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A strongly growing center

Our research staff has grown from 25 people in 2018 to more than double (59 people) in 2021.

 

 

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During the year 2021

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38
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During the year 2021.

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  • Scientific position for guidance and control of magnetotactic bacteria.Graduate researcher

    Reference:2022-28

    Deadline:

    Status: Open

    BCMaterials, Basque Center on Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, is an autonomous research center belonging to Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). The Center is included in the BERC’s (Basque Excellence Research Centers) network and its mission is to generate knowledge on the new generation of materials, turning this knowledge into (multi)functional solutions and devices for the benefit of our society.
    In the context of the research project “Guidance and control of magnetotactic bacteria for cancer therapies”, funded by the Spanish Government, we offer a one-year scientific position to advance in the development of the detection and actuation procedures in a magnetotaxis system for the remote control of magnetotactic bacteria as nanorobots for biomedical applications.
    The position is focused on developing an experimental platform for the study of the mobility of magnetotactic bacteria comprising actuation and sensing capabilities. The tasks will include design, fabrication and testing of microfluidic chips with integrated magnetic sensors in order to detect the presence and motion of magnetotactic bacteria from their stray magnetic field. The position will demand intense work on the development of magnetic materials for the sensors. They will be fabricated in the form of thin films by sputtering, patterned by photolithography and magnetically characterized, including the measurements of their magnetic field-dependent transport properties (magnetoresistance and magnetoimpedance). The study will be complemented with computer simulations, using both micromagnetic and finite elements macroscopic codes.

  • Postdoctorate researchers to work on engineering of materials and their integration in perovskite solar cellsPost-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2022-27

    Deadline:

    Status: Waiting for resolution

    We are looking for two post-doctorate level researchers in the area of materials engineering and emerging solar cells. The hired researchers will develop new semiconductors and their integration in perovskite solar cells. The work will be carried out at BCMaterials and will enjoy collaboration with the leading research groups. The starting date is as soon as possible, and for experienced researchers, competitive salaries will be paid and are at par with other EU scientific establishments. The hired researchers will work on an EU- excellence project, on a one year duration contract. 

  • Researchers to work on the development of Perovskite Solar CellsPre-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2022-26

    Deadline:

    Status: Waiting for resolution

    We are looking for two pre-doc level candidates in the area of materials engineering and emerging solar cells. The hired researchers will work on the synthesis of emerging semiconductors, new process, and their integration in the development of perovskite solar cells. The work will be carried out at BCMaterials and will enjoy collaboration with the leading research groups. The starting date is as soon as possible, and a competitive salary will be paid and is at par with other EU scientific establishments.
    The hired researchers will work on a European excellence grant funded project, aiming to develop new thin-film solar cells technology which is beyond silicon. The contract will be of one year.

  • Post doctoral researcher in Electrochemical biosensorsPost-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2022-25

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    We are looking for a post doctorate level researcher in the area of electrochemical devices. The hired researcher will develop electrode materials and electrochemical cells for biosensing and spectroelectrochemistry, and will integrate them in a range of miniaturized devices and microsystems.

    The work will be carried out at BCMaterials and will enjoy collaboration with world leading research groups in the areas of spectroelectrochemistry, microfluidics, and biosensing. The starting date is as soon as possible, and for experience researcher competetive salary will be paid and are at par with other EU scientific establishments. The hired researcher will work in the micro- and nano-devices area but will interact with researchers from all other areas at BCMaterials.

    Work will also involve overseeing and training younger researchers, designing experimental programs, and assisting in the preparation of manuscripts and project proposals.

  • Pre-doc researchers to work on Interlayer of Perovskite Solar CellsPre-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2022-24

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    We are looking for pre-doc candidates in the area of materials engineering and emerging solar cells. The hired researcher will work to stabilize and optimize the interface and develop perovskite solar cells. The work will be carried out at BCMaterials and will enjoy collaboration with the leading research groups. The starting date is as soon as possible, and a competitive salary will be paid and is at par with other EU scientific establishments. The hired researcher will work on a Nationally-funded research project, aiming to develop new thin-film solar cells technology which is beyond silicon. Opportunities to collaborate with other groups and industry exists.

  • Two postdoctorate researchers to work on tandem perovskite solar cells researchPost-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2022-23

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    We are looking for post doctorate level researchers in the area of materials engineering and emerging solar cells. The hired researcher will develop new semiconductors and its integration for tandem perovskite solar cells. The work will be carried out at BCMaterials and will enjoy collaboration with leading research group. The starting date is as soon as possible, and for experience researcher competitive salary will be paid and are at par with other EU scientific establishments.
    The hired researcher will work in an regional-funded research project, and collobrate with Industry, University and Techncial center aiming to develop new thin-film solar cells technology which is beyond silicon.

  • Pre-doctoral position: Gel electrolytes based on renewably sourced polymers for environmentally sustainable batteriesPre-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2022-22

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    BCMaterials, Basque Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, is an autonomous research center launched in June 2012 by Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) as a research center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures. The center is included in the BERC’s (Basque Excellence Research Centers) network and its mission is to generate knowledge on the new generation of materials, turning this knowledge into (multi)functional solutions and devices for the benefit of society.
    The development of efficient, safe and environmentally friendly energy storage systems is considered as one of the key aspects to move towards a more sustainable society, in environmental terms. Among the different energy storage systems currently available, rechargeable batteries in general, and lithium-ion secondary batteries (LIBs) in particular, are of particular relevance. However, there are a wide variety of critical aspects related to the use of this type of batteries, such as the scarcity of lithium and other raw materials used (cobalt, natural graphite...), their high cost of extraction combined with geopolitical conflicts, and the safety issues inherent to this technology (the risk of explosion). It is therefore essential to work on the search for alternative battery systems that use environmentally sustainable materials and are safer, without losing storage capacity.
    In this context, sodium-ion batteries (NIB) and zinc-ion batteries (ZIB) have aroused great interest in energy storage applications due to the natural abundance of sodium and zinc, their lower cost and their adequate redox potential, which allows obtaining batteries with acceptable levels of energy density. However, the technology of NIBs and ZIBs still needs to be further developed to obtain batteries that are competitive with LIBs.
    Therefore, this project aims to develop a new generation of electrolytes in gel form based on renewable polymers such as cellulose, chitin, agarose or carrageenans. Similar to conventional systems, these biopolymers can ensure good electrical insulation between the cathode and the anode but at the same time allow an efficient ion exchange between them. For this purpose, the biopolymers will be processed to make them suitable for 2D printing techniques. In addition, additive manufacturing by 2D printing offers low production costs, the ability for complex designs and applicability on flexible substrates, thus also enabling the development of mechanically flexible batteries, which are increasingly in demand in areas such as wearable electronics or point-of-care diagnostics. Such gels will also provide greater battery safety by preventing leakage of the liquid electrolyte. Once the electrolytes have been optimized, they will be implemented in Na and Zn cells to evaluate their possible application in real energy storage systems. The pre-doctoral position is framed within the research areas of Active and smart materials of BCMaterials.

