Postdoc in Single Cell Microfluidics – project Micrograd

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A 2-year postdoctoral position is open in the “Nanofluidics and Bioimaging” group at the Department for health technology, DTU Health Tech, starting on 1 May 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter, in the project MICROGRAD: A new generation of microfluidics-based methods to study genetic and functional effects of complex spatiotemporal gradients in tumor microenvironments.

The topic of the post doc project is microfluidics for single cell genomics.

The vision for the Post Doc position is to establish a microfluidics platform for single cell culture and imaging.

The project builds upon previous work in the group with microfluidics for single cell genomics in the EU projects Cellomatic. We encourage the applicant to look at our past publications: Nanofluidics and Bioimaging

The project is a highly interdisciplinary collaboration between four groups, located at the Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen (Prof. Albin Sandelin, Prof. Stine F. Pedersen,), the Technical University of Denmark (Assoc. Prof. Rodolphe Marie) and Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin (Prof. Ute Resch-Genger). The candidate will be based in Rodolphe Marie’s group, but will work closely with the two other postdoctoral fellows hired in parallel in the Falsig Pedersen and Sandelin groups. Together, the groups employ multiple postdocs, PhD students, and undergraduate students and provide a strong, international research environment.

Responsibilities and tasks
As a postdoctoral fellow, you will be part of the Nanofluidics and Bioimaging group led by Associate Professor Rodolphe Marie. 

You’re primary responsibility will be to drive interdisciplinary experimental research rooted in material sciences with applications in life sciences. Your experimental work will involve working with microfabrication, including microfluidics design, prototyping of microfluidics devices using 3D printing, PDMS and injection molding. Possibly, you will also have to make finite element simulations to assist the designing of the microfluidics but this is not the main focus of the position. It will be part of your responsibility to implement cell culture in the fabricated microfluidics platform and to make quantitative fluorescence measurements. Finally, part of the position is to supervise student projects in the lab (BSc and MSc level).

Candidates should have a PhD degree or equivalent in material sciences or physics with a strong background in experimental work and possibly with experience in micro- or nanofabrication. Previous hands on experience with biology or cell culture will be appreciated.

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 the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. 

The place of employment is DTU Lyngby Campus. The position will be 2 years.

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

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Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 29 February 2020 (23:59 local time)Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. 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: 

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • Copy of your papers that are most relevant to the position.
Applications and enclosures 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. 

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