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Position: PhD scholarship in Modeling and Experiment on Polymer-based Chips for Acoustofluidics
Institution: Technical University of Denmark
Location: Kongens Lyngby, Lyngby‐Taarbæk Municipality, Denmark
Duties: You will be responsible for: performing numerical modeling of acoustofluidics in all-polymer devices; designing optimal polymer-based devices for acoustofluidic blood plasma separation; assisting with the fabrication and experimental tests of actual acoustofluidic devices
Requirements: Candidates should have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree. We expect that you; implement and validate acoustofluidics models relevant for your research project; deliver modeling and experimental results of high quality; collaborate effectively with experimentalists in the research consortium; participate in team work with independent and original modeling contributions; are excited to teach and to learn from other group members; communicate your insights and results effectively both orally and in writing; work with an outstanding drive and enthusiasm
   
Text: PhD scholarship in Modeling and Experiment on Polymer-based Chips for Acoustofluidics DTU Physics Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Friday 09 Aug 19 Apply for this job Apply no later than 13 September 2019 Apply for the job at DTU Physics by completing the following form. Apply online A 3-year PhD scholarship, starting October or November 2019, is available in the field of ultrasound acoustofluidics supervised by Prof. Henrik Bruus, www.staff.dtu.dk/bruus at the Department of Physics. We study the fundamental physics of fluids and solid mechanics under external forcing, such as ultrasound, at the micro- and nanometer scale, and we perform numerical simulations of selected systems in international collaborations with various experimental groups. Our main focus is basic research but we also encourage and support collaboration with industry partners. Our group typically has up to eight members including faculty members, postdocs, PhD students, and undergraduate students, see www.fysik.dtu.dk/microfluidics . The scholarship “ Modeling and experiment on polymer-based chips for acoustofluidics ” is part of the Innovation Fund Denmark IF-Eurostars-2019 research project “ Acoustofluidic blood plasma separation polymer chip for Point-of-Care diagnostics (ACOUPLAST) ” involving the industrial partners AcouSort AB (Lund, SE) and Ortofon A/S (Nakskov, DK) and academic partners at Lund University and DTU. ACOUPLAST aims to develop a polymer acoustofluidic chip for high-performing, fast and cost-effective blood plasma separation, to enable healthcare and veterinary Point-of-Care (PoC) diagnostics. One main task of the PhD scholarship is to implement our novel whole-system-resonance principle on microscale acoustofluidic systems, Moiseyenko and Bruus, Phys. Rev. Appl. 11 , 014014 (2019) 1-14 [ pdf ], for numerical studies and optimization of designs of efficient all-polymer acoustofluidic devices. We use continuum physics modeling to establish the governing equations, and we implement numerical models of the devices in Comsol Multiphysics. The other main task is to perform validation experiments in collaboration with our partners in Lund, and to assist with the fabrication and test of actual acoustofluidic devices. Responsibilities and tasks You will be responsible for performing numerical modeling of acoustofluidics in all-polymer devices, designing optimal polymer-based devices for acoustofluidic blood plasma separation, assisting with the fabrication and experimental tests of actual acoustofluidic devices Qualifications Candidates should have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree. We expect that you implement and validate acoustofluidics models relevant for your research project, deliver modeling and experimental results of high quality, collaborate effectively with experimentalists in the research consortium, participate in team work with independent and original modeling contributions, are excited to teach and to learn from other group members, communicate your insights and results effectively both orally and in writing, work with an outstanding drive and enthusiasm. Approval and Enrolment The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide . We offer DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility. Salary and appointment terms The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years. You can read more about career paths at DTU here . Further information Further information may be obtained from Professor Henrik Bruus, bruus@fysik.dtu.dk , www.staff.dtu.dk/bruus You can read more about Theoretical Microfluidics Group at www.fysik.dtu.dk/microfluidics Application Please submit your online application no later than 13 September 2019 (local time) . Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file . The file must include: A letter motivating the application (cover letter) Curriculum vitae Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here ) Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master's degree but cannot begin before having received it. Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered. All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply. DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent university collaborating globally with business, industry, government and public agencies.
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