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Postdoctoral Researcher (NanoBiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications Group)
Employer: Ariadna Garcia
Location: Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
Employment Start Date: As soon as possible

Organization Description:

The Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia, with its official English translation Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and acronym ICN2, is a non-profit international research institute located close to Barcelona, Spain. Its research lines focus on the newly-discovered physical and chemical properties that arise from the behaviour of matter at the nanoscale.

The trustees of the ICN2 are the Government of Catalonia, the Spanish National Research Council and the Autonomous University of Barcelona. The institute promotes collaboration among scientists from diverse backgrounds to develop basic and applied research, while always seeking out new ways to engage with local and global industry. The ICN2 also trains researchers in nanotechnology, develops numerous activities to facilitate the uptake of nanotechnology by industry, and promotes networking among scientists, engineers, technicians, business people, society, and policy makers.

ICN2 was accredited in 2014 as a Severo Ochoa Centre of Excellence, a recognition renewed in 2018 for another 4-year period. The Severo Ochoa Programme, sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, aims to identify and support Spanish research centres that are among the world’s best in their specialty. 

Job Description:

Main Tasks and responsibilities:

The postdoctoral researcher will be in charge of the assembly of a point-of-care prototype based on photonic biosensors already developed in the research group. This includes integration of multiplexed capabilities,  microfludics, harware and software, together with the engineers of the team.

Summary of conditions:
· Full time work (37,5h/week)
· Contract Length: 1 year (renewable)
· Salary will depend on qualifications and demonstrated experience.
· Support to the relocation issues.
· Life Insurance.
Estimated Incorporation date: April 2020


· Education: Ph Degree degree in Physics (Optics), telecommunications, electrical or optical engineering.
· Professional Experience:
Background in Optics, preferably with demonstrated experience in silicon photonics. 
Knowledge of simulation and modelling softwares (i.e. Lumerical, Comsol) and of LabView and Python will be preferred.
Basic knowledge of microlfuidics will be positively considered.
Experimental optical setup design and implementation will be highly considered.
Excellent level of
English (Fluent in writing and speaking) is required.
· Competences: Highly motivated, enthusiastic, proactive and responsible. Good communication and organization skills.

Job Application:

How to apply:
All applications must be made via the ICN2 website

and include the following:
1. A cover letter.
2. A full CV including contact details.
3. 2 Reference letters or referee contacts.
Deadline for applications: 31st March

Equal opportunities:
ICN2 is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion of people with disabilities.

Date Posted: March 25, 2020