Post Doctoral researcher for diagnostic assays based on polymeric coacervates

100%, Zurich, fixed-term

We are a group in Biochemical Engineering active on coacervation (condensation) in biology and biotechnology, including applications in bioseparation and diagnostics.

Project background

The candidate will build on zwitterionic polymeric coacervates that we recently developed (U. Capasso Palmiero et al. Advanced Materials, 2104837, 34, 4, 2022). In this project you will work on these coacervates towards applications for diagnostic assays, in particular for the detection of analytes in complex fluids.

Job description

  • design, synthesis and characterization of polymers
  • functionalization of polymers
  • characterization of phase separation in complex fluids
  • data analysis
  • implementation in microfluidic assay

Your profile

You have a PhD in chemical, biochemical or biomedical engineering or a related subject. Strong interest towards translational research and entrepreneurship is crucial. Experience at the interface between polymer synthesis, bioengineering and analytical assays is ideal. Excellent academic qualifications and good English language skills would be additional relevant assets.

Your workplace

We offer

ETH Zurich is a family-friendly employer with excellent working conditions. You can look forward to an exciting working environment, cultural diversity and attractive offers and benefits.

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Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • CV
  • Publication list
  • Statement on your motivation, with a short description of past and present research experience and research interests
  • Contact details for at least two academic references

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Further information about our group can be found on our website Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Dr. Paolo Arosio (no applications).

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