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PhD student (m/f/d) in the area of Microfluidics: Sensor concepts for dispensing single micro tumors for personalized medicine

The IMTEK-Laboratory for MEMS Applications is looking for a PhD student (m/f/d) in the area of Microfluidics: Sensor concepts for dispensing single micro tumors for personalized medicine | term for filing application: 30.09.2020
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The IMTEK-Laboratory for MEMS Applications is looking for a

PhD student (m/f/d) in the area of Microfluidics: Sensor concepts for dispensing single micro tumors for personalized medicine
Fulltime position, Start-date: At the earliest possible date.

The scientific and technical goal of the present project is to provide an automated platform for in vitro experiments with three-dimensional micro tumors, which initially can be used in the clinical environment for the purpose of personalized therapy selection. The individual placement of intact and vital tumoroids in wells of microplates allows the targeted recording of growth kinetics depending on tumoroid number and nutrient medium volume. The main goal of the thesis is to develop a suitable concept for single micro tumor detection and deposition using a non-contact nano-dispenser.

Your tasks:

  • Investigation and implementation of sensor concepts for deposition of single micro tumors
  • Realization of several capacitive or optical structures placed at or around the dispenser
  • Investigate different control strategies with the distributed sensors and actuators
  • Integration of the dispensing module into a large liquid handling device
  • Evaluation of micro tumors by artificial intelligence algorithms

Your profile:

  • You have completed a university degree (Master) in physics, mechanical engineering, mechatronics, microsystems engineering or similar with above-average success
  • Knowledge in the field of sensor technology (optical, capacitive, flow, pressure)
  • Good team spirit and solid communication skills in English

We offer:

  • Dynamic, creative team and environment
  • Attractive workplace in modern, excellently equipped laboratories
  • Opportunity to prepare a PhD thesis based on the project results

If you are interestetd, please contact us for further information.

The postion is limited to 3 years. The salary will be determined in accordance with TV-L E13.
We are particularly pleased to receive applications from women for the position advertised here.

Please send your application including supporting documents citing the reference number 00001226, by 30.09.2020 at the latest. Please send your application to the following address in written or electronic form:
Universität Freiburg
Institut für Mikrosystemtechnik – IMTEK
Professur für Anwendungsentwicklung
Sabrina Kartmann
Georges-Köhler-Allee 103, 2. OG (Anbau)
79110 Freiburg
For further information, please contact Frau Sabrina Kartmann on the phone number +49 761 203-73287 or E-Mail Sabrina.Kartmann@imtek.uni-freiburg.de.
General and legal remarks:
Full-time positions may generally be split up into two or more part-time positions, provided that there are no formal or legal barriers. Candidates are selected in accordance with the provisions of the AGG (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz - German General Equal Treatment Act).
Applicants with disabilities (Schwerbehinderte Menschen) will be given preferential consideration in case of equal qualification.
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