Descripción de la oferta
Biosensors have the potential to radically transform our healthcare system. By providing cheap and easy to use measurement tools, biosensors will enable the deployment of fully personalized medicine in our daily life, empowering patients to make more informed decisions on their health.
Pursuing this vision, our goal is to develop new biosensing technologies capable of performing real-time, continuous, in vivo measurements, and that are universally applicable to the detection of many different molecules. To achieve this, our lab combines biochemistry, biophysics, and analytical chemistry. In particular, this project aims to develop new biological receptors, and then implement them in electrochemical signalling devices to measure important drugs, hormones, and biomarkers.
We are offering a position for a PhD candidate, jointly supervised by Dr. Gabriel Ortega and Dr. Oscar Millet, for a project in the development of biosensors for personalized medicine. The project will cover all stages of development, so the student will acquire skills in biomolecular engineering, biophysical characterization of biomolecular receptors, sensor manufacturing, and in vivo studies. The candidate should have a background in biochemistry, chemistry, physics or a related discipline, and must be in possession of the qualifications required to access a PhD program in Spain. Previous experience working with proteins and/or electrochemistry would be an asset, but is not required. We seek a student self-motivated, curious, independent, and with a keen interest in biomolecular sciences and biotechnology.