Postdoctoral Researcher in Spinoptical. CIC nanoGUNE

Publish date 27/05/2019
Entity CIC nanoGUNE
Sector of Activity Nanotechnology

Optical, magneto-optical, and acusto-magneto-plasmonic properties of spinoptical nanoantennas

NanoGUNE, located in San Sebastián, Basque Country (Spain), is an R&D center with the mission of conducting basic and applied world-class research in nanoscience and nanotechnology. The institute features an excellent infrastructure for advanced nano- scale research and engineering work, as well as related scientific studies.

In the Nanomagnetism group, a 6 months Postdoctoral position is available from July 2019. This position is linked to the European FET project FEMTOTERABYTE “Spinoptical nanoantenna-assisted magnetic storage at few nanometers on femtosecond timescale” and will be dedicated to the design, and testing ultrafast acoustics in hybrid noble and ferromagnetic metals spinoptical-nanoantennas.

Nanoplasmonics and magnetism have both undergone a rapid development in the past decade, enabling completely new research directions. Here we propose to combine the brand-new branch of nanoplasmonics – that of nanoscale spinoptics, providing extreme light confinement and the superior ability to manipulate photonic spin and orbital angular momenta, and nanomagnetism/molecular magnetism to establish a new fundamental way to control magnetism via light momenta spin-orbit mediated transfer of light momenta at the nanoscale in femtoseconds.

Specific objectives

  • To design and nanofabricate spin-nanoantennas and arrays of them
  • To characterize their linear and non-linear optical and magneto-elastic and magneto-optical properties with spectroscopy, microscopy, and ultrafast optics

For consideration, the candidate is expected to have a relevant engineering or science PhD degree. The ideal candidate will furthermore be skilled in optical measurement techniques and data analysis. The working language at nanoGUNE is English.

How to apply

The candidates should apply by 7th June 2019 through the form available on the webpage of the offer at (, attaching a cover letter, a complete CV, and at least two reference letters grouped in a single PDF file.

* Applications that do not follow the instructions indicated above will not be considered further.
* Please note that due to the large number of submissions expected, we cannot provide individual feedback.

Career Opportunity / Job Vacancie Postdoctoral Researcher in Spinoptical. Optical, magneto-optical, and acusto-magneto-plasmonic properties of spinoptical nanoantennas
Deadline 07/06/2019