Location: Department of Precision and Microsystems Engineering and Department of Bionanoscience, TU Delft, The Netherlands
Group Leader: Dr. Sabina Caneva
Availability/Duration: from 15 September 2021, funding for 4 years
The Caneva lab is seeking highly-motivated candidates for a PhD position in the field of single-molecule sequencing with nanopore technologies. Our research is focused on developing novel platforms for the confinement, scanning and fingerprinting of clinically relevant biomolecules using a blend of techniques from single-molecule biophysics, 2D material nanophotonics, microfluidics and nanofabrication. In this project, you will investigate how 2D material optical probes can be used to scan and detect biomarkers in solid-state nanopore chips. You will characterize the interaction between a new class of solid state emitters and single molecules by developing the materials, devices and fluorescence-based measurements that will enable molecular recognition. You will gain fundamental insights in light-matter interactions at the nanoscale and apply these to the screening of biological samples. The results will have important implications in the emerging field of molecular diagnostics.
As a PhD student you will be part of the Casimir Graduate School and be embedded in the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, which hosts one of the largest cleanrooms in Europe with state of the art facilities and equipment for nanofabrication and characterization of bionanostructures. Applicants should have:
The selection procedure for this Nano-Front PhD position consists of two parts:
Step 1: Submission of application material to the PI (see details below)
Step 2: Submission of the proposal to the Casimir Graduate School. Note the deadline for this is Friday 15th June 2021.
In Step 1, interested applicants are invited to send a full CV including a list of publications, motivation letter with a description of previous research and at least 2 letters of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and in view of the submission deadline we encourage applicants to contact us early to receive support in writing the proposal (Step 2) .
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