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Research Internships for master students

Are you a Master student looking for an internship opportunity?

The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) is launching a Call for Research Internships

If you are interested, please contact the Master program coordinator at your home university

 

About INL

The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) is a research organization in Europe focused in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology, with an international legal status recognized by the United Nations. INL is dedicated to the development of nanotechnology-based solutions applied to the health, energy and electronics, food and environmental control sectors.

Call Objectives

The INL Research Internship initiative aims to provide an opportunity for students, who are currently enrolled in a Master's degree program, to carry out the research portion of their Master's degree curriculum at the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL).

Benefits of doing your research project at INL

INL will provide the selected applicants the opportunity to develop and carry out a research project in a highly stimulating and multicultural environment, which includes access to state-of-the-art equipment and unique training opportunities.  

Research projects

INL currently pursues research in the following fields

  • Health: point of care diagnostics (lab on chip microsystems, microfluidic platforms), DNA, protein and cell chips, biomolecular labels, drug delivery solutions, biomedical imaging, hyperthermia, neuroelectronics.
  • Safety in Environmental and food control: Nanotechnology applied to Food industry, food safety and environmental control. Water and Soil control, air pollution monitoring. Lab-on-a-chip technologies, Smart Packaging and labels, biosensing technologies.
  • Energy: solar cells, batteries and fuel cells, energy harvesting micro and nanosystems. 
  • ICT (nanoelectronics): NEMS/MEMS, Spintronics, Photonics, Micro and Nanofluidics, integration of new technologies on CMOS.  Development of support platforms for the health, environmental and food control, and energy areas.

Project opportunities are within one of the research fields listed above. For more detailed information, please consult INL´s project offers below. This list of projects is not limited. Other projects proposed by the Master coordinator at each university may be added, always including a co-advisor from INL.

Duration of Internship

Internships will have a typical duration between 6 and 12 months.

Eligibility criteria

Students must be currently enrolled in a Master's degree graduate program at a University.

Submission Procedures

Candidates are to apply through their university, by contacting the coordinator of the Master program in which the candidate is enrolled. Only applications proposed by the Master program coordinator, at the candidate´s home university, are accepted.

Selection of Candidate

Once candidate students have been selected for each research project (internal process at the University), the Master Coordinator should contact INL at “masterstudents@inl.int“ for final selection by INL.

List of Projects

 

(Eco)toxicology of nanomaterials: “in vitro” models

Evaluation of Nano Micro-Porous materials for biotoxin capture

Synthesis and Functionalization of Covalent Organic Frameworks

Nanocomposite polymer beads for cell detection and in-vitro culture

Quantitative characterization by FIB/SEM “slice and view”

High-resolution STEM with controlled electron dose

Computational methods for modelling atomic structures and simulating TEM images

Art and media from scientific sources – Nanoscale on the big screen

Preparation and Characterization of Biointerfaces

Characterization of Nanoparticle-Cell Biointerfaces

High-Speed, Multiple Channel Lab-on-Chip Acquisition Hardware for Magneto-resistive biochip applications

Handheld electrochemical impedance spectroscopy sensing unit

Design of A/D converter for a CMOS-based Magnetic Imaging Sensor

Electron Microscopy Investigations of Core-Shell Inorganic Nanotubes 

Synthesis and characterization of Nanocatalysts and 2D Nanosheets of Transition metal chalcogenides (TMDs)

Functionalization of Magnetic Nanoparticles for ‘Theranostic’ Applications

Development of gold nanoparticle based-lateral flow assay for the detection of food-borne pathogens

Evaluation of experimental conditions for the use of nucleic acid enzymes combined to magnetic particles for the detection of food-borne pathogens

Development of a novel nanotechnology-based detector of cancer cells in biological fluids

DNA extraction from food samples for PCR applications through microscale solid phase extraction (µSPE)

Development of Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) on a microfluidic platform for food analysis

Graphene and nanodiamond hybrids for electronic applications

High numerical aperture (NA) spectroscopic imaging ellipsometry: Optical Modelling

Software development for measurement control and data analysis of electrical characterization of magnetic tunnel junction devices  

Development of micro-solar cell growth by electrodepostition

Development of patterned substrates for micro-concentrator solar cells

Towards Nanostructured Metal Phosphide Electrocatalysts

Towards Printed Electronics Based on Monodisperse Cu2O Nanoparticles 

Fabrication of carbon nanofibers by electrospinning for use in lithium-ion batteries

Fabrication of TiO2 nanotube arrays for use in solar cells

Large scale fabrication of composite nanostructures using atomic layer deposition

Hydrothermal synthesis of metal oxide/sulfide nanostructures for use in lithium-ion batteries and photocatalysis

Chemical synthesis of graphene/graphene oxide for use in high-performance energy storage

Fabrication of inorganic-organic hybrid solar cells

Large scale synthesis of silicon nanostructures for use in next-generation lithium-ion battery anodes

Development of non-precious, earth-abundant electrocatalysts for hydrogen/oxygen evolution

Fluorescence based techniques for biosensor characterization

Fluorescence correlation spectroscopy of lipid nano-carriers

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INL COFUND Fellowship Program for International Postdocs – NanoTRAINforGrowth

The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) opened a 4th call for its COFUND fellowship program for Postdocs– The NanoTRAINforGrowth Program.

