Showing posts with label PhD scholarships. Show all posts
Showing posts with label PhD scholarships. Show all posts

Thursday, January 20, 2022

PhD Student (m/f/d) | Colloids Chemistry

 


The Department of Colloids Chemistry (Director Prof. Dr. M. Antonietti) at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam, Germany invites applications from outstanding young scientists for the position of PhD student (m/f/d).

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student in the field of materials science who is passionate about both physical chemistry and nanoscale characterization of materials. The candidate should have a degree in Chemistry/Materials Science/Physics or closely related fields, with a strong background and interests in transmission electron microscopy and/or spectroscopy techniques.

The PhD student will study fundamental aspects of the formation, transformation and self-organization of different carbon-based materials and colloidal systems applying advanced scanning transmission electron microscopy techniques both ex-situ and under external stimuli (e.g. temperature, electric current, etc.). The main goal is to study the chemistry and local structure transformations at the atomic scale and to give nanoscale insight on the physical properties of studied materials.

The position is available from March 2022 with the flexible starting date in 2022.

To submit your candidature please send an email to: , with subject PhDTEM – [Name, Surname], with attached a PDF version of your CV and a brief cover letter.

Please send us your application in English until the 20th of February 2022.

The candidate CV will be evaluated internally and the selected candidates will be invited for an interview. After the interview candidates will receive an email with the final decision.

The accepted candidate will join the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Colloid Chemistry Department, electron microscopy group led by Dr. habil. Nadja Tarakina.

The Max Planck Society strives for gender equality and diversity. We welcome applications from all backgrounds. The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

PhD Position | Ultrafast optical and electrical properties of noncollinear antiferromagnets

 


In the scope of the Collaborative Research Centre/Transregio (CRC/TRR) 227 ‘Ultrafast Spin Dynamics’, the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Halle (Saale), Germany, Department NISE, Director Prof. Stuart S. P. Parkin, is looking to recruit a doctoral student to work on Project B10 (‘Ultrafast control of Berry-curvature-driven transport via spin-torque excitation of chiral magnets’). Put more simply, this project aims to accelerate the study of a class of materials known as noncollinear antiferromagnets to the sub-picosecond timescale. Specifically, we will investigate how laser light modifies the chiral spin texture of these materials, and how this in turn changes their electrical resistivity in a time-dependent way.

The position

Day to day, this experimental position will involve using magnetron sputtering to deposit nanometer thick layers of these materials, working in a cleanroom to fabricate devices at micron length scales, and subsequently measuring their electrical and optical properties using a variety of different techniques (including at very low temperatures and in strong magnetic fields).

The student will be based primarily within the Parkin group at the Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics in Halle (Saale) but will work in very close cooperation with the group of Georg Woltersdorf at the Martin Luther University Halle (Saale), as well as with our project partners in Berlin.

The position is fully funded for four years, as part of the second funding period of the CRC/TRR 227, and is available immediately. For more details, please contact James Taylor (), Stuart Parkin () and/or Georg Woltersdorf ().

Your profile

The candidate should be highly creative, proactive, self-motivated and capable of independent work towards beyond state-of-the-art objectives.

We seek candidates with:

  • a background in physics, including solid-state physics and magnetism;
  • any experience working in a research laboratory, in particular using the above-mentioned experimental techniques, is favourable.


We offer

  • access to state-of-the-art facilities,
  • an open and engaging working environment addressing some of the most impactful problems in the field with the freedom to contribute your ideas to solve high-impact problems,
  • schedule flexibility,
  • remuneration amounting to 65% EG13 TVeoD-Bund.

All necessary training will be carried out after admission.

Your application

  • To apply, please email  with reference to job code TRR227-PhD including CV, motivation letter, and two reference letters.
  • The Max Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics gives priority to applications from severely disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications. Furthermore, we strive to increase the proportion of female employees and therefore specifically encourage women to apply.
  • For more information please visit www.mpi-halle.mpg.de/nise

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

PHD POSITION; 3D PRINTED GRADIENT CELLULAR ARCHITECTURES FOR TISSUE ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS

 

The  Chair of Design Engineering of The Department of Design, Production and Management (DPM) in collaboration with the Vascularisation lab of the Department of Biomechanical Engineering, both within the Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET) at the University of Twente (UT) have as part of the Sector Plan an opening for a full-time, 4-year, fully-funded PhD position in the emerging field of 3D Bio-printing!