  • Pre-doctoral position: Encoding of Metal-Organic Frameworks for the precise inmobilization of metal-ionsPre-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2022-21

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    The design of materials able to immobilize metal-ions in a selective and precise manner is a challenge with deep technological implications in a variety of areas: highly selective adsorbents, single-atom bioinspired catalysts, or ionic conductors, among others. Today, Metal-Organic Framework (MOF) porous materials are placed in a forefront position to face this challenge because of their chemical and structural versatility. Starting from porous MOFs with known porosity metrics and functionalization possibilities, we will explore the possibility to encode natural and synthetic amino acids, peptides and bio-radicals like functions within their structure.
    This strategy of the MOF´s pore space funtionalization will open the perspective not only to develop highly selective sorbents to capture specific metal ions from complex mixtures (i.e. polluted waters, acid leachates…), but to control their coordination environment, and in turn, shape the electro, optic and catalytic properties of the metal-ions installed within the porous material. Once the fundamental understanding of the precise metal-ions immobilization has been understood, the adsorptive and catalytic properties of the materials will be tested for: (i) the selective recovery of Co and rare earth elements from complex acid leachates obtained from mining and biomining activities, and (ii) as bioinspired catalysts able to deploy the sequential transformation of alcohols in synthetic fuels.
    The pre-doctoral position is framed within the research areas of Smart materials of the BCMaterials. The research topic for this project targets the development of advanced MOFs with application in environmental science and green energy generation.

  • Pre-doctoral position: Advanced polymers composites based on Metal-Organic Frameworks for batteries and environmental applicationsPre-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2022-20

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    BCMaterials, Basque Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, is an autonomous research center launched in June 2012 by Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) as a research center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures. The center is included in the BERC’s (Basque Excellence Research Centers) network and its mission is to generate knowledge on the new generation of materials, turning this knowledge into (multi)functional solutions and devices for the benefit of society. Demand on highly efficient energy storage and environmental remediation systems are two of the cornerstone challenges that society will face during the following decade. Polymer-based composites are actively being studied nowadays to tackle these problems. A suitable strategy for improving those systems rely on the inclusion of microporous materials as active fillers, such as metal–organic frameworks (MOFs), leading to composites functional tunning and an overall improvement of the performance of the composites both in terms of batteries robustness or the efficiency of the membranes for water remediation. Nevertheless, there is still a lack of understanding of what is the actual mechanism that make this possible. Thus, further research is needed to clarify which of the nanofiller´s characteristics (e.g. microporosity, composition of the initial building blocks) are key to modulate the porous or dense structure of the polymer host matrix, as well as its functional performance. Structural characterization of such composites at nanoscale is key to understand the organization of their components and improve the performance. The pre-doctoral position is framed within the research areas of Smart materials and Neutrons science of the BCMaterials. The research topic for this project targets the development of polymer-based composites based on MOFs nanoparticles with application in fields of battery and environmental science.

  • Pre-doctoral positions: Computational Materials SciencePre-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2022-19

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    BCMaterials, Basque Center on Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, is an autonomous research center launched in June 2012 by Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) as a research center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures. The center is included in the BERC’s (Basque Excellence Research Centers) network and its mission is to generate knowledge on the new generation of materials, turning this knowledge into (multi)functional solutions and devices for the benefit of society. The open pre-doctoral position is in the area of Computational materials science. The research topic for this project targets materials for low-light detection, focusing on "green" semiconductor quantum dots that work in the infrared region of the solar spectrum with application in fields spanning automated automotives, food sorting, etc. These materials will be studied using a combination of first-principle simulations and machine-learning tools in close contact with experimental groups at the BCMaterials and worldwide.

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Biodegradable battery ecodesign and integrationPost-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2022-18

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    The upcoming wave of power hungry Internet-of-Things (IoT) sensing nodes will strongly increase the primary battery demand in the near future thus aggravating the environmental impact associated to its production and the generation of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) after its operation lifetime. This project proposes to develop a new battery concept based on the principles of ecodesign and circular economy. Thus, batteries will be designed and fabricated to ensure an optimal use of resources while reducing their potential environmental impact throughout their whole life cycle. In this way, the project aims to change the current paradigm of primary batteries from a ‘one-size-fits-all’ to a new ´tailor-made’ model where batteries are ecodesigned to fit the life cycle of the device to be powered.

  • Post doctoral researcher in Electrochemical biosensorsPost-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2022-17

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    We are looking for a post doctorate level researcher in the area of electrochemical devices. The hired researcher will develop electrode materials and electrochemical cells for biosensing and spectroelectrochemistry, and will integrate them in a range of miniaturized devices and microsystems. The work will be carried out at BCMaterials and will enjoy collaboration with world leading research groups in the areas of spectroelectrochemistry, microfluidics, and biosensing. The starting date is as soon as possible, and for experience researcher competetive salary will be paid and are at par with other EU scientific establishments. The hired researcher will work in the micro- and nano-devices area but will interact with researchers from all other areas at BCMaterials. Work will also involve overseeing and training younger researchers, designing experimental programs, and assisting in the preparation of manuscripts and project proposals.

  • Post-doctoral positions: Computational Materials SciencePost-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2022-16

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    BCMaterials, Basque Center on Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, is an autonomous research center launched in June 2012 by Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) as a research center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures. The center is included in the BERC’s (Basque Excellence Research Centers) network and its mission is to generate knowledge on the new generation of materials, turning this knowledge into (multi)functional solutions and devices for the benefit of society.

    The open Post-doctoral position is are in the area of Computational materials science. The research topic for this project targets structural and electronic properties of metal halide perovskite nanocrystals and infrared semiconductor quantum dots computed at the Density Functional Theory level and with classical molecular dynamics simulations. Attention will be paid to understanding how tuning and modulating the surface of these materials affect their emission and absorbance characteristics. Calculations will be carried out in close collaboration with experimental groups at BCMaterials and worldwide.

  • Group Leader Functional Nanoengineered Materials and Thin FilmsGroup Leader

    Reference:2022-15

    Deadline:

    Status: Waiting for resolution

    BCMaterials, Basque Center on Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, is an autonomous research center launched in June 2012 by Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) as a research center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures. The center is included in the BERC’s (Basque Excellence Research Centers) network and its mission is to generate knowledge on the new generation of materials, turning this knowledge into (multi)functional solutions and devices for the benefit of society. The Basque Centre for Materials Applications and Nanostructures, BCMaterials, together with Ikerbasque, invites applications for one Group Leader position in Functional Nanoengineered Materials and Thin Films. This Group Leader call offers a permanent research position for a Group Leader willing to develop a long-term scientific career in the Basque Country. This call is open to both: • Young group leaders • Senior experienced group leaders.

