Senior Researcher at the Smart Nano-Bio-Devices Group

Application Deadline: 31/01/2020
Ref: SR-SS

The nanodevices group at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is looking for a Senior Researcher to supervise and carry out research activities in the nano-bio- projects of the Group. The contract will be within the framework of nanobioteam, whose objective is the development of nano- micro- and milli scaled robots for biomedical applications.

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

  • Cell Culture of different cell lines
  • Maintain the collaborations with the research group in the projects related to biomedical applications
  • Supervision of current projects in Biobots, and nanorobotics for nanomedicine
  • Support to the research team, help with ordering bio-reagents, new cell lines, advice in new topics and managing the team and reporting to the group leader.
  • Ensure the success of the bio-activities of the team.


Requirements for candidates:


  • PhD in Biology or Biochemistry
  • Experience leading or supervising small research teams in the fields of biology
  • Experience in fundamental but translational projects
  • Competencies and skills: Communication, Teamwork and collaboration, Commitment, Proactivity, Integrity, Critical and Analytical thinking.
  • High level of English


We Offer:


  • Number of available positions: 1
  • Starting date: 16.2.2020
  • Working conditions:
  • Full time 2-years

Very competitive salary.

  • 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 including mobility grants and a Mentoring programme.


  • 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 31/01/2020 (Reference: SR-SS).



Principles of the selection process:


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


For Postdoctoral and JR GL positions:

IBEC aims for a representative gender balance at all levels of staff, so we strongly encourage women to apply. At least 40% of shortlisted applicants invited to interview have to be women with comparable level of CVs as the male candidates.



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 the Ministry of Science, Universities and Innovation, 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 3.800 square meters facilities, 21 research groups and a team of researchers and support services of 300 people from 30 different countries.