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Research Fellow in Microfluidic Devices for Sample Extraction from Food Matrices

INL - International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory

Braga, Portugal

Job Requirements and Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate is expected to participate in the optimisation of analyte extraction and concentration protocols from complex samples including food samples through microfluidics-based microscale solid phase extraction (µSPE) for analysis. The work will involve: the design of microfluidic devices for sample preparation tailored for the specific target analytes, the evaluation of novel nanomaterials for pretreatment and µSPE, the testing of the sample preparation devices and the validation of extraction procedures with different food matrixes. The candidate is expected to contribute with own ideas and communicate scientific results orally as well as in written form.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • PhD in Biological Engineering, Analytical Chemistry, Food Science, Biochemistry or related fields;
  • Experience in microfabrication is highly desirable;
  • Applicants are also expected to have high quality publications in international journals and to be competitive in obtaining external research funding;
  • Applicants with international mobility experience will be highly evaluated.

Personal Skills

  • Strong motivation to carry out fundamental research in the proposed topic;
  • Capability to work both independently and as part of a team with the ability to pay close attention to detail;
  • Availability to attend workshops and conferences, and to engage in collaborations with researchers in other laboratories.

Languages

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

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