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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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Staff Researcher Position in Nanostructured Colloidal Systems for Transport, Encapsulation and Delivery of Drugs

Staff Researcher Position in Nanostructured Colloidal Systems For Transport, Encapsulation and Delivery of Drugs 

Research Center: Int. Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)
Location: Braga, Portugal
Research Field: Nanomedicine
Career Stage: Desirable 3~8 years of independent research after PhD
Closing Date: February 20th 2015
Salary: Competitive package and benefits

Introduction

The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), an international research organization (http://www.inl.int), is seeking a strongly motivated scientist to strengthen the research team working on the development of nanostructures for theranostics, particularly in the area of design and fabrication of colloidal systems for transport, encapsulation and delivery of active substances. 

Job Requirements and Key responsibilities:

Applicants are expected to have an international research track record in the field of nanoformulation for pharmaceutical/medical applications.

We are looking for an established researcher (desirable 3~8 years of active research after PhD), who has developed a level of independence in her/his research area. 

The successful applicant will perform research and development in the field of multifunctional nanocolloidal materials for pharmaceutical/medical theranostic applications.

The candidates must have a PhD degree in Pharmacy, Chemistry or related fields, be fluent in English and have experience in fabrication, formulation and physicochemical characterization of colloidal systems for transport and delivery of drugs, ex-vivo and in-vivo testing, and product scaling-up. Know-how of pre-clinical and clinical protocols will be highly evaluated. The applicants should have experience for solving problems and disseminating results.

Applicants are expected to have a proven track record in securing research funding. Potential applicants should have excellent communication skills, experience on building networks and on establishing collaborative links among relevant industry and research groups. Accordingly, industrial and/or business experience, as well as awarded patents on encapsulation and delivery systems will be highly valued.

What we offer

Tenure track with initial appointment for 4 years

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

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

Interested applicants should submit a motivation letter, a full curriculum vitae, list of publications and a research statement/proposal and references.

Enquires should be made to: reo@inl.int

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Staff Researcher Position in Solar Cell Devices

Staff Researcher Position in Solar Cell Devices

Research Center: Int. Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)
Location: Braga, Portugal
Research Field: Nanoelectronics
Career Stage: Desirable 3~8 years of independent research after PhD
Closing Date: February 20th 2015
Salary: Competitive package and benefits
Introduction

The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), an international research organization (http://www.inl.int), is seeking a strongly motivated scientist to enhance the research team working on the development on nanostructured and thin film solar cells.

Job Requirements and Key responsibilities

Applicants are expected to have an international research track record in the field of thin film solar cells.

We are looking for an established researcher (typical 3~8 years of active research after PhD), who has developed a level of independence in her/his research areas.

The successful applicant will perform research and development in the field of thin film and nanostructured solar cells. 

The candidates must have a PhD degree in physics, material science or other related field, be fluent in English and have experience in semiconductor physics and nanostructure growth. Candidates with experience in one or several of the following topics will be given preference: Cu(In,Ga)Se2 chalcopyrite semiconductors, materials growth, thin film solar cell devices, characterization of semiconductors and devices. The applicants should have experience for solving materials problems and disseminating results to the scientific community.

Applicants are expected to have a proven track record in securing research funding. Potential applicants should have excellent communication skills, experience on building networks and on establishing collaborative links among relevant industry and research groups.

What we offer

Tenure track with initial appointment for 4 years

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

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

Interested applicants should submit a motivation letter, a full curriculum vitae, list of publications and a research statement/proposal and references.

Enquires should be made to: reo@inl.int

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Characterization of Nanoparticle-Cell Biointerfaces

Characterization of Nanoparticle-Cell Biointerfaces

Research Center: Int. Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)
Location: Braga, Portugal
Research Field: Nanomedicine
Job Type: Full time
Career Stage: Postdoctoral Researcher
Date posted: January 28th 2015
Closing Date: February 28th 2015 (23:00 Lisbon time)
Salary: Competitive package and benefits
 

Introduction

The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory–INL (http://www.inl.int), a research institution with an international legal status, seeks a highly qualified self-motivated postdoctoral researcher to participate in its research on “Characterization of Nanoparticle-Cell Biointerfaces.” 

