Research Technician - NanoBiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications

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The mission of the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2) is to achieve the highest level of scientific and technological excellence in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Its research lines focus on the newly-discovered physical and chemical properties that arise from the behavior of matter at the nanoscale. ICN2 has been awarded the Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence distinction for two consecutive periods (2014-2018 and 2018-2022). ICN2 comprises 19 Research Groups, 7 Technical Development and Support Units and Facilities, and 2 Research Platforms, covering different areas of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Job Title: Research Technician

Research area or group: NanoBiosensors and Bioanalytical Applications

Description of Group/Project:

NanoB2A group focuses on the development of novel nanobiosensor devices based on plasmonics, nanoplasmonics and silicon-based photonics principles, including surface biofunctionalization, microfluidics for automatic fluid delivery and complete lab-on-a-chip integration for point-of-care devices. The application of the nanobiosensor devices in real clinical diagnostics and environmental control is one of the Group's main objectives. The Job is framed within a European granted project AMBROSIA HORIZON-CL4-2022-DIGITAL-EMERGING-01-03 (101093166) aiming at the development of A Multiplexed Plasmo-Photonic Biosensing Platform For Rapid And Intelligent Sepsis Diagnosis At The PointOf-Care. The job will be essentially related to implement and integrate the multiplexed version of our photonic biosensor platform for its further application in Sepsis Diagnosis. If you are interested in joining to a young, dinamyc and highly multidisciplinary team, with a highly innovative research project, this could be your opportunity.

Main Tasks and responsibilities:

The researcher will be involved in the optical characterization and integration of the silicon nanophotonic platform with multiplexed capabilities which is under development in the research group. This includes tasks related to the implementation of the optical setup and evaluation for multiplex detection, nanophotonic chip characterization, microlfuidics, and integration of required subsystems.

Education, Experience, Knowledge and Competences required:


  • Degree in Physics, Electronical Engineering or closely related areas.

Professional Experience and knowledge:

  • Background in optics and specially in photonics.
  • Knowledge of Python and Labview programming.
  • Knowledge of simulation and modelling softwares (i.e. Lumerical, Comsol). Knowldege in experimental optical setups implementation will be highly valued.
  • Knowldege of biosensors and basic knowledge of microlfuidics will be positively considered.
  • Excellent level of English (Fluent in writing and speaking) is required.


  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic, proactive and responsible. Good communication, presentation and organization skills.

Summary of conditions:

  • Full time work (37,5h/week)
  • Contract Length: Temporary (end of project)
  • Salary will depend on qualifications and demonstrated experience.
  • Support to the relocation issues.
  • Life Insurance.

Estimated Incorporation date: September 2022

How to apply:

All applications must be made via the ICN2 website and include the following:

  • A cover letter.
  • A full CV including contact details.
  • 2 Reference letters or referee contacts.
  • Deadline for applications: 27th August

    Applications will be continuously reviewed. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview.

    Equal opportunities:

    ICN2 is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion of people with disabilities.

    ICN2 is following the procedure for contract of people with disabilities according with article 59 of the Royal Decree 1/2015, of 30 of October.

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