Application Deadline: 19/04/2021
The Molecular Bionics group led by Dr. Giuseppe Battaglia at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is looking for a postdoctoral researcher work on the synthesis and study of (co)-polymers and vesicles self-assembly.
Introduction to the vacant position:
The Molecular Bionics Group, led by Prof. Giuseppe Battaglia, seeks a postdoctoral researcher to work on the synthesis and study of (co)-polymers and vesicles self-assembly.
We are a multidisciplinary group whose general objective is to design and characterize bionic units that mimic speciﬁc biological functions and introduce operations that do not exist in Nature. We apply a constructionist approach where we mimic biological complexity in design principles to produce functional units from simple building blocks and their interactions. We called this Molecular Bionics. Such an effort is multidisciplinary and involves inputs from Chemistry, Physics, and Cell and Molecular Biology.
One of our research focuses is synthesizing polymers and their assembly into vesicles, especially polymersomes, intended for nanomedicine applications. Please, visit our external web site for more information: https://www.molecularbionics.org.
The successful candidate will develop research involving:
-Synthesis and characterization of copolymers via controlled polymerization methods.
-Characterization of the self-assembly of polymeric vesicles and micelles.
Requirements for candidates:
PhD in Chemical Sciences (including Chemistry, Chemical Physics/Physical Chemistry, Natural Sciences with Chemistry, Material Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Biochemical Engineering, Molecular Engineering, Polymer Science).
Experience in working at the life science interface
Experience in polymer synthesis.
Experience in polymeric vesicles assembly and characterization is not essential but will be considered advantageous.
Competencies and skills: Communication, Teamwork, Proactivity, Commitment, Collegiality, Integrity, Critical and Analytical thinking.
High English proficiency.
Number of available positions: 1
Starting date: 1st May 2021
Fulltime 3-year contract. Very 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. Mobility grants for first stage researchers, as well as a Mentoring programme for Postdoctoral researchers are offered.
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.