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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

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Quantitative Electron Microscopy

 
Research Center: Int. Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)
Location: Braga, Portugal
Research Field: Quantitative Electron Microscopy 
Career Stage: Desirable 2 year research after PhD 
Closing Date: November 5th 2014
Salary: Competitive package and benefits
 

Introduction

The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, an international research organization (http://www.inl.int), is seeking a highly motivated scientist wishing to be integrated into a research group working on leading-edge applications of Nanotechnologies. This 2-years postdoc position is aimed at the advanced electron microscopy characterization and the extraction of quantitative information with high spatial resolution from challenging samples.

Job Requirements and Key responsibilities

Applicants are expected to have an international research track record in High resolution Electron Microscopy (HRTEM and HRSTEM) to carry out imaging and spectroscopy experiments to characterize nanostructured samples related to catalysis and microelectronics applications. Many of the scientific cases in this project present challenging experimental conditions, such as the imaging of radiation sensitive samples and the acquisition of spectra from small atomic clusters and single dopant atoms.

The position will involve the use of the most modern Electron Microscopy facilities at INL and partner research institutions, including an aberration-corrected FEI Titan ChemiSTEM. The experiments to be performed include atomic resolution HAADF-STEM, and high spatial resolution EELS and XEDS mapping under controlled conditions.

Ideal candidates should have a PhD degree in Chemistry, Physics, Materials engineering, or other related engineering fields. Proven experience in aberration-corrected HR(S) TEM and knowledge in quantitative electron microscopy are pre-requisites for this position. Advanced math/statistics and scientific programming skills are desirable.

For more information about this position, please contact daniel.stroppa@inl.int.

What we offer

• 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.

Application

Interested applicants should submit a motivation letter, curriculum vitae including a list of publications and references. Please click on the button below 'Apply for this job!'.

Enquires should be made to daniel.stroppa@inl.int

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Advanced Electron Microscopy of filled/core-shell nanotubes

 
Research Center: Int. Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)
Location: Braga, Portugal
Research Field: Advanced Electron Microscopy of filled/core-shell nanotubes
Career Stage: Postdoctoral
Closing Date: November 5th 2014
Salary: Competitive package and benefits

Introduction

The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, an international research organization (http://www.inl.int), is seeking a highly motivated scientist wishing to be integrated into the research group of Advanced Electron Microscopy.

Job Requirements and Key responsibilities

INL is seeking to hire a postdoctoral fellow to join the group of Advanced Electron Microscopy. He/she will carry out electron microscopic and spectroscopic investigations of filled/core-shell nanotubes employing aberration corrected STEM/TEM. Thus systematic STEM/TEM imaging at 200 kV as well as at 80 kV combined with spectroscopic analysis (EELS, EFTEM and EDS) will be carried out to understand the nature and the local atomic structure of the filled 1D nanomaterials. 3D reconstruction will also be pursued employing TEM/STEM tomography.

Experience of having worked with aberration corrected electron microscopes will be strongly considered. In addition he/she should have employed the above mentioned spectroscopic techniques routinely. Further knowledge of having worked with exit wave reconstruction as well as carrying out STEM/TEM simulation and generating structural models using standard software will be a plus.

The successful candidate should have a PhD degree in science or engineering. The applicant should have strong enthusiasm for interdisciplinary work, excellent English communication skills and should have exhibited a good track-record of disseminating experimental results to the scientific community.

What we offer

• 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.

Application

Interested applicants should submit a motivation letter, a full curriculum vitae, list of publications and a research statement/proposal and references. Please click on the button below 'Apply for this job!'.

Enquires should be made to: leonard.francis@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: November 15th 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.