• PhD Researcher Chitosan Bioprocess

PhD Researcher Chitosan Bioprocess

The Laboratory of Biochemistry at the Institut Químic de Sarrià, University Ramon Llull in Barcelona offers a two-year contract in the framework of a research project granted by MICINN “Proof of Concept”:

Biotechnological production of defined chitosan oligosaccharides as immunostimulants. Upscaling and valorization.


For a demonstration project aimed at the biotechnological and sustainable production of chitosan oligosaccharides by means of metabolically engineered E. coli strains, we are looking for a skilled researcher for the development and optimization of a novel bioprocess (upstream and downstream) in our pilot plant facility. These specialty oligosaccharides are emerging as natural bio-stimulants with a broad range of applications in agriculture and human health. You will contribute to the development and production of these novel products for testing in application assays with our collaborating partners.


 MS or PhD in Biotechnology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or alike.

– Experience in microbiology, bioreactors and downstream processing
– Communication and team building skills for collaborative work in a research team.

If you are interested, send:

- A cover letter with detailed information about your background and
experience relevant to the project as well as motivation.
- Curriculum vitae and academic certificates

To: antoni.planas@iqs.url.edu and rrhh@iqs.url.edu,
with the subject header: Job chitosan bioprocess

The position is open for immediate incorporation (February 2023).
Full-time position for 1.5 years, with options to extension
Salary based on merits and qualifications