  • PhD Program 2022Predoctoral program

    Reference:PhD

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    The 2022 PhD Fellowships Call has now been launched to provide predoctoral students in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Engineering, Energy, Biology, Biotechnology or Environmental Science the opportunity to develop their PhD thesis in the areas of advanced multifunctional materials.

    We offer up to 8 contracts to predoctoral students for the PhD thesis to be done at BCMaterials.

    To guarantee the development of the research project in the best conditions, BCMaterials will offer excellent scientific training, a dedicated supervision, regular scientific seminars and colloquia, as well as access to high-level laboratory facilities.

  • Plaza de técnico auxiliar de laboratorio

    Reference:2022-13

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    Ante la próxima ampliación de nuevas instalaciones en su sede del Parque Científico UPV/EHU en Leioa, BCMaterials precisa incorporar un técnico auxiliar de laboratorio, motivado y con Título Oficial de Técnico Superior en ámbitos de las ciencias clínicas, bioquímicas o químicas, para desempeñar tareas técnicas y administrativas en sus diferentes laboratorios. El candidato reportará directamente al Técnico de Laboratorio y al Responsable de TI e Instalaciones, pero colaborando con el resto del personal administrativo y científico del centro. Se ofrece puesto por 1 año (prorrogable) e incorporación inmediata.

  • Post-doctoral IKUR positions: Computational Materials SciencePost-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2022-12

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    BCMaterials, Basque Center on Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, Leioa, Spain (www.bcmaterials.net), is an autonomous research center, belonging to Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). BCMaterials is looking for motivated and young candidates for a POST-DOCTORAL position in Computational Materials Science, funded by the IKUR strategy. IKUR is the strategic program promoted by the Education Department of the Basque Government to boost Scientific Research in specific strategical areas, including Quantum Technologies, High Performance Computing, NeutrIonics and NeuroBiosciences.

    The open Post-doctoral position is are in the areas of Computational materials science or machine learning. The main research activities of BCMaterials in the different areas can be visited in www.bcmaterials.net The work will be carried out at BCMaterials in close collaboration and coordination with different institutions from the Basque Scientific and Technological network as well as in cooperation with international leading research institutions. For the successful candidate, the position represents an excellent opportunity to develop both collaborative and personal scientific research career, exploiting the capabilities of advanced functional materials and their application.

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Development towards to next generation lithium batteriesPost-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2022-11

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    BCMaterials is searching for motivated and experienced Postdoctoral Researcher for two-year research and development in Si anode materials and solid state electrolytes for lithium ion battery applications. Novel Si anode materials should be designed to mitigate the issue of severe structural degradation and instability of the solid–electrolyte interphase (SEI) caused by substantial volumetric fluctuations during (de)lithiation. Novel solid-state electrolytes should be designed to have high ionic conductivity at room temperature and high electrochemical stability when contacting with Li metal and high voltage cathode materials.

  • Pre-doctoral IKUR position: Computational Materials SciencePre-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2022-10

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    BCMaterials, Basque Center on Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, Leioa, Spain (www.bcmaterials.net), is an autonomous research center, belonging to Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). BCMaterials is looking for motivated and young candidates for a PRE-DOCTORAL (Ph.D) position in Computational Materials Science, funded d by the IKUR strategy. IKUR is the strategic program promoted by the Education Department of the Basque Government to boost Scientific Research in specific strategical areas, including Quantum Technologies, High Performance Computing, NeutrIonics and NeuroBiosciences. T

    he open PhD position is in the area of computational materials science, machine learning or computational biophysics. The main research activities of BCMaterials can be visited in www.bcmaterials.net. The work will be carried out at BCMaterials in close collaboration and coordination with different institutions from the Basque Scientific and Technological network as well as in cooperation with international leading research institutions. Short stays at collaborative partners will also be supported in order to obtain European Ph.D degree for hired researchers. For the successful candidate, the position represents an excellent opportunity to develop both collaborative and personal scientific research career, exploiting the capabilities of advanced functional materials and their application.

  • A postdoctorate researcher for perovskite solar cells researchPost-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2022-09

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    We are looking for a post doctorate level researcher in the area of materials engineering and emerging solar cells. The hired researcher will develop new semiconductors and its integration in perovskite solar cells. The work will be carried out at BCMaterials and will enjoy collaboration with world leading research group. The starting date is as soon as possible, and for experience researcher competetive salary will be paid and are at par with other EU scientific establishments. The hired researcher will work in an EU-funded, excellence research project (ERC) aiming to develop new technology for solar cells which is beyond silicon.

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Development of functional materials towards energy storage, conversion and ion conductionPost-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2022-08

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    BCMaterials, Basque Center on Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, Leioa, Spain (www.bcmaterials.net), is an autonomous research center, belonging to Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). BCMaterials is looking for a motivated and experienced scientist to fill a two-year POSTDOCTORAL position in Functional Materials, especially electroceramics, for the applications in communication, energy conversion, storage and harvesting, electronics and automation, etc. The main research activities of BCMaterials in the different areas can be visited in www.bcmaterials.net. For the successful candidate, the position represents an excellent opportunity to develop his/her personal scientific research career, exploiting the capabilities of advanced functional materials and their application.

  • Post-Doc position for Modeling electric fields in metal-organic frameworksPost-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2022-07

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    The synthesis and degradation of nearly all components of living systems are controlled by enzymes. Enzymes can accelerate the rate of biosynthetic processes to a remarkable degree while retaining a high level of specificity. We aim to understand the origin(s) of this rate enhancement by creating synthetic enzyme mimics. Our underlying hypothesis is that the active site elements of enzymes are organized to create large electric fields that interact noncovalently with the substrate bonds undergoing charge displacement during catalysis. If the field is large and oriented correctly, this interaction can make a substantial contribution to lowering the transition state free energy and accelerating the reaction. This concept is called electrostatic catalysis, and while some computational and experimental evidence exists to support this hypothesis, the non-covalent interactions at the heart of this concept have not been recapitulated or their fields measured in synthetic systems. This project is about using metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) to precisely install the key functional groups of molecules in apposition to each other, the electric fields created by their non-covalent interactions will be measured for the first time. The synthetic scaffold offers a tremendous diversity of chemical functionality; specific MOF structures that mimic a wide range of enzyme active site geometries that lead to diverse function.

  • Pre-doctoral IKUR position: Computational Materials SciencePre-doctoral reseracher

    Reference:2022-05

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    BCMaterials, Basque Center on Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, Leioa, Spain (www.bcmaterials.net), is an autonomous research center, belonging to Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). BCMaterials is looking for motivated and young candidates for a PRE-DOCTORAL (Ph.D) position in Computational Materials Science, funded d by the IKUR strategy. IKUR is the strategic program promoted by the Education Department of the Basque Government to boost Scientific Research in specific strategical areas, including Quantum Technologies, High Performance Computing, NeutrIonics and NeuroBiosciences. The open PhD position is in the area of computational materials science, machine learning or computational biophysics.

