curriculum Vitae, including contact details
  • Contact e-mail of two potential referees

Selection Process:
Applications will be reviewed to ensure they meet the requirements. Candidatures will be evaluated by a Selection Committee based on submitted application materials. ICFO is an equal opportunity employer, selecting candidates exclusively on merit and potential. Reference letters will be requested from referees to support the candidate’s application. Interviews may be scheduled to discuss suitability, project contents, hiring conditions, and legal matters.


  • Rejection: The background of other candidates is more suitable for the position.
  • Waiting List: Candidates may receive an offer if the top candidate does not accept the position.
  • Acceptance/Offer: An official offer is extended to the selected candidate, who will confirm acceptance and agree on a tentative starting date.

Candidates are assessed as they apply, and the call remains open until a suitable candidate is identified.

Last Date for Apply:
The call will remain open until the position is filled.

For formal enquiries regarding the application, contact For scientific enquiries, contact Visit the Optoelectronics group and ICFO for updated information.



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