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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

Development of a phage-based lab-on-chip for the detection of foodborne pathogens

Electric-field-assisted switching in magnetic tunnel junctions

Development of multiplex assays for the detection of ischemic stroke biomarkers

Incorporation of Se in metallic precursors for the crystallization of CuInSe2 absorbers to be used in thin film solar cells 

CuInSe2 micro solar cells from In precursors   

Atomic force microscopy characterization of solar cell materials 

Growth of Cu(In, Ga)Se2 quantum dots different In-to_Ga Compositions

Selective growth of CuInSe2 for the development of micro solar cells

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Ref.04.16.27 Staff Researcher - MEMS and Micro/Nano Energy Harvesting Devices

Research Centre: International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory - INL
Location: Braga, Portugal
Department: Physical Sciences
Unit: MEMS/NEMS
Career Stage:  4-8 years research experience after PhD
Closing Date: August 7th 2016 23:00 (Lisbon time)
Salary: Competitive package and benefits

About INL

The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory - INL (http://www.inl.int), was founded under an international legal framework to perform interdisciplinary research and to deploy and articulate nanotechnology for the benefit of society. INL aims to become the world-wide hub for nanotechnology addressing society’s grand challenges with specific emphasis on Aging & Wellbeing, Mobility & Urban Living and a Safe & Secure Society.

The work undertaken by our researchers has a significant impact on people’s lives and societal benefit. The objective is to ensure that staff are employed on the basis of skills and requirements for the job and that there is a mutually beneficial relationship between INL’s expectations and the staff personal and professional career development. INL recruits from all over the world. We find the diversity and multiculturalism of our teams as well as family friendly working practices and benefits to be a great asset and an essential element in cultivating an attractive and inspiring workplace.

Introduction

INL is seeking a highly qualified, self-motivated researcher to participate in MEMS and Micro/Nano Energy Harvesting Devices activities.

Job Requirements and Key Responsibilities

INL is developing a fully integrated scavenging system composed of (i) energy harvesting elements, (ii) full diode bridge for rectifying the resulting signals so that charge can be effectively stored in (iii) a small chip footprint supercapacitor, which is then connected to (iv) an optimal load resistor for powering sensors and/or actuators, related control electronics and wireless transceivers for data transmission. The system is targeted at providing power ratings in the 0.1 -1 µW range and all processing steps are realised at temperatures below 450ºC, so as to make the fabrication as CMOS compatible as possible.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate actively with the MEMS and Micro/Nano Energy Harvesting Devices group in order to provide miniaturised solutions that can be seamlessly integrated for sensing, actuation and energy conversion/storage applications.

Required Skills and Experience:

- PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Nanoelectronics, Materials or related fields;

- Over 4 years of active research after PhD. Candidates with less than 4 years of active research after PhD may be considered if their profile and scientific record clearly match the required profile and scientific background;

- Previous laboratory experience in processing MEMS devices necessary, proficiency in Energy Conversion/Scavenging Materials and Microdevices considered a plus;

- Demonstrated experience in cleanroom work, testing and integration of microsystems;

- Know-how on electronics and/or CMOS design will be valued;

- 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.

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.

• Capability 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

• Tenure track with initial appointment for 4 years.

• Employment contract and competitive compensation package in line with those offered by other international research organizations. Researchers will also benefit from the various social facilities available at INL.

• Access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

• Highly competitive multidisciplinary research environment.

How to apply

International candidates are welcome to apply.

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

Interested applicants should submit a motivation letter, a full curriculum vitae and list of publications.

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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Ref.04.16.28 Staff Researcher - Covalent Organic Frameworks

Research Centre: International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory - INL
Location: Braga, Portugal
Department: Physical Sciences
Unit: Nanomaterials
Career Stage: 4-8 years research experience after PhD
Closing Date: August 7th 2016 23:00 (Lisbon time)
Salary: Competitive package and benefits

About INL

The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory - INL (http://www.inl.int), was founded under an international legal framework to perform interdisciplinary research and to deploy and articulate nanotechnology for the benefit of society. INL aims to become the world-wide hub for nanotechnology addressing society’s grand challenges with specific emphasis on Aging & Wellbeing, Mobility & Urban Living and a Safe & Secure Society.