    The main research activities of BCMaterials can be visited in www.bcmaterials.net. The work will be carried out at BCMaterials in close collaboration and coordination with different institutions from the Basque Scientific and Technological network as well as in cooperation with international leading research institutions. Short stays at collaborative partners will also be supported in order to obtain European Ph.D degree for hired researchers. For the successful candidate, the position represents an excellent opportunity to develop both collaborative and personal scientific research career, exploiting the capabilities of advanced functional materials and their application.

  • Post-doctoral IKUR position: Advanced Materials for Biomedical ApplicationsPost-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2022-06

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    BCMaterials, Basque Center on Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, Leioa, Spain (www.bcmaterials.net), is an autonomous research center, belonging to Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). BCMaterials is looking for motivated candidates for ONE POST-DOCTORAL position in Advanced Materials for Biomedical Applications, funded by the IKUR strategy in NeutroBiosciences. IKUR is the strategic program promoted by the Education Department of the Basque Government to boost Scientific Research in specific strategical areas, including Quantum Technologies, High Performance Computing, NeutrIonics and NeuroBiosciences.

    The open post-doctoral position is in the area of Materials for Biomedical Applications, in paticular for tissue regeneration. Candidates with experience in the areas of biomaterials processing, characterization and evaluation, microfluidic systems development and implementation and/or organ-on-a-chip are welcome. The main research activities of BCMaterials can be visited in www.bcmaterials.net. The work will be carried out at BCMaterials in close collaboration and coordination with different institutions from the Basque Scientific and Technological network as well as in cooperation with international leading research institutions. Short stays at collaborative partners will also be supported. For the successful candidate, the position represents an excellent opportunity to develop both collaborative and personal scientific research career, exploiting the capabilities of advanced functional materials and their application.

  • PhD position on the electric manipulation of domain walls in magnetic nanostructuresPost-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2022-04

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    Magnetic domain walls (DWs) are on the basis of potential applications in the field of spintronics. On one hand, DWs have been proposed as new logic architectures that can substitute currently employed random access memories based on semiconductors. Some of the key advantages DWs offer are their design flexibility, high density and the non-volatile character of the stored information. On the other hand, the manipulation of DWs in micro and nanowires leads to multiple resistive equilibrium states, a key property that makes them ideal candidates to be employed in neuromorphic computing. The electric manipulation of DWs is, therefore, a crucial aspect in order to control data storage, the interconnectivity of logic circuits and the pinning of well defined magnetic configurations and equilibrium states. The present PhD thesis will be developed jointly by research groups from BCMaterials, the Basque centre for materials, applications and nanostructures, and the University of the Basque Country.

  • Pre-doctoral IKUR position: Computational Materials SciencePre-doctoral reseracher

    Reference:2022-02

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    BCMaterials, Basque Center on Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, Leioa, Spain (www.bcmaterials.net), is an autonomous research center, belonging to Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). BCMaterials is looking for motivated and young candidates for a PRE-DOCTORAL (Ph.D) position in Computational Materials Science, funded d by the IKUR strategy. IKUR is the strategic program promoted by the Education Department of the Basque Government to boost Scientific Research in specific strategical areas, including Quantum Technologies, High Performance Computing, NeutrIonics and NeuroBiosciences.

    The open PhD position in in the area of Computational materials science, machine learning; The research main activities of BCMaterials can be visited in www.bcmaterials.net The work will be carried out at BCMaterials in close collaboration and coordination with different institutions from the Basque Scientific and Technological network as well as in cooperation with international leading research institutions. Short stays at collaborative partners will also be supported in order to obtain European Ph.D degree for hired researchers. For the successful candidate, the position represents an excellent opportunity to develop both collaborative and personal scientific research career, exploiting the capabilities of advanced functional materials and their application.

  • Post-doctoral IKUR positions: Computational Materials SciencePost-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2022-03

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    BCMaterials, Basque Center on Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, Leioa, Spain (www.bcmaterials.net), is an autonomous research center, belonging to Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). BCMaterials is looking for motivated and young candidates for a POST-DOCTORAL position in Computational Materials Science, funded by the IKUR strategy. IKUR is the strategic program promoted by the Education Department of the Basque Government to boost Scientific Research in specific strategical areas, including Quantum Technologies, High Performance Computing, NeutrIonics and NeuroBiosciences.

    The open Post-doctoral position is are in the areas of Computational materials science or machine learning. The main research activities of BCMaterials in the different areas can be visited in www.bcmaterials.net The work will be carried out at BCMaterials in close collaboration and coordination with different institutions from the Basque Scientific and Technological network as well as in cooperation with international leading research institutions. For the successful candidate, the position represents an excellent opportunity to develop both collaborative and personal scientific research career, exploiting the capabilities of advanced functional materials and their application.

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Active and smart materials (R&D in polymers and polymer composites for battery applications)Post-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2022-01

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    BCMaterials is searching for motivated and experienced Postdoctoral Researcher for one-year
    research and development in polymers and polymer composites for battery applications.
    Novel materials should be designed, mostly based on specific polymer matrices for
    high voltage separator applications and metal organic frameworks as fillers. Solid electrolytes and
    self-sending and self-healing separator membranes will be among the preferred research
    lines.

  • Post-doctoral IKUR positions: Computational Materials SciencePost-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2021-15

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    BCMaterials, Basque Center on Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, Leioa, Spain (www.bcmaterials.net), is an autonomous research center, belonging to Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). BCMaterials is looking for motivated and young candidates for a POST-DOCTORAL position in Computational Materials Science, funded by the IKUR strategy. IKUR is the strategic program promoted by the Education Department of the Basque Government to boost Scientific Research in specific strategical areas, including Quantum Technologies, High Performance Computing, NeutrIonics and NeuroBiosciences. The open Post-doctoral position is are in the areas of Computational materials science or machine learning. The main research activities of BCMaterials in the different areas can be visited in www.bcmaterials.net The work will be carried out at BCMaterials in close collaboration and coordination with different institutions from the Basque Scientific and Technological network as well as in cooperation with international leading research institutions. For the successful candidate, the position represents an excellent opportunity to develop both collaborative and personal scientific research career, exploiting the capabilities of advanced functional materials and their application.

