PhD positions on Colloidal Nanoplasmonics

Applications are invited for two PhD student positions, to work on an ERC Advanced Grant. The research, which will be carried out at CIC biomaGUNE, in San Sebastián (Spain), revolves around the design of 3D plasmonic hybrid nanostructures for applications as cell culture scaffolds and in situ sensing.

The project, supported by the European Research Council, is aimed at the application of surface enhanced Raman scattering for the real-time monitoring of tumor growth within purposely devised scaffolds. Within this project, two PhD positions are available, to carry out research on the following topics:

• Fabrication of hybrid plasmonic scaffolds for 3D cell culture

• Interaction of nanoparticles with cells and tissues

A Masters degree in a relevant area of Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Materials Science is required and experience in the fields of fields of nanomaterials and/or biotechnology is highly desirable. The positions are funded for up to three years, starting by October 2018.

Application procedure: Candidates should submit by e-mail a C.V. and a cover letter stating why they are interested in this position and the contact details of two academics who can provide a reference to indicating reference 321 PhD in the subject. The deadline for application is July 15, 2018.

Informal enquires by highly motivated scientists are welcome and should be addressed to Dr. Luis Liz-Marzán