JOB DESCRIPTION
In vitro tissue development can be controlled using multiple stimuli, including chemical factors and the mechanical environment. 3D bioprinting has developed as a powerful tool to pattern these factors and therefore to locally control complex tissue development and organization.

We are looking for a highly motivated and hardworking PhD candidate to strengthen our multidisciplinary research team on multi-material 3D bioprinting. Specifically, you will 1) Explore self-healing biocompatible hydrogel 3D-printing enhanced by metallic phases with the aim to introduce reversible, mechano-transduction cues, by following an experimental approach, 2) design cellular architectures that will improve tissue development, 3) 3D print, characterize and experimentally test the designed structures.

You will work in a stimulating multidisciplinary scientific environment. You will collaborate with PhD candidates and Principal Investigators that work together with established connections to leading specialists in the international research community.

YOUR PROFILE
A MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical engineering, Materials Science or related field;
Experience with hydrogel 3d printing;
Experience with Stereolithography and extrusion-based 3d Printing;
Experience with experimental techniques;
Understanding of granular materials is a plus;
Proficient in written and oral English.
The ability to operate at the intersection of various fields.
A high degree of responsibility and independence, able to collaborate with colleagues, researchers, and other university staff.
OUR OFFER
The UT provides a dynamic and international environment, combining the benefits of academic research with a topic of high societal relevance, excellent working conditions, an exciting scientific environment, and a green and lively campus. We offer:

A full-time 4-year PhD position;
Excellent mentorship in a vibrant research environment;
State-of-the art equipment;
An offer for a personal development program within the Twente Graduate School;
A gross monthly salary of € 2.434 in the first year, increasing each year up to € 3.111 in the fourth year;
A holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, and a year-end bonus of 8.3%;
A minimum of 29 holidays per year in case of full-time employment;
Full status as an UT-employee, including pension and health care benefits.
INFORMATION AND APPLICATION
Please submit your application 31st of January, 2022 using the “Apply now” button, and include:

A cover letter of at most 1 page A4, explaining specific interests, the motivation for the application, and why you qualify for this project.
A full Curriculum Vitae.
Interviews will be held following the submission closure. Additional information about this position can be acquired from Dr.ir. C. Goulas (email: k.goulas@utwente.nl).

Please note that this position is only open to female scientists. This is part of the University of Twente’s strategy to increase the proportion of women among its faculty and to create a working environment that is diverse and inclusive and supportive of excellence in research and teaching.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
The Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET) engages in education and research of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering. We enable society and industry to innovate and create value using efficient, solid and sustainable technology. We are part of a ‘people-first' university of technology, taking our place as an internationally leading center for smart production, processes and devices in five domains: Health Technology, Maintenance, Smart Regions, Smart Industry and Sustainable Resources. Our faculty is home to about 2,900 Bachelor's and Master's students, 550 employees and 150 PhD candidates. Our educational and research programmes are closely connected with UT research institutes Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Center and Digital Society Institute.


PhD position: Nano/Multi-scale simulations of surfactants near interfaces

 


A 4-year PhD position at the University of Twente (UT) is available within an NWO project through the Fundamental Fluid Dynamics Challenges in Inkjet Printing-second phase (FIP-II) program. The position is at the Multi-Scale Mechanics group (MSM) of the department of Thermal and Fluid Engineering (TFE). The offered PhD position is part of a joint research project with Canon Production Printing (Venlo, The Netherlands) and the Physics of Fluid (POF) group at the University of Twente.


 Project description


Surfactants are amphiphilic molecules, consisting of a hydrophobic tail and a hydrophilic head group. This duality makes them surface-active and allows them to alter the interfacial properties of fluids. Surfactants play a critical role in optimizing printing processes. The adsorption of surfactants at the interface/surface controls the wetting and spreading behavior of ink droplets on paper. The transport and redistribution of surfactants within the ink droplet creates tangential Marangoni stresses and non-uniform capillary forces, which affect the flow of ink on and into porous paper. Yet, the details of the underlying physics and chemistry at different scales (time and length) controlling the behavior of surfactants at the interface/surface are still poorly understood.