INL´s international postdoctoral fellowship offers successful applicants the opportunity to perform their innovative scientific project in one of the four attractive Scientific fields pursued at INL: i) Nanomedicine, ii) Environmental and food control, iii) Nanoelectronics and iv) Nanomanipulation.

i) Nanomedicine: point of care diagnostics (lab on chip microsystems, microfluidic platforms), DNA, protein and cell chips, biomolecular labels, drug delivery solutions, imaging, neuroelectronics.

ii) Environmental and food control: Nanotechnology applied to Food industry, food safety and environmental control. Water and Soil control, air pollution monitoring. Lab-on-a-chip technologies, Smart Packaging and labels, biosensing technologies, food process control.

iii) Nanomanipulation: Single molecule/atom manipulation, molecular motors, nanotweezers, controlled self-assemby of building blocks for nanodevices.

iv) Nanoelectronics: NEMS/MEMS, Spintronics, Photonics, Micro and Nanofluidics, integration of new technologies on CMOS.  Development of support platforms for the health, environmental and food control, and energy areas.

Researchers will have access to our new stateoftheart facility and the opportunity to enhance their expertise via a research project, in a scientific topic of their choice that falls within INL´s strategic research and technological development areas.

Eligibility - INL´s NanoTRAINforGrowth Fellowships are available to researchers who have a PhD degree and less than 10 years of full-time research experience (including the time taken to acquire the PhD), regardless of their nationality. Applicants may originate from any country inside or outside Europe.

When applying, candidates are required to choose one of the above scientific fields and write a RTD project in the application form. It is essential that potential applicants carefully read the guide for applicants and template for the research proposal.

Selected candidates will be offered a 2 year fellowship at INL

DEADLINE: January 11, 2015 (23:00 Lisbon time)

Successful candidates will be contacted by March 31, 2014. 

This fellowship program - NanoTRAINForGrowth - is co-financed by the European Union through the Marie Curie Action "Co-funding of regional, national and international programs (COFUND)". Therefore each selected applicant will be a Marie Curie fellow as well as a NanoTRAINForGrowth fellow.

Individual researchers (applicants) cannot benefit at the same time from more than one Marie Curie Action; these are: Initial Training Networks (ITN); Intra-European Fellowships for career development (IEF); International Outgoing Fellowships for career development (IOF); International Incoming Fellowships (IIF); Career Integration Grants (CIG); Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP); International Research Staff Exchange Scheme (IRSES); Co-funding of regional, national and international programs (COFUND).

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Director of Administration

 
Employer: Int. Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)
Location: Braga, Portugal
Area of Expertise:  Administration & Finance 
Closing Date: December 31st 2014
Salary: Competitive package and benefits

Introduction

The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory - INL is a new Intergovernmental Organization (IGO) registered at UN, with its headquarters in Braga (Northern Portugal). Founded by Portugal and Spain to foster interdisciplinary research in Nanotechnology and Nanosciences, INL is open to the membership of other countries.  The INL is ruled by an international legal framework and provides a high-tech research environment to address major challenges of Nanosciences.

As a multilateral organization entirely committed to Nanotechnology promotion, industrial-academy cooperation and social-economic development, INL launches a recruiting call to attract experienced management talent with a background in companies and scientific institutions to consolidate its administration. The Director of Administration will help build an innovative, multicultural and multidisciplinary research community of about 400 people that aims to be at the forefront of science, technology and innovation.

Purpose of the Position

As a member of the INL Directorate, he/she will supervise the Departments of Finance, Human Resources and Procurement. He/she will provide proactive management of the administration and control all of INL’s financial and administrative matters, including annual budgets, funding control of INL projects, coordination of HR administration, supervision of procurement activities, implementation and application of the rules and procedures that govern the organization. The Administration Director will assist and advise in different management areas, giving support in accounting, tax policies, sales contracts, human resources, and fostering relationships with main INL stakeholders (auditors, ministry departments involved in INL activities, banks, suppliers, etc.).

Specific Responsibilities and Duties

The responsibilities and duties described here are indicative and other tasks might be assigned. The main responsibilities will be:

1. Participate in the definition and provision of financial resources, financial and economic planning, and monitoring annual expenses.

2. Elaborate and manage the annual budget.

3. Implement and apply adequate internal control procedures, control each area’s compliance with budgets, and monitor deviations.

4. Handle and manage all procedures to procure funding. Liaise with official agencies and institutions as required.

5. Prepare detailed reports and conduct analysis on financial, human resources, administrative matters, external audits, statutory statements, and financial annual reports. 

6. Contribute to the awareness of INL Rules and Regulations, introducing them in all departments and procedures and supervising and advising staff members.

7. Other duties: Performs any other duties as may be assigned by the Director General.

Position requirements & qualifications

Education: An advanced degree in a related area.

