PhD Position – Microfluidic single-cell analysis of microbial…

  • Contract
  • Germany
  • Posted 2 months ago

Jülich Research Centre (FZJ)

Work group:

IBG-1 – Biotechnologie

Area of research:

PHD Thesis

Job description:

Your Job:

Become part of the research group “Microscale Bioengineering”. We will tailor your individual research project, covering:

  • Development and application of innovative microfluidic devices
  • Microbial single-cell analysis in applying microfluidic cultivation systems
  • CAD and fabrication of microfluidic chips in the laboratory and under clean room conditions
  • Automated fluorescence live-cell microscopy
  • Image analysis using latest techniques based on deep-learning
  • Data analysis and visualization

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Your Profile:

  • Excellent Master`s degree in the field of bioprocess engineering, bioengineering, biotechnology or microsystems technology.
  • Ideally knowledge of microfluidics, microsystems, microscopy, single-cell analysis, biotechnology, microbiology, bioprocess engineering, image analysis
  • Interdisciplinary interest and ability to collaborate
  • Independent and reliable way of working
  • Excellent communication skills

Our Offer:

We offer you the opportunity to do pioneering research and excellent conditions for a PhD at the the RWTH Aachen University.

  • Interdisciplinary working environment in one of the largest research institutions in Europe.
  • Excellent scientific and technical infrastructure
  • Participation in international conferences and project meetings
  • Continuous professional support and supervision
  • Supervision of master students
  • A large campus in the countryside, including best opportunities for networking and sport activities besides work
  • Structured doctoral program with comprehensive education and networking opportunities within the graduate college “MibiNext” and via JuDocS, the Jülich Center for Doctoral Researchers and Supervisors:
  • 30 vacation days per year including an attractive regulation for bridging days
  • Targeted services for international employees, e.g. through our International Advisory Service
  • Flexible work (location) arrangements, e.g. remote work

The employment of doctoral researchers at Jülich is governed by a doctoral contract, which usually has a term of 3 years (with a potential extension if necessary). Pay is in line with 75% of pay group 13 of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD-Bund) and additionally 60 % of a monthly salary as special payment („Christmas bonus“).
Further information on doctoral degrees at Forschungszentrum Jülich including our other locations is available at:

We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds, e.g. in terms of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation / identity, and social, ethnic and religious origin. A diverse and inclusive working environment with equal opportunities in which everyone can realize their potential is important to us.

This research center is part of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers. With more than 42,000 employees and an annual budget of over € 5 billion, the Helmholtz Association is Germany’s largest scientific organisation.

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