Predoctoral position at the Nanobioengineering Research Group

Application Deadline: 22/02/2019
Ref: PhD-JS

The Nanobioengineering group at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is looking for a Pre-doctoral Researcher to work in the project the development of a Focusing laser light polymerization, design and characterization of new formulations of inks for 3D of transparent pieces and improvement of the lateral and vertical resolution.

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Main tasks and responsibilities / The successful candidate will develop research involving:

• New compositions of biopolymers with composition, photon-initiators and / or nanoparticles that allow to work in different wavelengths of impression and to improve the resolution of the pieces.
• Obtaining closed pieces with cavities and internal channels.
• Obtaining transparent materials with gradients of mechanical properties.
• Applications: 22/
o Obtaining of cartridges for high resolution microfluidic applications.
o Obtaining micro-channels and micro-cavities interconnected.
o Applications for lab-on-to-chip diagnostic systems and 3D cell culture systems

Requirements for candidates:

• Degree and Master on any field in Industrial Engineering
• Multidisciplinary qualifications and/or knowledge on Development of a 3D printing protocol will be a plus.
• Programming Software: MATLAB, Visual Basic for Applications and PLC programming.
• 3D CAD Design Software: Solid Works, PTC Creo, AutoCAD knowledge will be an asset
• Competencies and skills: Communication, Teamwork, Proactivity, Commitment, Collegiality, Integrity, Critical and Analytical thinking
• High level of English

We Offer:

• Number of available positions: 1
• Starting date: March 1st 2019
• Working conditions:
o Full/Part time 3-year contract. Very competitive salary.
o Measures to reconcile work and family life (maternity and paternity leave, flexible schedule working hours, teleworking, 23 working days of paid holidays, 9 leave days for personal matters, among others).
• IBEC ensures equality of access to professional development opportunities irrespective of employment status, length at IBEC or other factors. The IBEC’s yearly training catalogue offers a wide range of training in technical and transferable skills. Mobility grants for first stage researchers, as well as a Mentoring programme for Postdoctoral researchers are offered.
• Stimulating, interdisciplinary research and high-quality international scientific environment.
• Induction programme to facilitate incorporation at IBEC and additional support is provided for foreigners to obtain Visa-working permit and to install in Barcelona.

How to apply:

Interested applicants should send their CV, cover letter and the contact of two referees to: before 22/02/2019 (Reference: PhD-JS2019).

Principles of the Selection Process:

Our Recruitment and Selection Policy is based on the OTM Strategy (Open, Transparent and Merit-based recruitment) and accept applications without distinction on any grounds. Candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Our commitment to OTM-R principles can also be found in our Gender and Diversity plan.

Protection of personal data:

IBEC ensures that applicants’ personal data are processed as required by EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Spanish Law 3/2018 on Data Protection.
Personal data shall thus be processed solely for the purpose of the selection procedure.

Who we are?

The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, IBEC is an interdisciplinary research center focused on Bioengineering and Nanomedicine based in Barcelona. IBEC is one of the top research institutions named as a Severo Ochoa Research Centre by Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (in charge of research and innovation policy in Spain), which recognizes excellence at the highest international level in terms of research, training, human resources, outreach and technology transfer.

IBEC’s mission is to develop international high quality interdisciplinary research that, while creating knowledge, contributes to making a better quality of life, improving health and creating wealth. A close link with key universities, reference hospitals and corporations, are assets that facilitate achieving the mission.

IBEC was established in 2005 by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Autonomous Government of Catalonia), the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC).
IBEC is located within the Barcelona Science Park and is managing an annual budget of 12M€ and 3.800 square meters facilities, 21 research groups and a team of researchers and support services of 300 people from 30 different countries.