ICMol Job openings

If you join ICMol you will be part of a cutting-edge science and technology team. We will provide you with the state-of-the-art equipment and the most highly specialized scientific personnel.

You'll be working in an international environment and you will benefit from ICMol's complementary training programme.

The University of Valencia has also a strong program of scientific seminars, technical workshops, international research stages and other soft skills courses and activities.

The recruitment of new researchers at the tenure track level has been mainly based on the attraction of emergent researchers. The two rules followed for their selection are:
- The scientific excellence of the researcher; and
- His/her previous scientific expertise and how this expertise can be useful to reinforce and complement the ICMol research lines.

Open positions:

PhD in the field of 2D Magnetic Materials for Superfluid Spin transport studies
The candidate will synthesize homogeneous monolayers of 2D materials by means of molecular beam epitaxy, fabricate nano-scaled devices thereof, and investigate the features of spin-dependent electronic transport. Furthermore, the epitaxial growth of these 2D layers onto different substrates will be targeted, as it has a direct impact on the easy-plane anisotropy and hence in the spin transport characteristics of the devices.
Requirements and expertise
Experience in ultra-high-vacuum methods, surface science and/or nanofabrication is desirable, but not strictly required.
Predoctoral (con las condiciones estándar de la UV)
Titulación: Máster en Física
·Experiencia en computación cuántica e información cuántica
·Experiencia en programación cuántica (Qiskit, Qutip)
·Física Cuántica y Física del Estado Sólido
Objetivo del contrato
·Modelado (desarrollo teórico, implementación computacional y aplicación del modelo) de moléculas magnéticas en el contexto de la computación cuántica y la espintrónica.
Funciones a realizar por el contratado
Funciones de soporte y apoyo a la investigación
PhD in the field of nano-superconductivity
The candidate will work at the ICMol joining activities to perform studies of advanced nano-superconductors for applications in superconducting circuits.
Requirements and Expertise
Physics, materials science, nanosuperconductors
Predoctoral contract on molecular qubits and molecular spintronics
The current project is Electrical control of probabilistic bits in chiral molecules
Requirements and Expertise
Solid state Physics, computational chemistry, bioinformatics
Scholarships for Master Students
Up to 10 internship contracts offer for master students in the 'Maria de Maeztu' Excellence Unit of the Institute of Molecular Science (ICMol) of the University of Valencia. Academic year 2022-23

- Aim: To carry out the Master Thesis
- Remuneration: 2.400€ in total
- Application deadline: 15/9/2022
- Requirements: To have obtained the degree in 2020-21 academic year or later, with a minimum score of 8 (degree in science) or 7'5 (technical degree) and being enrolled during the academic year 2022-23 in one of the ICMol masters:
- Master in Molecular Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
- Master in Theoretical Chemistry and Computational Modelling
PhD in the field of Coordination Chemistry
We are interested in the use of spin-crossover (SCO) phenomenon as a molecular switch tuning the physical properties of new materials on the solid state or deposited on surfaces
The position is funded by the Spanish government, but is restricted to students who have studied at universities outside the EU. Applications from UK students are eligible, and welcome.
Requirements and Expertise
An MChem or MSc qualification is required, the salary is about EUR22,000, and the studentship must start in September 2022.
Interested students should email Miguel Clemente-León miguel.clemente@uv.es with:

- A cover letter
- A full CV
- 1 or 2 reference letters or referee contacts.

Start date: September 2022
Open PhD position
A PhD position in the field of nano-superconductivity within the framework of the project SEJIGENT 2021/12 is advertised. The candidate will work at the Institute of Molecular Science in the University of Valencia, joining the project activities led by Dr. R. Córdoba to perform studies of advanced nano?superconductors for applications in superconducting circuits. The position comprises all steps towards the studies of advanced nano?superconductors: from the fabrication of the nanostructures to their characterisation, data processing, etc. The candidate will join an international group with close interaction with other groups at the home institution and international collaborators. Experiments at large facilities and supervision of students (bachelor, master) are also included in the activities.
Requirements and Expertise
Applicants should have a MSc in physics, nanotechnology, materials science, or a discipline relevant to experimental condensed matter physics.

Previous experience in the fabrication of devices using optical and/or ion/electron beam lithography techniques, and in their characterisation using magneto-transport measurements, as well as solid computing skills are highly desirable.

Once selected, the successful applicant will need to submit an official application for the PhD program at the Institute of Molecular Science in the University of Valencia.
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