Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions - Individual Fellowships (IF). Magnetic Nanoparticles Research Group

    31/07/2018 17:00 - Europe/Brussels
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
    Spain, 28049 Madrid
    Fundación IMDEA Nanociencia

Our main research line is the chemical synthesis and modification of magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical applications, exploring new compositions, synthetic strategies and surface modifications.

The main activities of the lab are:

- Synthesis and characterization of iron oxide magnetic nanoparticles (IONPs) by thermal decomposition in organic media (hydrophilic nanoparticles) or by coprecipitation in water.

- Synthesis of IONP-based core-shell nanostructures combining materials with different properties.

- Surface modification of IONPs with small molecules or macromolecules.

We work in close collaboration with biologists, biochemists, physicists and chemists of different specialities.


The candidate will be focused on the development of hybrid nanostructures that combine, at the same time, properties that may help to treat diseases (for example, through optic or magnetic hyperthermia, or drug delivery) and to detect them (for example, through contrast enhancing in optic, magnetic or x-ray imaging). Different chemical methods will be used to prepare those nanomaterials that will be mainly based on inorganic oxides and transition metal derivatives. Special attention will be paid to the surface modification in order to provide biocompatibility, stability in physiological media and chemical functionality.

A strong background on chemical synthesis and characterization of nanoparticles is recommended.

Candidates are invited to submit their Expression of Interest to Dr. Gorka Salas (gorka.salas@imdea.org) with subject MSCA-IF 2018 by the 31th of July 2018. The Expression of Interest should include a complete and updated CV with a brief description of the previous research and a motivation letter in ONE PDF file only.