ICFO Post-doctoral Positions in Optics and Photonics

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The ICFO - Institut de Ciències Fotóniques is a center based in Barcelona, devoted to the research and education of the optical and photonic sciences, at the highest international level.

ICFO is currently offering post-doctoral contracts to well-qualified candidates who wish to enhance their scientific training conducting research in the following areas:

  • biophotonics
  • nonlinear optics
  • nanophotonics
  • quantum optics
  • atom optics
  • quantum information
  • nonlinear microscopy
  • optical trapping and tweezers
  • optical parametric oscillators

    ICFO welcomes applications from individuals with backgrounds in any scientific disciplines related to optics and photonics.

    Persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • No restrictions of citizenship apply to the ICFO post-doctoral contracts.
  • Candidates must hold an internationally-recognized PhD-equivalent degree in a field of science and engineering related to optics and photonics.
  • Suitable backgrounds include optics, physics, mathematics, electronics and telecommunications engineering.

    Conditions of posts

    The contracts are offered for periods of one or two years, renewable for a total of five years.

    Application Procedure

    Suitable candidates are requested to submit:

    A presentation letter with declaration of interests

    A Curriculum Vitae, including a full address, a contact phone number and e-mail address and a copy of the passport

    A certified copy of your degrees

    The contact e-mail of three potential referees

    Applications should be submitted by e-mail to:

    icfo.jobs [at] icfo.es

    E-mail submissions must be coded in DOC, PS or PDF formats and must include the mailing label “Post-doctoral Program” and your last name printed before the label.

    Applications can also be submitted by post to:

    Post-Doc screening Committee

    ICFO-Institut de Ciències Fotóniques

    Mediterranean Technology Park Av Canal Olimpic s/n 08860 Castelldefels (Barcelona), Spain

    Candidate should be willing to be contacted by phone during the selection process.

    Selection of ICFO- post-doctoral fellows is based on merit and potential, measured in terms of the academic record and personal achievements.

    Proactivity, participation in community activities, and capacity for team-work are also taken into account.


    The call is open until positions are filled.

    For more information, visit; http://www.icfo.es/

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