  • Pre-doctoral IKUR position: Computational Materials SciencePre-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2021-16

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    BCMaterials, Basque Center on Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, Leioa, Spain (www.bcmaterials.net), is an autonomous research center, belonging to Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). BCMaterials is looking for motivated and young candidates for a PRE-DOCTORAL (Ph.D) position in Computational Materials Science, funded d by the IKUR strategy. IKUR is the strategic program promoted by the Education Department of the Basque Government to boost Scientific Research in specific strategical areas, including Quantum Technologies, High Performance Computing, NeutrIonics and NeuroBiosciences. The open PhD position in in the area of Computational materials science, machine learning; The research main activities of BCMaterials can be visited in www.bcmaterials.net The work will be carried out at BCMaterials in close collaboration and coordination with different institutions from the Basque Scientific and Technological network as well as in cooperation with international leading research institutions. Short stays at collaborative partners will also be supported in order to obtain European Ph.D degree for hired researchers. For the successful candidate, the position represents an excellent opportunity to develop both collaborative and personal scientific research career, exploiting the capabilities of advanced functional materials and their application.

  • Pre-doctoral IKUR positionsPre-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2021-14

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    BCMaterials, Basque Center on Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, Leioa, Spain (www.bcmaterials.net), is an autonomous research center, belonging to Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). BCMaterials is looking for motivated and young candidates for FIVE PRE-DOCTORAL (Ph.D) position in different areas, funded by the IKUR strategy. IKUR is the strategic program promoted by the Education Department of the Basque Government to boost Scientific Research in specific strategical areas, including Quantum Technologies, High Performance Computing, NeutrIonics and NeuroBiosciences.

    The open PhD positions are in the following areas of interest:

    1) Molecular magnets, molecular materials; 2) Nanostructured magnetic surfaces, artificial spin-ice; 3) Computational materials science, machine learning; 4) Materials for energy generation and storage; 5) Materials for biomedicine and biotechnology.

    The research main activities of BCMaterials in the different areas can be visited in www.bcmaterials.net

    The work will be carried out at BCMaterials in close collaboration and coordination with different institutions from the Basque Scientific and Technological network as well as in cooperation with international leading research institutions. Short stays at collaborative partners will also be supported in order to obtain European Ph.D degree for hired researchers. For the successful candidate, the position represents an excellent opportunity to develop both collaborative and personal scientific research career, exploiting the capabilities of advanced functional materials and their application.

  • Post-doctoral IKUR positionsPost-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2021-13

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    BCMaterials, Basque Center on Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, Leioa, Spain (www.bcmaterials.net), is an autonomous research center, belonging to Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). BCMaterials is looking for motivated and young candidates for THRE POST-DOCTORAL position in different areas, funded by the IKUR strategy. IKUR is the strategic program promoted by the Education Department of the Basque Government to boost Scientific Research in specific strategical areas, including Quantum Technologies, High Performance Computing, NeutrIonics and NeuroBiosciences.

    The open Post-doctoral positions are in the following areas of interest:

    1) Computational materials science or machine learning;

    2) Smart and multifunctional materials;

    3) Advanced biomaterials and devices for tissue regeneration.

    The main research activities of BCMaterials in the different areas can be visited in www.bcmaterials.net

    The work will be carried out at BCMaterials in close collaboration and coordination with different institutions from the Basque Scientific and Technological network as well as in cooperation with international leading research institutions. For the successful candidate, the position represents an excellent opportunity to develop both collaborative and personal scientific research career, exploiting the capabilities of advanced functional materials and their application.

  • Scientific position for Guidance and control of magnetotactic bacteria

    Reference:2021-12

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    BCMaterials, Basque Center on Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, is an autonomous research center belonging to Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). The Center is included in the BERC’s (Basque Excellence Research Centers) network and its mission is to generate knowledge on the new generation of materials, turning this knowledge into (multi)functional solutions and devices for the benefit of our society. In the context of the research project “Guidance and control of magnetotactic bacteria for cancer therapies”, funded by the Spanish Government, we offer a one-year scientific position to advance in the development of the detection and actuation procedures in a magnetotaxis system for the remote control of magnetotactic bacteria as nanorobots for biomedical applications. The position is focused on developing an experimental platform for the study of the mobility of magnetotactic bacteria comprising actuation and sensing capabilities. The tasks will include simulation of magnetic fields and field gradients, together with numerical analysis and sequencing of images captured optically. Additionally, the position will demand intense work on the simulation of the behavior of magnetic materials for sensors (both micromagnetic and finite elements macroscopic behavior) in order to detect the presence and motion of magnetotactic bacteria from their stray magnetic field.

  • Open position for Predoctoral Researcher (Ph.D.)- Spectroelectrochemistry (SEC)Pre-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2021-10

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    We are offering a open position for predoctoral researcher (Ph.D.) to a talented and highly motivated student interested in developing skills in electrochemistry, spectroscopy, and miniaturization. The successful candidate will work at BCMaterials under the supervision of prof. F. Javier del Campo (OrcID: 0000-0002-3637-5782).

    Spectroelectrochemistry (SEC) involves the combination of electrochemical and spectroscopic methods in a single experiment, allowing the study of a wide range of processes from, at least, two different points of view. Although the most common UV-Vis spectroscopy is the most common basis of SEC methods, any other spectroscopic technique can be combined with electrochemical methods. In particular, this PhD thesis will focus on the development of new materials and devices for Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) and Surface Oxide Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SOERS)-EC methods. This will involve the design, fabrication and characterization of suitable electrodes and electrochemical cells. The project will involve the development of both thin and thick-film electrodes, and the prototyping of modular cells that can host electrodes and optical components.

  • RESPONSABLE DE COMUNICACIÓN

    Reference:2021-11

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    BCMaterials, Centro Vasco de Materiales, Aplicaciones y Nanoestructuras, es un centro de investigación autónomo que está integrado en la red BERC (Basque Excellence Research Centers) y su misión es generar conocimiento sobre la nueva generación de materiales, convirtiendo este conocimiento en soluciones y dispositivos (multi)funcionales para el beneficio de la sociedad. Desarrollamos, evaluamos, entendemos e implementamos materiales para sensores y actuadores que son críticos para el Internet de las Cosas y la Industria 4.0. Investigamos sobre materiales para aplicaciones biológicas y biomédicas avanzadas y materiales para la energía.

    El Responsable de Comunicación trabajará bajo la supervisión directa del Gerente, en colaboración con otros miembros del equipo de administración del centro e interaccionando frecuentemente con el personal investigador.

  • Group Leader in Computational Materials Science

    Reference:2021-09

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    The Basque Centre for Materials Applications and Nanostructures, BCMaterials, together with Ikerbasque, invites applications for one Group Leader position in Computational Materials Science. This Group Leader call offers a permanent research position for a Group Leader willing to develop a long-term scientific career in the Basque Country.

    This call is open to both:

    - Young group leaders

    - Senior experienced group leaders.

  • Auxiliar administrativo/a

    Reference:2021-08

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    BCMaterials busca candidatos para incorporar un técnico superior para el departamento de administración, con el fin de apoyar el desarrollo administrativo de la puesta en marcha del nuevo plan estratégico de la empresa.

