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Dear ETPN members, dear colleagues, the group of Prof. Javier Montenegro at USC / CiQUS – a very active ETPN member institution & of the leaders of Nanomedicine in Europe, is seeking for a Postdoctoral associate with strong background in Chemical Biology/Biochemistry/Immunology. This is an excellent opportunity to join the Montenegro lab  and work in a multidisciplinary team in a great challenge for the development of new peptide vectors for nucleic acid immunotherapy. The aim of the project is to identify new peptide and structural motifs to control the membrane translocation nucleic acids (e.g., mRNA) for the development of vaccines against cancer.


The applicant will be involved in the biochemical characterization of novel membrane penetrating and bioactive molecules, including transfection, internalization pathways, localization, function, etc. In vivo experiments towards nucleic acids cancer inmunotherapy will be targeted in this approach.
Research Center: CIQUS, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
Research Supervisor: Prof. Javier Montenegro.


We seek motivated candidates with initiative, creativity and team-working ability and with a PhD in Chemical Biology, Biochemistry, Immunotherapy, Molecular Biology.
Experience in nucleic acid-based immunotherapy will be highly considered.
Good communication skills and proficiency in written and spoken English are essential.


  • Short Oligoalanine Helical Peptides for Supramolecular Nanopore Assembly and Protein Cytosolic Delivery, Pazo, M.; Salluce, G.; Lostalé-Seijo, I.; Juanes, M., Gonzalez, F.; García-Fandiño, R.; Montenegro, J.; RSC Chemical Biology(link is external) 2021, 2, 503-512.
  • Synthetic materials at the forefront of gene delivery, Lostalé-Seijo, I.; Montenegro, J.; Nat. Rev. Chem(link is external). 2018, 2, 258-277
  • Peptide/Cas9 Nano-structures for Ribonucleoprotein Cell Membrane Transport and Gene Edition, Lostalé-Seijo, I.; Louzao, I.; Juanes, M.; Montenegro, J. Chem. Sci.(link is external), 2017, 8, 7923-7931.

Starting Date and term

Flexibility in starting date, 1 year of contract with possible 1-year extension

Applications process

Applications should be sent directly to Prof. Montenegro,, as soon as possible and including a CV (maximum 2 pages), a complete list of publications and the name and the e-mail of two contact persons, indicating in the subject Post-doc.

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About CiQUS

The Center for Research in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Materials (CiQUS) was created on February 10th 2010 by the Governing Council of the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC). CiQUS is the first member of a network of singular research centres with a new model of scientific organization, which constitutes one of the R&D strategic axes of the CAMPUS VIDA project (Campus of International Excellence, MEC-MICINN, 2009).