The Group of Magnetic Materials at UC seeks a qualified EU-candidate for a postdoctoral position. The main focus of the research project is to characterise magnetic nanoparticles of Fe-oxides (including magnetotactic bacteria).

The post-doctoral fellowship will be running for 6 months initially. Gross salary: around 2.389,17 euros/month. It will be located at the Dept. CITIMAC (Universidad Cantabria). The recruitment process will be finished as soon as possible (approx. mid. March 2022).

Requirements: Qualified candidates must have received a PhD degree in one of the following: Material Science, Physics or Chemistry. It is a requirement to have experience in the use/analysis of magnetic properties of Fe-oxides in nanoparticle state. Use of DC- and/or AC-Magnetometry techniques is a must.

Other qualifications: Experience in the analysis of XRD and/or neutron diffraction data is relevant as well. We are looking for an independent researcher who is energetic, innovative and good at building relations. Due to the nature of the position, the candidate is required to possess excellent written communicative skills. Spanish is not needed but English is required.

Academic Information on the post will be provided by Project Leader: Prof. Luis Fernández Barquín, email:

The Group of Magnetism at UC is located in Santander (northern Spain) and holds long experience in the field of magnetic nanoparticles and a suite of experimental techniques for their characterization including QD-MPMS (SQUID), QD-PPMS and XRD instruments (and TEM). The Group is also a frequent user of Large Facilities.

CONDITION: The contract is limited to UE citizens or holders of UE work & residence permit.

If interested, please:


2) Please obtain/send your application (Application form, copies of ID, PhD certificate, CV) directly to:

Secretaria CITIMAC at UC, email:, no later than 7th March 2022. Please enter reference number: 3907.