7 new positions in the SNI Nanoscience PhD program available

The Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI) at the University of Basel invites highly motivated young scientists to apply for a fully funded PhD position in the SNI PhD program. Successful candidates will join an attractive research program together with the ~30 currently supported scientists. The available positions cover a wide variety of topics, including cutting edge quantum physics, chemistry, material science, nanotechnology, biochemistry, cell biology and nano-medicine.

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Ph.D. Position Available

Scanning SQUID microscopy of superconducting qubits

We seek a talented and ambitious Ph.D. candidate interested in developing new scanning superconducting quantum interference device (SQUID) magnetometers and applying to image microscopic effects in superconducting circuits for quantum computation. This research project therefore combines state-of-the-art scanning probe methods with
quantum transport and quantum computation experiments.

Master Project in Nanoscience: Formation Kinetics of Liquid-LiquidePhase Separation by Microfluidics

Liquid-Liquid phase separation (LLPS) is a recently emerging and fascinating concept of cellular organization. LLPS describes the physical principle of spontaneous de-mixing of a multi-component system (solution) into multiple spatially separated liquid phases of high respectively low density. Cellular structures formed by LLPS are commonly referred as membrane-less organelles (MLOs) and are thought to play a key role in the spatial-temporal orchestration of complex biochemical reactions in cells. Our Lab tries to understand how a particular group of proteins, the Dead-Box ATPases (DDXs), regulates LLPS and the formation of MLOs from a bio-physical/chemical and cellular point of view.

Ausschreibung Masterarbeit: «3D printed axonal guidance for human stem cell-derived neuronal culture»

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.