We are looking for a student interested in microfabrication and 3D-printing for
neuroscience applications to join our team on a collaborative project aimed at developing
novel microfluidic axonal guidance devices for the modeling of Parkinson’s disease. This
highly interdisciplinary project is led by Kirkeby group (reNEW, University of Copenhagen)
in collaboration with groups of Jenny Emnéus (DTU Bioengineering) and Stephan Keller
(DTU Nanolab). The work will be focused on further advancement and optimization of 3D-
printed soft lithography method our team developed for the fabrication of
compartmentalized axonal guidance devices. This includes creating novel device designs,
optimization of silicone ink rheology, and scaling up device fabrication towards high-
throughput formats. The student will work closely with other members of our team on
optimizing culturing conditions of human stem cell-derived dopaminergic neurons,
astrocytes, and microglia in 3D-printed devices.
We are looking for highly motivated candidates with a Master’s degree in physics, chemistry nanoscience, materials science or a related field. Experience with some of the following domains are of advantage but not required: scanning probe microscopy, electronic transport measurements, surface science, ultra-high vacuum, building of prototype devices, programming. You are curious with a selfdrive towards new knowledge, enjoy working in a team and pay attention to details. A good command of both spoken and written English is essential.
We offer a fully funded, 4-year PhD position, excellent research infrastructures and resources, in particular a state-of-the-art low-temperature STM/nc-AFM system dedicated to the project. EPFL and PSI are an excellent research institute and a renowned university, respectively, offering a stimulating international research environment, a competitive salary and an ideal starting point for a scientific career.
The spirit of our open-minded, small, interdisciplinary and dynamic team offers flexibility and the possibility to generate and test your own ideas. Join us, play with atoms and
molecules and unravel nature’s secrets at the nanoscale.
For further information about this lab and project, please consult Dr. Christian
Please apply follwing the instructions in the original job-offer: PhD position to investigate electronic transport in metal-organic nanowires using scanning probe microscopy (W/M) ‒ Working ‐ EPFL
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