Solidarity with Ukrainian refugees



The Nanoscience Cooperative Research Center CIC nanoGUNE, located in Donostia / San Sebastian, Basque Country (Spain), kindly offers support to researchers (particularly PhD students and post-docs) who have been forced to leave Ukraine as a result of the ongoing war.

NanoGUNE is a research center set up with the mission to carry out world-class nanoscience research for the competitive growth of the Basque Country. NanoGUNE is a member of the Basque Research and Technology Alliance (BRTA) and is also recognized by the Spanish Research Agency as a "Maria de Maeztu" Unit of Excellence (2022-2025).


We offer a temporary contract to candidates that would be interested in working in one of the following topics:

  • Magnetic materials, thin films, and multi-layers: magnetic properties and magneto-optics.
  • Plasmonic and magneto-optical properties of magnetic nanostructures and metamaterials.
  • THz and IR near-field microscopy for materials nanocharacterization and polariton nanophotonics.
  • Electrospun and 3D-printed polymer fibers, and biomolecular self-assembly.
  • Genome editing of living cells and nanomechanics of microbial infections using single-cell techniques.
  • Theory and computational simulation of nanostructures and irradiated quantum systems.
  • Fabrication of functional nanomaterials and coatings.


We also welcome candidates interested in applying to the MSCA4Ukraine Fellowship Scheme. This program aims to enable displaced researchers to continue their work, while maintaining their connections to research and innovation communities in Ukraine.  The application must be submitted by the prospective host organisation on behalf of the researcher via the MSCA4Ukraine online application portal that will open for submissions on 24 October 2022.

Candidates for MSCA4Ukraine fellowships must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Are (1) Ukrainian nationals, or (2) stateless persons, or nationals from third countries other than Ukraine, with their primary residence in Ukraine on 24 February 2022.
  • Either (1) have been displaced on or after 24 February 2022, or (2) are ready to relocate from Ukraine.
  • Are postdoctoral researchers (i.e. in possession of a doctoral degree by the time the fellowship is set to begin), or doctoral candidates (i.e. enrolled in a doctoral programme at a higher education institution in Ukraine, leading to the award of a doctoral degree).
  • Have the language skills required to successfully conduct their research activities at the envisaged host organisation, as confirmed by the host organisation in the application.

More information on this EU call:

Candidates are welcome to get in touch with the contact persons mentioned above, and should also formaly apply by completing the form below and attaching the following documents:

  • A complete CV
  • A cover letter (specifying if they would like to apply for the MSCA4Ukraine Fellowship or the nanoGUNE temporary contract, or both).
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