Postdoctoral position / Senior Research Assistant at the Molecular Imaging for Precision Medicine Research Group


Application Deadline: 30/09/2021
Ref: PD_IM.1

The Molecular Imaging for Precision Medicine group at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is looking for a postdoctoral researcher or senior research assistant to work on the implementation of fast pulse sequences on a benchtop NMR spectrometer for 13C hyperpolarization-enhanced NMR experiments.

The contract will be within the framework of the EU FET Open project “Benchtop NMR spectrometer for lab-on-a-chip” (https://blocproject.eu), whose objective is the development of non-invasive assays based on hyperpolarized magnetic resonance (MR) to study real-time metabolism on tissue engineered organ-on-a-chip systems.

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Main tasks and responsibilities / The successful candidate will develop research involving:
  • Implement 1D pulse sequences on a benchtop NMR spectrometer (python)
  • Write SOP for the use of the spectrometer in the context of hyperpolarized NMR experiments
  • Run the spectrometer during hyperpolarization experiments, when needed
  • Train students in the use of the spectrometer, basic NMR concepts and good lab practices
  • Collaborate in the development of functional bioreactors for NMR studies
  • General lab/team duties: Participate in weekly project meetings, read lab manuscripts and contribute with ideas and constructive feedback, interact with other lab members, et
Requirements for candidates:
Essential:
  • PhD in physics, chemistry, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, or similar areas
  • Previous experience in liquid state NMR pulse sequence implementation
  • Competencies and skills: Excellent communication and teamworking skills, proactivity, commitment, critical and analytical thinking
  • High level of English
Advantageous:
  • Experience in hyperpolarization techniques such as DNP or PHIP
  • International experience
  • Experience in scientific writing (papers)
  • Multidisciplinary qualifications will be a plus.
We Offer: 
  • Number of available positions: 1
  • Starting date: 16 October 2021
  • Working conditions:
    • Full time contract for up to 2 years. Competitive salary/ Salary will be commensurate with academic level and experience.
    • Measures to reconcile work and family life (maternity and paternity leave, flexible schedule working hours, teleworking, 23 working days of paid holidays, 9 leave days for personal matters, among others).
  • IBEC ensures equality of access to professional development opportunities irrespective of employment status, length at IBEC or other factors. The IBEC’s yearly training catalogue offers a wide range of training in technical and transferable skills.
  • Stimulating, interdisciplinary research and high-quality international scientific environment.
  • Induction programme to facilitate incorporation at IBEC and additional support is provided for foreigners to obtain Visa-working permit and to install in Barcelona.
How to apply: 
Until September, 30th  an online application form is available through IBEC dedicated site: https://careers.ibecbarcelona.eu/
Only those applications submitted before the deadline will be evaluated.
Reference: PD_IM.1
If you have any further question regarding your application, please contact us at jobs@ibecbarcelona.eu
Principles of the selection process: 
IBEC is committed to the principles of the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers of the European Commission and the Open, Transparent and Merit based Recruitment principles (OTM-R).
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