In this project, multiscale numerical approaches will be used, including Molecular Dynamics (MD) and Dissipative Particle Dynamics (DPD), to explore the behavior of surfactants in the vicinity of surfaces and interfaces. We aim to understand the transport of surfactants from the bulk to an interface/surface, and their effect on the wetting behavior of the fluid. The simulations results will be compared against concurrent experiments at Canon Production Printing (Venlo, The Netherlands).


YOUR PROFILE

We welcome applications from candidates with a MSc degree or equivalent in physics, material science, chemistry, fluid mechanics or related fields. Knowledge on surfactants, interfacial phenomena or emulsions is highly appreciated. Experience with numerical simulations (molecular dynamics, DPD or other small scale methods) and/or programming is advantageous. Proficiency in spoken and written English, with good interpersonal communication skills is a requirement.


OUR OFFER

We offer you a very challenging position in an inspiring multidisciplinary environment. The university offers a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues in which internationalization is an important part of the strategic agenda.


We offer a four-year fulltime PhD position.

We provide a stimulating, modern research environment with world-class research facilities.

You will be part of a dedicated team with which you will collaborate.

A starting salary of € 2.434,- gross per month in the first year and increasing to € 3.111,- gross per month in the fourth year.

An annual holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, and an annual year-end bonus of 8.3%.A solid pension scheme.

Minimum of 29 leave days in case of full-time employment.

We provide excellent mentorship and a stimulating research environment to accelerate your further professional and personal growth.

The University of Twente is situated on a green and lively campus with lots of facilities for sports and other activities.

Your first responsibility is to carry out the research and publish your work in scientific journals and proceedings. You are also encouraged to acquire teaching experience. We support you to broaden your knowledge by joining international exchange programs, by participating in national and international conferences and workshops and by visiting industrial companies, research institutes, and universities worldwide.


INFORMATION AND APPLICATION

You are welcome to contact for any questions you might have: Dr. Ahmed Jarray, a.jarray@utwente.nl and/or Dr. Wouter K. den Otter, w.k.denotter@utwente.nl


Please upload your application, including the following documents, through the button below, :


A motivation letter, emphasizing your specific interest, qualifications and motivation to apply for this position.

A detailed CV including a short summary of your MSc research and contact information of at least two references that may be consulted.

MSc grade list.

The application deadline is 31 of January, 2022.


ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

The Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET) engages in education and research of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering. We enable society and industry to innovate and create value using efficient, solid and sustainable technology. We are part of a ‘people-first' university of technology, taking our place as an internationally leading center for smart production, processes and devices in five domains: Health Technology, Maintenance, Smart Regions, Smart Industry and Sustainable Resources. Our faculty is home to about 2,900 Bachelor's and Master's students, 550 employees and 150 PhD candidates. Our educational and research programmes are closely connected with UT research institutes Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Center and Digital Society Institute.


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PhD position in IC Design group

 


The University of Twente (UT) is located in the east of the Netherlands. It offers a dynamic campus, excellent facilities and the possibility to work in- and with- famous research groups.


Professor Bram Nauta’s Integrated Circuit Design (ICD) group focuses on various aspects of analog and Radio Frequency (RF) Integrated Circuits (IC). The group's motto is “fundamental solutions for practical problems” and under this vision, it has contributed many fundamental new ideas in circuit design. The IC Design group has made high-impact inventions in analog filters, thermal noise cancelling amplifiers, ultra-low power analog to digital converters, software-defined radio, mixer-first receivers, N-path filters and sub-sampling phase locked loops. The group is a world leader and initiator of many new research directions which also find their application in industrial products. The group has a strong collaboration with the global semiconductor industry.


Are you interested in a PhD position at the ICD group?


We have access to advanced CMOS fabrication technology nodes and a well-equipped laboratory for evaluation of test-chips. We offer a very collaborative atmosphere and you will benefit from our broad knowledge and experience. A team of well-known professors in the field (professors Bram Nauta, Eric Klumperink, Anne-Johan Annema, Ronan van der Zee and Mark Oude Alink) will supervise you in this position.


Since we will invest a lot of our time in your education, development and career, we have to be very selective in our admission process for PhD students.


