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Position: PhD scholarship in optical sensors on a disc - diagnostics and drug analysis
Institution: Technical University of Denmark
Department: DTU Nanotech
Location: Kongens Lyngby, Lyngby‐Taarbæk Municipality, Denmark
Duties: The main task is the development of centrifugal platforms with integrated sample pre-treatment steps and optical sensing (cell counting and agglutination assays). This includes fabrication of polymer discs and use of optical imaging system
Requirements: The ideal candidate holds a master’s degree (or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to master’s degree) in physics, nanotechnology, systems, biomedical, mechanical or chemical engineering. A master’s project or previous work experience regarding sensors, microfabrication or microfluidics will be beneficial. It is an advantage to have knowledge or experience within some of the following areas: Microfluidics; Polymer fabrication; Assay development; SERS effects, or familiar with plasmonics; sensor development and application
   
Text: PhD scholarship in optical sensors on a disc - diagnostics and drug analysis DTU Nanotech Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Thursday 18 May 17 Apply for this job Apply no later than 18 June 2017 Apply for the job at DTU Nanotech by completing the following form. Apply online DTU Nanotech conducts cross-disciplinary research where micro- and nanotechnology is applied to a wide range of scientific disciplines as well as applications. The Nanoprobes group is a large and highly multi-cultural group, with different research branches focusing on drug delivery, biosensing and environmental monitoring. Come and join our exciting research! Responsibilities and tasks One of our PhD students is unfortunately soon finishing. We therefore wish to employ a new PhD student for 3 years to continue the exciting research direction and to take it to the next level. This might be you. You will work in a highly interdisciplinary project focusing on integrating optical sensing on centrifugal platforms and applying these in the study of complex samples such as blood, urine and cell supernatants. The targeted applications are within diagnostics and fundamental studies drugs mechanism of action. The main task is the development of centrifugal platforms with integrated sample pre-treatment steps and optical sensing (cell counting and agglutination assays). This includes fabrication of polymer discs and use of optical imaging system. The work will be carried out in close collaboration with different national and international research groups, and within the framework of the Center of Excellence - IDUN ( www.IDUN.dtu.dk ). You will play a role in the sensor section of the Nanoprobes group, interacting with several members working in different disciplines, such as microfabrication, plasmonics, electrochemistry, pharmacology and polymer science. Qualifications The ideal candidate holds a master’s degree (or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to master’s degree) in physics, nanotechnology, systems, biomedical, mechanical or chemical engineering. A master’s project or previous work experience regarding sensors, microfabrication or microfluidics will be beneficial. It is an advantage to have knowledge or experience within some of the following areas: Microfluidics Polymer fabrication Assay development SERS effects, or familiar with plasmonics sensor development and application Approval and Enrolment The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide . Assessment The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Anja Boisen, Associate Professor Tomas Rindzevicius and Researcher Kinga Zor. We offer We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, scientific advice and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world. Salary and appointment terms The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students. The period of employment is 3 years. Workplace Main workplace will be DTU Lyngby Campus, but the candidate will also be expected to have an external research stay. Further information Further information may be obtained from Anja Boisen (( 45) 4525 5727), Tomas Rindzevicius ( trin@nanotech.dtu.dk ) tel.: (( 45) 4525 5733), and Kinga Zor ( kinzo@nanotech.dtu.dk , tel.: (( 45) 4525 5751). You can read more about DTU Nanotech on www.nanotech.dtu.dk Please do not send applications to this e-mail address, instead apply online as described below. Application Please submit your online application no later than 18 June 2017 . Apply online at www.career.dtu.dk . Applications must be submitted as one pdf file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one pdf file . The file must include: A letter motivating the application (cover letter) Curriculum vitae Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (an official translation into English) Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here ) Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master's degree, but cannot begin before having received it. All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply. DTU Nanotech - the Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology - is situated in the northern part of Copenhagen. DTU Nanotech is a centre of excellence in micro- and nanotechnology utilising sciences across the traditional boundaries of technology, thereby enabling innovative solutions for the benefit of society. DTU Nanotech has approx. 220 staff members. With 40 % international employees, the department constitutes an international environment. DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,300 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.
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