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Postdoc Position In ETH Zurich (University In Zurich), Switzerland

Postdoc in Microfluidics and 3D Tissue Engineering and Analysis

The Bio Engineering Laboratory at the Departement of Biosystems of ETH Zurich in Basel is inviting applications for a Postdoc Opening in Microfluidics and 3D Tissue Engineering and Analysis. We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Postdoc, who will work in a highly international environment in Basel, Switzerland.

Job description

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Postdoc, who will work in a highly international environment in Basel, Switzerland. In the framework of an Innosuisse project involving academic and industrial research partners, a microfluidic platform for advanced drug and toxicity testing that includes 3D microtissues and cells in suspension will be developed. The platform will comprise a microfluidic system for culturing 3D microtissues and suspended cells and for exposing those to target drug compounds. Standard analysis methods (fluorescence microscopy, mass spectroscopy, specific assays) will be used to analyze and continuously monitor cell and tissue status and viability.

Microfluidic devices will be developed and tested with an industrial partner in a close collaboration of engineers and biologists. A state-of-the art cleanroom, a broad spectrum of engineering and testing equipment, as well as cell-culture and biological facilities are available in the group.

Your profile

For this highly interdisciplinary project, a suitable candidate should have a solid background in microengineering, especially in cleanroom and plastic fabrication processes for microfluidics, as well as knowhow in cell biology, including standard cell culturing methods and in vitro bioassays. Further, programming skills and knowledge of simulation tools and Labview are important assets.

Being successful in interdisciplinary work in the fields of microtechnology/electronics/biology requires good communication skills and a proactive work attitude. The candidate must be able to fluently communicate in English (oral and written) and be willing to work and take over leadership in a highly interactive international environment with master and PhD students. The Postdoc’s activities will also include project management and further acquisition of national and international projects.

The position is planned for 2 years.

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.


We look forward to receiving your online application. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Further information about the Bio Engineering Laboratory can be found on our website For questions about the position, please contact Dr. Mario Modena via email: (no applications).




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