The Integrated Micro-Nano-Systems Laboratory in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at TU Darmstadt invites applications for a

Research Assistant/PhD Student position (all genders) in integrated optics for biodetection

initially for a fixed term of up to 3 years.

Our laboratory develops fluidic, electromechanical, and optical micro and nanosystems for applications in medicine and biology.

We are looking for new team members with a strong background in experimental physics or engineering who are enthusiastic about experimental and theoretical research.

The goal is to develop new microfluidic technologies for detecting single biomolecules, nanoparticles, and viruses with high throughput. Such technologies are needed in many fields, ranging from synthetic biology to pharmaceutical science and medical diagnostics. This project aims to integrate microfluidic systems with microfabricated diffractive and refractive optical components to detect pathogens and biomarkers fast, scalable, and with better specificity than existing techniques.

The successful candidate will join a friendly, international, and interdisciplinary team. The unique expertise of our group includes microfluidics, heat transfer, label-free sensing, and advanced light and electron microscopy (cryo and room temperature). The city of Darmstadt is located in the heart of the Rhein-Main metropolitan area within commuting distance from the cities of Frankfurt, Mainz, and Heidelberg.

We are looking for candidates holding a university degree (Masters or equivalent) in physics, electrical, or mechanical engineering, or in a closely related field. Prior experience with lithographic microfabrication is helpful. German language skills are not mandatory, but fluency in English is required.

Opportunity for further qualification (doctoral dissertation) is given. The fulfillment of the duties likewise enables the scientific qualifications of the candidate.

The Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female employees and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference. Wages and salaries are according to the collective agreements on salary scales, which apply to the Technische Universität Darmstadt (TV-TU Darmstadt). Part-time employment is generally possible.

Please send your application including a motivation letter, CV, copies of academic transcripts, and the names and contact information of one to three references via e-mail with reference to the code number to Professor Thomas Burg,

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Code No. 28

Published on

January 20, 2023

Application deadline

February 28, 2023