Job offers

Section containing job offers for positions at the nanomedicine community.

Dear ETPN members, dear colleagues from the European Nanomedicine community, please find below a job offer from FORTH in Heraklion – Greece, which is looking for a researcher in Nanomedicine.

“The Biosensors lab (, headed by Prof. Electra Gizeli, invites applications for a Researcher position within H2020-FETOPEN-862840 research project entitled “Towards an instrumentfree future of molecular diagnostics at the point-of-care” – Acronym: Free@POC ( .

We would like to recruit a biotechnologist/material scientist to assist in the development of innovative diagnostic platforms for operation outside a lab employing nanoparticles and aptamers.


BSc, MSc and/or PhD experience in one or more of the following: Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) synthesis and characterization

  • AuNPs surface functionalization;
  • AuNPs application in diagnostics;
  • experience with other NPs (polymeric, nanodots etc.), aptamers production and characterization;
  • paper microfluidics;
  • design and fabrication of integrated diagnostic platforms (with heating element for amplification and sensor for detection);
  • 3D-printing; biosensors

The successful applicant should be able to demonstrate: ability to design and carry out experiments independently; ability to contribute in EU reports and presentations; and excellent knowledge of English.

About the lab.

The successful applicant will be expected to join in a multidisciplinary group consisting of biologists, chemists, engineers, bio-physicists and material scientists and contribute in innovation-driven research of projects related to the development of point-of-care methodologies. She/he will be encouraged to supervise undergraduate and/or master students, participate in technology transfer events, contribute towards the broad dissemination of science and develop skills related to presentations, grant-applications and scientific papers writing.

  • Contract Duration: 12 months, renewable based on the program’s needs for another 2 years Salary: 1100-1800€ net/month depending on experience and qualifications
  • Envisaged starting date: 1 April 2022
  • Additional selection criteria: Experience in academic and/or industrial R&D within the areas of interest and ability to start in the next 3 months

How to apply?

Application submission: Interested candidates should submit their application electronically by 28th January 2022 @ 13:00 (Greek time).

The application should consist of:

  1. CV
  2. Brief statement of interest
  3. The names of two referees

Submission of applications:

Evaluation procedure

Applications will be evaluated by a three-member evaluation committee. In case of interview procedure, candidates will be invited to participate in person or teleconference. The announcement of the results will be posted on the website of FORTH-IMBB. This publication confers the right to object to the results within 5 working days of the date of the results announcement.The selected candidate will be notified personally regarding the success of his/her application and will be requested to submit certified copies of his/her degrees. In the event that the submitted documents do not agree with the original application the candidate will be dismissed.

About the FREE@POC Project

Point-of-care (POC) rapid diagnostic tests are critical in the field, especially during infectious disease outbreaks. Unlike lab test results, they can also reduce patient waiting time and speed-up treatment. The global POC molecular diagnostics market size was valued at more than USD 1.5 billion in 2018 but significant enhancements are needed. One of the most sensitive techniques to identify pathogens at low density requires nucleic acid amplification. Currently, this process involves complex steps and temperature control along with reproducibility issues. FreeATPOC is developing novel methods for nucleic acid amplification to enable room-temperature processing and smartphone detection for fast, accurate, and inexpensive POC molecular diagnostics.


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