YOUR PROFILE

You are highly motivated and an enthusiastic researcher;

You have a MSc degree with excellent grades in Electrical Engineering,  with a specialization in Analog or RF design;

You are an independent and original thinker with a creative mindset;

You are a fast thinker with excellent analytical and communication skills;

You have good team spirit and like to work in an internationally oriented environment;

You are fluent in English.

OUR OFFER

This is a general and open call for PhD applications. We normally have open PhD positions available through the year, however we do not list every open position separately. Accepted candidates can start their PhD project anytime during the academic year.


As a PhD student at the UT, you will be appointed on a fulltime position for four years, with a qualifier in the first year, within a very stimulating scientific environment;

The university offers a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues;

Salary and conditions are in accordance with the collective labour agreement for Dutch universities (CAO- NU); You will receive a salary ranging from €2.395,- gross per month at the start to €3.061,- in the fourth year;

Excellent benefits including a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, a year-end bonus of 8.3% and a solid pension scheme;

A training program in which you and your supervisor will make up a plan for additional suitable education and supervision;

We encourage a high degree of responsibility and independence, while collaborating with close colleagues, researchers and other university staff.

INFORMATION AND APPLICATION

Please note: you are required to apply via the "apply now" button below, ánd to fill in an additional questionnaire before via this link: https://forms.gle/ms3PXHnbzQ136mqj8 before we can process your application.


Include in your application:


a motivation letter, emphasizing your specific interest and motivation to apply for a PhD position in our group

a detailed CV (resume) and a publication list;

contact details of at least 2 referees

an academic transcript of B.Sc. and M.Sc. education, including grades

a TOEFL or IELTS score to verify sufficient mastering of the English language

an assessment may be part of the application procedure.

For more information about this open vacancy, please contact our secretary Mrs. Gerdien Lammers g.lammers@utwente.nl.


ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) uses mathematics, electronics and computer technology to contribute to the development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). With ICT present in almost every device and product we use nowadays, we embrace our role as contributors to a broad range of societal activities and as pioneers of tomorrow's digital society. As part of a people-first tech university that aims to shape society, individuals and connections, our faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad, and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. Our research has a high profile both in the Netherlands and internationally. It has been accommodated in three multidisciplinary UT research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centre and Digital Society Institute.

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Saturday, January 15, 2022

PhD on human-AI team collaboration at work

 


Are you interested in investigating how teams collaborate with AI-systems at work, to understand when and why users are (un)willing to adopt these systems in their work routines, and what happens when things don’t go as planned?

Come join our international and interdisciplinary team to research the future of teamwork.

The project
In many organizations and across industries, artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming the way we work. AI-systems are implemented to assist employees with decision making, to decrease workload, or to increase efficiency. As their level of intelligence increases, collaboration between humans and AI systems becomes more common and interdependent. Consequently, the role of the AI changes, transforming from a technology used as a tool to full team members.

Especially in non-routine or disrupted conditions, team collaboration in human-AI teams may unfold differently compared to all-human teams. On the one hand, AI may allow for better adaptive responses, but there may also be negative consequences, for example when the AI’s input is ignored or circumvented. But what happens when we get more used to these new types of teams? Will human and AI teammates be able to develop mutual understanding and trust?

To successfully implement human-AI teams in organizational settings, it is critical to understand how users adapt to these new collaborative settings. The goal of this PhD-project is to address these issues by answering the following questions:
(1) How does shared cognition and trust in human-AI teams develop?
(2) How do human-AI teams adapt to change?

Your role in this project

Within this project, you will:

  • further develop the project proposal based on academic literature, and in collaboration with industry partners
  • design and execute empirical (field) studies
  • design and execute lab/online experiments
  • statistically analyze data obtained from field studies and experiments and report on results
  • communicate practical implications of your research to specific stakeholders/the general public
  • present the findings of your research at (inter)national scientific conferences
  • conduct research at one of our collaborators’ universities abroad
  • publish papers in internationally renowned academic journals

The Human Performance Management (HPM) Group of the School of Industrial Engineering, in collaboration with the Eindhoven Artificial Intelligence Systems Institute (EAISI), is looking for a PhD-student on human-AI collaboration at work (4-years; 1.0 FTE).

