The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) is offering several Postdoctoral fellowships to well-qualified, highly motivated and dynamic young scientists who wish to enhance their scientific career in a friendly and stimulating environment.

Research groups (topics including, but not limited to):
  • Biophysics & Biomedical Optics
  • Optical Sensing, Optoelectronics
  • Nonlinear Optics, Ultrafast Optics & Atto-Physics
  • Nanophotonics, Optomechanics & Nanomechanics
  • Experimental Quantum Optics, Quantum Gases & Quantum Information
  • Theoretical Nanophotonics, Quantum Optics & Quantum Information
  • Condensed Matter Theory & Light-Matter Interactions
  • Photovoltaics, Thermal Photonics, Solar Fuels & CO2 Mitigation


  • Candidates must hold an internationally recognized PhD-equivalent degree in a field related to ICFO research activities by the time of the contract activation.
  • Candidates must not have a current contract with ICFO at the time of the call deadline.
  • Applicant must have a high working knowledge of English.


Submit online the following material in English:

  • A Cover Letter addressing the motivation for application, as well as specific indication of ICFO research group of interest.
  • A Curriculum Vitae, including contact details.
  • Research Profile (1-page max)
  • Statement of Key Contributions: list up to 10 items (e.g. papers, patents, technical contributions, supervision, project management, leadership roles, etc.; may include contributions outside research/academia)
  • Career Interruptions (optional; 1-page max). Candidates may submit a statement regarding any career interruptions (care of dependents, birth of children, etc.), which will be taken-into-account in evaluating their contributions.
  • The names and contact details of 2 referees.
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO)
Country Spain
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Subject areas Physics
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 19th September, 2021

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