  • Open position for pre-doctoral (Ph.D.)- Computational Materials SciencePre-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2021-07

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    BCMaterials, Basque Center on Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, is an autonomous research center, belongs to Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) located in Bilbao. BCMaterials is looking for motivated and young candidates for a PRE-DOCTORAL (Ph.D) position in the field of computational materials science. The project will mainly build on computational materials design and modelling in areas such as smart and multifunctional materials modelling, materials response predictive models for specific applications, biomaterials interactions and the design of advanced responsive materials. Application areas include advanced smart materials, micro- and nanoelectronics, catalysis, biomaterials and biomedical devices, flexible electronics, and energy storage and conversion. processing of advanced (smart and multifunctional) materials by additive manufacturing. The work will be carried out at BCMaterials and will enjoy collaboration with world leading research group, moreover short stays at collaborative partners will also be supported in order to obtain European Ph.D degree for hired researchers. For the successful candidate, the position represents an excellent opportunity to develop both collaborative and personal scientific research career, exploiting the capabilities of advanced functional materials and their application.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher – Smart and Active MaterialsPost-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2021-05

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    BCMaterials is searching for motivated and experienced Postdoctoral Researcher for one-year research and development in Smart and Active Materials. Materials suitable for sensors and actuators will be developed either based on biobased polymers, hybrids and/or composites or in inorganic materials deposited by vacuum technologies. Effects include thermo-resistive, thermo-chromic, and photo-activated responses. Candidates with experience in functional surfaces and coatings with self-sensing and self-healing characteristics, based on oganic or inorganic materials area also welcome. Candidates with background in electrical engineering are also welcome.

  • Open position for pre-doctoral (Ph.D.)-additive manufacturing microgravityPre-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2021-06

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    BCMaterials, Basque Center on Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, is an autonomous research center, belongs to Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) located in Bilbao.

    BCMaterials is looking for motivated and young candidates for a PRE-DOCTORAL (Ph.D) position in the field of materials science, chemistry or physics. Candidated with background/knowledge in electronics are also welcome for this position. The project will mainly build on processing of advanced (smart and multifunctional ) materials by additive manufacturing. Materials will be synthesized and processed by additive manufacturing under normal and microgravity conditions. Similarly, the functional and active reponse of the materias will be also evaluated under normal and microgravity conditions.

    Devices will be fabricated and their performance evaluated.

    The work will be carried out at BCMaterials and will enjoy collaboration with world leading research group, moreover short stays at collaborative partners will also be supported in order to obtain European Ph.D degree for hired researchers.

    For the successful candidate, the position represents an excellent opportunity to develop both collaborative and personal scientific research career, exploiting the capabilities of advanced functional materials and their appliaction.

  • Open position for pre-doctoral (Ph.D.)Pre-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2021-04

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    BCMaterials, Basque Center on Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, is an autonomous research center, belongs to Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) located in Bilbao.

    BCMaterials is looking for motivated and young candidates for a PRE-DOCTORAL (Ph.D) position in the field of synthetic chemistry for optoelectronic applications. The project will mainly build on synthesis, functionalization, and characterisation of new inorganic or hybrid semiconducting nanostructured materials (colloidal quantum dots, semiconductor nanocrystals) and their integration in device fabrication for solar cells and light emitting diodes applications.

    The work will be carried out at BCMaterials and will enjoy collaboration with world leading research group, moreover short stays at collaborative partners will also be supported in order to obtain European Ph.D degree for hired researchers.

    For the successful candidate, the position represents an excellent opportunity to develop both collaborative and personal scientific research career, exploiting the capabilities of advanced functional materials, nanomaterial synthesis and energy conversion related research.

  • Group Leader in Computational Materials Science

    Reference:2021-03

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    The Basque Centre for Materials Applications and Nanostructures, BCMaterials, together with Ikerbasque, invites applications for one Group Leader position in Computational Materials Science. This Group Leader call offers a permanent research position for a Group Leader willing to develop a long-term scientific career in the Basque Country.

    This call is open to both:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    - Young group leaders.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                - Senior experienced group leaders.

  • Lab technician open position

    Reference:2021-02

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    Viewing the forthcoming expansion of its facilities, BCMaterials is looking for a motivated and experienced Postdoctoral Researcher to attend to the technical and administrative tasks in its different laboratories, in which materials science research is carried out. The candidate will report directly to IT & Facilities Manager, but collaborating with the rest of administrative and scientific staff. A position for 2 years (extendable) is offered.

  • Postdoctoral Researcher – Functional sufaces and coatingsPost-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2021-01

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    BCMaterials is searching for motivated and experienced Postdoctoral Researcher for one-year research and development in Functional Surfaces and Coatings. Functional surfaces will be developed based on organic and inorganic materials. Surfaces with sensing characteristics, including thermo-resistive and piezo-resistive resistive response will be developed, among others. Surfaces with self-sending and self-healing characteristics will be among the preferred research lines.

  • Open position for pre-doctoral (Ph.D.)Pre-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2020-42

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    BCMaterials, Basque Center on Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, is an autonomous research center, belongs to Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) located in Bilbao. The center is included in the BERC’s (Basque Excellence Research Centers) network and its mission is to generate knowledge on the new generation of materials, turning this knowledge into (multi)functional solutions and devices for the benefit of society. We offer an up to three year PRE-DOCTORAL (Ph.D) position, subject to annual evaluation, in the field of synthetic materials /Inorganic chemistry for optoelectronics applications.

    The project will mainly build on synthesis, functionalization, and characterisation of new inorganic or hybrid semiconducting nanostructured materials (colloidal quantum dots, nanocrystals of different shape and size) and their integration in device fabrication for solar cells and light emitting diodes applications.

    The work will be carried out at BCMaterials and will enjoy collaboration with world leading research group, moreover short stays at collaborative partners will also be supported in order to obtain European Ph.D degree for hired researchers.

    For the successful candidate, the position represents an excellent opportunity to develop both collaborative and personal scientific research career, exploiting the capabilities of advanced functional materials, nanomaterial synthesis and energy conversion related research.

  • Predoctoral position design of new conductive MOFPre-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2020-43

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    We propose a 9 months contract.

    The main goal of this project is to design, synthetize and characterize new conductive MOFs to apply them for technological devices and energy storage systems, in particular, transistors and supercapacitors.

    Generally, we aim to synthesize 3D conductive MOFs with an isotropic conduction behaviour, which is essential for practical applications. Furthermore, we wish to reach a more in-depth understanding of the electronic properties of these materials via EPR spectroscopy.

    Finally, we will work on one of the challenging tasks in MOF research such as processability. Specifically, we aim to obtain uniform thin films from the conductive MOF powders to enable
    the MOF-based technological applications.

