About the position
The Faculty of Technology, Natural Sciences and Maritime Sciences has a vacancy for a 100 % position as PhD Research Fellow in Lab-on-a-chip sensor and materials screening. The position is located at the Department of Microsystems (IMS) and reports to the Head of Department. The place of employment is Vestfold.
The employment period will be 3 years of full time with no teaching obligations, and there is a premise for employment that the PhD-fellow is enrolled in USN's PhD-program in Applied Micro- and Nanosystems within three months of accession in the position.
Applicants to the PhD position must have a Master’s degree (120 ECTS) or equivalent higher education qualifications in microsystems engineering, biological engineering, chemical engineering or closely related subjects. The applicant must have gained the degree within commencement date.
It is a requirement that the successful applicant is granted admission to the university’s doctoral programme in Applied Micro- and Nanosystems within three months of accession in the position, which require an average grade B from Master's degree, in addition to grade B at the final master project.
Applications from candidates that have completed the PhD degree will not be considered.
Co-operation between staff members is an integrated part of the working atmosphere at the University of South-Eastern Norway. The candidate must be motivated and demonstrate a proven ability to work effectively within a team and in a collegiate manner to formulate and realize common objectives.
Personal suitability for the position will be emphasized.
We are seeking a PhD candidate with good understanding of lab-on-chips and electrochemical sensors. Ability and experience to perform experimental work using fundamentals of molecular biology and/or synthesis/use of inorganic materials is necessary. Experience with relevant CAD tools for prototyping and with statistics software is an advantage.
Candidates should be independent and responsible, have strong analytic and creative skills, possesses good communication capabilities including English writing skills, and be capable of working in a multidisciplinary research environment.
PhD Research Fellow (code 1017): NOK 482 200 a year. Further promotion will be based on time served in the position.
A statutory contribution to the state pension plan will be deducted from the employee’s salary.
- A professionally stimulating working environment
- Good opportunities to develop your career and your academic skills
- A good social environment
- Attractive welfare benefits in the State Pension Plan
Information about the project
The outcome of the PhD project is to achieve sensitive analysis of 3 salivary biomarkers that can predict worsening of COPD disease. The research work of the candidate may be integrated in a hand-held analyzer in the future. It is to be used by municipal health services for maintaining a stable phase for the COPD diagnosed patients.
Besides participating to the work of LOC sensor development, the PhD work also involve a set of biological tests with saliva samples from patients recruited in the municipalities. Statistical treatment of data would thus be required.
IMS is partner of a large-scale research project funded by RFF Oslofjordfondet that aims to develop a novel sensing technology for salivary biomarkers. In the long term, the project attempts to contribute for the reduction of hospital admissions from COPD exacerbations by early-stage detection, but also by giving patients more control over their own health.
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