Postdoctoral position at the Research Group Molecular Imaging for Precision Medicine (Ref: PD-IM)

Introduction to the vacant position:

The Molecular Imaging for Precision Medicine group is looking for a postdoctoral researcher or senior research assistant to work on hyperpolarization-enhanced magnetic resonance methods and metabolomic studies by NMR.

The contract will be within the framework of the EU FET Open project “Benchtop NMR spectrometer for lab-on-a-chip” (, 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.

Main tasks and responsibilities / The successful candidate will develop research involving:

  • Prepare samples, acquire and process data for metabolomic studies
  • Perform and optimise PHIP and DNP experiments
  • Perform NMR and MRI experiments
  • Co-supervise students
  • Participate in lab meetings
  • Represent the lab at national and international meetings
  • Write and publish journal articles

Requirements for candidates:


  • PhD in physics, chemistry, biomedical engineering or similar areas
  • Previous experience in NMR at any level
  • Competencies and skills: Excellent communication and teamworking skills, proactivity, commitment, critical and analytical thinking
  • High level of English


  • International experience
  • Experience in MRI will be a plus
  • Experience in chemical synthesis and catalysis
  • Experience in scientific writing (papers)
  • Multidisciplinary qualifications

We Offer:

  • Number of available positions: 1
  • Starting date: 1 January 2023
  • Working conditions:
    • Full time contract for 3 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 December 28 an online application form is available through IBEC dedicated site:  

Only those applications submitted before the deadline will be evaluated. Reference: PD-IM.

If you have any further question regarding your application, please contact us at

Principles of the Selection Process:

Our Recruitment and Selection Policy is based on the OTM Strategy (Open, Transparent and Merit-based recruitment) and accept applications without distinction on any grounds. Candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Our commitment to OTM-R principles can also be found in our Gender and Diversity plan.

Protection of personal data:

IBEC ensures that applicants’ personal data are processed as required by EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Spanish Law 3/2018 on Data Protection.

Personal data shall thus be processed solely for the purpose of the selection procedure.

Who we are?

The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia, IBEC is an interdisciplinary research center focused on Bioengineering and Nanomedicine based in Barcelona. IBEC is one of the top research institutions named as a Severo Ochoa Research Centre by Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (in charge of research and innovation policy in Spain), which recognizes excellence at the highest international level in terms of research, training, human resources, outreach and technology transfer.

IBEC’s mission is to develop international high-quality interdisciplinary research that, while creating knowledge, contributes to making a better quality of life, improving health and creating wealth. A close link with key universities, reference hospitals and corporations, are assets that facilitate achieving the mission.

IBEC was established in 2005 by the Generalitat de Catalunya (Autonomous Government of Catalonia), the University of Barcelona (UB) and the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC).

IBEC is located within the Barcelona Science Park and is managing 3.800 square meters facilities, 21 research groups and a team of researchers and support services of 300 people from 30 different countries.