Here you can find some opportunities to progress in your career on nanomaterials and their application in life sciences in one of the NanoBioAp – Cluster of Excellence nodes. Some grants, PhD and PostDoc positions will be posted. Stay tuned!


- Post-Doctoral Position -

University of Cantabria (UC) - Spain

The Group of Magnetic Materials at UC seeks a qualified EU-candidate for a postdoctoral position. The main focus of the research project is to characterise magnetic nanoparticles of intermetallic rare earths and Fe-oxides.
The post-doctoral fellowship will be running for 3 months (and a possible 3 months extension). Gross salary: around 2389 euros/month. It will be located at the Dept. CITIMAC (Universidad Cantabria). The recruitment process will be finished as soon as possible.

Qualified candidates must have received a PhD degree in one of the following: Material Science, Physics or Chemistry. It is a requirement to have experience in the use/analysis of magnetic properties of Rare Earth intermetallics in polycrystalline and/or nanoparticle state and/or Fe-oxides in nanoparticle state. Use of DCA and/or AC-Magnetometry techniques is a must.

Are you interested?

The contract is limited to UE citizens or holders of UE work & residence permit. Please obtain/send your application (Application form, ID, PhD certificate, CV) directly to:

COIE Human Resources UC: coie.uc@unican.es (Please enter reference number: 3037)
Application deadline is 8 September 2020.

Good luck!
More information here


- Post-Doctoral Position -

University of Basque Country (UPV) - Spain

The Group of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials at the University of Basque Country, recognized
as a group of excellence by the Basque Government, is currently looking for a POSTDOCTORAL
RESEARCHER to work on Magnetotactic bacteria.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in physics, materials science or biologist. Experience in experimental techniques related to magnetic characterization, synchrotron facilities, bacteria and
cell cultures will be strongly valued.
The candidate should be self-motivated and a team player willing to coordinate the research in a
particular topic. Good English level is compulsory.

Are you interested?

Please submit to Mª Luisa Fernández-Gubieda:
• A complete CV
• A cover letter containing contact details for 2 references.

The position is available from February-March 2020. 
Application deadline is 20 January 2020.

Good luck!
More information here


- PhD Positions -

University of Cantabria (UNICAN) - Spain

PhD Positions in the area of biomedicine, biotechnology and health sciences.

Stay tuned for the new 2019 call!

Are you interested?

Please, visit this web page for more details and fill this form. To get more information you can also contact with Mónica López Fanarraga (UNICAN-IDIVAL).

Good luck!
More information here


- PhD Position -

University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication

The PhD student will carry out fundamental research in the field of magnetic neutron scattering (mainly small-angle neutron scattering (SANS)) on core-shell-type magnetic Heusler alloys. Candidates with experimental as well as theoretical/computational skills are encouraged to apply. The PhD student will be a member of the Nanomagnetism Group led by Prof. Dr. Andreas Michels and in close collaboration with Dr. P. Bender. Working closely with many groups from all over the world including Spain (Universidad de Cantabria, University of the Basque Country, BC Materials etc.)

The position is for fixed-term 14-months initial contract, extendable to 48 months, with full-time (40 hrs/week) dedication.

Are you interested?

Please, visit this web page for more details and fill the form to get more information. 

Good luck!
More information here


- PhD Position -

University of York - York, UK

The Department of Physics in the University of York offers a PhD position in Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording Using Exchange BiasHeat Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR)  is considered to be the next technology to improve current magnetic recording densities.

The position is for 3 years tuition fees plus stipend (£15,009 for 2019/20).
Academic entry requirements: at least a class 2:1 BSc, MSc or MPhys degree in Physics (or equivalent). The position is available from September 2019

Are you interested?

Please, visit this web page for more details and fill the form to get more information. 

Good luck!
More information here


- PostDoc Positions -

InaMat - Institute for Advanced Materials. Navarra, Spain.

The Institute of Advanced Materials together with the Public University of Navarra have available 2 postdoc positions to work in their three main research lines of the Institute:
• Intelligent materials and functional coatings.
• Applications of nanotechnology and characterization of materials.
• Data science and mathematical modeling.

The contract will last for 2 years. The endowment of the contract will be of 31,200 gross euros per year corresponding to 12 monthly installments of 2,600 gross euros (from this monthly endowment the compulsory contribution fee will be deducted).

Are you interested?

Please, contact with Cristina Gómez Polo (gpolo@unavarra.es).

