Group Leader in Computational Materials Science

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.
We are looking for candidates with excellent leadership capabilities and an outstanding research record. The selected candidate is expected to perform independent research in computational materials science in several of the research lines of the research center, with a particular focus on computational materials design and modelling. Specialists in artificial intelligence and machine learning applied to materials science are welcome. Areas of research interest include, but are not limited to, the development of computational methods for 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. 
Candidates are required to be able to develop multidisciplinary research in collaboration with research centers and to promote international collaborations, attracting competitive funding and establishing his/her own research groups.
Candidates should provide:
  • CV
  • Letter of interest, including your research interest.
  • 2 recommendation letters (additional references may be requested during the evaluation)
  • Statement of past experience (2-3 pages). Please, highlight your main results.
Only researchers with a strong record of research will be considered. Female candidates are particularly welcome.
Applicants should be fluent in English. Knowledge of Spanish and/or Basque will be considered useful but is not compulsory. 
For more information, please contact
Apply by submitting you application using the “Apply Form” button at the corresponding offer, at the “Join Us” area on BCMaterials’ portal ( name and email address will be required for further contact too.
Application deadline: 22/09/2021 
About BCMaterials – Basque Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures 
BCMaterials, Basque Center on Materials, Applications and Nanostructures, is an autonomous research center launched 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 high-quality interdisciplinary research on the new generation of materials, turning this knowledge into (multi)functional solutions and devices for the benefit of society.
BCMaterials is divided into five Research Lines and four Research Areas. The Research Lines are focused on the in-depth investigation and development of specific Advanced and Multifunctional Materials, whereas the Research Areas are stablished to provide answer to specific technological and society challenges.
  • Research Lines: Advanced functional materials / Active and smart materials / Micro and nano-devices / Functional surfaces and coatings / Nanostructured materials.
  • Research Areas: Advanced Manufacturing & Technologies / Environmental monitoring and remediation / Energy generation and storage / Biomedicine and Biotechnology.