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Research Associate - PhD Student

Research Field: Engineering 
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Job Summary

At the Center for Molecular Bioengineering (B CUBE), Institute of the Center for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering, the Research Group of Micro- and Nanobiosystems (Dr. Mariana Medina Sánchez) offers a position as Research Associate / PhD Student starting as soon as possible.
The position is initially limited to three years with the option of extension and entails 65% of the full-time weekly hours.

Interested candidates should apply by submitting a cover letter detailing the research interests and relevant experience, a CV, and contact information for three references by July 9, 2024 (stamped arrival date or the time stamp on the email server of TUD applies) to: TU Dresden, Center for Molecular Bioengineering (B CUBE), z. Hd. Frau Dr. Mariana Medina-Sánchez, Tatzberg 41, 01307 Dresden, Germany or by sending it as a single pdf file to Please submit copies only. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.

Job Description

The candidate will be affiliated with B CUBE, TUD, and the thesis will be defended at TUD, with the option to pursue a dual degree with the University of the Basque Country, San Sebastián-Spain. However, due to the current primary assignment of the group leader at CIC nanoGUNE and to facilitate supervision, the PhD student working place would be predominantly at CIC nanoGUNE in San Sebastian, Spain, under a Guest contract, seconded after an initial period in Dresden. We're looking for a highly motivated and talented PhD student to join our interdisciplinary research team, specializing in Micro- and Nano-Biosystems. Work will involve developing wearable sensors to monitor biomarkers associated with infertility. The project provides an exceptional chance to contribute to groundbreaking research at the crossroads of micro and nanotechnologies and reproductive health.

Tasks: designing and fabricating micro and nanoscale sensors and actuators customized for the manipulation and detection of specific biomarkers linked to infertility; creating a wireless communication system for energy harvesting and onboard power supply for the wearable device; streamlining fabrication processes to guarantee sensor performance, reliability, and scalability; collaborating with biomedical researchers to incorporate sensors into wearable devices for the realtime monitoring of infertility markers; conducting experimental studies to verify sensor performance and evaluate feasibility for clinical applications; analyzing experimental data, interpreting results, and contributing to scientific publications and presentations.

Requirements: a university degree (Master or equivalent) in electrical engineering, materials science, biomedical engineering, or related fields; strong background in micro- and nano-fabrication techniques, such as photolithography, thin-film deposition, and etching processes; proficiency in cleanroom operation and experience with relevant characterization tools (SEM, AFM, etc.); experience with sensor development, biosensing technologies, or wearable devices is advantageous; excellent problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team; effective communication skills and a track record of academic or research achievements demonstrated through publications, presentations, or project work; excellent communication skills in English are essential as this is the colloquial language at the research centers.


TUD strives to employ more women in academia and research. We therefore expressly encourage women to apply. The University is a certified family-friendly university and offers a Dual Career Service. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities. If multiple candidates prove to be equally qualified, those with disabilities or with equivalent status pursuant to the German Social Code IX (SGB IX) will receive priority for employment.

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Job Details

Type of Contract Temporary 
Researcher profile First Stage Researcher (R1)  
Status Part-time 
Hours Per Week 26  
Company/Institute CIC nanoGUNE 
Country SPAIN 
State/Province Gipuzkoa 
City Donostia-San Sebastián 

Organization/Institute Contact Data

Organization CIC nanoGUNE 
Organization/Institution Type Research Laboratory 
Faculty/Department/Research Lab Nanomedicine 
Country SPAIN 
City Donostia - San Sebastian 
State/Province Guipuzcoa 
Postal Code E-20018 
Street Tolosa Hiribidea, 76 
Phone +34943574000 
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Application Details

Envisaged Job Starting Date 2024-08-01 
Application Deadline 2024-07-09 
How To Apply e-mail