Postdoctoral position available

Postdoctoral Researcher for Tecniospring INDUSTRY programme

Application deadline: 31st August 2019

The Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) welcomes candidates to apply to the Tecniospring INDUSTRY programme, which is co-financed by the European Union through the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action “Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes (COFUND)”. Successful candidates will be Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellows as well as Tecniospring INDUSTRY fellows.
The position would be fully funded for a period of up to 24 months.


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 technical development of Carbon-13 hyperpolarization, as well as carrying out innovative work on the tissue engineering side of the project.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. in engineering, physics, or chemistry plus at least 2 years of full-time post-Ph.D. research experience. Previous experience in nuclear magnetic resonance or magnetic resonance imaging is necessary. Experience with 13C hyperpolarization, magnetic resonance hardware, data acquisition and signal/image processing is strongly favored. Knowledge of C++, Matlab, Python, and magnetic resonance spectrometer programming languages, will also be evaluated. Applicants should also have a strong track record of publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and excellent communication skills.



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, 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.



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For informal inquiries about the position, please contact Dr. Irene Marco-Rius (, Junior Leader fellow, Ramon laboratory, IBEC.