Several PhD and Postdoc positions (f/m/d) are available at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany, within the framework of the research cluster FLOW FOR LIFE (www.tu-darmstadt.de/flowforlife). The employment is initially limited to a period of three years with the possibility of a one-year extension.
FLOW FOR LIFE offers a very interactive PhD and Postdoc community with possibilities to work in different labs of our consortium as well as short-term stays abroad.
As a PhD student, you will follow a structured PhD program. As a Postdoc, you will be supported by an extra budget (Postdoc bonus) for own research initiatives. PhD students and Postdocs will take part in symposia and other activities including contacts to industry partners. FLOW FOR LIFE prepares you both for an academic and an industry career.
The goal of the LOEWE research cluster FLOW FOR LIFE is to develop an artificial network that transports oxygen and nutrients within lab-grown human tissue of a centimeter size scale. Combining engineering with biological principles, and synthetic with biological materials, the project brings together experts and infrastructure from five engineering and natural science departments at the TU Darmstadt. To strengthen our scientific team, we are looking for doctoral candidates and Postdocs for the following research topics within FLOW FOR LIFE:
Design and simulation (PhD position), Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nano- and Microfluidics, Professor Steffen Hardt.
Flow Characterisation in Artificial Networks (PhD position), Department of Mechanical Engineering, Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics, Professor Jeanette Hussong.
Dynamic control of oxygen saturation in nutrition solution (PhD position), Department of Chemistry, Chemical Technology 1, Professor Bastian J.M. Etzold.
Two-photon polymerisation (Postdoc position), Department of Mechanical Engineering, Professor Andreas Blaeser and Professor Steffen Hardt.
Microgels (PhD position), Department of Physics, Soft matter at interfaces, Professor Regine v. Klitzing.
Assembly of hydrogel formulations (PhD position), Department of Mechanical Engineering, BioMedical Printing Technology, Professor Andreas Blaeser.
3D cell aggregates and endothelialisation (Postdoc position), Department of Biology, Stem Cell and Developmental Biology, Professor Ulrike Nuber.
3D light sheet microscopy of organ-like systems (50% Postdoc position), Department of Biology, Cell and Epigenetics, Professor M. Cristina Cardoso.
3D image analysis and modelling (PhD position), Electrical Engineering and Information Technology Department, Bioinspired Communication Systems, Professor Heinz Koeppl.
Further information can be found at https://www.tu-darmstadt.de/flowforlife/open_positions_ffl/