→ Apply before 28/02/2022 (DD/MM/YYYY) 23:59 (Brussels Time) → Faculty of Engineering and Architecture → Department: EA06 – ElektronicaenInformatiesystemen→ Occupancy rate:50% → Number of positions: 1 → Type of employment: Contract of unlimited duration → Term of assignment: → Wage scale: PD1 to PD4 (doctoral degree) → Required diploma: PhD
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You will work part time (50%) in the frame of a fundamental research project (FWO-EOS “Artificial Lithographic Model for Corneal drug Screening”) where you will be responsible for the activities on sensor integration and microfluidics system design and technology development. More in detail you will develop technology to integrate TEER sensors in hydrogel printed materials. Additionally, you will be responsible for the calibration and integration of flow rate sensors in a microfluidic chip and you will develop an off-chip device to monitor cell viability in real-time where you will make use of PDMS molding and soft lithography.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
You hold a thesis-based doctorate in the field of materials technology, chemistry, microsystems technology or another domain relevant for this application
You have experience in the design and production of microsystems, preferably polymer microsystems
You have experience in working in a clean room environment
You have experience in working in team in collaborative projects with external research partners
You have the talent for tackling and generating inventive solutions for practical problems
WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU
We offer you a contract of indefinite duration.
Your contract will start on 1/04/2022 at the earliest.
Your remuneration will be determined by salary scale WM1 to WM4 (if you hold a Master’s degree) or salary scale PD1 to PD4 (if you hold a doctorate). Click here for more information about our salary scales.
All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as a wide range of training and education opportunities, 36 days of holiday leave (on an annual basis for a full-time job) supplemented by annual fixed bridge days, a bicycle allowance and eco vouchers. Click here for a complete overview of all the staff benefits (in Dutch).
Apply online through the e-recruitment system before the application deadline (see above). We do not accept late applications or applications that are not submitted through the online system.
Your application must include the following documents:
In the field ‘CV’ : your CV
In the field ‘Cover letter’ : your application letter in pdf format
In the field ‘Diploma’ : a transcript of the required degree (if already in your possession).
Note that the maximum file size for each field is 10 MB.
As Ghent University maintains an equal opportunities and diversity policy, everyone is encouraged to apply for this position.
For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. Jan Vanfleteren ( Jan.Vanfleteren@UGent.be , +32(0)9/264.53.60). Important: do NOT send your application by email, but apply online.
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