Master Student Position in Smart Nano-Bio-Devices (Ref. MSQ-SS)

Application Deadline: 30/12/2018
The nanodevices group at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is looking for a Master Student to participate in a project on Biosensors for personalized biomedical diagnostics. The group develops low cost and portable sensors to non-invasively detect disease-related bio-analytes (proteins, amino acids, electrolytes, etc.) and help monitor the evolution of pathological conditions.
The student involved in this project will contribute to the development of electrochemical and/or colorimetric biosensors aimed at monitoring a rare hereditary disease contained in body fluids such as blood, urine, and sweat.

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Tasks and responsibilities:

-Modify sensing surfaces by (bio)functionalizations with enzymes or inorganic nanomaterials

-Characterize sensors by electrochemical, optical and microscopy techniques

-Optimize working conditions

-Optical and electrochemical measurements to test sensors for the detection of disease biomarkers

Requirements for candidates:

– Degree in Chemistry, Physical engineering, Chemical Engineering, Nanoscience or similar

– Experience in one or more of the following are required: electrochemical measurements, bio-functionalizations, synthesis of inorganic nanoparticles. Knowledge of microfabrication and 3D printing are a plus.

– High level of English

– Critical approach, communication skills and high motivation for scientific research

– Excellent team working in an international and multidisciplinary environment

We Offer:

-Possible stay within 2018-2019 (minimum 6 months, ideally 8-10 months). Start date: December 2018

-Possibility to develop a Master Final Project (Treball Final de Màster).

-Stimulating, interdisciplinary research and high quality international scientific environment.


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  with highlighted all competences and experience relevant for the project and also attach your full academic record with your marks to: before 30/12/2018 indicating the Reference: MSQ-SS