PostDoc - Hydrogen vacancy centers in diamonds for hyper-polarization and advanced Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) detection. (Closed)

Post-doctoral position
Position category: PostDoc
Reference: 2023/66
Duration: 2 years
Application deadline: 2023/06/07
For more info contact the supervisors:
Gabriel Molina-Terriza
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

The Quantum Nanophotonics Laboratory is looking for a post-doctoral researcher in the field of Nitrogen Vacancy Centers in diamond. The researcher will work in a multidisciplinary environment- We develop quantum ebnhanced sensors based on photonic, optical levitation and diamond technologies. The post-doctoral researcher is expected to also contribute to the other research lines.

Desired background & competences

The successful candidate should have a PhD in Physics or Engineering and extensive experience in the field of Nitrogen Vacancy Centers in diamond and control of the electronic and nuclear spin states in such centers. Experience in open source programming, remote control of instruments, design and testing of microwave antennas and spatial control of magnetic fields will also be desirable. The researcher will co-supervise PhD and Master students. He or she will participate in several international and national funding programs.

Working conditions

  • Contract duration: 1 year (possibility to extend up to 2 years)
  • Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales
  • Target start date: 2023/06/12

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.

About the team

The Quantum Nanophotonics Laboratory Group at the Center of Materials Physics addresses fundamental research on quantum technologies. Current research topics in the group include quantum control of the nuclear and electronic spins in Nitrogen Vacancy centres (NVs) in diamond, for quantum sensing and quantum computation applications. We want to develop a new set of devices based on the quantum control of NVs for nuclear magnetic resonance and magnetometry. We also work on other quantum technologies, such as a levitated systems and quantum photonics, using entangled photon sources and quantum squeezed light. For more information, visit our web:

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 been supported by MCIN with funding from European Union NextGenerationEU (PRTR-C17.I1)


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