Predoctoral Researcher at the Smart Nano-Bio-Devices Group


Application Deadline: 15/07/2021
Ref: PhD_VM1

The Smart nanodevices group at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) led by Prof. Samuel Sanchez is looking for a PhD candidate to support the La Caixa Junior Leader project ”Flagellated Flexible Robots” led by Dr. Veronika Magdanz. The aim of the project is to develop flagellated micro-and millirobots for biomedical applications.

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Main tasks and responsibilities / The successful candidate will develop research involving:
– Fabrication of elastic, hydrogel-based flagellated robots by microfabrication and 3D printing
– optimize their actuation and performance in complex environments
– create cell-delivery machines by bioprinting cells into/onto the flagellated robots
Requirement for candidates:
Master in engineering or science, preferably in the field of biomedical engineering, biotechnology, chemistry or bioengineering.
A bonus is experience in microrobotics, bioprinting, microfabrication and magnetic actuation.
Expected are a high level of English, excellent communication and writing skills, teamwork ability, analytical and critical thinking and enthusiasm for the project.
We Offer:
  • Number of available positions: 1
  • Starting date: 01/10/2021
  • Working conditions: Full time 3 year contract, highly competitive salary
  • 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 including mobility grants and a Mentoring programme.
  • 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 July, 15th  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: PhD_VM
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).
IBEC´s Commitment on equal opportunity:
Our strength and excellence as an international transdisciplinary Research Institute are based on diversity.  Being an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to diversity and inclusion, so that we support employees irrespective of their gender, nationality, religion, disabilities, age, sexual identity or cultural and socioeconomic background.”
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.