PhD Student in Novel Superconducting States Modelled by Atomic-Scale Structures – CIC nanoGUNE

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

The fundamental properties of quantum materials are based on complex electronic phenomenology emerging at the atomic scale. For example, while magnetism is known to destroy superconductivity, a single magnetic atom simply modifies the superconducting properties locally, trapping Cooper pairs, and perturbing the material in short length scales.  The research project of this PhD aims at fabricating predesigned atomic-scale structures of magnetic atoms/molecules on a superconductor using the atom-by-atom manipulation technique of a scanning tunneling microscope, envisioning the creation novel superconducting states of matter.

The ideal candidate should have a Master (or equivalent degree) in Physics or related fields, with a background and interest in solid state phenomena.

The research will be performed in the state-of-art low-temperature SPM facilities of the Nanoimaging research group under the supervision of Prof. Nacho Pascual, and in collaboration with the group of Dr. Celia Rogero at the nearby institute Materials Physics Center.

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 Novel Superconducting States Modelled by Atomic-Scale Structures
Deadline 06/09/2019