Metamaterial printing using shape memory alloys and functional gradients for a new generation of smart implants


Ref. num. iMPLANT_JM_PD01

Post-doctoral research associate on materials for implants

IMDEA Materials Institute is a public research organization founded in 2007 by Madrid’s regional government to carry out research of excellence in Material Science and Engineering by attracting talent from all over the world to work in an international and multidisciplinary environment. IMDEA Materials has grown rapidly since its foundation and currently includes more than 120 researchers from 22 nationalities and has become one of the leading research centers in materials in Europe which has received the María de Maeztu seal of excellence from the Spanish government. The research activities have been focused in the areas of materials for transport, energy, and health-care and the Institute has state-of-the-art facilities for processing, characterization and simulation of advanced materials. More information can be found at


The candidate will work on the optimization of selective laser fusion (SLM) fabrication of scaffold-like structures in shape memory alloys.


Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry or related discipline with excellent academic credentials and a strong commitment to develop an academic career in an international and multidisciplinary environment. Fluent English (written and oral) is a must.


Full-time contract including social security coverage. Salary depending on previous experience and credentials


The working language of the Institute is English. Full command of the English language is required in all positions.

The Institute is committed to equal opportunities for men and women and promoting a healthy work environment and work-life balance. Female applicants are encouraged to apply in areas where they are underrepresented.

Besides on-the-job technical training, IMDEA Materials Institute is committed to training the Institute’s scientists and staff in “soft” or transversal skills. See the available training here.

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