Good luck!
Download the call here for more information


- PhD Positions -

The BREAK BIOFILMS Training Network is recruiting! Join us and spread the science!

15 Positions for Early-Stage-Researchers H2020-MSCA-ITN “Breaking Bad Biofilms. Innovative Analysis and Design Rules for Next-Generation Antifouling Interfaces” (Grant Agreement Number 813439).

The BREAK BIOFILMS Training Network “Breaking Bad Biofilms: Innovative Analysis and Design Rules for Next-Generation Antifouling Interfaces” is a consortium of world leaders in sensing, cell imaging, interfacial engineering, microbiology and nanoformulation from 6 universities, 8 companies, a consortium of food industries, a research centre, and a business and innovation centre. ESRs will have access to state-of-the-art equipment and will obtain a unique technical, industrial, and entrepreneurial training.

The main objectives of BREAK BIOFILMS are:

  • To understand the (bio)physicochemical mechanisms of biofilm formation
  • To produce the technology for detecting and identifying biofilm formation with extreme sensitivity
  • To develop next generation biocides for preventing and destroying biofilms in industrial and biomedical areas.

Find more information about this Project here.


The successful candidates will be employed on a full-time basis with a competitive salary in accordance with the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) rules and the personal circumstances of the applicant. The successful candidates will receive a financial package consisting of MSCA living allowance and mobility allowance. Eligible applicants with a family will also receive an additional family allowance according to the rules of the MSCA. The exact (net) salary will be confirmed upon appointment and will depend on the Host Institution’s local tax regulations and on the country coefficient of your Host institution country.


Applicants must fulfill the usual MSCA eligibility and mobility rules.

  • Applicants must at the date of recruitment be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.
  • The researcher must not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of his/her host organisation from more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to his/her recruitment (short stays, such as holidays, not taken into account).

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Grant Agreement
No. 813439

For more information:
ESR Projects
Universidad de Oviedo, Oviedo (Spain)
  1. Rapid paper-based sensor for the detection of biofilm formation.
  2. Novel nanomaterials for enhanced antibiofilm effect.
The University of Warwick, Coventry (UK)
  1. Lab-on-a-Tip for Localized Biofilm Analysis and Treatment.
  2. Development and Application of an Electrochemical Biofilm Activity Sensor.
Universität Ulm, Ulm (Germany)
  1. Development of functionalized atomic force-scanning electrochemical probes for studying biofilm formation.
  2. Analytical platforms for studying the chemical and physical properties of biofilms.

Università degli Studi di Bari Aldo Moro, Bari (Italy)
  1. Nanoantimicrobial films: deposition, characterization and evaluation of their bioactivity properties, including ion and nanoparticle release.
  2. Development of multi-component antimicrobial nanomaterials providing synergistic bioactivity, fighting antimicrobial resistance.
Aarhus Universität, Aarhus (Denmark)
  1. In-vivo nanobioelectrodes for intracellular analysis of biofilm development and degradation.
  2. Anti-microbial biofilm breaking systems based on encapsulated inhibitors and enzymes.
Dublin City University, Dublin (Ireland)
  1. Redox Mediators for High Sensitivity Electrochemical Detection of Biofilms.
  2. Microfluidic Device for Rapid Detection and Identification of Bacteria at the Point of Use.

IPLA-CSIC, Villaviciosa
  1. Development of novel bacteriophage-based products for biofilm removal.
  2. Identification of molecular targets to disperse biofilms.
ASINCAR Agrifood Technology Centre, Oviedo (Spain)
  1. Development of a novel, non-destructive, real-time and portable method for the detection of complex bacterial biofilms in the Agri-food industry.
Are you interested?

Please, download the call for further information regarding the projects, their supervisors for each position and the selection process.

Application dates and start dates vary. Please contact the supervisors for each ESR Project for more information, as well as for specific/local acceptance requirements (use as subject “BREAK BIOFILMS Application”).

Good luck!


- PostDoc Position -

Department of Applied Physics,University of Cantabria. Santander, Spain.

The Department of Applied Physics, University of Cantabria, Spain, invites qualified candidates for a postdoctoral position in Material Science. The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team focusing on the synthesis and characterization of nanoparticles with luminescence properties.

Are you interested?

Please submit your resume, a letter of motivation and at least two referees to this addresses: Prof. Rafael Valiente (valientr@unican.es) and Dr. Rosa Martín-Rodríguez (rosa.martin@unican.es).

Good luck!
Download the call here for more information