21/12/2018
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

15 PhD Positions in Organ-on-a-chip

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Multiple Locations (DE, SE, CH, AT, NL, LU)
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciences
    Chemistry
    Engineering
    Medical sciences
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    17/02/2019 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Sweden › The positions are located across Europe.
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    35-40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/06/2019
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    812954

We are pleased to announce that 15 PhD positions are open in the European training network "EUROoC" focusing on Organ-on-a-chip Technology. EUROoC is made up of 11 core and 10 associate partners from academia, industry and regulatory agencies, coordinated by Fraunhofer IGB. The network will recruit a total of 15 PhD students for project work, with successful candidates expected to start on 1st of June 2019.

Organ-on-a-chip (OoC) technology is advancing at breath taking pace due to its potential impact in drug development and personalised treatments of diseases. New researchers entering this field must be equipped with a multidisciplinary background ranging from biology to microfluidic chip engineering. EUROoC offers the first complete and coherent European training program on OoC by gathering multidisciplinary participants (biologists, physicists, chemists, engineers) in a multi-sectoral network composed of six companies, three regulation entities and twelve academic institutions.

EUROoC will qualify the next generation of interdisciplinary scientists for all aspects of OoC development and utilisation, including understanding of commercialisatino pathways and regularotry aspects. EUROoC futhermore comprises a collection of innovative research projects addressing the development of advanced OoC systems with higher physiological significance going beyond current in vitro testing.

The research projects include:

ESR 1: Parallelisable microfluidic Heart-on-a-chip systems with integrated sensing capability to monitor maturation and functionality of cardiac microtissues

ESR 2: Application and quantification of mechanical load to a 3D bone-tissue analogue within a microfluidic device

ESR 3: Development of a microphysiological system that integrates and differentiates tissue-specific ECs

ESR 4: Development of a microfluidic-based heart-on-a-chip model as a device for modelling cellular therapy approaches

ESR 5: Emulation of the human gut in an integrated microfluidic organ-on-chip platform for investigation of human microbiome host interactions

ESR 6: Retina-on-Chip with Local Oxygen Sensing

ESR 7: Development of an acute lung infection model

ESR 8: Microfluidic methods for bead-based assays on-chip

ESR 9: Development of chemically defined hydrogels for next-generation Organ-on-a-chip systems

ESR 10: Microvasculature-on-a-chip modelling degenerative vascular disease

ESR 11: Emulation of liver zonation and physiological metabolic pattering in an integrated microfluidic liver-on-chip platform for drug development.

ESR 12: Integration of on-chip TEER measurement and of iPSC-derived epithelial cells in the HuMiX gut model

ESR 13: Parallelisable microfluidic Heart-on-a-chip systems with integrated sensing capability to monitor maturation and functionality of cardiac microtissues

ESR 14: Optical sensor systems for multi-parametric monitoring and control of Organ-on-chips

ESR 15: Optical sensor concepts for monitoring metabolic activity in Organ-on-Chips

Eligibility criteria

Please refer to the webpage https://eurooc.eu/eurooc-network/#esr for more specific details on the 15 PhD positions, including specific eligibility criteria.

Selection process

Please send your CV, a half-page summary of master/diploma thesis, a letter of motivation (up to 2 pages) which states your research experience and interests, and names and contact information of at least two academic referees who could write a letter of recommendation by e-mail to the following address: EUROoC@igb.fraunhofer.de.

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Other: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

  1. The applicant must, at the date of recruitment, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree. This is measured from the date when they obtained the undergraduate degree.

2. The applicant must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention are not taken into account.

Work location(s)
15 position(s) available at
Multiple locations
Sweden
The positions are located across Europe.

EURAXESS offer ID: 366171