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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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Analog and Digital Circuit Designer/Engineer

 
Research Center: Int. Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)
Location: Braga, Portugal
Job Type: Full time
Career Stage: ~5 years experience
Date posted: March 12th 2015
Closing Date: April 11th 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 Analog and Digital Circuit Engineer to join the Nano-IC Group. The group´s focus is on taking advanced nanoelectronics, researched and fabricated at INL into mainstream applications within the semiconductor and biomedical markets. 

Key responsibilities 

We are looking for someone capable to be a major contributor to the development of biomedical hardware platforms and System-On-Chip (SoC) semiconductor components. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing complete hardware including the embedded software applications focusing in low noise and low power handheld solutions. The role includes the definition of such platforms, its design at PCB level, software development and test and characterization. We are looking for a team player to collaborate with the existing Hardware team with a solid experience in developing high hardware and embedded software.

Preferred skills and experience

Bachelor degree with at least 5 years experience in the role, or MSEE degree with 3+ years of experience in the role

Relevant design experience with Analog and Digital circuitry including the development of embedded software

Experience in using analog blocks like ADC/DAC, Frequency synthesizers, mixers, amplifiers and filters.

PCB design experience with layout and circuit level simulation using SPICE simulators

Coding experience in C/C++ for low level, embedded development targeting 8-, 16- and 32-microprocessors (preferably, ARM family devices)

Familiarity with embedded hardware architectures and its implementation in FPGA 

Capable of debugging and using test equipment, tools and methodologies for T&C 

Capability to work both independently and concurrently within a small team environment.

The applicant should have strong enthusiasm for work and excellent communication skills in English.

Additional experience would be considered a plus and one or more items in the following list would be desirable:

Specific experience in the design of timing blocks including PLLs, VCOs, and crystal oscillators within RF applications.

Hands-on mixed-signal design (CMOS target processes) including either analog simulation (SPICE-type simulators) or digital design with standard cell libraries.

Experience using the CAD design environment of Cadence, Synopsys or Mentor. 

Experience with board and system level communication interfaces (USB, Bluetooth low energy and Low Power Wi-Fi)

Embedded and system software for those areas of application including image processing algorithms, DSP algorithms and wired (USB) or wireless (BLE, Wi-Fi) communication interfaces.

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. 

Fantastic opportunity to 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 describing their experience and (2) references.

Enquires should be directed to: joao.piteira@inl.int

INL firmly adheres to a principle of non-discrimination.

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

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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
Job Type: Full time
Career Stage: Postdoctoral Researcher 
Date posted: February 23rd 
Closing Date: March 24th
Salary: Competitive package and benefits

Introduction

The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory –INL (http://www.inl.int) a research institution with an international legal status. is seeking a highly motivate 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 softwares 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. 

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, list of publications and references.

Enquires should be made to: leonard.francis@inl.int

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Corporate Lawyer

 
Employer: Int. Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)
Location: Braga, Portugal
Area of Expertise:  Legal
Career Stage: 4~5 years post qualification experience (PQE)
Job Type: Full Time 
Date posted:  16/02/2015
Closing Date: 15/04/2015 - dealine extended 
Salary: Competitive package and benefits
 

Introduction

The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory-INL (http://www.inl.int), is a research institution with an international legal status, which was created to foster interdisciplinary and applied research in the Nanotechnology and Nanosciences areas. INL is seeking a qualified In-House corporate Lawyer/Contract Manager role with proven track record of both technical excellence and ability to provide continuing support to the organization on commercial and administrative legal issues.

Key responsibilities and Job Requirements

The Corporate Lawyer will be responsible for supporting the legal needs of our organization in a timely and professional manner, coordinating and participating in reviewing, drafting and negotiating a variety of commercial agreements, licenses and contracts, making a real contribution to the business development of the organization. 

The Corporte Lawyer will work together with internal customers providing an excellent level of legal advice on projects and transactions across a broad range of areas which may have an impact of the activity of the INL, including but not limited: commercial law, administrative law, IP, EU law and international law. The selected candidate will act as a legal risk manager, developing an understanding of all legal risks. 

We would expect self-driven candidates able to work autonomously, with upper advance level of English,  strong technical background, and the given PQE (but this does not impede applications from those with more or less PQE), wishing to boost his/her careers in an international organizational environment. The successful candidate must have flexible attitude, strong communication and negotiation, organization and detail-oriented skills. Experience of working with public sector, non-governmental organizations or organizations with international legal status would also be advantageous. 

How to Apply

International candidates are welcome to apply. Only applications in English will be accepted.

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

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

Enquires should be made to: reo@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.