Post-doctoral research associate on the synthesis and application of metallic nanoparticles for the treatment of parasitic diseases (Leishmaniasis)


Ref. num. MAD2D-CM_JLL_PD01

Post-doctoral research associate on the application of metallic nanoparticles for the treatment of parasitic diseases

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 post-doctoral Research Associate with expertise in the synthesis of metallic nanoparticles by spark discharge  and their application to treat parasitic diseased. Experience in materials for biological applications,  cell culture and biological evaluation would be specially considered.


Candidates should hold a PhD in materials science, physics, chemistry, medical science, biotechnology, or related discipline.

Desirable experience in biological evaluation of materials (in vitro).

Confident at being hands-on in the lab and an excellent self-starter.

Quick learner and comfortable working in novel environments.

Ability to set up new experiments based on the requirements.

Good communication skills.

Fluent English (written and oral).


Availability for incorporation in January 2023.

Este contrato se realiza para el desarrollo del proyecto MAD2D-CM – “Materiales disruptivos bidimensionales (2d) para la nueva transformación tecnológica” dentro del Programa de I+D+i en el marco de los planes complementarios con cargo a fondos del plan de recuperación, transformación y resiliencia del Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación.

This contract is for the development of the MAD2D-CM project - "Two-dimensional (2d) disruptive materials for the new technological transformation" within the R&D&I Programme in the framework of the complementary plans financed by funds from the recovery, transformation and resilience plan of the Ministry of Science and Innovation.


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

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Applications are processed upon reception. The position might be closed once the minimum publication days have passed, so we encourage early application.

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