Research Fellow – Implantable Biosensors International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory INL

Ref.06.17.120 – Research Fellow – Implantable Biosensors

Employer: Int. Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)

Location: Braga, Portugal

Research field: Implantable Biosensors

Job Type: Full time

Contract Duration: 24 months
Closing Date: October 18th
, 2017 23:00 (Lisbon time)
Salary: Competitive package and benefits

 

 

Introduction

 

INL is seeking a qualified Post-doctoral Research Fellow to develop and participate in a collaborative project in the area of implantable biosensors in the Nanoelectronics Engineering Department, in a collaboration between INL and 3Bs Research Group from University of Minho.

 

Job Role & Key Responsibilities

The Post-doctoral Research Fellow will undertake the following main activities and responsibilities:

  • Design, fabricate and test an implantable biosensor to monitor biomarkers and physiological parameters in small animal models of neurodegenerative diseases;
  • Adapt-develop existing electrochemical/impedance/FET based sensors, optical based sensors, or other type of sensor compatible with in-vivo placement, and integrate these with an energy source and RF communications chip allowing data transfer;
  • The prototype will be first tested in vitro (cell culture media) for functionality and signal evaluation, followed by tests in small animal models in collaboration with 3Bs. This work will be done in collaboration with INL’s Nanoelectronics and system integration groups. 

 

Job Requirements

Applicants should meet the following requirements:

  • PhD in Applied Physics, Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering or related technical fields;
  • Demonstrated experience in one or more of the topics: electrochemical/ impedance/FET sensors, integrated optical spectroscopy, RF communication solutions allowing chip to base data transfer;
  • High quality publications in international journals;
  • International mobility experience will be highly evaluated.

 

Personal Skills

  • Strong motivation to work both independently and as part of a team in an interdisciplinary environment, with the ability to pay close attention to detail and to meet deadlines;
  • Excellent communication skills and experience in the dissemination of results to the scientific community are expected;
  • Capable of establishing collaborative ties with distinguished academic groups and relevant industry partners.

 

Languages

 

  • English is the working language of INL. Therefore, excellent communication skills in English are required.

 

What we offer

 

  • Employment contract and competitive compensation package;
  • Employees will also benefit of the various social facilities available at INL;
  • International and highly competitive environment in contact with leading edge technology.

 

 

How to Apply

 

International candidates are welcome to apply. Only applications in English will be accepted. The application is made online. Please click on the 'Apply' button;

Interested applicants should submit a motivation letter, a full curriculum vitae and University certificates. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

Employment Agreement

 

If your application is successful and you accept our offer of employment, you will receive the employment agreement and all other relevant documents. If you are relocating, you will be given assistance by the HR Office.

 

If Your Application is Not Successful

 

We highly value the interest shown from applicants wishing to become a part of the INL experience. It is important for us to maintain good communications with candidates. No matter the outcome of the application, we always send the applicant an answer.

 

 

Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Principle

 

INL is an equal opportunity organisation, committed to providing equal career opportunities and firmly adheres to a principle of non-discrimination in respect of gender, age, nationality, racial group, or any other possible discriminatory issues.

 

Enquires should be made to: hr.services@inl.int.

The advertisement deadline may be extended at any time without previous notice in order to improve the suitability and effectiveness of the recruitment process.

 

 

 

 

 


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