PhD / first stage researcher (closed)

Application deadline: 9th May 2018

The PhD candidate will work on the FET Project entitled "Towards an active bypass for neural reconnection — ByAxon" targeting to develop an active bypass based on nanotechnology aiming to neural reconnection directly at the spinal cord level. The researcher will focus on materials science and spintronics, designing metal and magnetic nanowire and characterizing them with microscopic and spectroscopic techniques, including electron microscopies, magnetometry, magneto-transport and synchrotron radiation techniques.

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Researcher (closed) 

Application deadline: 30th October 2017

Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (Trieste, Italy) seeks a researcher: 
• To elucidate the mechanisms of how carbon based bio-materials interact with (neuro)biosystems at cellular and molecular level.
• To understand the processes that control biostability and biodegradation towards nano-interfacing implantable devices for the CNS repair.

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Post-doctoral position (closed) 

IMDEA-Nanociencia Institute offers a post-doctoral position within the Nanoscience for Critical Raw Materials program, in developing nanostructures comprising composites for sensing devices and permanent magnet applications, within the projects ByAxon “Towards an active bypass for neural reconnection” and NEXMAG "New Exchange-Coupled Manganese-Based Magnetic Materials".

ByAxon is a FET-OPEN project devoted to the development of a new generation of sensors and electrodes based on nanotechnology for neural interfacing. The developed devices will be primary focused on restoring the transmission of nervous signals in injured nerves, especially in spinal-cord injuries, acting as a bypass. The multidisciplinary nature of the project requires highly motivated candidates that think creative and independently working in an environment that comprises biologist and medical doctors. NEXMAG, a M-ERA NET project, aims at developing RE-free PMs as alternative to controversial Nd-Dy-Fe-B magnets.

You will work in two main areas: (i) the synthesis of membranes to be used in the fabrication of nanostructures by electrodeposition; (ii) synthesis and characterization of nanostructured magnetic systems by sputtering (thin films) and ball milling (powdered materials). Characterization techniques will comprise scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD); calorimetry techniques (DSC/TGA); and vibrating sample magnetometry (VSM).

IMDEA- Nanoscience is part of a strategic line of the Campus of International Excellence (CEI) UAM+CSIC.

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