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Postdoctoral Position in Biotechnology
Employer: CIC nanoGUNE
Location: Donostia - San Sebastián, Gipuzkoa, Spain
Employment Start Date: January 1, 2020

Organization Description:

NanoGUNE is a Cooperative Research Center or "CIC" (from the Spanish "Centro de Investigación Cooperativa). Cooperative Research Centers were launched by the Basque Government in order to create an effective framework of cooperation in strategic research areas, strengthen interdisciplinary basic and applied worldclass research in those areas and provide technology transfer to the industrial environment.  

CIC nanoGUNE focuses its research activities on the following four major strategic areas:

  • Physics of low-dimensional structures, nanostructures and nanoscale structured complex systems.
  • Synthesis, assembling and nanofabrication of nanomaterials (nanoparticles, nanotubes, thin films, nanocomposites) and nanostructured materials.
  • Development of nanodevices and its impact on molecular electronics, spintronics, nanomagnetism and nanophotonics.
  • Biofunctional nanoparticles and nanobiotechnology

The research programme is implemented through 10 research groups



Job Description:

Description of the project:

The Nanoscience Cooperative Research Center CIC nanoGUNE ( invites applications for a post-doctoral position in the field of Biotechnology. The prospective candidate will work on the design of enzymes for biotechnological applications using molecular evolution techniques. (S)he will learn all the scientific and technical aspects of specialty enzymes with special focus on enzymes used in genetics, such as CRISPR Cas9 and Polymerases. The candidate is expected to also connect to the private sector and promote technology transfer.

The initial appointment is a fixed-term post-doctoral position for one year, with the expectation to be extended in a leading role in our spin-off company Evolgene Genomics (


What we offer:

Contract from 01/01/2020 to 31/12/2020. The starting date is set for January 2nd, 2020.

Required degree, knowledge and competences:

The candidate should have a PhD in biotechnology, molecular biology, or related areas with a strong background in enzymology, protein biochemistry or genetics, including CRISPR research. Furthermore, the candidate should have excellent communication skills and the willingness to face new challenges, solve problems, and achieve goals. Proficiency in spoken and written English is compulsory. 

Job Application:
The deadline for applications is November 15th, 2019.
For further information contact Prof. Raul Perez-Jimenez: [email protected].
Email application to : [email protected]
Date Posted: November 11, 2019