IMDEA Materials is looking for a Senior research associate to work on the development of new high entropy alloys and innovative hard metals with Cr-based binder


Ref. num. SRPD-01

Senior research associate

IMDEA Materials (Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies of Materials) is a non-profit, independent research institute, promoted by the Regional Government de Madrid (Spain), to carry out research in Materials Science and Engineering. IMDEA Materials Institute is committed to excellence in research by attracting talent from all over the world and to foster technology transfer to the industrial sector in a truly international environment. More information about the activities of the Institute can be found at:


This project will involve the development of new high entropy alloys by liquid phase sintering (casting) and solid phase sintering (spark plasma sintering). In addition the materials will be microstructural (SEM, TEM, EBSD, EDX, DRX, LECO) and mechanically (nanoindentation, hardness, tensile tests,...) characterized.


Candidates should hold PhD in Materials Science, Metallurgy or Mechanical Engineering with excellent academic credentials and a strong commitment to develop an academic career in an international and multidisciplinary environment.


  • Previous experience in powder metallurgy, specifically a strong knowledge on novel field assisted sintering techniques.
  • Previous experience on microstructural (SEM, TEM, EBSD, EDX, DRX, LECO,...) and mechanical (nanoindentation, hardness, toughness, tensile tests,...) characterization.
  • More than 10 years of experience as posdoctoral researcher.
  • Fluent English (oral and written) is required.


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