The Programme in Bioengineering Excellence Scientific Training (BEST) aims to attract experienced international researchers in the areas of Nanomedicine, Cell Engineering and ICT for Health, the three research flagships at IBEC.

The expertise encompassed by each flagship is as follows:

  • Nanomedicine: nanobiosensing; microfluidics; nanofabrication using soft lithographies and related techniques; beyond-AFM/ST microscopy tools to characterize biological samples at the nanoscale; drug delivery; nano-scale characterization of bacterial-host interactions; organ/lab-on-chip tehcnologies; nanorobotics; nanoscopy.
  • Cell Engineering: biomaterials for regenerative medicine; reprogramming stem cells; control differentiation of stem cells; rapid prototyping for biomaterials; cell-material interaction; biomimetics; mechanobiology protocols and their translation to clinical purposes; cellular and molecular biology; antibacterial strategies.
  • ICT for Health: application of advanced information and communication technologies to healthcare, such as modelling; signalling processing; automatics/control software for robotics;
    imaging; robotics for minimally invasive surgery.

BEST Postdoctoral Programme will provide exceptional training opportunities for up to 24 (in 2 calls of 12 positions per call) high-potential fellows, with a 2-year contract at IBEC and funded interdisciplinary and intersectoral placements at world-class research centres, hospitals and companies within IBEC’s global network of collaborating institutions. See training section for more details

Fellows will be hosted within an IBEC research group or the group of an IBEC associated researcher, where they will developed their own research project. They will receive a competitive salary and benefit from equal opportunities measures such as family allowance and extension of the contract in case of maternity/paternity leave.

PDF For further information, download the 1st Call for Proposals