Ref.12.17.167 - Research Fellow – Advanced Antibacterial Coating Solutions for Dentistry Applications International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory INL Portugal

Ref.12.17.167 Research Fellow – Advanced Antibacterial Coating Solutions for Dentistry Applications

Employer: International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)
Location: Braga, Portugal
Department: Micro and Nanofabrication
Group: Nanochemistry
Job Type: Full time
Contract Duration: 12 months
Closing Date: January 15th, 2018 23:00 (Lisbon time)
Salary: Competitive package and benefits


INL is seeking a highly qualified Post-doctoral Research Fellow to participate in PT2020 research project “Easy Tooth abutment”. The research work is to be conducted at the Nanochemistry Research Group of the Micro and Nanofabrication Department under the guidance of Dr. Yury V. Kolen’ko.

Job Role & Key Responsibilities

The Research Fellow is expected to work on the development of polymeric coatings with antibacterial properties to be applied in a medical device in the field of dentistry. The Research Fellow will be responsible for defining and testing the properties of the material that are necessary to meet product performance and durability.
Job Requirements

Applicants should meet the following requirements:
  • PhD degree in Polymer Engineering, Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, or a related field of study, acquired prior to the intended starting date at the INL;
  • Solid knowledge of coating technologies, surface functionalization and polymeric coatings;
  • Knowledge and experience in characterization of the coatings;
  • Experience in antibacterial and antimicrobial assays applied to composite materials;
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;
  • A good track record of disseminating research results;
  • Experience in carrying out research in collaboration with industry is highly valued.
  • 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 organization, 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. Enquiries should be made to:

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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