Postdoctoral position in radiochemistry and molecular imaging

A postdoctoral position is available in the area of radiochemistry / in vivo imaging to join the groups of Jordi Llop and Jesús Ruiz Cabello at CIC biomaGUNE. The project focuses on the development of imaging tools as surrogate markers of neutrophil infiltration after ischemia/reperfusion episodes.

The project involves the design and selection (using in silicomethods) of β1-adrenergic receptor (ADRB1) antagonists; selected candidates will be synthesised, radiolabelled and evaluated first in vitro and finally in vivo, in animal models of acute myocardial infarction and using a combination of imaging techniques.

The project is to be carried out at CIC biomaGUNE, a vibrant multidisciplinary and international research institute in San Sebastian, Spain. CIC biomaGUNE has established a state of the art research program at the interface between the chemical, biological and physical sciences. It offers excellent working conditions and houses a Preclinical Molecular Imaging Facility, which offers state of the art resources in Radiochemistry, Nuclear Imaging and magnetic Resonance Imaging.

Required qualifications and experience: Candidates should have a PhD degree in Chemistry or a related discipline. Candidates that are in the process of their PhD defence before the end of 2018 will also be considered.  We are looking for a candidate with a solid background in synthetic chemistry. Previous experience in the fields of radiochemistry and / or in vivo imaging as well as in the manipulation of experimental animals will be highly valued.

The candidate is expected to have interest in multidisciplinary work, and the capacity to work in an international environment. Excellent interpersonal skills as well as written and oral communication skills in English are required.

Conditions:The successful candidate will be hired by CIC biomaGUNE for 12 months, extendable to 24 depending on performance. Starting date before the end of 2018.

How to apply:Candidates should submit a motivation letter, CV and the contact information of two referees using the following form and indicating “315-Postdoc” as reference. The deadline for application is November 30th, 2018.

New Master & PhD students!!

The group of Molecular and Functional Biomarkers of CIC biomaGUNE continuously seeks new people who want to learn and contribute to cutting-edge in vivo imaging, nanotechnology applied to imaging and data analysis research (systems and signals biology).  Position availability is subject to group size, funding, and synergy of your interests with those of the group.  The following information is provided to help you with choices, both in this group and in others.


Our group develops and interdisciplinary research combining Engineering, Physics, Biochemistry and Medicine with three main research interests:  1) Imaging (MRI and PET mainly), 2) Materials science and 3) Biology research. Without a true passion for research and an interest in one of these areas, you are unlikely to be successful in this research group.  The following should be considered:

Skills:  For all candidates, strong teamwork and communication skills, oral presentation skills. For candidates #1 and #3 programming experience, Unix/Linux, Matlab, R, C/C++, and mainly data analysis based on Python!. For candidates #2 strong academic record and demonstrated experimental chemistry expertise).

Other Attributes:  Experience with MRI, PET scanners (candidate #1), chemical engineering (candidate #2) and bioinformatics (candidate #3), Obligatory you have passed Master qualifying exams, References from people with whom you have worked previously.