PhD scholarship in Photonic Crystal based Sensor for Measurements of Mechanical Forces within Tissues – Danmarks Tekniske Universitet – Lyngby

We seek an enthusiastic and motivated PhD student to develop a novel nanosensor based on a photonic crystal for the measurement of mechanical properties of tissue. You will be part of a highly interdisciplinary and novel project, with several European partners, in a productive scientific environment.You will join the FET EU project “StretchBio” (www.stretchbio.eu) as a PhD student and the majority of the work will be carried out in the group of Nano Bio Integrated Systems (NaBIS) headed by Professor Winnie E. Svendsen at DTU Bioengineering. Furthermore, you will collaborate with the Plasmonics and Metamaterials group at DTU Fotonik headed by Assoc. Prof. Andrei Laurynenka and out international partners in Freiburg and Barcelona. Responsibilities and qualificationsYour main task will be to design, fabricate and test the nanosensors before they are delivered to our partners for further testing. You should expect both theoretical and experimental work and a high degree of collaboration with the project partners. You will start with the fabrication of an established design to be used for testing of the principles, before input from the consortium will be used to redesign and optimise the devices. You have a STEM background, e.g. in physics or engineering, and at least a theoretical understanding of photonic crystals. You have some experience working with nanoscale sensors or sensor development. Experience with cleanroom work will be greatly valued, but it is not a requirement, as you will receive the necessary training at the beginning of your PhD. We expect that you are an efficient team worker, have good communication skills and have a critical engineering mindset for microfabrication of devices. In addition to the scientific work with the nanosensors, your tasks will also include: Supervision of BSc and MSc student projects Communication to our partners, writing of EU reports and participation at consortium meetings Teaching in relevant courses according to DTU PhD requirements You must have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree.

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