The Bioanalytics Group (Prof. Petra S. Dittrich) develops microfluidic methods, also referred to as lab-on-chip technology, for applications in the life sciences. We advance methods for basic research as well as for diagnostics and high throughput screening. In our interdisciplinary approach, we combine chemical, physical, biological and engineering aspects of microfluidics-based technology. The Bioanalytics Group is affiliated to the Department Biosystems Science and Engineering, and our laboratories are located in Basel (Switzerland).
Antibiotics play a vital role in many areas of modern medicine, especially protecting patients whose immune system has been weakened. But these achievements of modern medicine are now under threat. More and more strains of bacteria are becoming resistant to one or several types of antibiotics. The announced position is embedded in a Swiss research consortium that adresses these problems and aims at developing new approaches to better understand the biochemical and biophysical processes caused by bacterial pathogens in infected patients. The findings will help researchers find new antibiotics and identify new antimicrobial effect mechanisms.
Within this framework, the candidate will develop microfluidic methods for culturing bacteria to employ systematic studies on bacterial growth under various conditions and monitor effects of antibiotic compounds.
The combination of biological and technological aspects will be central for the succes of the project. A possible candidate should have strong disposition to learn and improve novel methods, and should be very open to different research disciplines. We are seeking a person holding a Master degree in bioengineering, microbiology, biochemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, or microsystems engineering. Skills in microbial culture and fluorescence microscopy are required, prior experience in microfluidic technology is advantageous. Other required qualifications are the ability to communicate effectively in a highly interdisciplinary and international environment, which includes a mastery of oral and written English.
We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:
Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.
More information of the Bioanalytics Group at ETH Zrich can be found on our website www.dittrich.ethz.ch. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Petra Dittrich by email: email@example.com (no applications to this e-mail).
|Título||PhD in Microfluidics, Microbiology, Bioengineering|
|Job location||Rämistrasse 101, 8006 Zurich|
|Publicado||septiembre 24, 2020|
|Fecha límite de solicitud||No especificado|
|Tipos de trabajo||Doctorado  |
|Campos||Bioquímica,   Microbiología,   Bioingeniería,   Ingeniería de Biosistemas  |