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PhD in super-resolution imaging of extracellular vesicles and nanoparticles

The Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) has the following vacancy: PhD in super-resolution imaging of extracellular vesicles and nanoparticles within the department of Biomedical Engineering (BME).

3 maanden geleden


de Rondom, Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur


We are searching for a young scientist who is interested to combine advance optical microscopy and nanoparticles. The function is part of the FET OPEN project MimicKey of Dr. Lorenzo Albertazzi. You will learn to use super-resolution microscopy and apply it to study both extracellular vesicles (EVs) derived from cancer cell and synthetic nanoparticles.

The objective is to use advanced imaging methods such as STORM and PAINT super-resolution microscopy to better understand the structure and behavior of EVs and therefore design nanoparticles able to mimic their properties.

The project will benefit of international collaborations within the MimicKey consortium with groups active in the field of EVs isolation, nanomaterials synthesis, characterization and their clinical applications.

About Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e):
The TU/e is a University of Technology with a focus on Health, Energy and Mobility. Within the Health area, several departments cooperate on topics such as Chemical Biology, Regenerative Medicine, Computational Biology, and Biosensing, with close links to healthcare and industry. The TU/e is an open and inclusive university with short communication lines. The people are curious, collaborative, and strive for excellence. TU/e enables its academic staff to develop research and education at an internationally renowned level. Our lively campus community facilitates connections between staff and students, in an open, friendly, vibrant atmosphere that welcomes and inspires.

About the Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME):
The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers a research driven BME Bachelor program and Masters Biomedical Engineering, Medical Sciences and Technology and Medical Engineering in its Graduate Program. Research areas range from Molecular Bioengineering and Imaging, Biomechanics and Tissue Engineering to Biomedical Imaging and Modeling. The department has more than 800 students and up to 200 tenured and non-tenured employees.

About the Institute for Complex Molecular Systems (ICMS):
The Institute for Complex Molecular Systems is an interdisciplinary institute at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) which brings excellent researchers from different areas together to promote cross-breeding of ideas across disciplines in the departments Biomedical Engineering, Applied Physics, Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Mathematics and Computer Science, and Mechanical Engineering. The institute aims to create and study biologically relevant functional structures with the ultimate goal of understanding the complexity of life.


We are looking for enthusiastic candidates who are in an MSc program or who already have an MSc degree, preferably in Chemistry, Physics, Biomedical Engineering, or Nanotechnology. An interest in microscopy is required. Experience with nanoparticles or EVs study, quantitative optical imaging and image analysis would be an asset.


  • A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university with the possibility to present your work at international conferences.
  • A full-time employment for four years, with an intermediate evaluation after one year.
  • To support you during your PhD and to prepare you for the rest of your career, you will have free access to a personal development program for PhD students (PROOF program).
  • A gross monthly salary and benefits in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • Additionally, an annual holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary, plus a year-end allowance of 8.3% of the annual salary.
  • A broad package of fringe benefits, including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, and savings schemes.
  • Family-friendly initiatives are in place, such as an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports facilities.

Additional information

More information

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more? Please contact
dr. Lorenzo Albertazzi, l.albertazzi[at]tue.nl, for questions regarding the academic content of the position.
More information about the Biomedical Engineering department can be found here.

For information about terms of employment, click here or contact HR Services Gemini, HRServices.Gemini@tue.nl.

Please visit www.tue.nl/jobs to find out more about working at TU/e!


We invite you to submit a complete application by using the 'apply now'-button on this page.
The application should include a:
  • Personal motivation letter,in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae, including the names and contact details of three references.
  • Transcripts of BSc and MSc degrees with all courses and grades.
  • Digital copy of BSc and MSc theses (if these are very large, you can provide a link to the file)

Only complete applications will be considered. Screening of applicants will start as soon as applications are received and will continue until the position has been filled.

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