Biofabrication Technician

Updated: 6 days ago
Deadline: 30 Sep 2022

The section of Biomaterials and Tissue Biomechanics of the BioMechanical Engineering department has a strong focus on development of advanced tissue constructs by using 3D/4D (bio)printing techniques. Therefore, the section has already a state-of-the-art ML1 lab. This research is currently expanding to incorporate bioprinted multicellular constructs, microfluidic systems and the use of both mammalian and bacterial cells. To support the expansion of these activities, we are looking for a biofabrication technician who could assisst with design and bioprinting of scaffolds and living constructs, cell/tissue characterization, bioinks formulation, data analyses and reporting.

As a biofabrication technician you will:

  • develop protocols & in vitro research models/set-ups
  • assisst with biofabrication and microfuidics experiments
  • develop novel bioinks
  • support researchers with their biological experiments
  • acquire & process data
  • write reports on experimental findings
  • provide hands-on sessions and training for students and junior researchers
  • contribute to setting-up an ML2 lab
  • operate & manage equipment used in ML1 and ML2 labs.

You should have the following qualifications:

  • at least BSc degree in polymer chemistry, biology or biomedical engineering or in a related area
  • a strong background in polymer engineering, biology, and/or histology
  • excellent knowledge on biolab procedures, regulations, and equipment
  • excellent knowledge about/prior experience with bioprinting, hydrogels, bioinks formulation and microfluidics are desirable
  • excellent experimental & analytical skills
  • creativity & pro-active attitude
  • strong computer and design skills
  • excellent communication skills in English (written and spoken).

and also you:

  • are a team-player and enthusiastic about working in a multidisciplinary team
  • have enthusiasm and motivation to work and contribute to scientific articles.
  • A salary according to the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities (salary indication: € 2.818 - € 4.257 per month gross, scale 8 or 9, depending on the background and experience of the candidate), plus 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • A salary according to the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities, plus 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • An excellent pension scheme via the ABP.
  • The possibility to compile an individual employment package every year.
  • Discount with health insurers.
  • Flexible working week.
  • Every year, 232 leave hours (at 38 hours). You can also sell or buy additional leave hours via the individual choice budget.
  • Plenty of opportunities for education, training and courses.
  • Partially paid parental leave
  • Attention for working healthy and energetically with the vitality program.

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!

The Faculty of 3mE carries out pioneering research, leading to new fundamental insights and challenging applications in the field of mechanical engineering. From large-scale energy storage, medical instruments, control technology and robotics to smart materials, nanoscale structures and autonomous ships. The foundations and results of this research are reflected in outstanding, contemporary education, inspiring students and PhD candidates to become socially engaged and responsible engineers and scientists. The faculty of 3mE is a dynamic and innovative faculty with an international scope and high-tech lab facilities. Research and education focus on the design, manufacture, application and modification of products, materials, processes and mechanical devices, contributing to the development and growth of a sustainable society, as well as prosperity and welfare.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering. Do you want to experience working at our faculty? This video will introduce you to some of our researchers and their work.

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. dr. Amir Zadpoor, email: a.a.zadpoor@tudelft.nl .

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before 1 October 2022 via the application button and upload a detailed CV along with a letter of application and the contact information of two references.

A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.

You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.


The section of Biomaterials and Tissue Biomechanics of the BioMechanical Engineering department has a strong focus on development of advanced tissue constructs by using 3D/4D (bio)printing techniques. Therefore, the section has already a state-of-the-art ML1 lab. This research is currently expanding to incorporate bioprinted multicellular constructs, microfluidic systems and the use of both mammalian and bacterial cells. To support the expansion of these activities, we are looking for a biofabrication technician who could assisst with design and bioprinting of scaffolds and living constructs, cell/tissue characterization, bioinks formulation, data analyses and reporting.

As a biofabrication technician you will:

  • develop protocols & in vitro research models/set-ups
  • assisst with biofabrication and microfuidics experiments
  • develop novel bioinks
  • support researchers with their biological experiments
  • acquire & process data
  • write reports on experimental findings
  • provide hands-on sessions and training for students and junior researchers
  • contribute to setting-up an ML2 lab
  • operate & manage equipment used in ML1 and ML2 labs.

You should have the following qualifications:

  • at least BSc degree in polymer chemistry, biology or biomedical engineering or in a related area
  • a strong background in polymer engineering, biology, and/or histology
  • excellent knowledge on biolab procedures, regulations, and equipment
  • excellent knowledge about/prior experience with bioprinting, hydrogels, bioinks formulation and microfluidics are desirable
  • excellent experimental & analytical skills
  • creativity & pro-active attitude
  • strong computer and design skills
  • excellent communication skills in English (written and spoken).

and also you:

  • are a team-player and enthusiastic about working in a multidisciplinary team
  • have enthusiasm and motivation to work and contribute to scientific articles.
  • A salary according to the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities (salary indication: € 2.818 - € 4.257 per month gross, scale 8 or 9, depending on the background and experience of the candidate), plus 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • A salary according to the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities, plus 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • An excellent pension scheme via the ABP.
  • The possibility to compile an individual employment package every year.
  • Discount with health insurers.
  • Flexible working week.
  • Every year, 232 leave hours (at 38 hours). You can also sell or buy additional leave hours via the individual choice budget.
  • Plenty of opportunities for education, training and courses.
  • Partially paid parental leave
  • Attention for working healthy and energetically with the vitality program.

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!

The Faculty of 3mE carries out pioneering research, leading to new fundamental insights and challenging applications in the field of mechanical engineering. From large-scale energy storage, medical instruments, control technology and robotics to smart materials, nanoscale structures and autonomous ships. The foundations and results of this research are reflected in outstanding, contemporary education, inspiring students and PhD candidates to become socially engaged and responsible engineers and scientists. The faculty of 3mE is a dynamic and innovative faculty with an international scope and high-tech lab facilities. Research and education focus on the design, manufacture, application and modification of products, materials, processes and mechanical devices, contributing to the development and growth of a sustainable society, as well as prosperity and welfare.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering. Do you want to experience working at our faculty? This video will introduce you to some of our researchers and their work.

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. dr. Amir Zadpoor, email: a.a.zadpoor@tudelft.nl .

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before 1 October 2022 via the application button and upload a detailed CV along with a letter of application and the contact information of two references.

A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.

You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.


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