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PhD scholarship in Physics, Biophysics, Nanofluidics, Optical Microscopy – DTU, Denmark

Denmark, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

A fully funded 3-year PhD scholarship is available at DTU Health Tech in the group “Nanofluidics and Bioimaging” dealing with physics, biophysics, fluorescence microscopy.

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General Info

Position: PhD scholarship
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Joining Date: Mar 01, 2022
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

DTU Health Tech
Nanofluidics and Bioimaging group
Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Lyngby, Denmark

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Qualification Details

Candidates should have:

  • a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) in physics, or a degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree within physics.
  • a track record of experimental work within the areas of physics or material sciences will be preferred.

The vacancy is open to candidates who are in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree (Eligibility rule).

Responsibilities/Job Description

You will be the first of three PhD students employed in the NERD research project. You will work closely with the two other PhD students in the project towards a common goal, but you will be responsible for your own PhD project. You will be enrolled in the PhD school at DTU Health Technology.Specifically, as a PhD student, you will be part of the ‘Nanofluidics and Bioimaging’ group led by Associate Professor Rodolphe Marie. We expect that you:

  • will be responsible for designing micro- and nanofluidic devices based on your understanding of physics of fluids.
  • will be responsible for the micro- and nanofabrication of these devices at DTU’s cleanroom facility (DTU Nanolab).
  • will be responsible for performing experimental work with micro- and nanofluidic devices.
  • work with laser optics, fluorescence microscopy, quantitative biophysics measurement of single fluorophores and nanoparticles.
  • apply data analysis methods on your microscopy data.
  • are fluent in English (oral and written).
  • have good collaborative skills and will contribute to the pleasant working environment in the group and in the department.

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Documents Required

To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out 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). This should also indicate which of the two projects you are applying for.
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma including official description of grading scale

About the Project

In the ‘Nanofluidics and Bioimaging’ group, we have a unique platform for purification and characterization of biological nanoparticles. Here we combine micro- and nanofluidics with fluorescence microscopy for applications within diagnostics.

Exosomes are micro- or nanoscopic particles composed of many different biomolecules. They are found in liquid biopsies and due to their cellular origin, they are interesting targets for powerful diagnostics tools.

Recently we developed a nanofluidics trap that can trap and characterize nanoparticles, and we demonstrated it on exosomes. The vision for this PhD project is to develop the technology towards diagnostic applications.

In this project, you will work with designing and applying micro- and nanofluidics devices that can isolate nanoparticles from complex biological fluids. You will primarily focus on experiments that combine micro- and nanofluidics with optical microscopy.

The project will be supervised by Associate Professor Rodolphe Marie and co-supervised by Associate Professor Jonas Nyvold Pedersen.

About the Department

DTU Health Tech engages in research, education, and innovation base on technical and natural science for the healthcare sector. The Healthcare sector is a globally expanding market with demands for the most advanced technological solutions. DTU Health Tech creates the foundation for companies to develop new and innovative services and products which benefit people and create value for society. DTU Health Techs expertise spans from imaging and biosensor techniques, across digital health and biological modelling, to biopharma technologies. The department has a scientific staff of about 210 persons, 130 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 160 persons, of which a large majority contributes to our research infrastructure and related commercial activities.

About the Employer: Technical University of Denmark (DTU)

Note or Other details

DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

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If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

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Contact details

Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Rodolphe Marie, email:, tel.: +45 4525 5676.

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