Key responsibilities and Job Requirements

The successful candidate will be expected to prepare model systems for systematic investigations of interactions between nanoparticles (NPs) and bacterial cells and to characterize their physical and chemical properties as well as their biological activity using complementary analytical methods in solution and high-resolution microscopy.

Two specialized areas of expertise are essential for this research project. First, is the ability to comprehensively characterize both physicochemical and biological properties of NP-cell systems by integrating different types of measurements and quantitatively analyzing and cross-validating the results. The expected experience, therefore, extends beyond familiarity with traditional toxicology or biocompatibility studies involving NPs and cells. Second essential area of expertise involves preparing NP-cell samples for imaging by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and performing high-resolution SEM imaging for such samples with mixed biological and nanoscale components; complementary skills in high-resolution optical microscopy will be beneficial. 

More general experience should include preparing and maintaining bacterial cell cultures and in preparing suspensions of NPs; experience in functionalization of NPs will be beneficial. For characterization of NPs in suspension, experience with techniques such as dynamic light scattering (DLS) and UV-Vis spectroscopy will be essential. For characterization of bacterial suspensions, experience with optical density (OD) measurements and colony-forming units (CFUs) counting will be essential and experience with flow cytometry and cell sorting will be beneficial. 

The successful candidate should have earned a PhD degree in biophysics, bioengineering, chemical engineering, molecular biology, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry or a related field of study. The applicant should have interest in working on interdisciplinary projects, excellent English communication skills, and a good track record of disseminating research results.

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

The application is made online. Please click on ‘Apply for this job’.

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

Enquires should be directed to Dr. Dmitri Petrovykh: dmitri.petrovykh@inl.int

In view of the large number of applications, only successful candidates will be contacted.

INL firmly adheres to a principle of non-discrimination.

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Characterization of Biointerfaces by QCM and Ellipsometry Measurements

Characterization of Biointerfaces by QCM and Ellipsometry Measurements 

Research Center: Int. Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)
Location: Braga, Portugal
Research Field: Nanomedicine
Job Type: Full time
Career Stage: Postdoctoral Researcher
Date posted: January 28th 2015
Closing Date: February 28th 2015 (23:00 Lisbon time)
Salary: Competitive package and benefits
 

Introduction

The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory –INL (http://www.inl.int), a research institution with an international legal status, seeks a highly qualified self-motivated postdoctoral researcher to participate in its research on “Characterization of Biointerfaces by QCM and Ellipsometry Measurements.” 

Key responsibilities and Job Requirements

The successful candidate will be expected to prepare model surfaces functionalized with biomolecules and to characterize the physical and chemical properties of these biointerfaces as well as their biorecognition activity using in situ and complementary ex situ analytical methods.

The candidate should have experience in preparing surfaces functionalized with organic or biological molecules; experience in preparing other types of molecular or polymer films will be beneficial. Experience with quartz crystal microbalance (QCM), surface plasmon resonance (SPR), or spectroscopic ellipsometry (SE) systems as well as with data analysis from such measurements is important for this position. The candidate will be expected to use complementary surface analytical techniques, which, in addition to QCM and SE, may include infrared spectroscopy, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), imaging ellipsometry, and SPR. It will be an advantage if the candidate is familiar with solution characterization techniques, such as UV-Vis spectroscopy, and with wet bench procedures, including surface cleaning and functionalization.

Before the intended starting date at the INL, a successful candidate should have earned a PhD degree in chemistry, physical chemistry, chemical engineering, molecular biology, biophysics, bioengineering, or a related field of study. The applicant should have interest in working on interdisciplinary projects, excellent English communication skills, and a good track record of disseminating research results.

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

The application is made online. Please click on ‘Apply for this job’ Interested applicants should submit a motivation letter, a full curriculum vitae.

Enquires should be directed to Dr. Dmitri Petrovykh: dmitri.petrovykh@inl.int

In view of the large number of applications, only successful candidates will be contacted.

INL firmly adheres to a principle of non-discrimination.

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