• Postdoctoral researcher in Vascular Engineering

You will have the opportunity to join a leading university and the research group “GEVAB:  Vascular Engineering and Applied Biomedicine” group in a dynamic and professional environment. 

Research personnel with the title of doctor


  • To provide technical support to the research project “Fluid-dynamics in the aorta as triggers of aortic aneurysm progression.”
  • To elucidate the relationships between aortic flow alterations and progression markers of aortic aneurysms.
  • Based on the work previously developed at GEVAB, the candidate will impose blood-mimicking flow on 3D printed aortic models coated with human aortic cells. In these cells, the candidate will evaluate the TGF-β - Smad 2/3 pathway using classic analytical techniques like Western Blot, ELISA, qPCR and immunofluorescence.
  • The goal is to correlate these markers with the regional fluid dynamic profiles, obtained via Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations previously developed at GEVAB. The candidate will also make use of these models to test, in hyper realistic conditions, drugs and medical devices that GEVAB is testing and developing.

Profile requirements:

  • Hold a PhD in Biotechnology, Biomedicine, Chemistry, Engineering or similar sciences.
  • Have experience in tissue culture and in cardiovascular mechanotransduction.
  • Have notions of fluid dynamics and ideally of additive manufacturing of biocompatible scaffolds.
  • At the moment of contracting, one must comply with the following requirements:

-Be between 16 and 30 years of age
-Being unemployed
-Be registered as a job-seeker on the Catalan Job Service (SOC)
-Not having carried out research activities at the Ramon Llull University (URL) in the previous six months.

We offer:

  • full-time contract
  • expected duration: 24 months
  • planned incorporation: October 2022


Submission of applications:

Interested people must apply via email at: rrhh@iqs.url.edu with the subject INVESTIGO GEVAB

INSTITUT QUÍMIC DE SARRIÀ – URL might require proof of the obligatory requirements before formalising the contract, as well as the necessary aspects when they consider that there may be inaccuracies.

  • Deadline: applications can be sent until 21-08-2022
  • Admission and selection process:

-The Human Resources Department of INSTITUT QUÍMIC DE SARRIÀ – URL is the responsible body for all the admission and selection process, in accordance with the rules and procedures applicable to the entity.
-Candidates that do not comply with the requirements will be excluded from the process.

This offer is within the Investigo Programme for hiring young job seekers in the realization of research and innovation initiatives, in the framework of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan in Catalonia, financed by the European Union through the European Next Generation Funds. Official code 100045ID18

Ramon Llull University includes in its IV Gender Equality Plan the commitment to promote equality between people and includes measures to guarantee equal treatment and opportunities between genders and eliminate any type of discrimination. The areas affected by this Plan, in accordance with what is regulated by article 46 of LO3/2007, are access to employment, professional classification, promotion and training, remuneration, organization of working time, and the prevention of sexual and gender-based harassment.