2014 DTU PhD Position in Lab-on-a-Chip Biophotonics, Denmark

Technical University of Denmark has invited applications for a 3-year PhD position within the field of Lab-on-a-chip Biophotonics at DTU Fotonik, Department of Photonics. This project combines these three KETS into a Lab-on-a-chip Biophotonics platform for a wide range of biotechnology applications, such as single-cell analysis of in vitro models for drug screening and cell development. Candidates with experience in photonics simulations, optical trapping, wavefront engineering, nonlinear optics, microfluidics, lab-on-a-chip systems and other related fields of optical instrumentation and system integration are encouraged to apply. The closing date for applications is 2 November, 2014.

Study Subject(s): Position is available within the field of Lab-on-a-chip Biophotonics at DTU Fotonik, Department of Photonics, Technical University of Denmark (DTU).
Course Level: Position is open to carry out PhD research project.
Scholarship Provider: Technical University of Denmark
Scholarship can be taken at: Denmark

Eligibility: Candidates should have a master’s degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree in engineering. Candidates with experience in photonics simulations, optical trapping, wavefront engineering, nonlinear optics, microfluidics, lab-on-a-chip systems and other related fields of optical instrumentation and system integration are encouraged to apply. Moreover the candidate shall have additional skills as:
-Ability to work independently, to plan and carry out complicated tasks, and to be a part of a large, dynamical group.
-Good communication skills in English, both written and spoken.
-Industrial experience is highly appreciated.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Danish citizens are eligible for this PhD position.

Scholarship Description: Technical University of DenmarkApplications are invited for a 3-year PhD position within the field of Lab-on-a-chip Biophotonics. The project will be carried out at DTU Fotonik, Department of Photonics, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and will use facilities at DTU Danchip (National Center for Micro- and Nanofabrication). The project is carried out in a strong international context with potential external research stay in the US, Europe, or Japan. The European Commission has identified Photonics, nanotechnology and biotechnology among the Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) that will drive future applications and innovations. This project combines these three KETS into a Lab-on-a-chip Biophotonics platform for a wide range of biotechnology applications, such as single-cell analysis of in vitro models for drug screening and cell development. Lab-on-a-chip systems promise dynamic control over the cell’s chemical microenvironment to reveal important single-cell effects that are otherwise lost in bulk studies. This project will use optically driven functionalized microstructures to overcome the resolution limits of fluidic delivery and create highly localized mechanical, optical and biochemical stimuli in Lab-on-a-chip systems. The optical micromanipulation system will also be equipped with auxiliary optical systems for high-resolution microscopy and microanalysis.

Number of award(s): One PhD position is available.

Duration of award(s): It is a 3-year PhD position.

What does it cover? Salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students.

Selection Criteria: Not Known

Notification: Not Known

How to Apply:  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
-Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system
Candidates may apply prior to ob­tai­ning their MSc degree, but cannot begin before having received it.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is 2 November, 2014

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