The work undertaken by our researchers has a significant impact on people’s lives and societal benefit. The objective is to ensure that staff are employed on the basis of skills and requirements for the job and that there is a mutually beneficial relationship between INL’s expectations and the staff personal and professional career development. INL recruits from all over the world. We find the diversity and multiculturalism of our teams as well as family friendly working practices and benefits to be a great asset and an essential element in cultivating an attractive and inspiring workplace.

Introduction

INL is seeking a strongly motivated researcher to strengthen the research team working on the synthesis and characterisation of covalent organic frameworks and their applications in biomolecular absorption.

Key Responsibilities

The successful applicant will perform research and development on the design and synthesis of a variety of molecular building blocks to construct covalent organic frameworks with controllable pore size, high specific surface area, high stability and bearing functionalisation sites that allow their use in biomolecular absorption, e.g. in toxin capture.  Applicants are expected to have an international research track record in the field of covalent organic frameworks, more than 4 years of active research after PhD and must be able to independently carry out high quality application-oriented research. Experience on guiding students will be an asset and a career demonstrating international mobility in recognised research institutions is a requirement.

Required skills and Experience

- PhD degree in Organic Chemistry;

- Over 4 years of active research after PhD. Candidates with less than 4 years of active research after PhD may be considered if their profile and scientific record clearly match the required profile and scientific background;

- Substantial laboratory experience in organic synthesis of aromatic compounds and their characterisation;

- Strong background in supramolecular chemistry and molecular interactions;

- Expertise in the design, synthesis and characterisation of covalent organic frameworks;

- Experience in the application of covalent organic frameworks for biomolecular absorption;

- 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.

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.

• Capability 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

• Tenure track with initial appointment for 4 years.

• Employment contract and competitive compensation package in line with those offered by other international research organisations. Researchers will also benefit from the various social facilities available at INL.

• Access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

• Highly competitive multidisciplinary research environment.

How to Apply

International candidates are welcome to apply.

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

Interested applicants should submit a motivation letter, a full curriculum vitae and list of publications.

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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Ref.04.16.39 Staff Researcher - Electrochemical/Impedance Sensors for Environmental Applications

Research Centre: International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory - INL
Location: Braga, Portugal
Department: Life Sciences
Unit: Nano4Environment
Career Stage:  4-8 years research experience after PhD
Closing Date: August 7th 2016 23:00 (Lisbon time)
Salary: Competitive package and benefits

About INL

The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory - INL (http://www.inl.int), was founded under an international legal framework to perform interdisciplinary research and to deploy and articulate nanotechnology for the benefit of society. INL aims to become the world-wide hub for nanotechnology addressing society’s grand challenges with specific emphasis on Aging & Wellbeing, Mobility & Urban Living and a Safe & Secure Society.

The work undertaken by our researchers has a significant impact on people’s lives and societal benefit. The objective is to ensure that staff are employed on the basis of skills and requirements for the job and that there is a mutually beneficial relationship between INL’s expectations and the staff personal and professional career development. INL recruits from all over the world. We find the diversity and multiculturalism of our teams as well as family friendly working practices and benefits to be a great asset and an essential element in cultivating an attractive and inspiring workplace.

Introduction

INL is seeking a highly qualified, self-motivated research whose main responsibility would be to set-up portable detection systems for environmental and water monitoring using electrochemical/impedance sensors..

Job Requirements and Key Responsibilities

The selected candidate will work on the detection of microbial contamination, toxins and other drugs in water using lab-on-chip platforms, preferentially label-free and will collaborate with cross-functional teams, meaning that high adaptability to a multidisciplinary approach is required. The researcher should master the interaction of ligand/receptor binding and have experience in design and fabrication of electrochemical/impedance sensors for particular water monitoring applications.

Required Skills and Experience

• PhD in Bioengineering/Physical Engineering/Chemical Engineering or related technical fields, with at least 3 years of experience in (bio)sensors, preferably for environmental applications;

• Over 4 years of active research after PhD. Candidates with less than 4 years of active research after PhD may be considered if their profile and scientific record clearly match the required profile and scientific background.

• Expertise in the design and development of synthetic recognition probes as molecular imprinted polymers; surface chemistry and microfabrication (design and fabrication of sensor probes);

• Good understanding of the electrochemical processes occurring near sensor electrodes  (reference, functionalised electrode) for data analysis;

• 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.

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.

• Capability 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

• Tenure track with initial appointment for 4 years.

