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University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)

PhD research contract in “Smart nanoprobes for 19F MRI in stroke”

Research Field: Chemistry 
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Job Summary

A research position is available at the Instituto Biofisika (CSIC, UPV/EHU) ( under the supervision Dr. Mónica Carril in the FluoroNanoTools Lab to do the PhD thesis. The position has a duration of 3 years, starting on June 1st, 2023 (at the latest).

Job Description

The project will be developed within the recently granted ERANET Neuron project IMatrix ( The main goal of the PhD project will be to design, prepare and validate smart or responsive contrast agents based on fluorinated nanoprobes and to study the role of metalloproteinases after stroke by 19F MRI. It is a multidisciplinary project involving chemistry, nanotechnology and biomedicine that will be carried out in the frame of an international consortium involving experts from Spain, France, Germany and Hungary.

Applicants must have a degree in Chemistry or similar and a Master that gives access to PhD programs. Background in organic synthesis, nanotechnology and biomedicine will be positively valued. Applicants should have a good academic record, good communication skills, a strong passion and commitment to science, and work well within a group. Knowledge of written and spoken English is also needed.

Applications should be addressed to Dr. Mónica Carril and sent via e-mail with the subject ‘Smart nanoprobes position’ to They must include:
1. a cover letter highlighting their interest in the position and the main research achievements.
2. curriculum vitae clearly stating the degree and master final qualifications.
3. the name and contact address (e-mail) of at least one academic referee.

Applications will be considered upon arrival and the selection process will end once the position is filled.


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Job Details

Type of Contract Other 
Researcher profile First Stage Researcher (R1)  
Status Full-time 
Hours Per Week 40  
Company/Institute University of the Basque Country (Instituto Biofisika) 
Country SPAIN 
City Leioa 

Organization/Institute Contact Data

Organization University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) 
Organization/Institution Type Academic 
Faculty/Department/Research Lab  
Country SPAIN 
City Leioa 
Postal Code 48940 
Street ---- 
Mobile Phone  

Application Details

Envisaged Job Starting Date 2023-06-01 
Application Deadline 2023-04-30 
How To Apply e-mail  

Required Education Level

Required Education Level 1
Degree Master Degree or equivalent 
Degree Field Chemistry 

Required Languages

Required Languages 1
Language ENGLISH 
Language Level Good