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 18 Research Groups, 7 Technical Development and Support Units and Facilities, and 2 Research Platforms, covering different areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology.
Job Title: Research Technician
Research area or group: NanoBiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications Group
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 aiming at the development of Epigenetic Biomarkers Detection using Advanced Ultrasensitive Nanophotonic Platforms for Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis and Prognosis. The job will be essentially related to study the epigenetic
regulation of the cells involved in the onset of the Ovarian Cancer. 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:
Main task will be related to the selection of the epigenetic markers with a suspected or reported role in OC and the complete biosensing development for each of the epigenetic routes within the cell in order to detect and monitor the selected biomarkers for OC early detection.
Education, Experience, Knowledge and Competences required:
· Education: degree in biotechnology, biochemistry or related
Background in biotechnology, preferably with experience in genomics
Excellent level of English (Fluent in writing and speaking) is required.
· Competences: Highly motivated, enthusiastic, proactive and responsible. Good communication and organization skills.
Summary of conditions:
· Full time work (37,5h/week)
· Contract Length: 1 year
· Salary will depend on qualifications and demonstrated experience.
· Support to the relocation issues.
· Life Insurance.
Estimated Incorporation date: September 2020
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: August 12
ICN2 is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion of people with disabilities.