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.
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.
- design, synthesis and characterization of polymers
- functionalization of polymers
- characterization of phase separation in complex fluids
- data analysis
- implementation in microfluidic assay
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.
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We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:
- 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 https://arosiogroup.ethz.ch/. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Dr. Paolo Arosio email@example.com (no applications).