PhD studentship in hyperpolarized 13C NMR- Barcelona, Spain

A PhD studentship is available starting from January 1st 2020 at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), funded by an EU Horizon 2020 Future Emerging Technologies (H2020 FET-OPEN) grant. 
 
The project we offer concerns real-time study of metabolism in engineered “organ-on-a-chip” tissue systems via hyperpolarized magnetic resonance. As part of our efforts to create non-invasive platforms for tailored drug testing, the successful candidate will be involved in the development of Carbon-13 hyperpolarization methods, as well as carrying out innovative work on the tissue engineering side of the project. 
 
This multidisciplinary project is at the interface between physics, chemistry, biochemistry and tissue engineering.
 
Applicants should have a B.Sc./M.Sc. (or equivalent degree) in engineering, physics, or chemistry.  Previous experience in 13C hyperpolarization, magnetic resonance hardware, data acquisition and signal/image processing areas of nuclear magnetic resonance is strongly favored. A knowledge of C++, Matlab, Python, and magnetic resonance spectrometer programming languages, will also be evaluated. Applicants should demonstrate excellent communication skills.
 
 
Environment:
The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is a research institute covering most bioengineering fields, from basic research to medical applications. IBEC is located at the Barcelona Science Park (PCB, www.pcb.ub.edu) in central Barcelona, and has strong connections with the nearby Bellvitge University Hospital (BUH). The researcher will have access to a commercial DNP instrument (3.35 T), and NMR spectrometers (60 MHz, 400 MHz, and 500 MHz 1H frequencies) in addition to clean room facilities, bio-laboratory space and computing equipment.
 
IBEC is also part of the Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), a scientific foundation of seven of Catalonia’s research centres of excellence (CRG, IBEC, ICFO, ICIQ, ICN2, IFAE, IRB). The mission of BIST is to build new scientific collaborations among these centres, thus giving impulse to multidisciplinary projects to push ever further the frontiers of knowledge. Each BIST centre has reached a high level of excellence in its respective areas of expertise.
 
 
Contact: 
For informal inquiries about the position, please contact Dr. Irene Marco-Rius (imarco@ibecbarcelona.eu), Junior Leader fellow, Ramon laboratory, IBEC. 
 
Interested applicants should send the following materials: (1) a cover letter detailing their research interests, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) contact information for two referees.