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PhD Position in Chemical Engineering, Protease-Responsive Ultrasound Contrast Agents for Molecular Imaging – Switzerland 2022

ETH Zurich, Switzerland

The Responsive Biomedical Systems Lab (RBSL) at the Department of Health Sciences and Technology (D-HEST) of ETH Zürich is searching for a PhD candidate – Protease-Responsive Ultrasound Contrast Agents for Molecular Imaging, Switzerland 2022

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General Info

Position: PhD
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: -
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Workplace:
Responsive Biomedical Systems Lab (RBSL)
Department of Health Sciences and Technology (D-HEST)
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Zurich, Switzerland

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Qualification Details

The ideal candidate for this project should have MSc (or equivalent) in physics, chemistry, chemical engineering or chemistry. Candidates with a biomedical or interdisciplinary background with a strong physics and chemical engineering mindset are also encouraged to apply.

We are looking for a team player with a passion for taking on new challenges. Profound knowledge of standard laboratory techniques (with engineering or biology focus), scientific rigor, and excellent presentation skills round up the profile. The candidate will join an international team of molecular biologists, biochemists, chemical engineers, and material scientists and will be presented with outstanding opportunities for professional and personal development.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The project will focus on the development of protease-responsive contrast agents for ultrasound imaging. Proteases are critical actors in health and disease that provide insight into the state and progression of inflammatory conditions, cancer, and many other ailments. Detection of their activity could serve as a powerful clinical tool to inform application, monitoring, and adjustment of treatments.

The candidate will work in close collaboration with engineers, biologists, and clinician scientists to develop ultrasound contrast agents for monitoring proteases. Since sonography is a widely available diagnostic technique commonly applied at the point-of-care, this project could build a basis for cost-effective molecular imaging modality. As one concrete clinical application, the project aims to lay the foundation for real-time in vivo assessment of the inflammation state in patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. This will be tested in animal models together with clinician scientists.

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Documents Required

We look forward to receiving your online application including the following documents:

  • CV
  • complete study record
  • motivation letter
  • 2 letters of recommendation

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

About the Employer: ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Note or Other details

In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our Equal Opportunities and Diversity website to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.


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Contact details

For additional questions please contact Dr. Matej Vizovisek, by email at matej.vizovisek@hest.ethz.ch (no applications).

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General Info

Position: PhD
Fellowship/Scholarship:
No. of Positions: 1
Eligibility (Gender):
Eligibile Nationals: All Nationals
Research Field: , ,
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: -

Workplace:
Responsive Biomedical Systems Lab (RBSL)
Department of Health Sciences and Technology (D-HEST)
ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Zurich, Switzerland

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Qualification Details

The ideal candidate for this project should have MSc (or equivalent) in physics, chemistry, chemical engineering or chemistry. Candidates with a biomedical or interdisciplinary background with a strong physics and chemical engineering mindset are also encouraged to apply.

We are looking for a team player with a passion for taking on new challenges. Profound knowledge of standard laboratory techniques (with engineering or biology focus), scientific rigor, and excellent presentation skills round up the profile. The candidate will join an international team of molecular biologists, biochemists, chemical engineers, and material scientists and will be presented with outstanding opportunities for professional and personal development.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The project will focus on the development of protease-responsive contrast agents for ultrasound imaging. Proteases are critical actors in health and disease that provide insight into the state and progression of inflammatory conditions, cancer, and many other ailments. Detection of their activity could serve as a powerful clinical tool to inform application, monitoring, and adjustment of treatments.

The candidate will work in close collaboration with engineers, biologists, and clinician scientists to develop ultrasound contrast agents for monitoring proteases. Since sonography is a widely available diagnostic technique commonly applied at the point-of-care, this project could build a basis for cost-effective molecular imaging modality. As one concrete clinical application, the project aims to lay the foundation for real-time in vivo assessment of the inflammation state in patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. This will be tested in animal models together with clinician scientists.

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page

Reference Number: -
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

We look forward to receiving your online application including the following documents:

  • CV
  • complete study record
  • motivation letter
  • 2 letters of recommendation

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

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About the Employer: ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Note or Other details

In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our Equal Opportunities and Diversity website to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.


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Contact details

For additional questions please contact Dr. Matej Vizovisek, by email at matej.vizovisek@hest.ethz.ch (no applications).

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