Euskadi, Spain
Date Posted
1 Mar 2024

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PhD Project
Center for Materials Physics (CFM), San Sebastián, Spain

8 PhD Studentships in Materials Physics

Euskadi, Spain
1 Mar 2024

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Position Description

The Center for Materials Physics (CFM), CSIC & University of the Basque Country joint center in Donostia-San Sebastián (Spain), is currently seeking for bright, highly motivated PhD candidates. The successful students will work in an intellectually stimulating environment to develop cutting-edge research on Materials Science, exploring physical and chemical properties of advanced materials, nanostructures and nanodevices, either theoretically or experimentally. They will have access to the most advanced techniques in the field and develop industry-transferable skills.

The students will perform their PhD projects at the premises of CFM and will defend their theses in the University of the Basque Country.

*The deadline for the application is 21st March 2018, at 17:00 Central European Time (CET).*
*The candidates are required to hold a Master degree granted before the end of 2018.*

Approximately 25 applicants will be shortlisted and invited for a 2-days visit to CFM in late April or early May, with their travel and accommodation expenses fully covered. Personal interviews will be held and the candidates will have the opportunity to discuss the research topics with the relevant CFM staff. From the interviews, 8 candidates will be selected and granted full studentships. Each studentship will cover a period of three years, including a salary of 17.283,24 € (before taxes) during the first year, with subsequent smooth increases over the following two years.

CFM is particularly focused in the following research topics:

Two-dimensional materials
Topological materials
Polymers and soft matter
Ab-initio characterization of nanostructured materials
Surface nanophysics
Quantum technologies
Ceramic materials

CFM’s headquarters are located in Donostia-San Sebastián, a vibrant city on the northern coast of Spain, featuring a lively cultural life (including international cinema and jazz festivals) and an extraordinary natural landscape. Donostia is a unique place to conduct research, as it concentrates several world-leading research centers, such as the CFM, the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC), the CIC Nanogune or the CIC Biomagune, among others. The successful candidates will benefit from an environment that fosters the cross-fertilization of ideas between different research topics.

How to Apply

The application is made on-line, please do not send any documentation by e-mail (see below). Details about the call and selection procedure can be found at ("8 PHD STUDENT POSITIONS", Publication date: 19 February 2018; click at "Offer" to download the details). The following documentation is required for applying and must be uploaded at the on-line form 1. Fill in relevant data. 2. Cover Letter + Updated CV (please provide contact e-mail) + Transcript of Grades, merged in a single e-file. 3. Reference letters (if more than one, please merge all the letters in a single e-file). *The deadline for the application is 21st March 2018, at 17:00 Central European Time (CET).* *The candidates are required to hold a Master degree granted before the end of 2018.* If you need further information about this call, or about any general queries on the selection process, please contact *Please do not send your documentation to this address. Only the information submitted through the on-line form will be considered in the evaluation process.*

Position Category: Mathematical & Physical Sciences. Position Type: PhD Project. Salary: €10'000 - €20'000.