Application Deadline: 15/07/2021
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.
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.
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.