Call for Postdoctoral Candidates to apply Marie Curie for Targeted Nanotherapeutics Research Group


Application Deadline: 20/04/2018
Ref: MC-SM

The Targeted therapeutics and nanodevices group led by Prof. Muro at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is looking for Postdoctoral candidates to apply to the 2018 call of the European Commission Marie Curie Individual fellowship.

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Topics of interest:
(a) Synthesis and characterization of biodegradable encapsulating particulates for delivery of proteins.
(b) Coupling of targeting ligands for recognition of cell receptors involved in signaling and/or transport mechanisms.
(c) Recombinant or synthetic therapeutics, oligomeric targeting moieties, and/or protein nanoassemblies.
(d) In vitro models which recapitulate main in vivo phenomena, for the study of relevant drug delivery parameters.
(e) Biological interaction, transport, and effects of drug carriers in cell cultures.
(f) PK/PD and preclinical research using animal models.

Main tasks and responsibilities:
-To design and conduct research regarding one or (preferably) several of the topics described above.
-To engage in collaborations, recording and reporting, and publications/scientific communications derived from the work.
-To contribute to lab supporting tasks, e.g. ordering of reagents, maintenance of equipment, and training of new lab members.

Requirements for candidates:
-PhD on any scientific discipline related to the topics described above.
-A solid track record of scholarly research with demonstrated experience in the described topics.
-Analytical and critical thinking, ambitious, high ethics and integrity; must work well both within a team and independently.
-Excellent oral and written communication skills, including English.

General Requirements for all Candidates:
-Transnational Mobility Requirement: researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the call deadline (12/09/2018).

Application and Selection criteria process:
After receiving all the applications, IBEC will create a selection committee to evaluate them and determine the successful candidates, solely on the basis of eligibility and scientific potential. The selected candidates will then have to apply to the corresponding call, depending on their adequacy to each call’s requirements. Please keep in mind that these are competitive calls that require certain paperwork to be done by the candidate. IBEC will provide administrative support to the selected candidates, but the final resolution for each call will only depend on on the evaluation carried out by the Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions (EU).

We Offer:
-Stimulating, interdisciplinary and innovative research, and an enriching high-quality training experience.
-An international environment and the possibility for a collaborative short training in our sister lab in the U.Maryland (USA).

IBEC is committed to the principles of the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers of the European Commission. Thus, there are no restrictions of citizenship or gender and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should send their CV and cover letter to: jobs@ibecbarcelona.eu, before 20/04/2018 (Reference: MC-SM).