PhD position in Biosensors based on Si technology
Sort on published: 2018-04-27
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.
In the subject Engineering Sciences with specialization in Electronics at the Division of Solid State Electronics, Department of Engineering Sciences, the Ångström Laboratory.
Starting date: as soon as possible.
The research aims at exploring a new type of silicon based nano- device as an electronic sensor for detecting charged particles including DNA/RNA strands at extremely low concentrations. The research will be conducted in close collaboration with scientists and engineers in physics and biochemistry.
The research activities will be centred around design, fabrication and characterisation of the novel biosensor devices based on silicon nanostructures. Device fabrication, materials analysis and electrical characterisation will mainly be carried out using Ångström clean-room facilities as well as the state-of-the-art electrical characterisation laboratory of the Division of Solid State Electronics. A major challenge for you is to master the essence of the biochemical processes, as well as their consequences, occurring at the interface between biomolecules (DNA/RNA, etc.) and the silicon sensors.
Successful candidates should have a master degree in science in physics, chemistry, materials science, electrical engineering or equivalent. Curiosity and ambition in learning and solving cross-disciplinary issues is a necessity for success. Strong collaboration spirit and good communication skills in oral and written English are especially required in the multidisciplinary environment set up for the project.
The PhD position is for four years, extendable to a maximum of five years including departmental duties at a level of at most 20% (typically teaching).
Local guidelines for salary placement are used.
Applications should include a brief description of research interest and past experience, a CV, copies of exams, transcripts, degrees and grades, a copy of your Master thesis (or a draft thereof) and other relevant documents. The candidates are encouraged to provide letter(s) of recommendation and contact information to reference persons.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting date: As soon as possible.
Type of position: Full time position.
For further information about the position please contact
Professor Zhen Zhang, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: +46(0)18-471 3131.
Please submit your application by May 31 2018, UFV-PA 2018/1608.
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Placement: Department of Engineering Sciences
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/1608
Last application date: 2018-05-31