Doktorand(-in) / PhD student - Design, implementation and optimization of bioassays

Position Summary
The Laboratory for Sensors at the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) offers a PhD position in close cooperation with the Synthetic Biology Department of the Centre for Biological Signalling Studies (BIOSS). It contains highly multidisciplinary tasks in different projects: Two German Research Foundation (DFG) grants (UR 70/12-1 and UR 70/10-1 aim at the simultaneous detection of various microRNAs as biomarkers for different diseases, including brain tumors or interstitial lung disease, from clinically relevant samples (e.g., blood, plasma). In addition, a Max Planck Society funded project “FlyMiBird” targets the development of a microfluidic Lab-on-a-Bird transmitter for the hormone level monitoring of free-moving birds.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
  • Design, implementation and optimization of biological assays
  • Preparation and execution of assay measurements
  • Working with different (optical and electrochemical) biosensors
Selection Criteria
We are looking for a PhD student with a biological background (especially in protein production and analysis) for the design, implementation and optimization of biological assays in different research projects. You have a master degree in
Biology, biochemistry, biophysics or related fields.

We offer:
  • A comprehensive, multidisciplinary position at the interface of biological and technical challenges
  • Different visionary projects in a dedicated team in collaboration with the other institutes worldwide
  • The duration of the PhD position (TV-L E13) is planned for three years. The intended start date is 1st of Februrary 2018.
Send application to
Universität Freiburg
IMTEK – Institut für Mikrosystemtechnik 
Professur für Sensoren
Dr. Can Dincer
Georges-Köhler-Allee 103
79110 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 203 7264 
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