Group Leader in Nanomedicine

The Nanoscience Cooperative Research Center CIC nanoGUNE (, created with the mission of conducting world-class nanoscience research for the competitive growth of the Basque Country, member of the Basque Research and Technology Alliance (BRTA), and recognized by the Spanish Research Agency as a "Maria de Maeztu" center of excellence for the period 2022-2025, is currently looking for a




We invite applications for a group-leader position in the field of nanomedicine, with a focus on medical diagnostics, therapeutics, and/or device technology, including biomedical engineering. Of particular interest are research areas with connection to technology and with applications of interest for the medical community. A thematic overlap with at least some of nanoGUNE's already existing research groups would be desirable.

Candidates should have (i) an outstanding track record of impactful work in nanomedicine and (ii) the potential to attract public and private funding at the highest level. A track record of successful collaborative research with companies and/or medical practitioners will be highly valued. Proficency in spoken and written English is compulsory; knowledge of Spanish is not a requirement.

In addition to a start-up package, we offer an international and competitive environment, an excellently equipped state-of-the-art infrastructure, and the possibility to perform top-class research. We promote teamwork in a diverse and inclusive environment, and we welcome applicants without regard to disability, gender, nationality, race, religion, or sexual orientation. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.


Candidates should forward their CV, a summary of research interests, and a list of at least three references through the form that is available at The selected candidate will be offered a position as Ikerbasque Research Associate or Ikerbasque Research Professor.


Closing date: 31 October 2022





(i) All applicants will receive an answer after the end of the selection process; but please note that due to the large number of submissions that are expected, we cannot provide individual feedback.

(ii) Additional information about nanoGUNE's commitment towards HR excellence in Research and Gender Equality is available on our website.

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