Postdoc in Implementation of Sample Preparation on a Centrifugal Microfluidic Platform

Location
Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
Salary
Unspecified
Posted
Jun 03, 2024
Posting live until
Jul 03, 2024

Postdoc in Implementation of Sample Preparation on a Centrifugal Microfluidic Platform – DTU Health Tech

If you are motivated by working on the design and development of solid phase extraction of clinical samples on centrifugal microfluidic platforms as part of a European Innovation Council (EIC) Transition Grant project, then this position is for you. The ultimate goal is to evaluate the technology’s market potential and prepare a business plan for commercialization. You will have an opportunity to be a part of the start-up team.

At IDUN we are committed to advancing scientific research with real-world applications. This project, funded by the EIC Transition Grant, aims to develop an automated clinical platform for personalized antibiotics therapy in critical care units, leveraging Surface Enhancement Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) techniques.

You will spearhead the development and optimization of solid phase extraction sample preparation protocols on centrifugal microfluidic platforms. You will work closely with a multidisciplinary team of scientists and clinicians to translate research findings into practical solutions and a possible product for healthcare applications.

The project will be conducted within the IDUN research section, under the leadership of Prof. Anja Boisen, at the Department of Health Technology (DTU Health Tech), Technical University of Denmark (DTU). IDUN is a vibrant research section comprised of over 45 members dedicated to advancing micro- and nanotechnology-based sensors, detection systems, and drug-delivery devices. We offer a highly creative, collaborative, and ambitious work environment, where we believe in openness, inclusiveness, having ambitions, making a difference and collaboration.

If you are a highly motivated individual with expertise in centrifugal microfluidic or Lab-on-a-chip systems and with a passion for improving healthcare outcomes, we invite you to apply. Join us in our mission to revolutionize personalized medicine and make a difference in critical care settings.

Keys responsibilities

  • Design and fabricate microfluidic devices for automatic solid-phase extraction of target compounds in a complex sample matrix at various stages, including proof-of-concept, prototype design, optimization, and validation;
  • Utilizing microfluidics in various diagnostic applications;
  • Staying up to date with recent advancements in fabrication methods, materials, technologies, and microfluidics applications;
  • Collaborate with analytical chemists to test the microfluidic devices optimized for sample preparation. Ensure the integration of necessary components and functionalities for seamless operation.

Qualifications

  • As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree in chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, or other related disciplines;
  • Experience in microfluidics design and microfabrication is a must;
  • Additional experience in sample preparation, HPLC, analytical chemistry, image analysis is preferred;
  • Self-driven, highly motivated, organized, and responsible individual;
  • Team player.

We offer

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. 

Salary and terms of employment

The appointment will be based on your highest degree with 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 1 year. Expected starting date is 1 September 2024, or according to agreement with candidate.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information 

Further information may be obtained from Head of Section Professor Anja Boisen (aboi@dtu.dk), Postdoc Gohar Soufi (gohsoo@dtu.dk), and Postdoc Hau Van Nguyen (havng@dtu.dk).

You can read more about DTU Health Tech at www.healthtech.dtu.dk

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

Application procedure 

Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 30 June 2024 (23:59 Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply now”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter);
  • CV;
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD – in Englis;
  • List of publications .

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

With a vision to improve health and quality of life through technology, DTU Health Tech engages in research, education, and innovation based on technical and natural science. We educate tomorrow’s health tech engineers and create the foundation for new and innovative services and technologies for the globally expanding healthcare sector with its demands for the most advanced technological solutions. DTU Health Tech’s expertise can be described through five overall research areas: Diagnostic Imaging, Digital Health, Personalised Therapy, Precision Diagnostics, and Sensory and Neural Technology. Our technologies and solutions are developed with the aim of benefiting people and creating value for society. The department has a scientific staff of about 210 persons, 140 PhD Students, and a technical/administrative support staff of about 100 persons of which a large majority contributes to our research infrastructure and related commercial activities.

Technology for people

DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear mission to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That mission lives on today. DTU has 13,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.