ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversity of Cyprus
RESEARCH FIELDEngineering › Electrical engineeringEngineering › Electronic engineeringPhysics
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)Recognised Researcher (R2)
APPLICATION DEADLINE19/10/2020 17:00 - Europe/Athens
LOCATIONCyprus › Nicosia
TYPE OF CONTRACTTo be defined
HOURS PER WEEK40
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020
The KIOS Center of Excellence and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Cyprus (UCY), announce one vacancy for a full-time Ph.D. position (under the Special Scientist category), funded under the European Horizon 2020 project “GLADIATOR - Next-generation theranostics of brain pathologies with autonomous externally controllable nanonetworks: a trans-disciplinary approach with bio-nanodevice interfaces”. The GLADIATOR project is a Horizon 2020 FETOPEN project that involves 6 leading academic institutions (University of Cyprus, University of Oulu, Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering, Waterford Institute of Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and Osaka University) and EPOSIasis, a vibrant nano-biotechnology SME. The ideal candidate will have a master’s degree with specialization in photonics, preferably for biomedical applications. Additional expertise in microelectronics and/or microwave engineering is desirable (but not essential).
The aim of this Ph.D. position is to develop brain micro-implants that incorporate optoelectronics for fluorescence detection, within the framework of the GLADIATOR FET-OPEN project. GLADIATOR targets the creation of a theranostic (therapeutic + diagnostic) system for the diagnosis and treatment of brain cancer, consisting of a headwearable patch for power transfer and communication with a multimodal (RF, photonic and ultrasound) microimplant. GLADIATOR will produce a working prototype of a complete, autonomous, clinically-applicable, nanonetwork-based molecular communications system based on externally controllable molecular communications (ECMC). That is, through breakthroughs in both cell biology and RF and photonic devices, the system will both monitor and treat brain tumours. The system will consist of a hybrid bio-electronic interface with coupled external and implantable devices, which will establish communication channels with host-derived fluorescent reporter cells via micro-optoelectronic sensors. The cellular, sub-cellular and electronic components will be integrated into a wireless ECMC system residing on the patient’s brain. The system will autonomously monitor the spatiotemporal tumour evolution and recurrence, and will generate on demand appropriate reprogramming interventions by stimulating the engineered stem cells.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Development of a prototype hybrid brain micro-implant, including optoelectronics for fluorescence detection and heterogeneous integration with the associated drive electronics, transcranial power transfer and transcranial communications. The implemented solution is likely to require a multichip module approach, with development of photonic hybrid integrated circuits as part of this.
- Close interaction and collaboration with other researchers in the GLADIATOR consortium, including reporting to the project coordinator as appropriate.
- Collaborating and supporting the local team at UCY towards the implementation of research objectives
Interested candidates should submit the following items in PDF format on the link: https://applications.ucy.ac.cy/recruitment :
1. Cover letter that specifies their employment availability date.
2. A detailed curriculum vitae (contact address and telephone number should be included).
3. Copies of bachelors/masters degree(s) certificates and of transcripts.
4. The names and contact details of two persons, of whom at least one is an academic, from whom references may be requested.
The applications should be submitted as soon as possible, but not later than Monday, 19 October 2020 at 5 pm.
For more details and clarifications, you may contact Prof. Stavros Iezekiel, +357 22892190, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Masters degree in Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Physics or a related discipline (ideally with a specialisation in optoelectronics, photonics or microelectronics)
- Excellent command of the English language (written and verbal).
- Experience of one or more of the following would be considered highly desirable: photonic devices, nanooptics, semiconductor devices, microelectronics, and molecular communications.
- Excellent organisation, time management, collaboration and communication skills.
EURAXESS offer ID: 561248
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