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Open PhD Position on Chiral Spintronics at ICMAB

Deadline: Jun 30, 2023

One PhD position will be available at the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) to work on Chiral Spintronics with ICMAB researcher Can Onur Avci. 

18 May 2023

The PhD position offered is in the framework of the recently funded M.ERA-NET consortium project MUST: Materials for Ultraefficient chiral SpinTronics.

The project will focus on the development of ferrimagnetic nitride and oxide thin films exhibiting chiral interfacial interactions. Based on these materials, we will then fabricate spintronic devices operating with domain walls, skyrmions, and spin waves for magnetic data applications. The outcome is expected to offer more sustainable and energy efficient solutions to the current CMOS and prospective post-CMOS memory and logic technologies.

The successful candidate preferentially has prior experience in the fabrication of magnetic thin films by magnetron sputtering. Knowledge of electrical and optical characterization of magnetic materials, device fabrication in cleanroom facilities and any other relevant spintronic-related research experience will be valued.

The applicant should hold (or expect to obtain by 31 July 2023) a MSc. degree in Physics, Materials Science, or related disciplines.

How to apply

Interested candidates should send their CV (only PDF files please), a short statement of purpose, and names of two referees to Can Onur Avci (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Applications will be evaluated as received.


  • Deadline for application: 30 June 2023
  • Start date: 01 October 2023
  • Contract duration: 36 months
  • Salary: ~23 k€ (yearly, gross)

Research team website: Spintronics Materials and Devices within the MULFOX group


The Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) is a Severo Ochoa Excellence center focusing on cutting-edge research in functional materials in the fields of electronics, energy, and nanomedicine. With over 250 members from 30+ nationalities, ICMAB-CSIC offers a highly international and dynamic environment for enthusiastic young researchers.

ICMAB-CSIC is located at the Autonomous University of Barcelona campus (~35 min from downtown Barcelona by public transportation) and is surrounded by numerous research and technological centers and state-of-the-art facilities.

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