PhD position is available to work in the research project ERC Consolidator Advanced biohybrid lighting and photovoltaic devices InOutBioLight.


Ref. num. ERC_RC_RA02

Research Assistant (PhD student) in bio-hybrid optoelectronics

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:


IMDEA Materials seeks a full-time PhD with a priority to candidates with experience and interest in bio-optoelectronics. We are looking for an individual with initiative and motivation to start her/his career in the new and dynamic Hybrid Optoelectronic Materials and Devices research group. The research activities will be focused on developing new family of polymers to prepare bio-hybrid materials based on the combination of polymers and fluorescent proteins and catalytic enzymes. The latter will be applied in lighting and diagnosis systems with the main focus on developing new technologies that followed the “Green Photonics” concept. The PhD candidate will acquire a mature knowledge on handling of bio-compounds, spectroscopic, rheology, and microscopic techniques, as well as the fabrication and characterization of optoelectronic devices.


Candidates should hold a Bachelor/Master in Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, Bio-technology (or related discipline). Experience in molecular electronics, bio-diagnosis, and photophysics will be positively evaluated.

Excellent academic records and a strong commitment to develop an academic career in an international and multidisciplinary environment are expected.

Fluent oral and written English is required as this is the official language of the group. No knowledge of Spanish is totally fine (free lessons provided).

Interested candidates should submit their Curriculum Vitae (including complete contact information for two references) and a one-page statement of their motivation.


Full time contract including social security coverage.

Salary depending on previous experience and credentials.

The position will be open until the candidate is selected.