PhD Multisensing Heart-on-a-chip microsystem Bioelectronics / Electronic Components, Technology and Materials
Microengineered physiological systems (MPSs), also known as organs-on-chip (OoCs) have recently been introduced to emulate key features, functions and …
- Stevinweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
- Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
- Uren per week:
- 38 - 40 uur
- € 2325 - € 2972 per maand
Microengineered physiological systems (MPSs), also known as organs-on-chip (OoCs) have recently been introduced to emulate key features, functions and interactions of specific human tissues and organs. The latest progress in OoC technology has rapidly led to the development of complex in-vitro biological models and multi-organ systems. Nevertheless, constant innovations in microfluidic OoC development drive the need for additional dedicated instrumentation and supplementary modules. In this respect, CMOS technology can be leveraged to enable microsystems with advanced readout functionality that can be seamlessly integrated within OoC devices.
The goal of this project is to develop of a CMOS-based analytical microsystem for heart-on-a-chip applications. The project will explore novel techniques and approaches to achieve holistic integration of active electronics with sensors and porous membranes in heart-on-chip platforms. The candidate will design and fabricate custom CMOS readout instrumentation and integrate the designed microchips in system demonstrators based on an OoC platform already established at TU Delft.
The candidate should hold a Master’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering with specialisation in microelectronics and/or microfabrication, or equivalent. Excellent knowledge of electronic circuits and systems and electronic instrumentation with practical laboratory experience is essential. Experience with IC design and design tools (e.g. Cadence) is recommended, as well as knowledge of MEMS technology and clean room experience. The candidate will be working across two well established research groups (Bioelectronics – BE, and Electronic Components, Technology and Materials – ECTM) of the Microelectronics department of TU Delft, hence a collaborative spirit and effective communication skills (pre-senting, reporting, moderating) are vital for successful collaboration.
TU Delft is at the forefront of organ-on-chip development as part of the Netherlands Organ-on-chip Initiative (NOCI) and one of the partners of the Institute for human Organ and Disease Model technologies (hDMT). The PhD candidate will benefit from and contribute to extend partnerships with national and international collaborators, including Erasmus Medical Centre (EMC) the Leiden Medical Centre (LMC), Philips Research, NXP Semiconductor, X-FAB, Multi Channel System among others.
TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment; an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor; and a Doctoral Education Programme aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills. Please visit www.tudelft.nl/phd for more information.
For information about this vacancy, you can contact Dr. Virgilio Valente (BE), email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Massimo Mastrangeli (ECTM) email: email@example.com
For information about the selection procedure, please contact Miriam Heemskerk, HR-adviser; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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