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Job Title: Postdoc Position in Nanomedicine applied to malaria
The Nanomalaria group at the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) is looking for postdocroral candidates to apply for the 2016 calls of the Catalan System of science and technology Beatriu de Pinós.
Tasks and responsibilities:
- Design of a nanovector (nanocapsule+targeting element+drug) for the targeted delivery of antimalarials to Plasmodium falciparum mosquito stages.
- Improvement of glycosaminoglycan-mediated targeting to Plasmodium-infected cells.
- Development of DNA aptamers as inhibitors of apicoplastidic enzymes.

Requirements for candidates:
- PhD Degree in life sciences, medicine, biochemistry or biotechnology.
- Work with laboratory animals (mice) will be required.
- Experience in the in vitro culture of Plasmodium will be a value.
- Computer literacy and analytical skills.
- High motivation and ability to be involved in an international multidisciplinary team; Self-critical, capacity to learn and bring knowledge personal commitment to contribute to malaria eradication.
- High level of English (Spanish and/or Catalan will be a value).
Selected references:
Marques, J. et al. (2016) Nanomedicine: NBM, in press.
Moles, E. et al. (2016) J. Control. Release241:57.
Marques, J. et al. (2016) Scientific Reports 6:24368.
Moles, E.
et al. (2015) J. Control. Release 210:217.
Movellan, J. et al. (2014) Biomaterials 35:7940.
Marques, J.
et al. (2014) Nanomedicine: NBM 10:1719.
Urbán, P. et al. (2014) J. Control. Release 177:84.
Urbán, P. et al. (2011) J. Control. Release 151:202.
IBEC is committed to the principles of the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers of the European Commission. Thus, there are no restrictions of citizenship or gender and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should send their CV to:, before 16/11/2016 (Ref.: BP-XF).

Job Ref: Postdoc Position in Nanomedicine applied to malaria (Ref. BP-XF)
Hours: Full Time
Location: Barcelona (City)
Working Term: Temporary
Application Deadline: 16/11/2016
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