Senior Postdoctoral Researcher - Nanobioelectronics and Biosensors Group

Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia
May 30, 2024
Offerd Salary:Salary will depend on qualifications and demonstrated experience.
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Senior Postdoctoral Researcher - Nanobioelectronics and Biosensors Group


As a flagship research center in nanoscience and nanotechnology, our mission is to open and explore new frontiers of knowledge at the nanoscale, and bring value to society in the form of new understanding, capabilities and innovation, while inspiring and providing broad training to the next generations of researchers. Our research lines focus on the newly-discovered physical and chemical properties that arise from the behaviour of matter at the nanoscale. ICN2 has been awarded with the Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence distinction for three consecutive periods (2014-2018 and 2018-2022 and 2023-2026). 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: Senior 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 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. The researcher will be in charge of supervising PhD students, general lab upkeep, scientific project management and reporting.

Senior Postdoctoral researcher to be hired in the framework of the project "Fully integrated nanomaterial-based point-of-care devices for health care applications (FULLPOC)" (Ref. PID2021-124795NB-I00 ).


·Education: PhD on Materials Science, Chemistry, Biotechnology, or related disciplines ·Knowledge: High level of English ·Professional Experience: Demonstrable previous experience in Biosensor development is necessary, particular preference will be given to those with experience of Lateral Flow Assay development. ·Personal Competences: 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 teams.

Summary of conditions:

· Full time work (37,5h/week) · Contract Length: Temporary (31/12/2024) · Location: Bellaterra (Barcelona) · Salary will depend on qualifications and demonstrated experience. · Support to the relocation issues. · Life Insurance.

Estimated Incorporation date: June 2024

How to apply: All applications must be made via the ICN2 website and include the following: 1. A cover letter. 2. A full CV including contact details. 3. 2 Reference letters or referee contacts.

Deadline for applications: 30th May 2024

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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