• Employment contract and competitive compensation package in line with those offered by other international research organisations. Researchers will also benefit from the various social facilities available at INL.

• Access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

• Highly competitive multidisciplinary research environment.

How to Apply

International candidates are welcome to apply.

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

Interested applicants should submit a motivation letter, a full curriculum vitae and list of publications.

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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Ref.04.16.40 Staff Researcher - Phenolic Compound Control in Grapes Using Integrated Spectrometer Devices

Research Centre: International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)
Location: Braga, Portugal
Department: Directorate Research
Unit: Nanodevices
Career Stage: 4-8 years research experience after PhD
Closing Date: August 7th 2016 23:00 (Lisbon time)
Salary: Competitive package and benefits

About INL

The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory - INL (http://www.inl.int), was founded under an international legal framework to perform interdisciplinary research and to deploy and articulate nanotechnology for the benefit of society. INL aims to become the world-wide hub for nanotechnology addressing society’s grand challenges with specific emphasis on Aging & Wellbeing, Mobility & Urban Living and a Safe & Secure Society.

The work undertaken by our researchers has a significant impact on people’s lives and societal benefit. The objective is to ensure that staff are employed on the basis of skills and requirements for the job and that there is a mutually beneficial relationship between INL’s expectations and the staff personal and professional career development. INL recruits from all over the world. We find the diversity and multiculturalism of our teams as well as family friendly working practices and benefits to be a great asset and an essential element in cultivating an attractive and inspiring workplace.

Introduction

INL is seeking an experienced, self-motivated researcher, with a scientific background in Analytical Chemistry or related areas to work on the maturation control of grapes, using integrated optical spectrometer platforms. The researcher will work in close collaboration with INL´s systems engineering unit, a major viticulture/winery partner, and other partners fabricating optical components, to test, characterise and validate by diffuse reflection and fluorescence, parameters related with grape maturation, and compare these data with conventional laboratory analysis.

Job Requirements and Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate is expected to validate signatures by major phenolic compounds, chlorophylls, and other indexes in grapes using integrated micro-spectrometers in the UV-VIS range, and then test these in the vineyard (open environment) where they need to work under various illumination conditions (night, day). The researcher will be responsible for team coordination ensuring good communication between the various team members.

Required Skills and Experience

- PhD degree in Analytical Chemistry or related areas;

- Over 4 years of active research after PhD. Candidates with less than 4 years of active research after PhD may be considered if their profile and scientific record clearly match the required profile and scientific background;

- The candidate should demonstrate a good research track record in the field of analytical chemistry, spectral detection technologies, in particular the utilisation of integrated optical spectrometer platforms to analyse a variety of compounds;

- Knowledge of phenolic compound analysis and other indexes on grapes will be valued;

- Experience in the supervision (or co-supervision) of PhD and MSc students is very welcome;

- 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.

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.

• Capability 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

• Tenure track with initial appointment for 4 years.

• Employment contract and competitive compensation package in line with those offered by other international research organisations. Researchers will also benefit from the various social facilities available at INL.

• Access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

• Highly competitive multidisciplinary research environment.

How to Apply

International candidates are welcome to apply.

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

Interested applicants should submit a motivation letter, a full curriculum vitae, and list of publications.

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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Ref.04.16.41 Staff Researcher - Plasmonic/Photonic Devices

Research Centre: International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory - INL
Location: Braga, Portugal
Department: Directorate Research
Unit: Exploratory Nanotechnology
Career Stage: 4-8 years research experience after PhD
Closing Date: August 7th 2016 23:00 (Lisbon time)
Salary: Competitive package and benefits

About INL

The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory - INL (http://www.inl.int), was founded under an international legal framework to perform interdisciplinary research and to deploy and articulate nanotechnology for the benefit of society. INL aims to become the world-wide hub for nanotechnology addressing society’s grand challenges with specific emphasis on Aging & Wellbeing, Mobility & Urban Living and a Safe & Secure Society.

The work undertaken by our researchers has a significant impact on people’s lives and societal benefit. The objective is to ensure that staff are employed on the basis of skills and requirements for the job and that there is a mutually beneficial relationship between INL’s expectations and the staff personal and professional career development. INL recruits from all over the world. We find the diversity and multiculturalism of our teams as well as family friendly working practices and benefits to be a great asset and an essential element in cultivating an attractive and inspiring workplace.

