Group Leader in Functional Nanoengineered Materials and Thin Films

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.
Skills and requirements

We are looking for candidates with excellent leadership capabilities and an outstanding research record. Specialists in thin film deposition techniques, characterization and implementation of nanoengineered materials and surfaces are welcome. Areas of research interest include, but are not limited to, magnetoactive materials, functional surfaces, multifunctional inorganic materials. Application areas include advanced smart materials, micro- and nanoelectronics, catalysis, biomaterials and biomedical devices, 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 group.

Only researchers with a strong record of research will be considered. 

Female candidates are especially welcome.  

Applicants should be fluent in English. Knowledge of Spanish and/or Basque will be considered useful but is not compulsory.

The selected candidate is expected to perform independent research in the research line Advanced Functional Materials and Surfaces.

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Candidates should provide:
  • CV
  • Letter of interest, including your research interest.
  • Contact details of 2 referees
Apply by submitting you application using the “Apply Form” button at the corresponding offer, at the “Join Us” area on BCMaterials’ portal (
Application deadline: 16 september 2022