The project and the team

We are looking for a highly motivated and creative postdoctoral researcher to work in the field of peptide chemistry and investigate click-chemistry methodologies to develop self-assembling hydrogels with multifunctional biological potential. 

The ultimate goal is to establish chemoselective methodologies to investigate bottom-up self-assembling methods to produce peptidic hydrogels combining cell adhesive, osteogenic and antibacterial biomaterials for tissue engineering.

If selected, you will work in a highly interdisciplinary environment, within the Biomaterials, Biomechanics and Tissue Engineering (BBT) group (, in an expanding research line under the supervision of Dr. Carles Mas-Moruno. 

This position is part of the Project “Bioactive and multifunctional peptide-based hydrogels obtained by bottom-up self-assembly for advanced biomedical applications (SmartGel)” funded by the Spanish Research State Agency (AEI).  

Your profile 

  • Strong motivation and capacity to work in a team.
  • PhD in chemistry or related.
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in English.
  • Experience in solid-phase peptide chemistry, HPLC and mass spectrometry is mandatory.
  • Experience in peptide self-assembly, hydrogels and biomaterials will be valued.

Contract details

  • 1 year-contract with a salary according to your experience and in line with Spanish fellowships standards.
  • You will be responsible of the peptide chemistry lab and analytical HPLC.
  • Access to state-of-the-art experimental facilities and training opportunities.
  • Travel allowance to participate in international conferences.
  • Space for creativity and collaboration.
  • Expected starting date: December 2022 – January 2023.


Applications are welcome until a successful candidate is selected. Please send the following documents as a single pdf with your name to

  • A motivation letter explaining your research experience, current research interests and reasoning why you think you would be a good fit for this position (max. 1 page).
  • CV (max. 4 pages).
  • Contact details of two referees. Reference letters are welcome but not essential.
  • Academic record.

Submit your application with “Postdoc applicant SmartGel 2022” in the subject line.