dijous, 19 de desembre de 2013

Marie Curie Postdoctoral Position (Ref. ER-GG) per a l'IBEC

Application Deadline: 31/01/2014 

The Nanoscale Bioelectrical Characterization group at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is looking for an Experienced Researcher (postdoc) to develop theoretical methods to model electrical nanoscale phenomena investigated by using scanning probe microscopes. These methods will be used to study the electrical properties of small-scale systems relevant in molecular and cell biology, within the framework of the NANOMICROWAVE Marie Curie Initial Training Network.
Tasks and responsibilities:
- Development and implementation of novel finite-element numerical models of small-scale and biomolecular systems under the effect of external electric fields generated by nanometrically sharp conducting probes.
- Identification, assessment and optimization of the models for efficient interpretation of experimental data obtained in the same research group, developing software codes and analysis routine to address them.
- Contribute to the drafting and submitting of: papers to peer-reviewed journals/conferences/workshops, progress reports and further research bids and proposals.
- Induction and direction of other research staff and students.

Requirements for candidates:
- PhD in Physics, Mathematics or Engineering, or 4 to 5 year experience in research (full time equivalent).
- Experience working with 2D and 3D finite element numerical software for electric applications, preferably with COMSOL MULTIPHYSICS.
- Extensive experience in modeling nanoscale electrical phenomena and theoretical interpretation of electrical scanning probe techniques such as EFM, Kelvin Probe Microscopy, Current Sensing AFM or Scanning Microwave Microscopy.
- Excellent knowledge of computational software for analyzing experimental data such as MATHCAD, MATLAB or MATHEMATICA.
- Experience on managing a research project and setting research targets.
- High level of English.
- Good oral and written presentation skills.
- Skills: Teamwork, leadership, attention to detail, ability to meet deadlines, logical and independent thinking.
- Transnational Mobility Requirement: At the time of selection, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment.

We Offer:
- 2 year, full time contract.
- Very competitive salary and mobility allowance. Envisaged starting date: February-March 2013.
- Stimulating, interdisciplinary research and high quality international scientific environment.

Interested applicants should send their CV, cover letter and references to: jobs@ibecbarcelona.eu, before 31/01/2014 (Reference: ER-GG).