Introduction

INL is seeking a motivated researcher with an extensive track record of experimental skills in optics and photonics combined with plasmonics. Software data analysis and modelling software skills are considered necessary. Experience in characterisation techniques (SEM, AFM, etc.) is welcome, while exposure to a cross-disciplinary research environment will be positively evaluated.

Candidates with an industrial background that are capable of managing teams and create new collaborations are welcome to apply.

Job Requirements and Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will collaborate with cross-functional teams and will be responsible for developing novel nanostructures with meta-material properties aiming at a new range of sensitivity of plasmonic optical sensors. Fabrication and characterisation of Localised Surface Plasmon Resonance (LSPR), Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) or Surface Enhancement Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) structures will be demanded, foreseeing ultimately, their application in the medical and/or environmental field. Essential prior experience for this task comprises extensive knowledge of plasmonics, optics wave-guiding and/or other optical elements, like optical fibres, planar waveguides, gratings, etc.

Required Skills and Experience

- PhD degree in Physics, Physics Engineering/Applied Physics, Optics, or related areas;

- Over 4 years of active research after PhD. Candidates with less than 4 years of active research after PhD may be considered if their profile and scientific record clearly match the required profile and scientific background;

- Experience in the supervision (or co-supervision) of PhD and MSc students is very welcome;

- 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.

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.

• Capability 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

• Tenure track with initial appointment for 4 years.

• Employment contract and competitive compensation package in line with those offered by other international research organisations. Researchers will also benefit from the various social facilities available at INL.

• Access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

• Highly competitive multidisciplinary research environment.

How to Apply

International candidates are welcome to apply.

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

Interested applicants should submit a motivation letter, a full curriculum vitae and list of publications.

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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Ref.04.16.42 Staff Researcher - Protein Biomarker Detection with MR Platforms: Clinical Validation Tests

Research Centre: International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory - INL
Location: Braga, Portugal
Department: Directorate Research
Unit: Nanodevices
Career Stage:  4-8 years research experience after PhD
Closing Date: August 7th 2016 23:00 (Lisbon time)
Salary: Competitive package and benefits

About INL

The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory - INL (http://www.inl.int), was founded under an international legal framework to perform interdisciplinary research and to deploy and articulate nanotechnology for the benefit of society. INL aims to become the world-wide hub for nanotechnology addressing society’s grand challenges with specific emphasis on Aging & Wellbeing, Mobility & Urban Living and a Safe & Secure Society.

The work undertaken by our researchers has a significant impact on people’s lives and societal benefit. The objective is to ensure that staff are employed on the basis of skills and requirements for the job and that there is a mutually beneficial relationship between INL’s expectations and the staff personal and professional career development. INL recruits from all over the world. We find the diversity and multiculturalism of our teams as well as family friendly working practices and benefits to be a great asset and an essential element in cultivating an attractive and inspiring workplace.

Introduction

INL is seeking an experienced, self-motivated researcher, with a scientific background in Biotechnology or related areas to work on the multiplexed detection of protein biomarkers from body fluids (serum, blood) using magnetoresistive MR platforms. The aim is to detect bioanalyte ranges from pg/ml to few µg/ml. The candidate should have experience on the development of detection strategies to cope with several assay parameters (dynamic range, cross-reactivity, and effects of the complex biological matrix). Beside the assay optimisations, the work will also include the development of a microfluidic sample preparation module that will be integrated into a Point-of-Care bio-analytical device. This module will be designed for sample preparation, which will process and purify the raw sample in real time.

Job Requirements and Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate is expected to work in direct collaboration with hospital based teams for clinical validation tests, with the teams that developed the MR platforms, and with teams selecting the proper antibodies or other probes.

Required Skills and Experience

- PhD degree in Biological Engineering, Biotechnology, or related areas;

- Over 4 years of active research after PhD. Candidates with less than 4 years of active research after PhD may be considered if their profile and scientific record clearly match the required profile and scientific background;

- The candidate should demonstrate a good research track record in the field of biomarker detection technology, in particular with magneto-resistive based platforms, and experience in competitive research projects;

- Deep Knowledge of surface functionalisation techniques for efficient probe immobilization to the probe sites;

- Experience in the supervision (or co-supervision) of PhD and MSc students is very welcome;

- 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.

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.

• Capability 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

• Tenure track with initial appointment for 4 years.

