Research Laboratory Assistant - Nano-aided detection system for Pseudomonas and Acanthamoeba International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory INL Portugal

Ref.12.17.169 Research Laboratory Assistant - Nano-aided detection system for Pseudomonas and Acanthamoeba

Employer: International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)

Location: Braga, Portugal

Department: Life Sciences

Group: Food Quality and Safety

Job Type: Full Time

Contract Duration: 12 months

Closing Date: January 5th, 2018 23:00 (Lisbon time)

Salary: Competitive package and benefits


INL is seeking a highly qualified and self-motivated Research Laboratory Assistant to work an explorative research project for the development of a specific detection system for Pseudomonas and Acantamoeba.

Job Role & Key Responsibilities

As a Research Laboratory Assistant targeted on the development of Nano-aided detection system for Pseudomonas and Acanthamoeba you will take on a key role within the following responsibilities:

  • Participate in the development of a specific detection approach for Pseudomonas and Acanthamoeba by combining specific antibody recognition and the use of gold nanoparticles as labels;
  • Contribute with a background in the field of optometry, evaluation of problems related to contact lenses use, and vision threatening diseases.

 Job Requirements

Applicants should meet the following requirements:

  • Degree in Optics, Optometry or related fields;
  • Background in Optometry and Orthokeratology;
  • Experience on diagnostic tools for ocular diseases;
  • Applicants with 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;
  • Availability to attend workshops and conferences, and to engage in collaborations with researchers in other laboratories. 


  • English is the working language of INL. Upper advance level in oral and written English is required.
  • Working knowledge of another language is an advantage.

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.
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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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