Job Offer for PhD Student

 

Job Offer for PhD Student

The Research Training Group “Mechanobiology in Epithelial 3D Tissue Constructs - ME3T” (RTG
2415), which is funded by the German Research Council (DFG), provides a state-of- the-art research
and training environment for highly motivated PhD candidates.

The Research Training Group is coordinated by RWTH Aachen University (speaker Rudolf Leube).
It integrates an interdisciplinary consortium of cell biologists, biophysicists and (bio-)engineers investigating
the mechanisms that influence the properties and formation of epithelial tissues. This
basic research is aimed at contributing to the development of complex tissue constructs for studying,
understanding, and treating human diseases. The Research Training Group will provide indepth
expertise in cell biology, biophysics, and mathematical modelling of epithelial tissues, foster
the spirit of transdisciplinary collaboration, and offer hands-on training in cutting-edge techniques
of mechanobiology, tissue engineering, and high-resolution microscopy. A coherent, though flexible
curriculum will build a solid foundation in the core concepts and key questions of mechanobiology.
Combined with innovative qualification elements, professional skill development, international
network building, and - most importantly - the opportunity to conduct independent research
in a nurturing environment, ME3T aims to train scientists in the field of mechanobiology for competing
at the highest international level. For further information, see https://meet.rwth-aachen.de.
13 PhD positions are available, starting July 1, 2019. Each position is funded for a period of
three years. Given the transdisciplinary character of the Research Training Group, candidates from
diverse background including all, but not limited to life sciences should apply.
Successful applicants should have an excellent Master's degree (or equivalent) in biology, physics,
chemistry, biochemistry, engineering, medicine, bioinformatics, biotechnology, modeling, image
analysis or any other relevant field). Fluency in English is required.

Applications must be submitted electronically at https://meet.rwth-aachen.de/positions.html

Department Department of Micro- and Nanosystems
Institute of Materials in Electrical Engineering 1
Job site RWTH Aachen University
Description of position PhD student position for an electrical engineer or physicist with
M.Sc. degree (University)
Job description Our profile
The department develops thin-film-based micro- and nanosystems
especially for life-science and (bio-)chemical applications. Scientists
from different disciplines are working together. The department is
partner of the Central Laboratory for Micro-and Nanotechnology
(CMNT), see www.cmnt.rwth-aachen.de.
Your tasks
You will be part of the DFG-funded Research Training Group
“Mechanobiology in Epithelial 3D Tissue Constructs (ME3T)”. For
details, see https://meet.rwth-aachen.de (online February 15,
2019). You are working in project D3 entitled “Magnetic
micromanipulators for probing rheological properties of scaffolds
and vital 3D tissue constructs” with focusing on the development
and characterization of pencil-type magnetic micromanipulators as
well as on ferrofluid droplet deforming setups. The devices will be
evaluated on cells and tissues in cooperation with project partners.
A successful candidate will be accepted as Dr.-Ing. candidate at
RWTH Aachen, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information
Profile Requirements You have quickly and excellently completed your Master studies at
a university in Electrical Engineering or Physics. During your studies,
you have acquired deep knowledge in microsystems and
microsystem technologies. Expertise in magnetics rheology and/or
cell related applications is desirable. Beside your scientific
qualification, you distinguish yourself by single-mindedness and
resilience and by an excellent capacity for teamwork. You are fluent
in written and spoken English.
Pay-scale TV-L 13 100%
Hiring date July 01, 2019
Duration of employment Until June 30, 2022
Contact Prof. Dr.-Ing. Uwe Schnakenberg, Phone: +49 241 80 27842
Email:schnakenber[at]iwe1.rwth-achen.de
www.iwe1.rwth-aachen.de
Application deadline March 15, 2019 and May 15, 2019
Application to https://meet.rwth-aachen.de/positions
after February 15, 2019