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Marie Curie Experienced Researcher in Development of Carbon Nanocapsules for Biomedical Applications
Employer: Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC)
Location: Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
Employment Start Date: October 1, 2013

Organization Description:

The ICMAB is a research institute of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the largest research organization of Spain focusing on basic and applied research. The ICMAB, which is already more than two decades old, keeps its initial enthusiasm which makes it a very attractive place to work for young researchers. At present the ICMAB includes about 220 people with 54 scientists as permanent staff. The initial and ongoing mission of the ICMAB is “to generate new knowledge in Materials Science and transfer it to the society, particularly to industry within the European Research Area“. Materials Science has evolved dramatically in the last 20 years and the cutting edge activities in this area are now deeply rooted in the Nanoscience revolution.

Job Description:

A Marie Curie Experienced Researcher position (ER) is available at the Institute of Materials Science in
Barcelona, Spain (ICMAB-CSIC, The selected candidate will be enrolled in a highly
interdisciplinary project in the framework of an ITN (Initial Training Network) European Project (RADDEL: “Nanocapsules for Targeted Delivery of Radioactivity”,, which involves ten different research Centers and Industry located in seven different European countries.

The selected candidate will be based at the Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB), working under the supervision of Dr. Gerard Tobias. The researcher is expected to work on the development of filled carbon nanotubes for biomedical applications. The candidate will be responsible for the preparation and characterization of purified and shortened carbon nanotubes followed by the encapsulation of a wide range of organic and inorganic materials.

The post is available for 1 year and the salary will be commensurate with a Marie-Curie Experienced Researcher (ER) position.



The position is open to candidates from any country, as long as they fulfill the following requirements:
- Expected candidates will have a PhD or more than 4 years of full-time research experience
(counted from the diploma that gives the rights to embark in a doctoral degree); AND less than 5
years of full-time research experience. Candidates who are about to get their PhD diploma in the
next few months or researchers with more than 4 and less than 5 years research experience are
also eligible for this position. Please check the eligibility criteria before applying.
- Researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain
for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the date of appointment.

Required experience/skills

- The candidate should have recently obtained a PhD preferably in Chemistry or Materials Science,
with experimental research experience in the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials.
- Experience in carbon nanotubes and/or the handling of air-sensitive materials would be an
- Good level of English (written and spoken).
- Organization, communication and interpersonal skills.

Job Application:

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, updated curriculum vitae and the contact details of at least
two referees willing to supply a reference letter upon request to: Dr. Jorge Pérez ( by 20th
June 2013.

The expected starting date for the contract is October 2013.

Email application to :
Date Posted: April 22, 2013