Senior Researcher at the Integrative Cell and Tissue Dynamics Research Group

Application Deadline: 30/07/2021
Ref: SR-XT

The Integrative cell and tissue dyamics group at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is looking for Senior Researcher to develop and apply technologies in mechanobiology, both computational and experimental.

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


  • Perform experiments using 2D and 3D traction microscopy, 3D particle imaging velocimetry, and confocal optical microscopy in epithelial tissues.
  • Implement computational methods to measure cellular forces on non-planar geometries.
  • Implement advanced routines for time-lapse optical microscopy.
  • Maintenance of optical microscopes (upright and inverted transmitted light, laser scanning microscopy, confocal microscopy, light sheet microscopy).


Requirements for candidates:


  • PhD in Physics / Engineering
  • >4 year postdoc experience in experimental mechanobiology
  • Track record of publications in continuum mechanics.
  • Broad knowledge of techniques in mechanobiology.
  • Experience in 3D traction microscopy, 3D particle imaging velocimetry, optical microscopy.
  • Experience in programing advanced software routines using micromanager software or equivalent.
  • Advanced knowledge in finite element simulation.
  • Competencies and skills: Communication, Teamwork and collaboration, Commitment, Proactivity, Integrity, Critical and Analytical thinking.
  • High level of English.


We Offer:


  • Number of available positions: 1
  • Starting date: September 1st, 2021
  • Working conditions:
  • Full time permanent contract.
  • Very 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 30th an online application form is available through IBEC dedicated site:

Only those applications submitted before the deadline will be evaluated.


Reference: SR-XT

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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.”



For Postdoctoral and JR GL positions:

IBEC aims for a representative gender balance at all levels of staff, so we strongly encourage women to apply. At least 40% of shortlisted applicants invited to interview have to be women with comparable level of CVs as the male candidates.



Protection of personal information:


IBEC guarantees that candidates’ personal data are processed in accordance with the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Law 3/2018 on Data Protection.

Personal data will be processed solely for the purposes of the selection process.


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 the Ministry of Science, Universities and Innovation, 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, 23 research groups and a team of researchers and support services of 350 people from 30 different countries.