Ref.11.18.68 - Research Fellow - Cancer Diagnostics and Treatment Follow-up

International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL)

Braga, Portugal

Ref.11.18.68 - Research Fellow - Cancer Diagnostics and Treatment Follow-up 


Research Centre: International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory - INL

Location: Braga, Portugal

Department: Nanoelectronics Engineering

Research Group: Nanodevices

Contract Duration: 12 months

Closing Date: January 6th 2019 23:00 (Lisbon time)

Salary: Competitive package and benefits




INL is seeking a talented and motivated Research Fellow to develop and participate in collaborative projects in the area of integrated systems for cancer diagnostics and treatment follow up, whose main responsibility would be to use existing technologies and develop novel platforms in straight collaboration with pre-clinical partners leading to the validation of the diagnostic platforms vs established procedures.


INL is presently participating in projects for development and validation of integrated platforms for cancer diagnostic and treatment follow-up, for example targeting CTCs and other biomarkers (exosomes, microvesicles) as cancer biomarkers in blood, and CTCs in urine. Present technologies involve CTC isolation and detection in lab on chip platforms. Integrated microfluidic sensing devices are being designed and fabricated, comprising different modules for sample handling, labelling (if needed) and sensing.


Job Requirements and Key Responsibilities


The selected candidate is expected to work in ongoing programmes at INL in the diagnostics area, increasing the portfolio of existing solutions. The selected applicant will work in a cross-functional team, meaning that high adaptability to a multidisciplinary environment is needed.


Required Skills and Experience


-PhD in Bioengineering, Physics, Biomedical Engineering or related technical fields;

-Experience in integrated diagnostic tools and their utilization in pre-clinical environments. - Ability to publish original research in leading scientific journals;

-Applicants with international mobility experience will be highly evaluated.



Personal Skills


  • Strong drive to carry out research in the proposed topic;
  • Solid motivation to work both independently and as part of a team in an interdisciplinary project;
  • Good track record of disseminating research results.




English is the working language of INL. Therefore, excellent communication skills in English are required.


What we offer


  • Employment contract and competitive compensation package;
  • Employees will also benefit of the various social facilities available at INL;
  • International and highly competitive environment in contact with leading edge technology.


How to Apply


International candidates are welcome to apply. Only applications in English will be accepted. The application is made online. Please click on the 'Apply' button. Interested applicants should submit a motivation letter, a full curriculum vitae and University certificates. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


Employment Agreement


If your application is successful and you accept our offer of employment, you will receive the employment agreement and all other relevant documents. If you are relocating, you will be given assistance by the HR Office.



If Your Application is Not Successful

We highly value the interest shown from applicants wishing to become a part of the INL experience. It is important for us to maintain good communications with candidates. No matter the outcome of the application, we always send the applicant an answer.


Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Principle


INL is an equal opportunity organization, committed to providing equal career opportunities and firmly adheres to a principle of non-discrimination in respect of gender, age, nationality, racial group, or any other possible discriminatory issues. 

Enquires should be made to:

The advertisement deadline may be extended at any time without previous notice in order to improve the suitability and effectiveness of the recruitment process.


Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: INL-INL-Ref.11.18.68