SHORT DESCRIPTION

Post-doc position is available to work in in the research project ERC Consolidator Advanced biohybrid lighting and photovoltaic devices InOutBioLight.


OTHER DETAILS

Ref. num. ERC_RC_PD01

Post-doctoral Research Associate in bio-hybrid optoelectronics


IMDEA Materials (Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies of Materials) is a non-profit, independent research institute, promoted by the Regional Government de Madrid (Spain), to carry out research in Materials Science and Engineering. IMDEA Materials Institute is committed to excellence in research by attracting talent from all over the world and to foster technology transfer to the industrial sector in a truly international environment. More information about the activities of the Institute can be found at: http://www.materials.imdea.org

DESCRIPTION

IMDEA Materials seeks a full-time Post-doc researcher with a priority to candidates with experience in i) engineering and preparation of fluorescent proteins, ii) spectroscopic characterization of fluorescent proteins (denaturation/renaturation), and iii) bio-materials based on bio-degradable polymers. We are looking for an individual with initiative and motivation to further develop her/his career in the new and dynamic Hybrid Optoelectronic Materials and Devices research group. The research activities will be focused on developing new fluorescent proteins and fluorescent protein-polymer coatings for lighting applications as color converters. We will work on understanding degradation pathways and on proposing new additives and polymers to stabilize proteins. The candidate will acquire a mature knowledge on handling of bio-compounds, spectroscopic, rheology, and microscopic techniques, as well as the fabrication and characterization of lighting devices.

REQUIREMENTS

Candidates should hold a PhD in Materials Science, Chemistry, Bio-technology (or related discipline). A mature experience on the preparation and characterization of fluorescent proteins is required. Experience in molecular electronics, bio-diagnosis, and photophysics will be positively judged.

Excellent academic records and a strong commitment to develop an academic career in an international and multidisciplinary environment are expected.

Fluent oral and written English is required as this is the official language of the group. No knowledge of Spanish is totally fine (free lessons provided).

Interested candidates should submit their Curriculum Vitae (including complete contact information for two references) and a one-page statement of their motivation.

CONDITIONS

Full time contract including social security coverage.

Salary depending on previous experience and credentials.

The position will be open until the candidate is selected.