The role: The main objective will be to study how the organization of lipids (cuticle and cortex) changes due to different cosmetic treatments such as coloring, whitening, smoothing, permanent, etc.

Dyeing, bleaching, straightening, etc. treatments will be performed on Caucasian hair fibers. Lipids will be extracted from the treated hair fibers and analyzed by TLC / FID. IR spectroscopy will be used to determine both the amount and structure of the lipids in the different fibers treated. The ATR-FTIR to give an idea of surface amounts of lipids in the fiber. But in order to have more resolution and to discern between the lipids of the cortex, cuticle and medulla, μ – FTIR synchrotron microscopy will be used at ALBA.

Qualifications: Graduated in Chemistry, Pharmacy, Biothecnology…

Competences: Desirable profesional experiences but not essential laboratory or informatics experience.

Contract duration: one year (extendible)

Target start date: 1st December 2020

Those interested may email their CV and motivation letter to Luisa Coderch at, adding “hair lipids contract” to the email subject.

More information in the pdf: Job Offer

Deadline: 15th of November

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