PhD position in microtechnology: tomography organ-on-chip

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PhD position in microtechnology: tomography organ-on-chip

Intitut für Mikrotechnik

The Institute of Microtechnology of the Technical University of Braunschweig is looking to fill a PhD position (Entgeltgruppe E 13, m/w/d) as part of Prof. Dr. Iordania Constantinou’s research group. The earliest starting date for this position will be on 01.05.2020. The contract will at first cover 24 months.

Broadly, the research topic to be explored is: micro/nano-sensor development for organ-on-chip applications. The project involves the development, fabrication, and optimization of a miniaturized electrical impedance tomography system and its integration in an organ-on-chip platform. Research will focus on new sensing methods, fabrication and integration techniques, and applications. The project is funded through the VW Stiftung initiative Kurswechsel.

Desired qualifications:
•    An above-average master’s degree in electrical engineering, physics or related
•    Experience in sensor technology (tomography experience would be a plus)
•    Experience in micro/nano-fabrication
•    Theoretical and practical experience in the area of microfluidic systems/organ-on-chip
•    Interest in gaining teaching experience
•    Flexibility and reliability
•    Very good knowledge of English, good German beneficial

The Institute of Microtechnology (Institut für Mikrotechnik) is home to a dynamic team working on a range of interdisciplinary subjects in a collaborative environment. A state-of-the-art clean room facility, in combination with additional associated laboratories provides all necessary equipment and support for the fabrication and characterization of novel microsystems. Part of the work mentioned above will be carried out in the newly founded Center of Pharmaceutical Engineering (PVZ) in Braunschweig. In PVZ experts from pharmacy, process engineering, and microtechnology work together towards the production of inexpensive, tailor-made medicines and medical devices.

The TU Braunschweig aims to increase the number of women in science and technology. Women are therefore strongly urged to apply, as are qualified handicapped applicants. The university is multi-culturaland applications are welcome from all nationalities. Please note that personal data and documents related to the application process will be stored electronically, and that application costs cannot be refunded.

Applications should be sent directly to Prof. Dr. Iordania Constantinou at Please include a complete CV accompanied by a cover letter and a copy of all available university transcripts. We look forward to receiving your application.


vom: 25.03.2020
gültig bis: 01.05.2020