Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early Stage Researcher (PhD student) on Nanoscale Tomography based on Electrostatic Force Microscopy

Application Deadline: 28/02/2017
Ref: MC-GG1

The Nanoscale Biolectrical Characteritzation group at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is looking for a Early Stage Researcher (PhD student) to develop his PhD thesis project on the development of a novel Nano-tomographic technique based on electrostatic force microscopy. The contract will be within the framework of the SPM2.0 Marie Skłodowska-Curie European Training Network (MSCA-ITN-2016-721874), whose objective is to train a new generation of early stage researchers in the most advanced Scanning Probe Microscopy techniques.

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The successful candidate will develop research involving:
– Numerical simulation methods to model the system response (forward problem)
– Tomographic reconstruction algorithms to built 3D images from measured 2D images
– Applications of  the method to the mapping of the 3D distribution within living cells

Requirements for candidates:
– Degree and Master on any field on Physics, Mathematics or Engineering (this requirement has to be fulfilled before the contract staring date (September 2017 or earlier), not at the closing date of application)
– Multidisciplinary qualifications (Physics/Math’s, Physics/Engineering, etc.) and/or knowledge on Nanotechnology (specifically on Scanning Probe Microscopies will be a plus).
– Self-critical, capacity to learn and bring knowledge, High level of English
– High motivation and ability to be involved in an international multidisciplinary team, Excellent team working and communication skills

Marie-Curie fellowship Mobility requirement:
At the time of recruitment by IBEC, candidates must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work or
studies) in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment

We Offer:
– Full time 3 year contract. Very competitive salary. Starting date: From 1st March to 1st September 2017
– Stimulating, interdisciplinary research and high quality international scientific environment

Selected references:
– M. v. Hofstadt et al., ACS Nano (2016)
– M. C. Biagi et al., ACS Nano 10, 280 (2016)
– D. Esteban-Ferrer et al., ACS Nano 8, 9843 (2014)
– A. Cuervo et al., PNAS E3624 (2014)
– L. Fumagalli et al. Nature Materials 808, 11 (2012)



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, cover letter and references to:  by 28/02/2017 (Reference: MC-GG1).