Uppsala University (UU)

Postdoc position in droplet microfluidics focused on 3D cell cultures

Prof. Maria Tenje

Uppsala, Sweden

This interdisciplinary research project sees the development of microfluidic solutions for 3D microgel cell cultures. The project continues from the Tenje lab’s research on integrated acoustophoresis applied to droplet microfluidics. Your responsibility will be to design, fabricate and characterise the microfluidic systems. You will also be responsible for using the microfluidic system for 3D cell cultures and evaluate cell growth and differentiation. You are expected to communicate your scientific findings in journal articles and present your work at international conferences.


We are looking for a creative and highly motivated candidate with a PhD in engineering physics, materials engineering, biotechnology or similar. Experience in fabrication and use of microfluidic systems, especially droplet microfluidic systems, is meriting. Experience in acoustic manipulation techniques is also highly meriting. Experience in cell culture, cell staining protocols and microscopy is also meriting but not a requirement.


We give great importance to personal qualifications of the candidates. We are looking for a pro-active person with great ability to work independently as well as to function well in collaborations. The candidate must also have good knowledge of English, both in oral and in writing.


Please send your application compiled in a single pdf file to Prof. Maria Tenje (maria.tenje@angstrom.uu.se) before March 28 2020. The application should contain:

1) A short letter that describes your research interests and a motivation for why you would be suitable for this position (maximum 2 pages), 2) Curriculum vitae including publication list; 3) Copy of proof of passed PhD exam; 4) Names, email addresses and telephone numbers to three references.


Screening of candidates will start in February and the position might be filled before the application deadline. This is a full-time position for a duration of two years; starting spring 2020.


Tenje lab at Uppsala University focuses on life science engineering: www.teknik.uu.se/mikrosystemteknik/embla


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Postdoc position in droplet microfluidics focused on 3D cell cultures