The School of Industrial Engineering is one of the longest-established IE Schools in Europe, with a strong presence in the international research- and education community, and an extensive network of industrial partners. Operations Management and Operations Research are at the core of the undergraduate IE program. The graduate programs (MSc and PhD) in Operations Management & Logistics and in Innovation Management attract top-level students from all over the world. Researchers participate in industrial activities with members of, amongst others, the European Supply Chain Forum.

Human Performance Management (HPM) at TU/e develops scientific knowledge and tests theories that uncover and explain (psychological) processes contributing to performance at the organizational, team, and individual level. By examining the ‘people factor’ in operational and innovation processes, HPM aims to ensure that employees can help in bringing organizational strategies to fruition in the most rewarding and efficient way possible.

The Eindhoven AI Systems Institute (EAISI) combines all TU/e Artificial Intelligence activities. Top researchers from various research groups work together to create new and exciting AI methodologies and applications with a direct impact on the real world. TU/e has been active in the field of AI for many years, which gives the new institute an excellent starting position to build upon.

Job requirements

  • Recently completed (or be close to completion of) a Master's degree in Work & Organizational Psychology, Management Science, Cognitive Science, Industrial Engineering, or related fields.
  • Demonstrable experience in conducting empirical and/or experimental research, including knowledge of and demonstrable experience with applying (state of the art) statistical techniques.
  • Demonstrable affinity with relevant topics, such as AI, teams, trust, and/or adaptation is appreciated.
  • Good organizational skills and a proactive work orientation.
  • Excellent mastering of the English language and good communication and writing skills. Note that there is no Dutch language requirement.

Conditions of employment

  • A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university with the possibility to present your work at international conferences.
  • A full-time employment for four years, with an intermediate evaluation (go/no-go) after nine months.
  • To develop your teaching skills, you will spend 10% of your employment on teaching tasks.
  • To support you during your PhD and to prepare you for the rest of your career, you will make a Training and Supervision plan and you will have free access to a personal development program for PhD students (PROOF program).
  • A gross monthly salary and benefits (such as a pension scheme, pregnancy and maternity leave, partially paid parental leave) in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • Additionally, an annual holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary, plus a year-end allowance of 8.3% of the annual salary.
  • Should you come from abroad and comply with certain conditions, you can make use of the so-called ‘30% facility’, which permits you not to pay tax on 30% of your salary.
  • A broad package of fringe benefits, including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, and savings schemes.
  • Family-friendly initiatives are in place, such as an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports facilities.

Information and application

More information

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more this position? Please contact 
dr. Anna-Sophie Ulfert-Blank (a.s.ulfert.blank[at]tue.nl).

More information about the HPM group can be found at https://www.tue.nl/en/research/research-groups/human-performance-management/. Information about the EAISI can be found at https://www.tue.nl/en/research/institutes/eindhoven-artificial-intelligence-systems-institute/.

For information about terms of employment, click here or contact contact Susan Opgenoorth, personnel officer (pz.ieis[at]tue.nl).

Please visit www.tue.nl/jobs to find out more about working at TU/e!

Application

We invite you to submit a complete application by using the 'apply now'-button on this page.
The application should include a:

  • Cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications (if available) and the contact information of three references.
  • Brief description of your MSc thesis.

We look forward to your application and will screen it as soon as we have received it.
Screening will continue until the position has been filled.

We do not respond to applications that are sent to us in a different way.

Please keep in mind you can upload only 5 documents up to 2 MB each. If necessary please combine files.

PhD in 3D printing of high performance biomaterials for regenerative medicine

 


Are you fascinated by regenerative medicine and 3d printing? Are you eager to work in multidisciplinary environment with material scientists, mechanical engineers and biologists?
We seek to hire a PhD to develop innovative 3D printing technologies that will allow the fabrication of high-performance biomaterials for regenerative medicine.

Regenerative medicine (RM) holds great promise to treat a number of chronic diseases. One of the RM strategies, consists on applying biomaterial implants that can catalyse the regenerative power of a person’s own body. Unfortunately, despite almost two decades of intensive research, fabrication of biomaterial implants that could reinforce (and eventually drive) diseased tissue and organs regeneration capacity remains a challenge.

