Postdoctoral Researcher (PHITBAC) - NanoBiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications

Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia


September 30, 2022


Post-doctoral Researchers

Postdoctoral Researcher (PHITBAC) - NanoBiosensors and Bioanalytical



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 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 (PHITBAC)

Research area or group: NanoBiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications

Description of Group/Project :

NanoB2A group focuses on the development of novel nanobiosensor devices based on plasmonics, nanoplasmonics and silicon-based photonics principles, including surface biofunctionalization, microfluidics for automatic fluid delivery and complete lab-on-a-chip integration for point-of-care devices. The application of the nanobiosensor devices in real clinical diagnostics and environmental control is one of the Group's main objectives. The Job is framed within a recent national granted project PLEC2021-007739 entitled Nanophotonic Biosensor for the Diagnosis and clinical management of bacterial infections at the Point of Care. The job will be essentially related to the implementation and integration of the optical platform in a final prototype. If you are interested in joining to a young, dinamyc and highly multidisciplinary team, with a highly innovative research project, this could be your opportunity.

Main Tasks and responsibilities:

The research technician will be involved in the optical characterization and integration of the silicon nanophotonic platform with multiplexed capabilities which is under development in the research group. This includes tasks related to the implementation of the optical setup and evaluation for multiplex detection, nanophotonic chip chareacterization, microlfuidics, and integration of required subsystems.

Education, Experience, Knowledge and Competences required:

· Education

  • Degree and PhD in Physics, Electronical Engineering or closely related areas.
  • · Professional Experience and knowledge:

  • Strong background in optics and specially in photonics.
  • Knowledge of Python and Labview programming.
  • Knowledge in experimental optical setups implementation will be highly valued.
  • Knowledge of biosensors and basic knowledge of microlfuidics will be positively considered.
  • Excellent level of English (Fluent in writing and speaking) is required.
  • · Competences

  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic, proactive and responsible. Good communication, presentation and organizational skills. Ability to work in multidisciplinary team.
  • Summary of conditions:

  • Full time work (37,5h/week)
  • Contract Length: Temporary (until end of project)
  • Salary will depend on qualifications and demonstrated experience.
  • Support to the relocation issues.
  • Life Insurance.
  • Estimated Incorporation date: as soon as possible

    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: September 30th

    Applications will be continuously reviewed. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview .

    Equal opportunities:

    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.

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