We are looking for a Research Associate to work on the design of new in vitro and ex vivo experiments for the evaluation of cardiovascular implants (Blood vessels and heart valves) within the project i-MPLANTS-CM (Y2020/BIO-6756) funded by Madrid Regional Government.


Ref. num. i-MPLANTS PD02_ME

Post-doctoral research associate on biological characterization of cardiovascular implants

IMDEA Materials Institute is a public research organization founded in 2007 by Madrid’s regional government to carry out research of excellence in Material Science and Engineering by attracting talent from all over the world to work in an international and multidisciplinary environment. IMDEA Materials has grown rapidly since its foundation and currently includes more than 120 researchers from 22 nationalities and has become one of the leading research centers in materials in Europe which has received the María de Maeztu seal of excellence from the Spanish government. The research activities have been focused on the areas of materials for transport, energy, and health care and the Institute has state-of-the-art facilities for processing, characterization and simulation of advanced materials. More information can be found at


We are looking for a candidate with a doctoral degree and strong background in cell culture and molecular techniques (PCR, western blot,) related with biomaterial characterization who can perform in vitro and ex-vivo experiments related with cardiovascular applications (blood vessels - heart valves). Experience in tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, and biomaterials would be especially relevant.


  • Candidates should hold a PhD in Materials Science, Chemistry, biology, medical science, biotechnology or related discipline.
  • Relevant experience in biological evaluation of materials (in vitro and ex-vivo).
  • Confident at being hands-on in the lab and excellent self-starter.
  • Quick learner and comfortable working in novel environments.
  • Ability to set up new experiments based on the requirements.
  • Good communication and people skills.
  • Fluent English (written and oral).


Full time contract including social security coverage. Salary depending on previous experience and credentials.


The working language of the Institute is English. Full command of the English language is required in all positions.

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