PhD Student in Microsystem Technology with A Focus on Biomaterial-On-Chip Uppsala University, Department of Engineering Sciences

PhD student in microsystem technology with a focus on biomaterial-on-chip

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Uppsala University is a broad research university with a strong international position. The task is to conduct research and education of the highest quality and to cooperate in different ways with society. Our most important asset is all the individuals who, with their curiosity and commitment, make Uppsala University one of the country's most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of 6.5 billion.


Research group

EMBLA is a research group focusing on developing new methods in microfabrication and integrating systems with microfluidics to develop new experimental platforms for visualization and characterization of cells, thereby better understanding human biology. EMBLA is part of the Department of Microsystem Systems Technology (MST) at the Department of Engineering Sciences and we have our lab at Ångström Laboratory. We are currently 15 people in the research group and are now recruiting a PhD student to join one of our research projects.


Further information about the research group is available on the website:



project Biomaterials are a promising alternative for replacing or regenerating damaged bone tissue. They can increase the quality of life for some patients but before they reach the market, they must be tested in preclinical and clinical analyzes to ensure their safety and benefits. It is common to initially test the biological properties of biomaterials with cell culture techniques. However, the results obtained from studies with cells have shown that they often do not correlate well when biomaterials are implanted in the body. The research project aims at developing a new method for integrating and testing the biological properties of different biomaterials in a chip, which is expected to mimic physiological conditions better.


The employment is four years. If institutional employment of up to 20 percent is included in the employment, an extension may be granted up to a maximum of five years. Further information is available at and



We are looking for a creative person with strong motivation who, at the agreed start date, has a master's degree in master's degree or equivalent (eg Master of Science in Engineering) with specialization in Materials Engineering, Biotechnology or other appropriate focus. Experience in the manufacture of microfabrication, biomaterials and cell cultivation is meritorious.


We attach great importance to personal qualifications. We are looking for a proactive person with a good ability to work independently and in groups. It is important that you are enthusiastic about the doctoral program and are motivated to learn new methods and technologies. In addition, you must have easy to communicate research results and have good analytical ability. You need good knowledge of English, both verbally and in writing.


Instructions for application

Your application must contain:


1) A short letter describing yourself, your research interests, why you want to doctor and why just you are fit for this service.


2) CV (max 2 pages).


3) A copy of your master's degree and your grades.


4) Name and contact details (address, e-mail address and telephone number) to at least two reference persons.


5) List of relevant publications (including master thesis).


The application can be conveniently written in English.


Uppsala University values the qualities that even gender distribution and diversity add to the business. We therefore look forward to the applicant of all sexes and with different backgrounds and life experiences.


Salary: According to local agreement (Local collective agreement for doctoral students and students).


Access: 2018-04-01 or by appointment.


Extent of employment: 100%


Information about the employment is provided by
Dr. Gemma Mestres, tel: 018-471 6805, E-mail:
Dr. Susan Peacock tel. 018-471 7242, E-mail:


Welcome to your application by January 12, 2018, UFV-PA 2017/4163


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Location: Uppsala University, Department of Engineering Sciences

Type of employment: Full-time, fixed-term employment longer than 6 months

Salary: Fixed salary

Number of vacancies: 1

Employment rate: 100%

Location: Uppsala

County: Uppsala County

Country: Sweden

Union Representative: Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315

Per Sundman, Saco Council 018-471 1485

Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO / ST 018-471 6251

Reference number : UFV-PA 2017/4163

Deadline for application: 2018-01-12

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