Doctor / PhD student in Microsystem Technology (Professorship for Sensors) University of Freiburg, Institute for Microsystem Technology Germany

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The Institute for Microsystem Technology (Professorship for Sensors) is looking for

Doktorand/-in / PhD student
Fulltime position, start date: 01.11.2017

Position Summary:

The Laboratory for Sensors at the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) offers a PhD position in close cooperation with the Synthetic Biology Department of the Centre for Biological Signalling Studies (BIOSS). It contains highly multidisciplinary tasks in different projects: Two German Research Foundation (DFG) grants (UR 70/12-1 and UR 70/10-1 aim at the simultaneous detection of various microRNAs as biomarkers for different diseases, including brain tumors or interstitial lung disease, from clinically relevant samples (e.g., blood, plasma). In addition, a Max Planck Society funded project “FlyMiBird” targets the development of a microfluidic Lab-on-a-Bird transmitter for the hormone level monitoring of free-moving birds.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

- Design, implementation and optimization of biological assays
- Preparation and execution of assay measurements
- Working with different (optical and electrochemical) biosensors


Selection Criteria:

We are looking for a highly-motivated student with interest in biology, biochemistry, biotechnology and sensor applications. You have a master degree in Biology, biochemistry, biophysics or related fields.


We offer:

- A comprehensive, multidisciplinary position at the interface of biological and technical challenges
- Different visionary projects in a dedicated team in collaboration with the other institutes worldwide See further informations at

The contract is a fixed-term contract for 3 years. The salary will be determined in accordance with TV-L E13. We are particularly pleased to receive applications from women for the position advertised here.

Please send in a complete and convincing application with all relevant supporting documents, including the reference number 10574, by 01.11.2017 at the latest. Please send your application to the following address in written or electronic form:

University of Freiburg
IMTEK - Institute of Microsystem Technology
Professorship for Sensors
Dr. Can Dincer's Profile
Georges-Köhler-Allee 103
79110 Freiburg

For further information, please contact Dr. Can Dincer at Tel. +49 761 203 7264 or E-mail

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