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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 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ref.05.16.34 - Electrical/Electronics Engineer

Research Center: International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)
Location: Braga, Portugal
Career Stage: 8+ years
Closing Date: June 12th 2016
Salary: Competitive package and benefits

Introduction

The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) is seeking a highly-qualified, self-motivated Electrical/Electronics Engineer to join the Nano-IC Group. The group focus is on bringing advanced Nanoelectronics and MEMS researched and fabricated at INL into mainstream applications within the semiconductor, biomedical and environmental markets.

Within the framework of new projects aiming at the development of an integrated bio-sensing/detection system in water environment, we are looking for someone capable of handling the smart system integration of various bio-detection systems in a single miniaturized device to be deployed in river/ocean for in-situ tests.

Key responsibilities

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing an embedded system (hardware/software) containing multiple bio-detection systems, robotic features for sample collection and long range data communications for post-processing. He/she will be part of a highly interdisciplinary team contributing with advanced bio-sensor technology for seamless integration of such bio-sensors hardware systems.

Desired Skills and Experience

• Engineer degree (MSEE) with 8+ years of experience as a Hardware Engineer or similar position.

• Strong coding experience for embedded applications in C/C++ targeting 8-, 16- and 32-microprocessors.

• Experience in hands-on development and troubleshooting on embedded targets.

• Familiarity with embedded hardware architectures and its implementation in FPGA targets.

• Experience with both Digital and Analogue design (sensor front-ends and signal processing), including simulation tools (Matlab, SPICE and others).

• Experience in setting-up test environments with PCB design, debugging and test equipment, tools and methodologies.

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

• Past experience in the semiconductor professional area would be highly appreciated (SoC and ASIC Design and Testing).

• Additional experience with board system level communication interfaces and its use in embedded applications would be valuable (any relevant experience with USB, Bluetooth low energy, Low Power Wi-Fi or 4G/LTE data communications).

• The applicant should have past experience in working with international and cross-functional teams (excellent communication skills in English).

Relevant experience but not mandatory in mechanics/robotics would be considered:

• Experience with design and modelling tools (COMSOL, Autocad, Solidworks)

• Working knowledge of manufacturing tolerances of machining and fabrication processes (including mold injection).

What we offer

• Employment contract and competitive compensation package in line with those offered by other international research organizations. Staff 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

To submit your application, please click on the "APPLY" button or send an email to: hr.services@inl.int

International candidates are welcome to apply.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter describing their experience, curriculum vitae and two references.

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

INL firmly adheres to a principle of non-discrimination.

The advertisement deadline may be extended at any time without previous notice taking into account the suitability and effectiveness of the recruitment process.

Since we expect to receive a large number of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The final result will be published on our site at the end of the recruitment process.

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Results of Reviewing Applications for the R&D Chemist Expert in Explosives and Energetic Materials Position

Results of reviewing Applications for the R6D Chemist Expert in Explosives and Energetic Materials Position

 

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Ref.05.16.35 – Research Assistant in Analytical characterisation of inorganic nanoparticles in complex matrices

Research Centre: International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)
Location: Braga, Portugal
Research Field: Environment
Contract Duration: 2 years
Closing Date: June 23rd  2016
Salary: Competitive package and benefits

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.

Introduction

The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) is seeking a researcher for a collaborative project in the area of Environment, whose main responsibility would be to characterise inorganic nanoparticles in complex matrices and to evaluate their performance in applications related to water treatment and quality monitoring.

The project will be performed in collaboration with other multidisciplinary teams composed of chemists, biologists, engineers, etc from the INL and the USC (University of Santiago de Compostela).

Key responsibilities

The candidate is expected to consistently optimise analytical methodologies to perform a comprehensive physical and chemical characterisation of nanoparticles under different experimental conditions. Accordingly, the candidate needs to have experience in characterisation techniques such as UV-Vis and Fluorescence spectroscopy, DLS, HPLC, MS-TGA, ICP-OES, TEM, EDS, IR and Raman Spectroscopy. Experience in analytical chemistry speciation will be positively evaluated.

Desired Skills and Experience

• PhD or MSc in Chemistry, Materials Science, Biochemistry or related area.

• The candidate is expected to be self-motivated and proactive with creative and critical thinking capabilities.

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

Languages

English is the working language of INL. Therefore, excellent communication skills in English are required.

What we offer

• Employment contract

• 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

To submit your application, please click on the "APPLY" button.

International candidates are welcome to apply.

Interested applicants should submit a motivation letter, curriculum vitae and university transcripts.

Enquires should be directed to maria.fernandez-arguelles@inl.int

Please note: Applications to this email address will not be considered.

INL firmly adheres to a principle of non-discrimination.

The ad deadline may be extended at any time without previous notice taking into account the suitability and effectiveness of the recruitment process.

It is important for us to maintain good communication with candidates. No matter the outcome of the application, we always send the applicant an answer.

The final result will be published on our site at the end of the recruitment process.

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Results of Reviewing Applications for the Postdoctoral Fellow/Stablished Researcher - High Frequency Electrical Characterization of Spintronic Devices

Results of Reviewing Applications for the Postdoctoral Fellow/Stablished Researcher - High Frequency Electrical Characterization of Spintronic Devices

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