Research Assistant at the Nanoprobes & Nanoswitches Research Group


Application Deadline: 26/10/2020
Ref: RA-PG

The nanoprobes group at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is looking for a Research Assistant Assistant to develop synthetic photochromic compounds for the manipulation of ion channels and receptors. The contract will be within the framework of ongoing projects of the laboratory, whose objectives include both fundamental investigation of neuronal circuits and novel therapeutic developments for sensory restoration, and against excitatory/inhibitory disbalances in the central nervous system such as epilepsy.

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Senior Postdoctoral at the Research Group Biomimetic Systems for Cell Engineering


Application Deadline: 01/11/2020
Ref: SR-EM

The The Biomimetic Systems for cell engineering group at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) Group is looking for a Senior Postdoctoral Researcher to work on the development and optimization of a new fabrication platform based on 3D printing, with integrated microfluidics and environmental control.

The contract will be within the framework of the GUT3D-PLATE project; a Proof of Concept project granted by the European Research Council (ERC), whose objective is the fabrication of ready-to-commercialize 3D cell culture scaffolds mimicking the intestinal physiology.

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Laboratory Technician at the Research group Biomimetic Systems for Cell Engineering


Application Deadline: 31/10/2020
Ref: LT-EM

The The Biomimetic Systems for cell engineering group at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is looking for Technical Support to Research to work on the optimization and customization of a 3D printing device to obtain 3D cell culture substrates.

The contract will be within the framework of the GUT3D-PLATE project; a Proof of Concept project granted by the European Research Council (ERC), whose objective is the fabrication of ready-to-commercialize 3D cell culture scaffolds mimicking the intestinal physiology.

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IBEC Master Programme fellowships 2020- 4th Edition


IBEC has launched its Master Programme to encourage students to begin a research career in our multidisciplinary research institute. The fellows will carry out research in one of IBEC’s research groups in Barcelona.

The IBEC Master Programme offers 4 fellowships with a monthly stipend of 450€ gross from January to June 2021 for fellows to perform their master thesis at IBEC. The minimum hours to be dedicated are 20h/week.

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Postdoc position in NeuroRobotics at the SPECS-lab Research Group


Application Deadline: 30/11/2020
Ref: PD-PV

The Synthetic, Perceptive, Emotive and Cognitive Systems (SPECS) group at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is offering a Postdoctoral position in NeuroRobotics. The successful candidate will lead SPECS’ NeuroRobotics lab and drive the research on Cognitive Architectures in the context of the Distributed Adaptive Control theory of mind and brain that SPECS-lab has been elaborating over many years [1, 2, 3, 4].
We are seeking a candidate to advance the DAC Architecture towards a whole brain implementation, which maps this cognitive architecture to the main structures of the mammalian brain. We will test these models on robots both targeting rodents level tasks such as foraging and navigation but also, we want to look at human level tasks such as social interaction and motor rehabilitation. The candidate will work directly with the director of SPECS-lab, ICREA Professor Dr. Paul Verschure.

1. Verschure, Paul FMJ. “Synthetic consciousness: the distributed adaptive control perspective.” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 371, no. 1701 (2016): 20150448.
2. Verschure, PFMJ, Pennartz, CM, & Pezzulo, G. (2014). The why, what, where, when and how of goal-directed choice: neuronal and computational principles. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B, 369(1655), 20130483.
3. Verschure, P. F. (2012). Distributed adaptive control: a theory of the mind, brain, body nexus. Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures, 1, 55-72.
4. Verschure, PFMJ T Voegtlin T, RJ Douglas (2003) – Environmentally mediated synergy between perception and behaviour in mobile robots Nature – pdfs.semanticscholar.org

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Laboratory Technician at the Research Group Biosensors for Bioengineering


Application Deadline: 15/10/2020
Ref: LTII-IM

The The Biosensors for Bioengineering Group group at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is looking for a laboratory technician to work on the development of radiofrequency coils for magnetic resonance to study metabolism on tissue engineered organ-on-a-chip systems.

The contract will be within the framework of the EU FET Open project “Benchtop NMR spectrometer for lab-on-a-chip” (https://blocproject.eu), whose objective is the development of non-invasive assays based on hyperpolarized magnetic resonance (MR) to study real-time metabolism on tissue engineered organ-on-a-chip systems.

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Laboratory Technician at the Research Group Biosensors for Bioengineering


Application Deadline: 30/09/2020
Ref: LT-IM

The The Biosensors for Bioengineering Group group at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is looking for a laboratory technician to work on the development of magnetic resonance tools to study metabolism on cell cultures and tissue engineered organ-on-a-chip systems. As part of our efforts to create a platform for tailored drug testing, the successful candidate will be involved in the technical development of Carbon-13 hyperpolarization methods, as well as carrying out work on the cell culture and tissue engineering side of the project.

This multidisciplinary project is at the interface between physics, chemistry, biochemistry and tissue engineering.

The contract will be within the framework of the EU FET Open project “Benchtop NMR spectrometer for lab-on-a-chip” (https://blocproject.eu), whose objective is the development of non-invasive assays based on hyperpolarized magnetic resonance (MR) to study real-time metabolism on tissue engineered organ-on-a-chip systems.

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