Postdoctoral Researcher - Nanobioelectronics and Biosensors Group
The mission of the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
(ICN2) is to achieve the highest level of scientific and technological
excellence in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Its research lines focus on the
newly-discovered physical and chemical properties that arise from the behavior
of matter at the nanoscale. ICN2 has been awarded with the Severo Ochoa Center
of Excellence distinction for two consecutive periods (2014-2018 and
2018-2022). ICN2 comprises 19 Research Groups, 7 Technical Development and
Support Units and Facilities, and 2 Research Platforms, covering different
areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology.
Job Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
Research area or group: Nanobioelectronics and Biosensors Group
Description of Group/Project :
The Nanobioelectronics and Biosensors Nanobioelectronics and Biosensors Group
at ICN2 is focused on the discovery and technological development of cutting-
edge nanotechnology towards diagnostics, food and safety and environmental
applications. The group exploits phenomena that occur at the nanoscale in
order to generate simple and novel biosensing platforms. They hold a wide
expertise in cells, pathogens, DNA, proteins and small molecules detection
using both optical and electrochemical approaches.
The main objective of Merkoçi group is to design nanotech devices that can be
used even by non professional people for fast diagnostic at home or doctor's
office, control of food quality, safety and security applications where either
an emergency exists or an alternative method toward the sophisticated and
expensive laboratory instrumentation is being required.
Main Tasks and responsibilities:
The researcher will be in charge of supervising PhD students, general lab
upkeep and project management. The researcher will work on the development of
lateral flow assays for a variety of biomarkers, focssing on the integration
and state of the art nanomaterials and nanotechnologies for optical and
electrochemical signal transduction. The biomarkers in question will be of
interest to medical diagnostic, environmental and food safety applications.
PhD on Materials Science, Chemistry, Biotechnology, or related disciplines
Knowledge and professional experience
Demonstrable previous experience in Biosensor development is necessary,
particular preference will be given to those with experience of Lateral Flow
High level in English
Ability to work with deadlines, Ability to be creative, proactive in research
ideas and activities, excellent communication skills and ability to work
within a research group including collaboration with other international
Summary of conditions:
Full time work (37,5h/week)
Contract Length: Temporary (until 31/12/24)
Salary will depend on qualifications and demonstrated experience.
Support to the relocation issues.
Estimated Incorporation date: October 2022
Postdoctoral researcher to be hired from 20/10/2022 to 31/12/2024 in the
framework of the project "Fully integrated nanomaterial-based point-of-care
devices for health care applications (FULLPOC)" (Ref. PID2021-124795NB-I00
How to apply:
All applications must be made via the ICN2 website and include the following:
A cover letter.
A full CV including contact details.
2 Reference letters or referee contacts.
Deadline for applications: 28th September 2022
Applications will be continuously reviewed. Shortlisted candidates will be
invited for interview.
ICN2 is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion of
people with disabilities.
ICN2 is following the procedure for contract of people with disabilities
according with article 59 of the Royal Decree 1/2015, of 30 of October.