CIDETEC wishes to recruit a researcher to join the staff of its Biomaterials Unit, in its traumatology and ophthalmology Biomaterials line.
They are seeking a researcher in the Nanomedicine area, able to develop new polymer-based biomaterials with regard to both their synthesis/production and characterisation, with experience in medical devices. The researcher will be involved in developing several types of products (health, cosmetics, pharmaceutical), project management and generating new ideas.
- The successful candidate will join the Biomaterials Unit to work on both training and business transfer projects. They must be capable of working on several projects simultaneously, optimising resources and maximising results.
- The researcher will work independently, according to the work plan defined.
- They will be responsible for developing new biomaterials, carrying out both synthesis/production and characterisation of these biomaterials for use as medical devices.
- They must ensure relational monitoring of the technical results with clients and/or collaborators and be able to summarise and present the results very clearly in reports and PowerPoint presentations.
They will also be involved in:
- Generating new ideas/concepts and implementing them.
- Collaborating on creation of documentation related to seeking funding.
- Clear focus on product/market/results (deadlines, cost, time).
- Meeting the forecasts established in the annual plans.
- Constant monitoring of SOA/Market.
- Doctoral Degree in Applied Chemistry and Polymer Materials, Organic Chemistry or Biomaterials with experience in biomaterials, with at least 2 years of experience in industry or post-doctoral studies.
- High level of written and spoken English.
- Experience in synthesis of polymer-based biomaterials (RAFT, ATRP, free radical polymerization, etc.)
- Biomaterial and polymeric material characterisation techniques (thermogravimetry, DSC, GPC, Instrom/DMA, rheology), physico-chemical characterisation techniques (NMR, FTIR, UV spectrophotometry, ICP, microscopy, AFM and chromatography).
- Experience with hydrogels and their characterisation (swelling, rheology).
- Knowledge of surface characterisation techniques (contact angle, AFM, ellipsometry).
- Knowledge of colloid characterisation techniques such as DLS, Zeta potential, laser diffraction.
Experience in the following will be considered a plus:
- Medical devices and their regulatory environment.
- Industrial-scale medical device production.
- Writing work protocols for both material production and characterisation techniques.
We are seeking a highly motivated person with an interest in research and innovation to join a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural team. They must be able to organise their work and meet deadlines and targets.
If you are interested, please apply on CIDETEC‘s website
CIDETEC is an organization for applied research that integrates three international reference institutes in the fields of energy storage, surface engineering and nanomedicine.