PhD in electroresponsive hydrogels for biomedical applications – POLYMAT

Publish date 04/09/2019
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We are looking for a highly motived PhD student to carry out a research project jointly supervised between the groups of Dr. David Mecerreyes at POLYMAT ( and Dr. Sergio E. Moya at CIC biomaGUNE (, both located in San Sebastian, Spain.

The aim of the project is to develop electroactive and responsive hydrogels for biomedical applications, mainly for drug delivery. The PhD student will work on the synthesis and physicochemical characterization of the hydrogels, and also perform cell culture studies to study intracellular delivery. The successful applicant will be part of a very international and multidisciplinary team, and will receive training at the interface of biological and materials science.

He/she will have access to state‐of‐the‐art facilities for the characterization of hydrogels (including atomic force microscopy, cryo‐transmission electron microscopy, and thermogravimetric analysis), and for imaging at cell level (confocal
microscopy and Raman microscopy).

Applicants must have a BSc and MSc in Chemistry with a strong background in Polymer Chemistry and organic synthesis, as well as good command of English.

We offer a full time contract for a duration of 3 years starting from November or December 2019.

Applications should be addressed to Prof. David Mecerreyes or Dr. Sergio E. Moya and sent via email in one single PDF to or before the 30th
of September 2019 (applications will be considered upon arrival) including:

  1. A cover letter highlighting their interest in the position.
  2. Curriculum vitae.
  3. A short description of previous research (1‐2 Pages).
  4. The names and contact addresses (e‐mail) of two academic referees.

Please note that because of the large number of applications expected, we will not be able to give individual feedback to unsuccessful applications.

Career Opportunity / Job Vacancie PhD in electroresponsive hydrogels for biomedical applications
Deadline 30/09/2019