ORGANISATION/COMPANYITN ImplantSens coordinated by Ruhr-University Bochum
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE16/05/2019 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONMultiple locations, see work locations below.
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEKin accordance with the appointing organisation's normal full-time working hours
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER813006
ImplantSens is a Marie Skłodowska Curie European Training Network running from 2019 to 2023 dealing with research on the development of long-term stable implantable biosensors. Applications are invited for highly qualified and motivated young researchers to work full time on projects under a three-year PhD program hosted across seven European countries.
What is ImplantSens?
ImplantSens will develop long-term stable implantable electrochemical biosensors by overcoming mass-transport limited sensing schemes. This is the major unsolved problem due to the formation of capsules by the foreign body response upon implantation of a sensor. ImplantSens will not only contribute to the painless long-term monitoring of glucose levels for diabetic patients but also to the development of future implantable sensors for the management of other chronic diseases. The 11 ESRs will be engaged in all tasks of this scientific chain, thus being trained in the fundamentals of bioelectrochemistry, enzyme engineering, electrode design as well as biocompatibility. Training of the fellows will be performed via an innovative program based on a blended learning concept and will take place at the host institutions, via secondments, workshops, schools and e-learning elements. The scientific training will be completed by training of complementary skills with respect to management, fund raising, IPR and scientific communication. The consortium consists of 7 leading scientists in Europe with the necessary expertise to target this ambitious goal supported by 4 SMEs. ÍmplantSens will improve the availability of a highly skilled workforce for European industries and research strongly needed at the beginning of the 4th industrial revolution.
Where are the ImplantSens positions?
Switchable glucose biosensors based on redox polymers, shields and multilayer architectures and transient electrochemical measurements
Highly organized porous and hierarchical electrodes for the immobilization of tailored enzymes
Directed evolution of galactose oxidase for implantable sensors
Oxygen‐independent, switchable, mediated enzyme electrodes for glucose detection
Mesoporous electrodes for the immobilization of enzymes
Enzyme immobilization and modelling
Switchable carbohydrate dehydrogenases
Library creation methods for genetic engineering of galactose oxidase under physiological conditions
Nanoband electrodes for switchable sensors
Biosensors operating in human physiological fluids under homeostatic conditions
Are you eligible?
- Master Degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry, Engineering, Physics or Biology
- Less than 4 year’s research experience.
- Excellent spoken and written English and good communication skills.
- Candidates must not already have a PhD
- Candidates must not have lived in or carried out their main activity (work or study) in the hosting country for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment start date.
What are the employment conditions?
- The successful candidates will be employed at a host institution.
- The contract will be full time and fixed term for 36 months.
- All candidates will be enrolled in a PhD programme of the host institution.
- The posts are available immediately after the selection procedure subject to fulfilment of contract and visa requirements. The latest starting date is 1st December 2019.
Are you interested?
Please submit your application in PDF format to email@example.com. You may apply to up to three vacancies under a separate application for each position and indicate a priority list, which will be considered in case of hiring.
The following documents should be attached:
- Your CV
- A statement about your research interests
- A copy of the certificate for your Master Degree
- Your full contact details.
- Your desired starting date.
The deadline for applications is 15th May 2019
Data collected from the candidates will be used for recruitment purposes only and will not be shared outside ImplantSens unless authorised by the applicant. The data will be kept for a period of five years after the end of the project for EU auditing purposes.
ImplantSens has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement no. 813006
EURAXESS offer ID: 398483
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