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ICMAB Open Positions

Open Postdoc position: (bio)functionalization and assembly of particles for biomimetic membranes

Deadline: Sep 1, 2022

The Functional Nanomaterials and Surfaces (FunNanoSurf) group at ICMAB is looking for a Postdoctoral researcher to work in the framework of the European project SynEry. 

26 April 2022

The research will be part of a European project (Horizon Europe, Pathfinder), which the main goal is to reproduce the key features of erythrocytes. The main goal of the FunNanoSurf group will be the (bio)functionalization of nanoparticles and study and control their self-assembly and disassembly. Furthermore, the candidate will work in close collaboration with researchers at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.

Main Tasks

The Postdoctoral Researcher will be in charge of  the (bio)functionalization and characterization of nano/microparticles with control of their assembly and disassembly. The studies will be carried out in bulk but also using microfluidics. Furthermore, selective functionalization of biomolecules such as proteins, in order to control their orientation upon immobilization, will be necessary.

This project takes place within a European consortium, and therefore the researcher will attend to meetings with the other partners and reports will be required. 


  • Education: Internationally recognized PhD degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry or Materials.
  • Experience with functionalization of particles with biomolecules.
  • Experience working with biomolecules such as proteins, DNA or peptides.
  • Experience with microfluidics is a bonus.


Strong commitment, excellent communication skills, team working, and level of English.


  • Full time contract funded by the European project, SynEry.
  • Duration 24 months.
  • Starting date negotiable during mid-2022.

How to apply

Please contact Dr. Arántzazu González (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with:

  • A cover letter.
  • A full CV including contact details and list of publications.
  • 3 reference letters or list of contacts details.
  • Mention position “Postdoc SynEry” in the email title.

The recruitment process will be closed when a suitable candidate is found.


The Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB-CSIC) is a multidisciplinary research center focused on cutting-edge research in functional advanced materials in the fields of ENERGY, ELECTRONICS, NANOMEDICINE and application fields yet to imagine.

The ICMAB is integrated within the Barcelona Nanocluster in Bellaterra (BNC-b), a research network that includes the UAB, the CSIC (ICMAB, IMB-CNM and ICN2) and IRTA, part of the UAB Research Park of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (PRUAB) and the ALBA Synchrotron. The BNC-b aims to share advanced scientific equipment and promote and disseminate nanoscience and nanotechnology.

The ICMAB offers a complete range of scientific services, including a 10,000 class cleanroom (the Nanoquim Platform) that are open to interested parties, whether these are academic or from industry, and it participates in all kinds of educational and promotional activities. Many ICMAB researchers teach at the UAB Master's degree in Nanotechnology and Materials Science and also on the UAB degree on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.

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