Post-doctoral Researchers

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.


  • Education

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 Assay development.

High level in English

  • 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 (until 31/12/24)
  • Salary will depend on qualifications and demonstrated experience.
  • Support to the relocation issues.
  • Life Insurance.

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:

  1. A cover letter.
  2. A full CV including contact details.
  3. 2 Reference letters or referee contacts.

Deadline for applications: 28th September 2022

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.