It has become clear that 3D printing technologies can play a decisive role in the fabrication of biomaterial implants for RM. 3D printing encompasses a large toolbox of different fabrication strategies being the most well established classified as droplet, extrusion, laser- and light- assisted printing. Each of these strategies have different working principles which have their own associated merits and drawbacks with regards to resolution and material selection. Up to now, engineers have been mostly restricted to adopting a single printing strategy based on the target biological structure. What was observed, however, was the fabrication of predominantly homogeneous materials that do not get close to the heterogenous composition and hierarchical structure observed in biological materials. A recent body of literature points out that the simultaneous use of complementary 3D printing processes could allow the strategic arrangement of multiple material compositions at different length scales. Furthermore, in a decade of exponential growth of information technologies, it is expected that numerical technologies and digital design will play a key role in developing high performance biomaterial implants.  For example, machine learning approaches can be used to identify new material designs and correlate material printing accuracy to print parameters; while integrated computer models of biosystems and numerical optimisation techniques could be the key for fast and reliable manufacturing of functional biomaterials.

In this project you will develop design and processing tools that move away from the conventional biomaterial science paradigm (that links structure-process-property) towards a more complex ‘printomics’ approach that breaks materials into its building blocks; describe function based on interplay of building blocks and builds their form using advanced 3D printing processes. You will contribute to a junior multi-disciplinary team of materials scientists, mechanical engineers and biologists. Together we will strive to understand how function (and failure) in both mechanical and degradation contexts of a biomaterials system can be optimized by linking design with 3D printing; and how to develop 3D printing processes that can achieve the multimaterial combinations and resolution requirements observed in biological materials.

About Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)
TU/e is a University of Technology with a focus on Health, Energy and Mobility. Within the Health area, several departments cooperate on topics such as Chemical Biology, Regenerative Medicine, Computational Biology, and Biosensing, with close links to healthcare and industry. TU/e is an open and inclusive university with short communication lines. The people are curious, collaborative, and strive for excellence. TU/e enables its academic staff to develop research and education at an internationally renowned level. Our lively campus community facilitates connections between staff and students, in an open, friendly, vibrant atmosphere that welcomes and inspires.

Biomedical Engineering
The Department of Biomedical Engineering (BME) offers a research driven BME Bachelor program and Masters in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Engineering in its Graduate Program. Its research areas range from Molecular Bioengineering and Imaging, Biomechanics and Tissue Engineering to Biomedical Imaging and Modelling. The department has more than 800 students and up to 200 tenured and non-tenured employees.

The project will be mainly carried out at the Orthopeadics Biomechanics group within the Department of Biomedical Engineering. The project will take advantage from the existing infrastructures and flourishing areas of high-tech and information technologies at the TU/e and will benefit from collaborations with Mechanical Engineering Department and Artificial Intelligence group from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science.  

Besides research you will also contribute to education within the department of Biomedical Engineering. Apart from supervising BSc and MSc students in their research projects, other assistance in education, e.g., in bachelor courses, is usually limited to around 5% of your contract time.

Job requirements

  • A master’s degree (or an equivalent university degree) in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or a related subject.
  • Previous experience in 3d printing, electromechanical technologies, manufacturing and systems engineering, programming (Matlab, Pyton), biomaterials development and processing, regenerative medicine, would be highly advantageous.
  • Being enthusiastic with experimental work
  • A research-oriented attitude.
  • Ability to work in a team and interested in collaborating with industrial partners.
  • Excellent in spoken and written English.

Conditions of employment

  • A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university with the possibility to present your work at international conferences.
  • A full-time employment for four years, with an intermediate evaluation (go/no-go) after nine months.
  • To develop your teaching skills, you will spend 10% of your employment on teaching tasks.
  • To support you during your PhD and to prepare you for the rest of your career, you will make a Training and Supervision plan and you will have free access to a personal development program for PhD students (PROOF program).
  • A gross monthly salary and benefits (such as a pension scheme, pregnancy and maternity leave, partially paid parental leave) in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • Additionally, an annual holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary, plus a year-end allowance of 8.3% of the annual salary.
  • Should you come from abroad and comply with certain conditions, you can make use of the so-called ‘30% facility’, which permits you not to pay tax on 30% of your salary.
  • A broad package of fringe benefits, including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, and savings schemes.
  • Family-friendly initiatives are in place, such as an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports facilities.

Information and application

More information

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more? Please contact
dr. Miguel Castilho (m.dias.castilho[at]tue.nl) or dr. Sandra Hofmann (s.hofmann[at]tue.nl).