    To reach this goal, we will initially synthesize various organic linkers. As a second step, we will fully characterize the synthesized MOF structures employing NMR, IR, UV-Vis, SEM, TEM, XRD, and EPR techniques.

    Further, we will try different methods for MOF thin film formation with consequent measurement and investigation of the optoelectronic properties of the MOF thin films and determine the best approach to form uniform conductive MOF thin films.

    Finally, to prove the concept, we will fabricate MOF-based thin films transistors and evaluate their performance by I/V characteristics, Ion/Ioff ratio, mobility.

  • Maternity leave substitution position of predoctoral researcherPre-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2020-44

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    The work to be developed is part of the project of R+D+I of the Spanish Ministry of Science, Research and Universities (framework “2019 Retos de la Sociedad” PID2019-106099RB-C43) with the title “Biomimetic Microgels to recreate the interaction between tumour cells and their microenvironment. Study of the interaction between tumour cells and mesenchymal stem cells (BioMicrogel)”

  • Open position for pre-doctoral (Ph.D.)Pre-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2020-41

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    BCMaterials, Basque Center on Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, is an autonomous research center, belongs to Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science and the University
    of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) located in Bilbao. The center is included in the BERC’s (Basque Excellence Research Centers) network and its mission is to generate knowledge on the new generation of materials, turning this knowledge into (multi)functional solutions and devices for the benefit of society.
    We offer an up to three year PRE-DOCTORAL (Ph.D) position, subject to annual evaluation, in the field of synthetic materials /Inorganic chemistry for optoelectronics applications.

    The project will mainly build on synthesis, functionalization, and characterisation of new inorganic or hybrid semiconducting nanostructured materials (colloidal quantum dots, nanocrystals of different shape and size) and their integration in device fabrication for solar cells and light emitting diodes applications.

    The work will be carried out at BCMaterials and will enjoy collaboration with world leading research group, moreover short stays at collaborative partners will also be supported in order to obtain European Ph.D degree for hired researchers.

    For the successful candidate, the position represents an excellent opportunity to develop both collaborative and personal scientific research career, exploiting the capabilities of advanced functional materials, nanomaterial synthesis and energy conversion related research.

  • Open position for predoctoralPre-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2020-36

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    BCMaterials, Basque Center on Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, is an autonomous research center, belongs to Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) located in Bilbao. The center is included in the BERC’s (Basque Excellence Research Centers) network and its mission is to generate knowledge on the new generation of materials, turning this knowledge into (multi)functional solutions and devices for the benefit of society. We offer a one-year PRE-DOCTORAL position in the field of synthetic materials chemistry for energy applications. The project will mainly build on designing new organic/inorganic semicounducting materials synthesis and its integration in device fabrication. The work will be carried out at BCMaterials and will enjoy collaboration with world leading research group, moreover short stays at collaborative partners will also be supported. The starting date is as soon as possible, competitive salary with great opportunity for progress in scientific career and learning will be provided. For the successful candidate, the position represents an excellent opportunity to develop both collaborative and personal scientific research career, exploiting the capabilities of advanced functional materials, materials chemistry and energy related research.

  • Integration of multifunctional materials for biodetection in microfluidic platforms

    Reference:2020-40

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    BCMaterials micro- and nanodevices group, located at the UPV/EHU Science Park in Leioa, in collaboration with the Microfluidics Cluster UPV/EHU of the University of the Basque Country, based in Vitoria-Gasteiz, are seeking to fund a PhD program in microfluidic point of care devices, starting in September 2020.

    Microfluidics enables the control and management of very small liquid volumes, typically in the nanolitre to the microliter range, through micron-sized channels and structures. This is ideally suited for the analysis of biological samples, where sample volumes are strictly limited for reasons of safety and patient comfort. Thus, point-of-care analytical devices seek to achieve high sensitivities and rapid response times, and to meet high-reliability standards.

    Materials and manufacturing are essential aspects of this PhD project, which aims to develop new microfluidic platforms relying on multifunctional and responsive materials to integrate new functionalities while simplifying their design and construction, as well as the instrumentation needs. Bioanalytical devices are inherently two-part systems. They combine a reactive, disposable part, where the sample is processed, and the detection reaction takes place, and either a portable or benchtop equipment, which actuates on the disposable part, acquires and processes the detectors’ signal and transforms it into manageable data. The disposable part needs to be extremely cost-effective for these systems to make commercial sense. However, the complexity and relatively high cost of these systems have been a limiting factor until now. This PhD program addresses these long-standing issues and will take innovative approaches to the production of new devices, so that they are both cost-effective and robust. We will develop components and systems able to perform multi-parametric detection of different biomarkers of interest in health, sports and work safety, using both optical and electrochemical techniques. Moreover, eco-design principles will guide materials selection to ensure alignment with the circular economy concept and the emerging environmental EU regulations.

    Throughout this project, the successful candidate will study the behaviour of different multifunctional materials at the micro-scale, and will design and develop microfluidic detection systems using a number of design and manufacturing techniques, including rapid prototyping and clean room photolithographic processes.

    This research area is strongly interdisciplinary and finds application across all scientific areas. Besides, these technologies have the potential to develop very high-value new commercial products that can reach and transform society.

  • Conductive MOFs

    Reference:2020-39

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    To synthetize and characterize new conductive MOFs, which are materials with many potential applications in technological devices and energy storage. In particular, we want to achieve 3d conductive MOFs with an isotropic conduction behaviour, as this properties would simplify their technological application. Furthermore, we wish to reach a more in-depth understanding of the electronic properties of these materials via EPR spectroscopy.

  • PhD Position: Nanoparticles and smart polymer composites for active control of cell microenvironments in biomedical applicationsPost-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2020-37

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    The multifunctional and active materials group at BCMaterials, combines active polymers with hybrid nanomaterials for advanced applications including biomedicine, electronics, energy, or environmental remediation. Properties such as piezoelectricity, magnetostriction, magnetoelectricity, photo- and magneto-thermia, and pyroelectricity among others, are used in smart materials that present a stimulus-responsive 4D response. Of particular importance are the materials designed for biomedical purposes that can generate physically active microenvironments. The generated physical stimuli of those microenvironments have a profound effect on cell functions (growth/inhibition, migration, differentiation, signaling, etc.) and have enormous potential in applications ranging from tissue engineering, antibacterial surfaces, or cancer therapies (1, 2). Moreover, those materials can be highly enhanced by the use of multicomponent nanoparticles that increase the range of stimuli and provide novel functionalities(3, 4). Selected references:(1) Colloids Surfaces B Biointerfaces, 2015, 136, 46–55 (2), Nat. Protoc., 2018, 13, 681–704, (3) Small, 2020, 16, 1904960, (4) Nanoscale, 2017, 9, 9467–9480

  • PhD Position: Modulating protein absorption and cell response on electroresponsive scaffolds for bone cancer treatmentPost-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2020-38

