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PhD position on Trapping and actuation of single-molecules, Biomedical Science

University of Twente (UT)

The Netherlands

PhD position on trapping and actuation of single-molecules in Lab-on-a-Chip group, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) – The Netherlands, Oct 2021.

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General Info

Position: PhD
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: -
Contract Period: Not Mentioned
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Lab-on-a-Chip (BIOS) group,
Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
University of Twente (UT)

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Qualification Details

  • You are a very enthusiastic, positive and hardworking researcher and highly motivated about this project;
  • You have, or will shortly acquire, a MSc degree in the field of Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Nanotechnology, Bionanoscience or a related field;
  • Previous experience in nanofabrication, advanced optics and/or programming is highly encouraged, but not obligatory;
  • You are a creative person and have excellent analytical and communication skills;
  • You have good team spirit and like to work in an interdisciplinary and internationally oriented environment;
  • You are proficient in English.

Responsibilities/Job Description

We are developing a platform for label-free characterization of single (bio)molecules and nanoparticles, bringing lab-on-a-chip concept to the ultimate single molecule resolution. Your research will be focused on engineering of chip-based electric tweezers for trapping/actuation of single (bio)molecules and optical readout of their behavior in the trap. Are you passionate about this research? You can become a part of this endeavor at the Lab-on-a-Chip (BIOS) group! We have all you need to execute your ambitious research: cleanroom facilities, optical, electronic and chemical labs and most importantly lots of fun people to work with. Competences you will develop during your PhD with us:

  • Nanofabrication; the single-molecule electric tweezers will be fabricated at the MESA+ cleanroom of the University of Twente.
  • Advanced optics; we will study the molecules in our traps using custom-made light scattering microscope.
  • Electrodynamics; for engineering of the electric tweezers and understanding the behavior of the analyte molecules.
  • Data analysis
  • Measurement automation
  • Scientific writing
  • Soft skills (presentation skills, time management, teamwork)
  • Supervision of students and teaching skills

How to Apply?

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Documents Required

  • A motivation letter, emphasizing your specific interest and motivation to apply for a PhD position in our group.
  • A detailed Curriculum Vitae including your publications, awards, and working experience. Your CV should demonstrate the scope of your work and education and indicate a good fit with the stated requirements for the position.
  • An academic transcript of BSc and MSc education, including grades.
  • A short description of your MSc thesis/final project.
  • References (contact information) of two scientific staff members (one of whom should be the supervisor of your MSc thesis/final project) who are willing to provide a recommendation letter at our request.

About the Department

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 BIOS group is embedded within the MIRA institute for biomedical research and technical medicine, and the MESA+ institute for Nanotechnology. MESA+ is one of the world’s largest nanotechnology research institutes; and it’s the largest research institute in this field in the Netherlands.

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About the Employer: University of Twente (UT)

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Contact details

For further information about this position, please contact Sergii Pud (


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