• Employment contract and competitive compensation package in line with those offered by other international research organisations. Researchers will also benefit from the various social facilities available at INL.

• Access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

• Highly competitive multidisciplinary research environment.

How to Apply

International candidates are welcome to apply.

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

Interested applicants should submit a motivation letter, a full curriculum vitae and list of publications.

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.

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Ref.04.16.43 Staff Researcher - Smart Food Packaging

Research Centre: International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory - INL
Location: Braga, Portugal
Department: Life Sciences
Unit: Nano4Food
Career Stage: 4-8 years research experience after PhD
Closing Date: August 7th 2016 23:00 (Lisbon time)
Salary: Competitive package and benefits

About INL

The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory - INL (http://www.inl.int), was founded under an international legal framework to perform interdisciplinary research and to deploy and articulate nanotechnology for the benefit of society. INL aims to become the world-wide hub for nanotechnology addressing society’s grand challenges with specific emphasis on Aging & Wellbeing, Mobility & Urban Living and a Safe & Secure Society.

The work undertaken by our researchers has a significant impact on people’s lives and societal benefit. The objective is to ensure that staff are employed on the basis of skills and requirements for the job and that there is a mutually beneficial relationship between INL’s expectations and the staff personal and professional career development. INL recruits from all over the world. We find the diversity and multiculturalism of our teams as well as family friendly working practices and benefits to be a great asset and an essential element in cultivating an attractive and inspiring workplace.

Introduction

INL is seeking an experienced, self-motivated researcher, with a scientific background in Food Science and Technology, Biotechnology or related areas to work on the development of novel smart packaging systems for food applications.

Job Requirements and Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate is expected to work on the development, characterisation, and functional evaluation of smart food packaging. The work will be focused on the use of a wide set of active compounds that can be embedded in food packaging materials, acting as sensors detecting changes that can occur in food during storage. Sensors should be able to detect unspecific environmental changes such as pH and temperature, but also specific detection of food risks, as food borne pathogens. Sensors can be based on the determination of chemical or biological targeting compounds by means of different analytical strategies.

Required Skills and Experience

- PhD degree in Food Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Biological Engineering or related areas;

- Over 4 years of active research after PhD. Candidates with less than 4 years of active research after PhD may be considered if their profile and scientific record clearly match the required profile and scientific background;

- The candidate should demonstrate experience in some of these fields:

- Smart active polymers and composites for packaging applications;

- Sensors for food risks.

- Knowledge of physical and chemical characterisation techniques (DLS, liquid chromatography, circular dichroism), microbiology and molecular biology;

- Experience in the supervision (or co-supervision) of PhD and post-graduate students (e.g. MSc) will be positively evaluated;

- 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.

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.

• Capability 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

• Tenure track with initial appointment for 4 years.

• Employment contract and competitive compensation package in line with those offered by other international research organisations. Researchers will also benefit from the various social facilities available at INL.

• Access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

• Highly competitive multidisciplinary research environment.

How to Apply

International candidates are welcome to apply.

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

Interested applicants should submit a motivation letter, a full curriculum vitae and list of publications.

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.

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INL is opening 24 Post-Doctoral positions in 3 calls for experienced researchers within the INL Fellowship Programme

INL encourages you to participate in this great opportunity and to apply in the 1st Call

About INL

The INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory was founded by the governments of Portugal and Spain under an international legal framework to perform interdisciplinary research, deploy and articulate nanotechnology for the benefit of society. INL aims to become the world-wide hub for nanotechnology addressing society’s grand challenges.

The INL research programme comprises four strategic fields of application of nanoscience and nanotechnology: Food and Environment, ICT, Energy and Health.

What is the NanoTRAINforgrowth II Programme?

The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), in Braga (Portugal) is launching the first call for the NanoTRAINforGrowth II - Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programme. This programme aims to provide an opportunity for experienced researchers (from all over the world and all nationalities) to sketch out a research project and work on their own research idea at INL´s facilities.

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 personal career assistance. 

The NanoTRAINForGrowth II - is co-funded by the European Union through the Marie Curie Action "Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND)".

Eligibility criteria

• Applicants must hold a PhD degree.

• Applicants of any nationality are eligible to apply.

• Applicants from any discipline of our four strategic fields (Food and Environment, ICT, Energy and Health) are eligible to apply.

