PhD scholarship in Nanofluidics and Bioimaging

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A PhD scholarship is available in the Nanofluidics and Bioimaging group at the Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology, DTU Nanotech, starting in 2017.

DTU Nanotech is the Department of micro- and nanotechnology at the Technical University of Denmark situated in the northern part of Copenhagen. Read more about DTU Nanotech here:

The subject of the PhD project is within the main strategic research fields of the department ‘Lab-on-a-Chip’ and ‘Materials and Fabrication’.

The vision for the PhD project is to develop a technology based on nanofluidics and imaging with applications in Life Sciences in general. In particular we aim at the characterization of single particles with applications in for example drug delivery. We have previously worked with biologically relevant particles at various scales from single molecules, to chromosomes to single cells. We encourage the applicant to look at our past publications ( ). The PhD project is funded by the department.

Responsibilities and tasks
The PhD position offered is part of the Nanofluidics and Bioimaging group led by Associate Professor Rodolphe Marie.
The PhD candidate will be responsible for driving interdisciplinary experimental research rooted in physics with applications within life sciences.

The project will combine:

  • nanofabrication at DTU Danchip, the university cleanroom facility
  • experimental work with nanofluidics devices, fluorescence imaging of single molecules and particles at the Nanofluidics and Bioimaging group
  • image analysis in collaboration with Associate Professor Jonas N. Pedersen from the Stochastic Signals and Systems group at DTU Nanotech.

Candidates should have a master's degree in engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master's degree in engineering. Good communication skills in English, both written and spoken, are required.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes of DTU. For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the DTU PhD Guide .

The assessment of the applicants will be made by Associate Professor Rodolphe Marie, group leader. Final assessment will be on the basis of an interview. Track record in experimental work within physics or material sciences is preferred. Alternatively hands on experience in imaging and image analysis is suitable.

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, scientific advice and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

Salary and appointment terms
The salary and appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students. The period of employment is 3 years.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Marie Rodolphe, email:

You can read more about DTU Nanotech on


Please submit your online application no later than 

30 July 2017

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Applications must be submitted as one pdf file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one pdf file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here )

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master's degree, but cannot begin before having received it.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Nanotech - the Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology - is situated in the northern part of Copenhagen. DTU Nanotech is a centre of excellence in micro- and nanotechnology utilising sciences across the traditional boundaries of technology, thereby enabling innovative solutions for the benefit of society. DTU Nanotech has approx. 220 staff members. With 40 % international employees, the department constitutes an international environment.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,300 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.

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