PhD Student in Characterization by IR s-SNOM and nano-FTIR Spectroscopy – CIC nanoGUNE

Publish date 29/07/2019
Entity CIC nanoGUNE
Sector of Activity Nanotechnology

The Nanoscience Cooperative Research Center CIC nanoGUNE, created with the mission of conducting world-class nanoscience research for the competitive growth of the Basque Country and recognized as a “María de Maeztu” Excellence Unit (2017-2021), is currently looking for 1 PhD Student to work on Characterization by ir S-Snom and Nano-Ftir Spectroscopy.

The candidate will work on infrared nanoimaging and nanospectroscopy based on scattering-type scanning near-field optical microscopy (s-SNOM) and nanoscale Fourier transform infrared (nano-FTIR) spectroscopy. The project aims to demonstrate their capabilities and develop methods for the characterization of complex samples ranging from 2D materials or polymeric nanocomposites, relevant for different applications. This project will be developed in the Nanooptics group under supervision of Prof. R. Hillenbrand, one of the pioneers of IR s-SNOM and nano-FTIR spectroscopy, and in strong collaboration with industry and with neighboring research and university institutes, such as CFM and DIPC.

The successful candidate should have a Master (or equivalent) degree in Physics, Physical Chemistry, Chemistry or Materials Sciences/Engineering. Experience in Scanning Probe Microscopies and/or knowledge in optics, particularly near-field and nanooptics, would be appreciated.

We offer an international and competitive environment, state-of-the-art equipment, and the possibility of performing research at the highest level. The PhD students will be enrolled at the University of the Basque Country Doctorate Program.

The candidates should apply by completing the form below, attaching:

  1. A complete CV
  2. A cover letter indicating clearly which position they are interested in
  3. Academic qualifications
  4. At least one reference letter grouped in a single PDF file.


  • Applications that do not follow the instructions indicated above will not be considered further.
  • The deadline for applications is 6th September 2019
  • Please note that due to the large number of submissions expected, we cannot provide individual feedback.
Career Opportunity / Job Vacancie PhD Student in Characterization by IR s-SNOM and nano-FTIR Spectroscopy
Deadline 06/09/2019