Two (02) Ph.D.: Modular Organ-on-Chip technology

Two (02) Ph.D. positions: Developing and utilizing Modular Organ-on-Chip technology at the University of Twente (UT), Netherlands.

RESEARCHER PROFILE: First Stage Researcher (R1)

HOURS PER WEEK: 40.0

DESCRIPTION

The BIOS Lab-on-a-Chip chair (“Miniaturized systems for biomedical and environmental applications”) aims at the research and development of Lab-on-a-Chip (LOC) systems. The Applied Stem Cell Technologies (AST) group aims to use (stem) cell culture models to make patient-specific replicas of the human body, so that every patient can get tailor-made therapy.

PhD Position 1: SMART docking plate development:

The main goal of the project is to further develop the existing prototype technology microfluidic docking plate with microfluidic building blocks (like OoCs, but also other basic functionality such as sensors, mixers, and reservoirs) into a fully functional SMART docking plate.

PhD Position 2: Integrating docking plate, chip modules, and readout technology:

The SMART OoC project will be developing several parts, including the SMART docking plate, as well as various OoC and sensor (readout) modules that are clicked onto this plate.

Qualifications / Requirements

  1. Master’s Degree in a relevant field, (biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical (micro) engineering, or physics)
  2. Knowledge/experience in microfluidics, organ-on-chip, and/or cell culture;
  3. Proficient in English;
  4. Excellent communication and teamwork skills;
  5. Position 1, we are looking for an engineering type of personality. Knowledge of microfabrication (especially focused on polymer processing), microfluidics, and a basic background in electronics will be preferred.
  6. Position 2, a demonstrated interdisciplinary background with experience in (medical) cell biology and engineering will be most important.
Quick Overview—————
Organization University of Twente
Fellowship Level PhD
Country      Netherlands
Subject Areas Biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or physics
Fellowship Amount As per University rules
Eligibility Masters
Deadline 30/09/2021

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