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    The interaction of cancerous cells with their microenvironment is of crucial importace for the progression of primary tumors and must therefore be taken into account to develop suitable treatment approaches and cure strategies. Osteosarcoma is a rare but fatal disease that mainly affects long bones of the extremities of children and young adults. Studies suggest that its malignancy and metastatic tendency are directly related to the environmental signal perceived by neoplastic cells, including physical and biochemical ones. Among the most important physical stimuli present in the bone microenvironment are electromechanical stimuli, which are known to influence tissue repair and regeneration through their effect on bone-resident cells. With this in mind, in the present project we will analyze the effect of bioelectric signals analogous to those found in native bone on the behaviour of osteosarcoma cells. To this end, we will use materials that convert the mechanical forces acting on them into electrical signals (so-called piezoelectric materials), and will study the deposition of extracellular matrix elements and cells response in terms of proliferation, migration, differentiationand regulation of signalling pathways. As main outcomes, the project will provide a new paradigm in osteosarcoma biology and enable the development of smart biomaterials for the replacement of diseased bone and reconstruction of functional limbs. Selected references:(1) Colloids Surfaces B Biointerfaces, 2015, 136, 46–55 (2), Nat. Protoc., 2018, 13, 681–704, (3) ACS Appl. Bio Mater. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsabm.0c00315 (4) ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 12 (1), 191- 199 2019, (5) IntJDevBiol 63: 1-8 (2019) https://doi.org/10.1387/ijdb.190019us

  • Open position for post doctoralPost-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2020-35

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    BCMaterials, Basque Center on Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, is an autonomous research center, belongs to Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) located in Bilbao.

    The center is included in the BERC’s (Basque Excellence Research Centers) network and its mission is to generate knowledge on the new generation of materials, turning this knowledge into (multi)functional solutions and devices for the benefit of society.

    We offer a one-year POST-DOCTORAL position in the field of synthetic materials chemistry for energy applications.

    The project will mainly build on designing new organic/inorganic semicounducting materials synthesis and its integration in device fabrication.

    The work will be carried out at BCMaterials and will enjoy collaboration with world leading research group, moreover short stays at collaborative partners will also be supported.

    The starting date is as soon as possible, competitive salary with great opportunity for progress in scientific career and learning will be provided.

    For the successful candidate, the position represents an excellent opportunity to develop both collaborative and personal scientific research career, exploiting the capabilities of advanced functional materials, materials chemistry and energy related research.

  • Predoc position on Self-repairable Coatings and SurfacesPre-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2020-34

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    This PhD thesis will tackle the very significant challenge of self-repairing metallic materials and components by addressing the problem of the self-repairability of surfaces from an experimental point of view. Important questions in this regard include the influence of repair triggers (e.g., electric currents or localized heat) and geometry (e.g., heterogeneous sizes) on the material’s microstructure which can be answered by means of the deposition of intellegent multilayers and nanocomposite coatings combined with suitable repair triggers.

  • Scientific position for multiscale simulation of magnetic materials and magnetic fields

    Reference:2020-32

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    BCMaterials, Basque Center on Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, is an autonomous research center belonging to Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). The center is included in the BERC’s (Basque Excellence Research Centers) network and its mission is to generate knowledge on the new generation of materials, turning this knowledge into (multi)functional solutions and devices for the benefit of society.
    In the context of a research project funded by the Spanish Government, we offer a one-year scientific position to advance in the development of the guidance, detection and actuation procedures in a magnetotaxis system for the remote control of magnetotactic bacteria as nanorobots for biomedical applications.
    The position is focused primarily on multiscale simulation (micromagnetic and finite elements macroscopic behavior) of magnetic materials for sensors to detect the presence and movement of magnetotactic bacteria. Additional tasks will include simulation of magnetic fields and field gradients, and magnetic hyperthermia fields.
    More specifically, the successful candidate will be in charge of implementing the numerical integration of the Landau-Lipchitz-Gilbert equation of motion for the magnetization dynamics in COMSOL in order to obtain the material parameters required to perform finite element modeling (in COMSOL) of the electromagnetic behavior of the material.

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Active and smart materials (R&D in polymers and polymer composites for battery applications)Post-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2020-03

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    BCMaterials is searching for motivated and experienced Postdoctoral Researcher for one-year research and development in polymers and polymer composites for battery applications. Novel materials should be designed, mostly based on specific polymer matrices for highvoltage separator applications and metal organic frameworks as fillers. Solid electrolytes and self-sending and self-healing separator membranes will be among the preferred research lines.

  • Pre-doctoral Research Positions inMultifunctional and smart materials for advanced applicationsPre-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2020-02

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    A number of technologies, from biomedical applications, energy generation and storage to sensors and actuators rely on the development of advanced multifunctional materials, some of them functionalized with micro/nanoparticles, providing tailored responsive properties. BCMaterials is searching for motivated pre-doctoral fellows to develop research work within the area of multiresponsive materials for printable sensor and actuator applications.

  • Postdoctoral position for multiscale simulation of magnetic materials and magnetic fieldsPost-doctoral researcher

    Reference:2020-01

    Deadline:

    Status: Resolved

    BCMaterials, Basque Center on Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, is an autonomous research center belonging to Ikerbasque, the Basque Foundation for Science and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). The center is included in the BERC’s (Basque Excellence Research Centers) network and its mission is to generate knowledge on the new generation of materials, turning this knowledge into (multi)functional solutions and devices for the benefit of society. In the context of a research project funded by the Spanish Goverment, we offer a Postdoctoral position untril 31st of december 2020 to advance in the development of the guidance, detection and actuation procedures in a magnetotaxis system for the remote control of magnetotactic bacteria as nanorobots for biomedical applications. The position is focused primarly on multiscale simulation (micromagnetic and finite elements macroscopic behavior) of magnetic materials for sensors to detect the presence and movement of magnetotactic bacteria. Additional tasks will include simulation of magnetic fields and field gradients, and magnetic hyperthermia fields.

Third-party recruitment programmes

  • Ikerbasque, Basque Foundation for Science

    Ikerbasque, Basque Foundation for Science

    Ikerbasque Research Fellows, Tenure-track style 5 year contract, for post-doctoral profile researchers. Ikerbasque Research Professor Call, Permanent contracts for Senior Researchers, more than 4 years international research experience required.

  • Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades

    Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades

    Juan de la Cierva, Postdoctoral contracts for different early career stage researchers. Ramón y Cajal, Tenure-track style 5 year contract, for post-doctoral profile researchers.

  • Bizkaia Talent

    Bizkaia Talent

    Economic aid programmes, intermediation and job offers, location service for highly qualified professionals and their partners that come to work to the Basque Country. 

  • Marie Curie Actions

    Marie Curie Actions

    Individual Fellowships (IF), 12 to 24 months duration, for post-doctoral profile researchers.