Senior Technician at the Bioinspired Interactive Materials and Protocellular Systems Research Group


Application Deadline: 23/052022
Ref: ST-CR

The Bioinspired Interactive Materials and Protocellular Systems Group group at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) led by Dr. César Rodríguez-Emmenegger is looking for a Senior Technician to support the implementation of projects and the training of Ph.D students. The contract will be within the framework of the newly formed group, whose objective are in the development of new materials and synthetic cells that interact with living matter.

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Senior Researcher at the Bioinspired Interactive Materials and Protocellular Systems Research Group


Application Deadline: 09/052022
Ref: SR-CR

The Bioinspired Interactive Materials and Protocellular Systems Group group at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) led by Dr. César Rodríguez-Emmenegger at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is looking for a Senior Researcher to lead the “Synthetic Cell” line within the group. The aim of the contract will be to develop fully synthetic artificial cells capable of precise interactions with cells and tissue and their translation to medical applications.

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Senior Technician at the Molecular Bionics Research Group

Application Deadline: 25/04/2022
Ref: ST_GB

The Molecular Bionics group at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) led by Prof. Giuseppe Battaglia at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is a research group whose general objective is to design and characterize bionic units that mimic specific biological functions and/or introduce operations that do not exist in Nature.

Please, visit the group external website for more information on our research (https://www.molecularbionics.org). Such an effort is multidisciplinary and involves inputs from Chemistry, Physics, and Cell and Molecular Biology.

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Optical Engineer (Postdoctoral Researcher) at the Open Innovation Laboratory


Application Deadline: 31/052022
Ref: PD-SO

The Bioengineering in Reproductive Health Group offers a senior postdoctoral position for an optics physicist or engineer with experience in microscope building. The candidate will work in an ambitious project funded by a venture capital and the EU and in collaboration with M-Squared lasers and Dexeus hospital to develop a new optical system to study human embryos. The system implements advanced microscopy methods to diagnose embryos for in vitro fertilization, which will be the foundation of a Spin off company.

Our laboratory is comprised of a multidisciplinary team where biologists, embryologists, biophysicists, clinicians, and business developers synergize to create a unique environment shaped by science and entrepreneurship. The Open Innovation lab provides solutions to embryology and cell therapy fields by combining bioengineering with advanced imaging technologies. Due to the high translational component of our research, we have established collaboration contracts with the pharma industry, hospitals and venture capital to bring our technology from the lab to the clinics and to the market.

This project aims to address the diagnostic limitations in the in vitro fertilization field and develop a new optical system capable to discriminate competent embryos. The method will be based on label-free microscopy. The biological data will be extracted from microscopy measurements of the embryos, via different image processing and statistical correlation procedures. The results of this project will be the basis for the creation of a biotech spin-off. Specifically, the candidate will be working in collaboration with engineers at M-Squared lasers, to build a new optical system tailored to the physical and optical needs of human embryo imaging. The device will be tested in house with clinical samples and the design will be refined until up to the completion of the first prototype.

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Scientific Liaison at the Open Innovation Laboratory


Application Deadline: 30/04/2022
Ref: SL-SO
The Open Innovation laboratory seeks an experienced Scientific Liaison to coordinate the research and industrial projects within the group. The position will be integrated inside the research group but with close bonds with the Technology Transfer and Projects office at IBEC. This position is a unique opportunity to holds a managerial role into an innovative laboratory model based on the liaison between research-clinics-industry.

The lab: Our laboratory is comprised of a multidisciplinary team where biologists, embryologists, biophysicists, clinicians, and business developers synergize to create a unique environment shaped by science and entrepreneurship. The Open Innovation lab provides solutions to embryology and cell therapy fields by combining bioengineering with advanced imaging technologies. Due to the high translational component of our research, we have established collaboration contracts with the pharma industry, hospitals and venture capital to bring our technology from the lab to the clinics and to the market.

The candidate: An ideal candidate will have experience in research management, both national and EU-funded at scientific, administrative and financial levels. The candidate will have excellent English and Spanish writing skills. A scientific background in the fields of developmental biology or microscopy/optics will be positively evaluated . The candidate will coordinate communication between the PI and the lab in addition to the funding agencies. It will also act as a centralized liaison with IBEC administration, tech transfer and project offices and partner companies. The candidate will also work in collaboration with grant-support companies in the design of the lab grant strategy design and applications. In order to understand the research carried out in the lab, the candidate is also expected to attend lab meetings and discuss scientific projects with the lab members.

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Research Assistant at the Signal and Information processing for Sensor Systems Research Group


Application Deadline: 16/05/2022
Ref: RA-SM

The Signal and Information Processing for Sensing Systems group led by Dr. Santi Marco at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is looking for a research assistant in smart chemical sensor systems. The contract will be within the framework of the European project SNIFFIRDRONE, whose objective is to develop a drone-based environmental odor monitoring system

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Postdoctoral researcher at the Signal and Information processing for Sensor Systems Research Group


Application Deadline: 16/05/2022
Ref: PD-SM

The Signal and Information Processing for Sensing Systems group led by Dr. Santi Marco at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is looking for a postdoc researcher in smart chemical sensor systems. The contract will be within the framework of the European project SNIFFIRDRONE, whose objective is to develop a drone-based environmental odor monitoring system

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PhD student at the Pluripotency for organ regeneration Research Group

Introduction to the vacant position:

The Pluripotency for organ regeneration Group at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) led by Prof. Nuria Montserrat is looking for a PhD candidate to conduct her/his predoctoral training on kidney organoid applications to model congenital anomalies of the kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT). The aim of the project is to develop organoid-on-a-chip systems to build vascularized kidney organoids for CAKUT disease modeling. The PhD project will be conducted in the framework of the ERC-2020- Consolidator project entitled: “Engineering Kidney Organoids To Study The Interplay Between Tissue Mechanics And Metabolism: From Development To Disease” (ENGINORG)”.

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Laboratory Technician at the Pluripotency for organ regeneration Research Group

Introduction to the vacant position:

The Pluripotency for organ regeneration Group is looking for a Technician to develop his/her project on the fabrication of strategies for cardiac engineering. The contract will be within the framework of “Biofabricación avanzada multifunción en 3D para la generación de tejido cardiaco terapéutico a escala humana diseñado por ordenador (CARDIOPRINT)” Project, (PLEC2021-008127/AEI/ 10.13039/501100011033).

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Research Assistant at the Nanoprobes & Nanoswitches Research Group


Application Deadline: 31/01/2022
Ref: RA-PG

The nanoprobes group at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is looking for a Research Assistant to study the interactions between redox proteins in photosynthetic complexes. The contract will be within the framework of ongoing projects of the laboratory, whose objectives include both fundamental investigation of electron transport and novel biosensors and biomimetic devices.

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