Staff Researcher - Cancer Diagnostics and Treatment follow-up International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory INL Portugal

Ref.03.17.108 - Staff Researcher - Cancer Diagnostics and Treatment follow-up


Employer: Int. Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)

Location: Braga, Portugal

Contract Duration: Tenure track position with initial appointment for 4 years

Research Field:Life Sciences

Unit: Nano4Health

Career Stage: +10 years research experience after PhD

Job Type: Full Time

Closing Date: November 15th 2017, 23:00h Lisbon time

Salary: Competitive package and benefits





INL is seeking an experienced staff researcher to develop and participate in collaborative projects in the area of integrated systems for cancer diagnostics and treatment follow up, whose main responsibility would be to use existing technologies and develop novel platforms in straight collaboration with pre-clinical partners leading to the validation of the diagnostic platforms vs established procedures.


INL is presently participating in projects for development and validation of integrated platforms for cancer diagnostic and treatment follow-up, for example targeting CTCs and other biomarkers (exosomes, microvesicles) as cancer biomarkers in blood, and CTCs in urine. Present technologies involve CTC isolation and detection in lab on chip platforms. Integrated microfluidic sensing devices are being designed and fabricated, comprising different modules for sample handling, labelling (if needed) and sensing.



Job Requirements and Key Responsibilities

The selected candidate is expected to lead ongoing programmes at INL in the diagnostics area, increasing the portfolio of existing solutions. The selected applicant will work in a cross-functional team, meaning that high adaptability to a multidisciplinary environment is needed.



Desired Skills and Experience

-PhD in Bioengineering, Physics, Biomedical Engineering or related technical fields;

-Over 10 years of active research after PhD in integrated diagnostic tools and their utilization in pre-clinical environments. Candidates with an exceptional CV but shorter research careers will also be considered;

-The candidate is expected to participate and have experience in strategic decisions, production of technical and scientific documentation and planning of projects;

-Applicants are also expected to have high quality publications in international journals and to be competitive in obtaining external research funding;

-Applicants with international mobility experience will be highly evaluated;

-Outstanding international exposure that warrants a solid international network for collaboration in competitive European funding;

- Proven experience in technology transfer, innovation driven, to sustain a close collaboration with industry.



Personal Skills

Creative thinking, interested in applied science, willing to work in a team, communication, organizational and reporting skills.



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


What we Offer

  • Tenure track position with initial appointment for 4 years. For candidates with an exceptional track record a tenured position may be granted.
  • 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.
  • Highly competitive multidisciplinary research environment.


How to Apply

International candidates are welcome to apply.

The application is made online. Please click on the 'Apply' button below.

Interested applicants should submit: a single pdf file containing the candidate’s CV, a statement on research interest (2000 character maximum), a list of the 5 most relevant publications, the contact details of 3 references.

Bear in mind that incomplete applications, will not be considered for evaluation. The application language is in English.


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.


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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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