Post-doctoral Researchers

Postdoctoral Researcher - NanoBiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications 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: 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 granted project supported by The Agencia Estatal de Investigación through the "Programación Conjunta Internacional" (PCI2020-120687-2), under the frame of ICRAD entitled "Multi-scale Eco- evolution of Coronaviruses: from surveillance toward emergence prediction.  The job will be essentially related to the development and validation of a biosensor device for infection diagnostics and biomedical analysis. 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 postdoctoral researcher will be in charge of developing detection assays for the diagnosis of COVID-19 employing proprietary photonic biosensors developed in the research group. This includes surface biofunctionalization, analytical characterization, parameters optimization etc, to achieve the requierements needed for the achievement of sensitive and robust assays.

Education, Experience, Knowledge and Competences required:

  • Education: Ph Degree degree in Life Sciences (Biotechnology, Biochemistry or similar)
  • Experience:

Background in biosensors, preferably with experience in photonics.  Solid experience in bioassays development employing biosensors. Basic knowledge of microlfuidics will be positively considered. Knowledge in experimental optical setups implementation will be considered.

Excelent 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: Temporary
  • Salary will depend on qualifications and demonstrated experience.
  • Support to the relocation issues.
  • Life Insurance.

Estimated Incorporation date: 1st July 2021

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: 15TH June

Equal opportunities:

ICN2 is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion of people with disabilities.