Undergraduate/Master Student Position in Smart Nano-Bio-Devices (Ref. MSE-SS)

Application Deadline: 30/12/2018
The nanodevices group at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is looking for an Undergraduate or Master Student to participate in projects 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. A fully integrated sensing platform will be achieved by implementing the readout in smartphone-based technology.

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Tasks and responsibilities:

-Design of PCB for electrochemical and/or colorimetric biosensors

-Microprocessor programming (e.g., Arduino)

-App development (using Java for Android or others)

-Support during electrochemical and colorimetric measurements to test sensors for the detection of disease biomarkers

-Sensor integration with smartphone technology

Requirements for candidates:

– Degree in Electronics, Telecommunications, Physics engineering or similar

– Experience in one or more above mentioned task is a plus.

– High level of English

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

– Excellent team working in an international multidisciplinary

We Offer:

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

-Possibility to develop a Degree Final Project (Treball Final de Grau) or 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: jobs@ibecbarcelona.eu before 30/12/2018 indicating the Reference: MSE-SS