Experience: The successful candidate should have a relevant administrative experience and a proven track record in administration is a must. 

The Director of Administration is expected to interact with INL´s member country governmental institutions. Work also implies with executives and senior officers of public and private organizations. Fluency in English, is essential.

Other experience and skills 

8. Solid negotiating experience with governmental departments at both the EU and national levels is highly valued.

9. Experience in the administration of Public/Private Research Organizations is highly appreciated

10.Operational knowledge of EDRF and EU’s Research Programs. 

Application

The application has to be submitted online. Please click on the botton below.

Interested applicants should submit a motivation letter and a full curriculum vitae. 

Enquires should be made to: susana.bastos@inl.int

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Junior Accounts Officer (Finance Department)

 
 
Employer: Int. Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)
Location: Braga, Portugal
Area of Expertise:  Finance
Career Stage: typical 2/5 year experience
Closing Date: Deadline extended to December 31st 2014
Salary: Competitive package and benefits
 

Introduction

The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory - INL is an international research organization specialized in Nanotechnology and Nanoscience. INL is seeking a highly motivated Junior Accounts Officer to be integrated into the finance department. This is an excellent opportunity for a young, progressive and dynamic individual for being part of our finance team.

Key responsibilities

The candidate will report to the finance officer and will be responsible for developing the day to day accounts. The role is therefore very varied and the ideal candidate will be experienced within accounts Key Duties:

• Organizing and filing the original finance & accounting supporting documents

• Classification and posting of all transactions/documents into the Company's accounting systems 

• Control and posting of the expense reports of employees, fellows, guests and candidates and the grants 

• Preparing bank accounts reconciliations 

• Maintenance of third parties current accounts 

• Control of purchase orders (PO) and delivery notes

• Supporting the monthly closing 

• Controlling payable accounts

• Preparation of the payments

• Control and validation of the assets in progress

• Other administrative tasks inherent to the function 

Job Requirements 

The successful candidate should have a Degree in Finance, Accounting or similar, excellent English communication skills and a good professional track-record between 2 and 5 years. High level experience with ERP solutions (preferably PRIMAVERA Business Software) and advance user in MSOffice (namely Excel) is required. The candidate should have good analytical skills, be detailed oriented, well organized, able to work under pressure, team player and adaptable.

What we offer

• Employment contract and competitive compensation package in line with those offered by the market. 

• International and highly competitive environment in contact with leading edge technology.

Application

The application has to be submitted online. Please click on the botton below.

Interested applicants should submit a motivation letter and a full curriculum vitae. Interviews will be taking place very soon so please apply as soon as possible if you would like to be considered for this role.

Enquires should be made to: susana.bastos@inl.int

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ICT Technician Position

 
Employer: Int. Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)
Location: Braga, Portugal
Area of Expertise:  ICT
Career Stage: typical 3/5 year experience
Closing Date: Deadline extended to December 31st 2014 
Salary: Competitive package and benefits

Introduction

The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory- INL is an international research organization specialized in Nanotechnology and Nanoscience.

INL is seeking a highly motivated ICT Technician to be integrated into the ICT team, developing Information Technologies to meet the needs of a world-class research organization. The candidate will be involved in several  projects and he/she will have the opportunity to understand the  operational  aspects  on  how  to  manage  a  world  class  IT Infrastructure, ICT internal processes and procedures.

Job Requirements and Key responsibilities

The successful candidate should have more than 3-years professional experience in the control, supervision and execution of:

• Development of applications based on the core concepts of business process management, business intelligence or enterprise content management.

• Network Monitoring Software: knowledge and experience in the management and implementation of networks and systems.

• Architecture and design of SharePoint Implementations.

• Data Management and equipment: knowledge and experience in the design of communications infrastructures (Switching, Routing, Wireless Controllers, Firewall Systems and Video conference).

• Installation of Servers, Storage and LAN equipment.

• Voice Network Equipments: Knowledge and experience of Voice communication and IP technologies.

• SQL Server Databases.

The successful candidate should have a degree in computer science, informatics, electrical engineering or equivalent, excellent English communication skills and should have a good track-record of implementing ICT solutions.

The candidate should be customer oriented, with good analytical and problem solving techniques, with self-discipline and self-learning capacities to face a wide variety of tasks as well as very good   interpersonal relationships, supporting qualified end users and helping people to understand   and   use   complex   equipment   and   software   solutions.

What we offer

• Employment contract and competitive compensation package in line with those offered by the market. Employees will also benefit from the various social facilities available at INL.

• IT state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

• International and highly competitive environment in contact with leading edge technology.

Application

Interested applicants should submit a motivation letter and a full curriculum vitae. Please click on the button below 'Apply for this job!'.

Enquires should be made to: filipe.guedes@inl.int

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INL is always seeking strongly motivated candidates to join its team. Selected candidates will have a lifetime opportunity to work at the frontiers of Nanotechnology in an innovative, multicultural and multidisciplinary research organisation of about 400 people.