Research Assistant Biomaterials for regenerative therapies Research Group

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


  • Fabrication of calcium phosphate nanoparticles by sol-gel process
  • Characterization of the fabricated nanoparticles in term of structure and degradation
  • Integration of the nanoparticles within the scaffolding processes developed by the group
  • Monitoring the work performed interpreting results in written reports and oral presentations.


Requirements for candidates:


  • Required degree in Bioengineering/ Chemical Engineering/ Materials Engineering degree
  • Experience working in the synthesis of biomaterial nanoparticles and sol-gel transitions.
  • Skills in polymer and nanoparticle characterization: DLS, Z-potential, NMR, FTIR, etc.
  • Experience in 3D printing will be valuable.
  • In vitro and in vivo testing for biomaterials. Acreditation for animal handling is strongly desired.
  • Competencies and skills: Communication, Teamwork, Proactivity, Commitment, Collegiality, Integrity, Critical and Analytical thinking.
  • High motivation and ability to be involved in an international multidisciplinary team
  • Good level of English.



We Offer:


  • Number of available positions: 1
  • Starting date: 1st April 2021 and finishing on 31st Març 2022 (possibilities to be extended)
  • Working conditions:
    • Full-time 1 year contract. Salary will be commensurate with the 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 catalog offers a wide range of training in technical and transferable skills. Mobility grants for first stage researchers, as well as a Mentoring program for Postdoctoral researchers, are offered.
  • Stimulating, interdisciplinary research and high-quality international scientific environment.
  • Induction program 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 March 26th an online application form is available through IBEC dedicated site:

Reference: RA-EE. 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.