Postdoctoral Researcher (Postdoc 2023-07 KV), Spain

International Postdoctoral Researcher at CITIUS, Spain

Postdoctoral Researcher (Postdoc 2023-07 KV): The Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ) is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to work in Dr. Katherine Villa’s research group. The position is funded by an ERC-StG project (PhotoSwim) and involves the design of hybrid self-propelled nanoswimmers.

Designation: Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Area: Materials Science, Physics, and Chemistry

Location: Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), Tarragona, Spain


  • PhD in Materials Science or Physics
  • Proven experience in photoluminescence, transient absorption spectroscopy, and lifetime measurements
  • In-depth expertise in the physics of semiconductor surfaces and heterostructures
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Proven excellent knowledge of English

Job Description:

  • Design and development of heterostructures, nanoparticles, and persistent phosphors by different synthetic methods
  • Characterize energy/charge transfer dynamics among components
  • Write reports and scientific articles
  • Present research findings at internal meetings and conferences
  • Provide guidance and support to students and team members
  • Manage and monitor lab safety

Valued qualities:

  • Demonstrated experience in reporting and publishing research results in top scientific journals
  • Motivated, open-minded, highly dynamic, and capable of working in a team, making decisions, solving problems, and creative thinking
  • Strong commitment to scientific research in a competitive environment


  • A 3-year full-time position
  • Remuneration according to individual’s qualification/experience
  • Annual salary split into twelve monthly payments
  • Incorporation: 1st of May

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send their CV, motivation letter, and two reference letters to Dr. Katherine Villa ( with the subject “Postdoc 2023-07 KV”. The deadline for application is 30th April 2023.



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