For information about terms of employment, click here or contact Mrs. Sascha Sanchez,
HR advisor, s.j.m.g.sanchez.van.oort[at]tue.nl or HRServices.Gemini[at]tue.nl.

Please visit www.tue.nl/jobs to find out more about working at TU/e!

Application

We invite you to submit a complete application by using the 'apply now'-button on this page.
The application should include a:

  • Cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications and the contact information of three references.
  • Brief description of your MSc thesis and Master’s grades

We look forward to your application and will screen it as soon as we have received it. Screening will continue until the position has been filled.

Please keep in mind you can upload only 5 documents up to 2 MB each. If necessary please combine files.

PhD on Modeling of magnetically actuated microstructures in soft materials

 


We are looking for a PhD student for a four-year research project on the topic of numerical modeling of magnetically actuated microstructures as in-situ sensors for characterizing local (bio)mechanical properties of soft (biological) materials. In this project you will develop a computational framework, using the finite element method, to characterize and predict complex material parameters from the time-dependent deformation of magnetic microstructures with external actuation, based on experimental data.

Job description
Local rheological properties are important in many biomechanical processes, such as extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling during cancer metastasis, where the material is heterogeneous at the micrometer scale. However, measurements at this scale are not possible with traditional rheometers since these measure an integrated response of an entire millimeter scale sample. In this project, we will develop a numerical framework for using magnetic microstructures as local rheometers for soft materials. The microstructures are, for example, spherical or rod-shaped particles, or artificial cilia that are actuated with an external magnetic field to locally “probe” the (bio)material. The first step is the development of an accurate physical model of the magnetic forces that act on the magnetic microstructure, coupled to the hydrodynamic problem, assuming non-Newtonian material behavior. State of the art FEM modeling will be used to generate high-fidelity data for a given magnetic actuation field and constitutive properties of the material to be probed. Model validation will be done using experiments on well-characterized model materials, e.g., hydrogels. The high-fidelity data will subsequently be used in a reduced order model, which is capable of quickly predicting the response of the magnetic microstructures as a function of the applied magnetic field. The reduced order model will then be used in an inverse problem, where we will obtain local rheological information about the material, given observations of the motion of the magnetic microstructures, and create a real-time, in-situ, 3D mapping of the rheological properties of the material. Finally, we will use the developed methodology to analyze experiments on challenging biomaterials such as mucus and extracellular matrix materials. The PhD position is in the Polymer Technology group, in collaboration with the Microsystems group.

Job requirements

We are looking for an experienced candidate with an MSc degree (or about to obtain one soon) in mechanical engineering, applied physics, applied mathematics or similar. The candidate should have knowledge of continuum mechanics and numerical methods (such as the finite element method) combined with strong programming and mathematical skills and a good physical intuition. Experience with rheology or constitutive modelling are a plus. The ideal candidate
has excellent scientific skills as well as excellent soft skills related to verbal and written communication (in English).

Conditions of employment

  • We offer a challenging job for four years in a highly motivated team at a dynamic and ambitious University. You will be part of a highly profiled multidisciplinary collaboration where expertise of a variety of disciplines comes together. The TU/e is located in one of the smartest regions of the world and part of the European technology hotspot ‘Brainport Eindhoven’; well-known because of many high-tech industries and start-ups.
    A place to be for talented scientists!
  • A full-time employment for four years, with an intermediate evaluation (go/no-go) after nine months.
  • To develop your teaching skills, you will spend 10% of your employment on teaching tasks.
  • To support you during your PhD and to prepare you for the rest of your career, you will make a Training and Supervision plan and you will have free access to a personal development program for PhD students (PROOF program).
  • A gross monthly salary and benefits (such as a pension scheme, pregnancy and maternity leave, partially paid parental leave) in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • Additionally, an annual holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary, plus a year-end allowance of 8.3% of the annual salary.
  • Should you come from abroad and comply with certain conditions, you can make use of the so-called ‘30% facility’, which permits you not to pay tax on 30% of your salary.
  • A broad package of fringe benefits, including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, and savings schemes.
  • Family-friendly initiatives are in place, such as an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports facilities.