• Applications should be researchers who have a well established reputation or emerging international reputation, have made major contributions to their field and can provide evidence of research leadership and or public impact. They are expected to have played a significant role in shaping their discipline or field through their outcomes, achievements and key indicators. They are also expected to have made a positive contribution to the development of knowledge, research and development through co-operations and collaborations.

• Applicants must submit a complete application as stated in the section applications procedure.

• Applicants must not have been at INL for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the deadline for submission of proposals.

Application Procedure

For the application to be valid, the candidate must complete all the required sections of the online application form you can find by clicking below in the 'apply for this job!' button, as well as, enclose all the required documents (documents 1 to 6 here below).

The following application documents in pdf format are required by the deadline 14th of August 2016– 23:00 Lisbon time:

1. The Research Proposal filled out following the provided Template. It is mandatory to submit a maximum 7 page research proposal;

2. Ethical issues table completed following the provided Template within the Research Proposal (document 1 above);

3. The scientific and professional Curriculum Vitae;

4. A copy of the PhD award certificate;

5. A copy of an Identity Document;

6. Any other documentation providing evidence of the applicant’s professional qualifications and experience.

Only full applications will be considered for evaluation. The application language is in English. The applicant will be responsible for the data submission and validation of the application components before the deadline.

All applicants are advised to read the following documents:

- Guide for Applicants;

- Evaluator’s Guide;

- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)  available here.

Research Project Proposal

The Research proposal should describe the activities planned following the research proposal template for NanoTRAINforGrowth II Fellow Application (see point 1 section Application Procedure). Candidates should submit an innovative research proposal with relevance to the key strategic areas of INL being energy, health, food & environment and ICT. Proposals incorporating emerging fields such as meta-materials, plasmonics, quantum science & technology, bionics, advanced nanopatterning, 3-D printing etc are welcome!

• Health: present focus on: point-of-care diagnostics (lab-on-a-chip microsystems, microfluidic platforms), DNA, protein, and cell chips, biomolecular labels, drug delivery solutions, imaging, neuroelectronics.

• Food and Environment: present focus on: nanotechnology applied to food industry, food safety, and environmental control and safety. Water, soil, and air pollution monitoring. Lab-on-a-chip technologies, smart packaging and labels, biosensing technologies, food process control, valorization of biopolymers and food waste.

• Energy: present focus on: solar cells, batteries and fuel cells, solar fuel production, energy-harvesting micro/nano systems. 

• ICT: present focus on: spintronics, nanoelectronics, photonics, integration of new technologies on CMOS, NEMS/MEMS, micro/nanofluidics.  Development of platforms for health, environmental, food, and energy applications.

Application Evaluation

All applications will be evaluated by a Selection Committee. Candidates are evaluated on multiple parameters, including but not limited to: Postdoctoral experience, scientific outcome (publications, patents, contribution of the candidates to the field as appropriate to their career stage), quality of the RTD projects and international standing.

More detailed information can be found in the Guide for evaluators.

Closing date

The closing date for applicants for the NanoTRAINforGrowth II - Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programme is 14th of August.

Incomplete applications, or applications received after this date will not be considered.

Employment agreement. What we offer

At INL we offer people with talent and passion a unique opportunity to develop their personal and professional lives. This is why we offer the following competitive package:

• An initial two years employment contract. Selected Researchers who demonstrate top-level performance may be given an additional one-year employment contract and/or participate in forthcoming challenging opportunities at INL.

• The yearly gross base salary is 44.100.-€ with social security coverage and tax benefits.

• Social benefits include: family allowance, child allowance, free nursery service on the INL campus, education fees for dependent children, private health insurance and travel allowances.

• Researchers will also benefit from the various social facilities available at INL.

• Access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

• Multidisciplinary research environment.

• Collaboration opportunities with international academic and industrial partners.

Selection of Candidate

INL will publish, the final list of the successful candidates on the webportal (ntg.inl.int) within 60 days of the closing of the call. Selected and non-selected candidates, will be informed by email. It is expected that 8 fellows will be hired initially. Subsequently there will be 2nd and 3rd calls leading to further appointments. 

INL firmly adhere to the principle of non-discrimination in all respects.

Helpdesk

The NanoTRAINforGrowth II programme Helpdesk: Applicants can receive support regarding applications to this programme via email - nanotrainforgrowth@inl.int.

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