PhD position at the Bioengineering in Reproductive Health Research Group

Application Deadline: 15/04/2020
Ref: PH-SO

How can we recognize which embryo is going to successfully implant in the mother’s uterus? How can we better understand pregnancy and improve in-vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures in the clinic to help couples that cannot conceive?

The Bioengineering in reproductive health group at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is looking for a Predoctoral Researcher with (Bio) Physics or (Bio) Engineering background to join our multi-disciplinary team. Join us in answering these questions and developing a methodological toolbox for the IVF field, capable to reliably assess an embryo´s implantation and development potential!

This PhD project aims to address the above questions and develop an objective, quantitative imaging technology capable to discriminate competent embryos from unviable ones. The embryos exhibit endogenous auto-fluorescence which encodes the presence of different molecules related to the embryo’s metabolics and are crucial for the successful embryonic development. This project will focus on measuring these signals in a non-invasive way and assessing the embryo viability through subsequent image processing and statistical analysis.

Our laboratory is a multidisciplinary environment where biologists, biophysicists, clinicians and business developers synergize to create a unique environment shaped by science and entrepreneurship. Due to the high translational component of our research, we have established collaboration contracts with the pharma industry, hospitals and venture capital to bring our technology to the clinics and the market.

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Junior Postdoc at the Regenerative Therapies Research Group

Application Deadline: 13/03/2020
Ref: PD-EE.2

The Biomaterials for Regenerative Therapies group at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is looking for a Junior Post doc to work in a national funded project, whose objective is to develop biomaterials for cardiac tissue regeneration. Research in the Biomaterials for Regenerative Therapies group is devoted to the development and knowledge transfer to industry of innovative biomaterials and scaffolds for tissue regeneration.

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Postdoctoral Researcher at the Bioengineering in Reproductive Health Open Lab


Application Deadline: 15/03/2020
Ref: PD-SO

The Bioengineering in reproductive health group at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher with experience in cell biology, stem cell technology and 3D culture. The project involves creating 3D organoids that mimic the endometrium (uterus tissue) to model the process of embryonic implantation in vitro.

Our laboratory is a multidisciplinary environment where biologists, biophysicists, clinicians and business developers synergize to create a unique environment shaped by science and entrepreneurship. Due to the high translational component of our research, we have established collaboration contracts with the pharma industry, hospitals and venture capital to bring our technology to the clinics and the market.

In our lab we use bioengineering methods to create 3D environments that support embryonic development outside of the mother uterus. Our systems are accessible to imaging tools which allow us to interrogate the genetics, metabolomics and mechanics of the embryo in a high throughput manner. Using our systems we are capable to (i) improve embryo culture conditions and (ii) diagnose embryos with improved implantation potential.

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Senior Researcher at the Bioengineering in Reproductive Health Research Group


Application Deadline: 15/03/2020
Ref: SR-SO

The Bioengineering in reproductive health group at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is looking for a Senior Scientist to develop a project in collaboration with the industry.

The project involves investigate the molecular mechanisms affected by specific chemical treatments on endometrial receptivity and on mouse and human embryos in culture. We aim to combine the expertise in microscopy of the lab with embryology tools to understand the morphological and molecular modifications that lead to an increase in endometrial receptivity. An ideal candidate will have experience in the mouse or human embryology field and will know basic tools of molecular biology. The candidate will have a great degree of independence to coordinate the project, competitive salary and funding to outsource several tests (i.e. sequencing, histology etc.).

Our laboratory is a multidisciplinary environment where biologists, biophysicists, clinicians and business developers synergize to create a unique environment shaped by science and entrepreneurship. Due to the high translational component of our research, we have established collaboration contracts with the pharma industry, hospitals and venture capital to bring our technology to the clinics and the market.

In our lab we use bioengineering methods to create 3D environments that support embryonic development outside of the mother uterus. Our systems are accessible to imaging tools which allow us to interrogate the genetics, metabolomics and mechanics of the embryo in a high throughput manner. Using our systems we are capable to (i) improve embryo culture conditions and (ii) diagnose embryos with improved implantation potential.

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IBEC PhD Programme 2020

Application Deadline: 25/03/2020

In the framework of the Severo Ochoa, the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is launching the fourth International PhD Programme 2020, 5 fellowships will be offered funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, through the ‘Ayudas para contratos predoctorales para la formación de doctores’ 2020-call.

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ICREA senior call 2020


Application Deadline: 29/02/2020
Ref: ICREA 2020

The Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats (ICREA) has opened 10 senior research positions for 2020 in the areas of Life & Medical Sciences, Humanities and Social & Behavioural Sciences.

IBEC encourage candidates to apply to this call and will support outstanding candidacies for the area of Life & Medical Sciences.

ICREA researchers are required to make substantial contributions to their own areas of research and to have a strong impact in the Catalan research system by becoming fully involved, active members of the Catalan research community.

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Early Stage Researcher at the Signal and Information Processing for Sensing Systems Research Group

Application Deadline: 29/02/2020
Ref: RS-SaM

The Signal and information processing for sensing systems group at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is looking for Early Stage Researcher willing to get introduced to the computational challenges related to complex omics data. The contract will be in the framework of the industrial project ‘Computational Metabolomics’ funded by Nestle Research.

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Postdoc researcher at the Molecular and Cellular Neurobiotechnology Research Group


Application Deadline: 10/02/2020
Ref: PD-AH

The The Molecular and Cellular Neurobiotechnology group at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is looking for a Postdoctoral researcher to develop a research project on new strategies for the treatment of spinal cord injuries. The contract will be within the framework of Severo Ochoa program, whose objective is to promote excellence in the research institute.

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Research Assistant at the Smart Nano-Bio-Devices Group


Application Deadline: 07/02/2020
Ref: RA-SS

The nanodevices group at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is looking for a Research Assistant to work in the fabrication and development of bio-actuators based on skeletal muscle tissue. The Research Assistant will join the working group of bio-bots and will work alongside the rest of the team in highly multidisciplinar projects in the line of research.

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