Postdoctoral position on Biotechnology – CIC nanoGUNE

Publish date 04/11/2019
Entity CIC nanoGUNE
Sector of Activity

The Nanoscience Cooperative Research Center CIC nanoGUNE, created with the mission of conducting world-class nanoscience research for the competitive growth of the Basque Country and recently recognized as a “María de Maeztu” Excellence Unit (2017-2021), is currently looking for a Postdoctoral position on Biotechnology

Description of the project

The Nanoscience Cooperative Research Center CIC nanoGUNE ( invites applications for a post-doctoral position in the field of Biotechnology. The prospective candidate will work on the design of enzymes for biotechnological applications using molecular evolution techniques. (S)he will learn all the scientific and technical aspects of specialty enzymes with special focus on enzymes used in genetics, such as CRISPR Cas9 and Polymerases. The candidate is expected to also connect to the private sector and promote technology transfer.

The initial appointment is a fixed-term post-doctoral position for one year, with the expectation to be extended in a leading role in our spin-off company Evolgene Genomics.


The candidate should have a PhD in biotechnology, molecular biology, or related areas with a strong background in enzymology, protein biochemistry or genetics, including CRISPR research. Furthermore, the candidate should have excellent communication skills and the willingness to face new challenges, solve problems, and achieve goals. Proficiency in spoken and written English is compulsory.

What we offer

Contract from 01/01/2020 to 31/12/2020. The starting date is set for January 2nd, 2020.

The candidates should apply by completing the form below, attaching:

  1. A complete CV
  2. A cover letter and at least two reference letters grouped in a single PDF file.

The deadline for applications has been extended to November 15th, 2019.

For further information contact Prof. Raul Perez-Jimenez:


  • NanoGUNE values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.
  • Applicants should stick to the following instructions for submitting their applications.
  • Please note that due to the large number of submissions expected, we cannot provide individual feedback.
Career Opportunity / Job Vacancie Postdoctoral position on Biotechnology
Deadline 15/11/2019