ICFO Postdoctoral Position for International Applicants in Spain, 2018


The Attoscience and ultrafast optics research group at ICFO, led by Prof. Dr. Jens Biegert, is looking for a postdoctoral fellow to work on ultrafast laser science and nonlinear optics. The candidate will conduct research in a small team, hence coordination of scientific work and project leadership is required.


Candidates must hold an internationally-recognized Ph.D.-equivalent degree (or evidence of its completion in the nearest future) in a relevant field, prior to taking up the position.

We are seeking enthusiastic candidates with:

  • demonstrated experience in ultrafast pulse generation, nonlinear optics and metrology,

  • knowledge in laser physics, the aspects of pulse formation and compression of few-cycle pulses, and concepts to measure pulses,

  • experience with optical simulation and ray tracing is beneficial.

We expect excellent skills in English (written and spoken) and participation in project leadership as well as the ability to work in, or lead, a team of people. Diligent work ethic as well as a strong desire for problem solving and team work is essential.

No restrictions of citizenship apply to the ICFO positions. Female scientists are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Salaries will be commensurate with the experience of the candidates.

To apply, suitable candidates are requested to submit (in English) the following material:

  • A Cover/Presentation letter with a declaration of interest, outlining past research achievements and a description of future research aspirations,

  • A Curriculum Vitae with research publications, as well as your contact details,

  • Via the online application form, the candidate should indicate two referees, who we will contact for their reference letters if necessary.