Information and application

More information

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more about the project?
Please contact dr. N.O. Jaensson (n.o.jaensson[at]tue.nl) or dr. Y. Wang (y.wang2[at]tue.nl).

For information about terms of employment, click here or contact HRServices.gemini[at]tue.nl.

Please visit www.tue.nl/jobs to find out more about working at TU/e!

Application

We invite you to submit a complete application by using the 'apply now'-button on this page.
The application should include a:

  • cover letter (1-page max) in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position.
  • detailed Curriculum Vitae.
  • grade list for your BSc and MSc grades and a brief summary of your MSc thesis.
  • list of references with full contact information (including the supervisors of your final BSc and final MSc projects).
  • at least one recommendation letter.

We look forward to your application and will screen it as soon as we have received it. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Promising candidates will be contacted by email. Starting date of the position is as soon as possible.

We do not respond to applications that are sent to us in a different way.

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PhD in Modelling and Simulation of nanotube-based profiling

 


Increasingly complex 3D shapes are used as Semicon devices, requiring advanced metrology techniques to monitor production and understand performance of the devices. Atomic force microscopy allows to reach the required sub-nm accuracy by using relatively blunt probes, sensing always in the same direction, but only the top of the 3D shapes can be explored. This project aims to enable the use of nanotube-based probes to scan the profile on the samples with more challenging topographies. The nanotube probe shape strongly improves how well holes or trenches in the sample can be accessed. However, the slender probes become weaker in lateral direction, while sensitivity in this direction is also needed to thoroughly scan the samples.

This PhD Position aims to understand the nonlinear dynamics that drive the probe motion in the neighbourhood of high-aspect ratio sample structures. In particular, van der Waals-type attractive forces, electrostatic forces and squeeze-film damping forces will bring a strongly nonlinear force-position dependency, which, in contrast to conventional approaches, cannot be understood by a spherical tip & flat surface approximation. Hence, a 3D force model of the probe tip in the vicinity of the sample will be developed.

Based on the dynamical analysis derived from this force model, a two-dimensional sensing capacity will be developed where profile information can be obtained in longitudinal as well   as in lateral direction of the nanotube probe. Hence, sideways bending and buckling of the narrow probe will be also be considered. Experimental validation of the 2D profile sensing is foreseen. The PhD Candidate will be partially located at TNO Optomechatronics, Delft and partially at the TU/e Dynamics and Control group.

Job requirements

  • A master’s degree (or an equivalent university degree) in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, Physics, or any related field.
  • A research oriented attitude.
  • Ability to work in a team and <interested in collaborating with the industrial partners>Fluent in spoken and written English.

Conditions of employment

  • A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university with the possibility to present your work at international conferences.
  • A full-time employment for four years, with an intermediate evaluation (go/no-go) after nine months.
  • To develop your teaching skills, you will spend 10% of your employment on teaching tasks.
  • To support you during your PhD and to prepare you for the rest of your career, you will make a Training and Supervision plan and you will have free access to a personal development program for PhD students (PROOF program).
  • A gross monthly salary and benefits (such as a pension scheme, pregnancy and maternity leave, partially paid parental leave) in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • Additionally, an annual holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary, plus a year-end allowance of 8.3% of the annual salary.
  • Should you come from abroad and comply with certain conditions, you can make use of the so-called ‘30% facility’, which permits you not to pay tax on 30% of your salary.
  • A broad package of fringe benefits, including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, and savings schemes.
  • Family-friendly initiatives are in place, such as an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports facilities.

Information and application

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more About the positions? Please contact prof.dr. Henk Nijmeijer, H.nijmeijer[at]tue.nl or dr. Hamed Sadeghian Marnani, h.sadeghian.marnani[at]tue.nl or prof.dr.ir. Nathan van de Wouw  N.v.d.Wouw[at]tue.nl.

For information about terms of employment, click here or contact HR Services, HRServices.Gemini[at]tue.nl.

Please visit www.tue.nl/jobs to find out more about working at TU/e!

Application

We invite you to submit a complete application by using the 'apply now'-button on this page.
The application should include a:

  • Cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications and the contact information of three references.
  • Brief description of your MSc thesis.

We look forward to your application and will screen it as soon as we have received it.

We do not respond to applications that are sent to us in a different way.

Please keep in mind you can upload only 5 documents up to 2 MB each. If necessary please combine files.