PhD Recruitment Fair

8 PhD Positions available at CFM

Deadline 21st March 2018 at 17:00 CET

Personal Interviews: April/May 2018
Projects starting: September- December 2018

The Materials Physics Center (CFM,CSIC-UPV/EHU) in Donostia-San Sebastián, (the Basque Country, Spain) is currently seeking for bright, highly motivated PhD candidates who are willing to work in an intellectually stimulating environment to develop cutting-edge training and research on Materials Science, exploring physical and chemical properties of advanced materials, nanostructures and nanodevices, either theoretically or experimentally. They will have access to the most advanced techniques in the field and develop industry-transferable skills.

Approximately 25 applicants will be shortlisted and invited for a 2-days visit to CFM in late April or early May, with their travel and accommodation expenses fully covered. Personal interviews will be held and the candidates will have the opportunity to discuss the research topics with the relevant CFM staff.
From the interviews, 8 candidates will be selected and granted full studentships.


CFM’s headquarters are located in Donostia-San Sebastián, a vibrant city on the northern coast of Spain, featuring a lively cultural life (including international cinema and jazz festivals) and an extraordinary natural landscape. Donostia is a unique place to conduct research, as it concentrates several world-leading research centers, such as the CFM, the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC), the CIC Nanogune or the CIC Biomagune, among others. The successful candidates will benefit from an environment that fosters the cross-fertilization of ideas between different research topics.

CFM is particularly focused in the following research topics:

  •  Nanophotonics
  • Two-dimensional materials
  • Topological materials
  • Polymers and soft matter
  • Ab-initio characterization of nanostructured materials
  • Surface nanophysics
  • Nanodevices
  • Quantum technologies
  • Ceramic materials


The candidates are required to hold a Master degree granted before the end of 2018. This call is addressed to students from all countries, but the candidates should have excellent communication skills in English. Particular attention will be paid to candidates to ensure gender and diversity balance.


Read carefully the job offer here

The following documentation is required for applying:
1. Fill in relevant data in the on-line form.
2. Updated CV. Please provide clear contact information.
3. Reference letters (if more than one, please merge all of them in a single e-file).

Fill the application form here

The deadline for the application is 21st March 2018, at 17:00 Central European Time (CET).