Research engineer position in colloid chemistry

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ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences
20 April, 2020


Carl Friedrich Gauss, 3
Castelldefels 08860
Phone: +34935534101

ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences (, Barcelona, Spain, is looking for a well-qualified, highly motivated and dynamic young scientist with a background in chemistry, who wishes to enhance his/her scientific career in a friendly and stimulating environment.

The successful candidate will be associated to the Plasmon Nano-Optics research group, led by Prof. Romain Quidant. The offered position involves working on the synthesis of different kind of nanocomposite materials for biomedical applications. The successful candidate will be collaborating in a variety of tasks including optimization and scaling up of synthesis as well as physical/ chemical characterization of products. All this work will be carried out in close collaboration with several biomedical collaborators from all Europe.

For further information about the Plasmon Nano-Optics research group at ICFO, please see, or contact Prof. Romain Quidant (romain [dot] quidant [at] icfo [dot] eu).


The candidate should hold a degree (or evidence of its completion in the nearest future) in chemistry. Experience in materials and polymer chemistry is highly desired.

ICFO is an equal employment opportunity employer. Candidates are selected exclusively on merit and potential on the basis of submitted application material. No restrictions of persons with disabilities, citizenship or gender apply to ICFO positions. ICFO abides by the principles of openness, efficiency, transparency, supportiveness, and international comparability as stated in the European Charter for Researchers and the European Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

Initially, the contract is offered for a period of one year. Remuneration according to knowledge and experience provided.


Suitable candidates are requested to submit online via:

- Presentation letter with a declaration of interest,
- Curriculum Vitae, including full address, a contact phone number and e-mail address, as well as the contact e-mail of two potential referees.

Candidates may contact jobs [at] icfo [dot] eu for informal inquiries regarding the application, as well as address scientific inquiries to romain [dot] quidant [at] icfo [dot] eu .

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