PhD scholarship in Optically Driven
Functionalized Microstructures for Lab-on-a-Chip Biophotonics
Applications are invited for a 3-year PhD
position within the field of Lab-on-a-chip Biophotonics. The project will be
carried out at DTU Fotonik, Department of Photonics, Technical University of
Denmark (DTU) and will use facilities at DTU Danchip (National Center for
Micro- and Nanofabrication). The project is carried out in a strong
international context with potential external research stay in the US,
Europe, or Japan.
Project description The European Commission has identified Photonics,
nanotechnology and biotechnology among the Key Enabling Technologies (KETs)
that will drive future applications and innovations. This project combines
these three KETS into a Lab-on-a-chip
Biophotonics platform for a wide range
of biotechnology applications, such as single-cell analysis of in vitro
models for drug screening and cell development. Lab-on-a-chip systems
promise dynamic control over the cell’s chemical microenvironment to reveal
important single-cell effects that are otherwise lost in bulk studies. This
project will use optically driven functionalized microstructures to overcome
the resolution limits of fluidic delivery and create highly localized
mechanical, optical and biochemical stimuli in Lab-on-a-chip systems. The
optical micromanipulation system will also be equipped with auxiliary
optical systems for high-resolution microscopy and microanalysis. Project
Numerical simulations and optimization of
light-matter interaction for light propagation through complex 3D
microstructures having subwavelength features.
Two-photon fabrication and characterization of
optimized and functionalized 3D microstructures.
Design and fabrication of customized
microfluidic cell culture chambers featuring convenient introduction of
reagents and various microstructures and high-quality optical surfaces
for optical micromanipulation, microscopy and microanalysis.
System integration and testing of the
Lab-on-a-chip biophotonics system and validation in collaboration with
Qualifications 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. Candidates with experience in photonics
simulations, optical trapping, wavefront engineering, nonlinear optics,
microfluidics, lab-on-a-chip systems and other related fields of optical
instrumentation and system integration are encouraged to apply.
Moreover the candidate
shall have additional skills as:
Ability to work independently, to plan and carry
out complicated tasks, and to be a part of a large, dynamical group
Good communication skills in English, both
written and spoken
Industrial experience is highly appreciated.
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.
Please submit your
online application no later than
November 2, 2014. 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
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
MSc 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.
PhD position in BioPhotonics and
BioOptofluidics using New Light Sculpting
The Department of Photonics Engineering (DTU Fotonik)
at the Technical University of Denmark is inviting applications from
qualified candidates for a Ph.D. project of three years duration.
This project will be focusing on developing new and innovative
schemes for state-of-the-art light-matter interaction, manipulation
and characterization by “light-only” with pioneering applications in
optofluidics, biophotonics and nano-photonics research.
Further developing applications for our fully
user-interactive BioPhotonics Workstation platform
Implementing all-optical lab-chip
functionalities in new bio-optofluidics embodiments
Researching on fully utilising spatial,
spectral and temporal properties of dynamically sculpted light
fields and spatio-temporal beam modulation.
The project will be carried out in an
experimentally oriented research environment at the forefront of a
highly active and competitive area of science including the
potential for being involved in current commercial spin-out
activities. The project will involve strong collaborative research
with leading academic and industrial groups in USA, Europe and
Click here for more information.
Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their MSc degree, but
cannot begin before having received it.
Project environment and research group
The Programmable Phase Optics (www.ppo.dk)
research is primarily engaged in applying the Generalized Phase
Contrast method, which facilitates lossless light transmission and
direct conversion of input phase patterns to high contrast intensity
distributions. This technique can be used in a number of
applications requiring parallel light-beam encoding such as the
generation of multiple beam optical traps, optical
encryption/decryption or phase-visualization applications like
wavefront sensing. The GPC core set-up can be miniaturized into a
planar-integrated micro-optics setup in order to realize
applications of the GPC method to current technologies in
electro-optical data transport. In addition to phase encoding, the
group is investigating parallel polarization encoding using spatial
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.
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.
We must have your online application by May 2 2012.
Please indicate where you saw the ad. Please open the
link "apply for this job online", fill in the application form and
attach the following documents;
A letter motivating the application (cover
All interested candidates irrespective of age,
gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are
encouraged to apply.
The Hans Christian Ørsted Postdoc Program
DTU invites highly talented young researchers who have
obtained outstanding results during their PhD studies and who have
demonstrated excellence and potential in their field of study, to apply for
one the stipends under the Hans Christian Ørsted Postdoc Program. Your
electronic application must be received by DTU no later than 10 May 2012
DTU website for details)
If you are interested in working with us as a postdoc
under this program, kindly contact Prof.Jesper Glückstad (e-mail:
tel.:+ 45 45 25 36 12) to discuss possible research plan.
Postdoc in Biophotonics and Bio-Optofluidics
DTU Fotonik, Department of Photonics
Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark invites applications
for a 3-year postdoctoral position starting from March 1, 2012.
DTU's online job posting for more details about the position.
The work will be on development of new and
innovative schemes for state-of-the-art trapping, manipulation and
characterization by “light only” with pioneering applications in
micro-fluidics, biotechnology and nano-materials research.
We must have your online application by February 6, 2012.
To apply, visit the
DTU's online job posting and open the link "apply for this job
online". Fill in the application form and attach your application, CV,
publication list and references.
The material that should be given consideration in the assessment must
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability,
religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
If you are interested
in joining as a PhD student, you are
always welcome to send us your application together with your CV.
Our group is focusing on the development of new and innovative schemes for
state-of-the-art optical micromanipulation with pioneering applications in
biotechnology and medicine, microfluidics, colloid science and materials
We offer employment and salary in accordance with the terms valid for PhD
position at the Technical University of Denmark. We also offer interesting and
challenging jobs in an international atmosphere. We believe that diversity is
valuable and therefore we encourage everyone to apply, irrespective of sex and
You can send your application and CV by E-mail to:
Jesper Glückstad, PhD., DSc.
DTU Fotonik, Dept.
of Photonics Engineering
Technical University of Denmark
Ørsteds Plads, Bygning 343, rum 032