SHORT DESCRIPTION

The researcher will be involved in a project to improve the efficiency of new brain cancer (cerebral glioblastoma) therapy by using alternating electric fields of low intensity and intermediate frequency. We are looking for a candidate with expertise in organoids to model brain tumors.


OTHER DETAILS

Ref. num. 2023-ME_PD-PD-44

Post-doctoral research associate on biologically testing microelectrodes and a flexible battery for an implantable medical device to treat brain tumors.


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.

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Description

The researcher will be involved in a project to improve the efficiency of new brain cancer (cerebral glioblastoma) therapy by using alternating electric fields of low intensity and intermediate frequency. We are looking for a candidate with expertise in organoids to model brain tumors to evaluate the impact of electric fields on inhibiting the cell viability, proliferation, and invasiveness of primary glioblastoma cells in vitro. The researcher also will be involved in the design, possible functionalization, and biological evaluation (cytocompatibility) of the materials used for the medical device.


Requirements
  • Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, electronics, materials science, physics, biology, chemistry, medical science, biotechnology, or a related discipline.
  • Experience in biological evaluation of materials (in vitro) and modeling tumors by organoids or alternative techniques.
  • Desirable experience in bioelectronics.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Fluent in English (written and oral).
  • Confident in 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.

Conditions

Incorporation in January 2023.

Full-time contract, including social security coverage.

Salary depending on previous experience and credentials


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

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