PostDoc - Electronic properties of flat band kagome lattices studied by ARPES and scattering (Closed)

Post-doctoral position
Position category: PostDoc
Reference: 2023/73
Duration: 3 years
Application deadline: 2023/07/21
For more info contact the supervisors:
Santiago Blanco
Andrei Bernevig
How to apply

We are currently accepting applications for the above mentioned position. This is a unique opportunity for junior researchers with a recent PhD degree in Physics or related fields to join one of DIPC’s high-profile research teams.

The role

We are seeking a postdoc with experience with synchrotron radiation in general, and photoemission in particular, to study electronic properties of novel correlated quantum materials and flat bands by means of Angle Resolved Photoemission Spectroscopy (ARPES) and scattering/diffraction. The project involves the electronic characterization of the newly discovered correlated topological materials and kagome lattices, in collaboration with the groups of Prof. Claudia Felser (MPI Dresden) and Prof. A. Bernevig (Princeton/DIPC).

Desired background & competences

Required Knowledge, Skills and Habilities:

  • PhD in experimental condensed matter physics or related field.
  • Previous experience with strongly correlated or topological materials is essential.
  • Experience with ARPES and/or elastic/inelastic scattering.
  • Data analysis: Igor Pro, Matlab, Origin and/or Python.
  • Good communication skills and leadership.
  • Experience with vacuum systems and beamline operation.
  • Enjoys teamwork and an interdisciplinary environment.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • The candidate will be in charge of preparation and submission of research proposals to synchrotron facilities.
  • Carry out in house photoemission experiments and in large scale facilities. The position will involve travel to synchrotron facilities and collaborating institutions.

Working conditions

  • Contract duration: 1 year (possibility to extend up to 3 years)
  • Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales
  • Target start date: 2023/10/01

We provide a highly stimulating research environment, and unique professional career development opportunities.

We offer and promote a diverse and inclusive environment and welcomes applicants regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The center

DIPC is a research center whose mission is to perform and catalyze cutting-edge research in physics and related disciplines, as well as to convey scientific culture to society. Located in Donostia / San Sebastian (Basque Country, Spain), DIPC was born from a strategic alliance of both public institutions and private companies. Since 2008 DIPC is a 'Basque Excellence Research Center' (BERC) recognized by the Basque Government's Department of Education. In 2019, DIPC was also recognized as a "Severo Ochoa" Excellence Center by the Spanish Research Agency.

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit an updated CV and a brief statement of interest to the following application email below. 

Reference letters are welcome but not indispensable.

The reference of the specific opening to which the candidate is applying should be stated in the subject line, and the application must be received before the application deadline.

Although candidates are welcome to contact the project supervisors to know further details about the proposed research activity, please be aware that the application will be evaluated only if it is submitted directly to the email address listed below as application email.

Selection process

Applications received by the deadline will be evaluated by a Committee designed by the DIPC board on the basis of the following criteria:

  • CV of the candidate (40%)
  • Adequacy of the candidate’s scientific background to the project (40%)
  • Reference letters (10%)
  • Other: Diversity in gender, race, nationality, etc. (10%)

Evaluation results will be communicated to the candidates soon after. Positions will only be filled if qualified candidates are found.

The DIPC may revoke its decision if the candidate fails to join by the appointed time, in which case the position will be awarded to the candidate with the next highest score, provided it is above 50 (out of 100).

However, the selected candidate may keep the position if, in the opinion of the Selection Committee, the candidate duly justifies the reasons why he or she cannot join before the specified deadline, and as long as the project allows it.


This project has received funding from the European Union’s grant program “Horizon 2020-SUPERFLAT” under grant agreement 101020833






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