Intracellular trafficking of DNA during and after electroporation.
The post-doctoral researcher's focus will be on micro/nanofabrication and development of the first single molecule observation of membrane electroporation and DNA electro-transfer. This approach will lead to concepts for the safest and most efficient non-viral gene therapy approach in the future.
Applicants must have the following qualifications:
• A PhD degree in a relevant field, such as Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Applied Physics, Physical Chemistry, Life Science, or Fluid Mechanics;
• Ability to combine creativity with a sound academic attitude;
• Excellent experimental and analytical skills;
• Excellent communication skills, and willingness to work in a multidisciplinary team;
• Fluency in spoken and written English. Competency in Dutch is neither a requirement nor a necessity, although language classes are available for those interested in learning.
TU Delft offers an attractive benefits package, including a flexible work week, free high-speed Internet access from home (with a contract of two years or longer), and the option of assembling a customised compensation and benefits package. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
For more information about this position, please contact Pouyan Boukany, phone: +31 (0)15-2789981, e-mail: email@example.com. To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV, a letter of application, a grades list, and the names of three references to Elly Hilkhuijsen, firstname.lastname@example.org.
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number TNWCE13-032.
Dienstverband: Temporary, 1 year
Delft University of Technology
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools.
The Department of Chemical Engineering challenges the future by carrying out cutting-edge research in the field of chemical technology. The Department’s current activities include chemical engineering of structures on the nanoscale, in research areas such as Functional Nanostructured Materials, Catalysis and Chemical Engineering Fundamentals.
Building on its track record in the field of bulk-oriented chemical engineering and process technology, the Department has expanded its research portfolio significantly towards nanochemical engineering.
The PPE group’s ambition is to advance the fundamental understanding of fluid mechanics, chemical dynamics and transport phenomena that play a pivotal role in chemical transformations. We want to creatively design new reactors, devices and labs-on-chips that allow us to make materials, such as nanostructured particles, that we could not make before, to integrate chemistry with other functions on a device, and to improve the rate and accuracy of process monitoring and chemical discovery and analysis.