Employer: Int. Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)
Location: Braga, Portugal
Contract Duration: Tenure track position with initial appointment for 4 years
Research Field: Life Sciences
Career Stage: +10 years research experience after PhD
Job Type: Full Time
Closing Date: April 13th 2017, 23:00h Lisbon time
Salary: Competitive package and benefits
The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory - INL (http://www.inl.int), was founded under an international legal framework to perform interdisciplinary research and to deploy and articulate nanotechnology for the benefit of society. INL aims to become the world-wide hub for nanotechnology addressing society’s grand challenges with specific emphasis on Aging & Wellbeing, Mobility & Urban Living and a Safe & Secure Society.
The work undertaken by our research centre will have a significant impact on people’s lives as well as notably contributing to the development of our society at large. INL recruits from all over the world and the objective of our recruitment process is to ensure that staff are employed on the basis of skills and requirements for the job and that there is a mutually beneficial relationship between INL’s expectations and the staff member's personal and professional career development. We value the diversity and multiculturalism of our teams. Further, our family friendly working practices and benefits are a great asset and an essential element in cultivating an attractive and inspiring workplace.
INL is seeking an experienced staff researcher to develop and participate in collaborative projects in the area of integrated systems for cancer diagnostics and treatment follow up, whose main responsibility would be to use existing technologies and develop novel platforms in straight collaboration with pre-clinical partners leading to the validation of the diagnostic platforms vs established procedures.
INL is presently participating in projects for development and validation of integrated platforms for cancer diagnostic and treatment follow-up, for example targeting CTCs and other biomarkers (exosomes, microvesicles) as cancer biomarkers in blood, and CTCs in urine. Present technologies involve CTC isolation and detection in lab on chip platforms. Integrated microfluidic sensing devices are being designed and fabricated, comprising different modules for sample handling, labelling (if needed) and sensing.
The selected candidate is expected to lead ongoing programmes at INL in the diagnostics area, increasing the portfolio of existing solutions. The selected applicant will work in a cross-functional team, meaning that high adaptability to a multidisciplinary environment is needed.
Creative thinking, interested in applied science, willing to work in a team, communication, organizational and reporting skills.
English is the working language of INL. Therefore, excellent communication skills in English are required.
International candidates are welcome to apply.
The application is made online. Please click on the 'Apply' button below.
Interested applicants should submit: a single pdf file containing the candidate’s CV, a statement on research interest (2000 character maximum), a list of the 5 most relevant publications, the contact details of 3 references.
Bear in mind that incomplete applications, will not be considered for evaluation. The application language is in English.
If your application is successful and you accept our offer of employment you will receive the employment agreement and all other relevant documents. If you are relocating, you will be given assistance by the HR Office.
We highly value the interest shown from applicants wishing to become a part of the INL experience. It is important for us to maintain good communications with candidates. No matter the outcome of the application, we always send the applicant an answer.
INL is an equal opportunity organisation, committed to providing equal career opportunities and firmly adheres to a principle of non-discrimination in respect of gender, age, nationality, racial group, or any other possible discriminatory issues.
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