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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION OFFER - POSTDOCTORAL JUNIOR LEADER FELLOWSHIPS PROGRAMME CALL 2022

"la Caixa" Foundation

Position

 

  • Project Title/Job Position title:Wireless interaction with microorganisms via inertial microfluidics

  • Area of Knowledge: Physical sciences, Mathematics and Engineering

  • Group of disciplines: Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering

 

 

Job position description:


The potential to wirelessly interact and communicate with fundamental biological organisms, like neurons and cells, could open an uncharted field of possibilities with extraordinary scientific and engineering impact in the health sciences and industry. With this overarching problem as a final objective, the project proposes to design, develop and utilize a combination of cutting-edge electromagnetic and microfluidics technologies, supported by advanced experimental and computational equipment, to interact with biological organisms with the aim to (i) demonstrate the feasibility of the approach, and (ii) propose new bio-inspired solutions, products, and/or treatments.

The state-of-the art research will cover from the theoretical modeling of the physicalbiological system to the experimental implementation of the microfluidics-based laboratory apparatus able to transmit/receive signals to/from organisms. In particular, the first stage encompasses the fundamental modeling of the scientific principles involved in the foreseen systems and concepts. In a second stage, the candidate will assemble and validate the system performance of the proposed setup by means of laboratory measurements. The researcher will also be encouraged to further refine and push to the limit the principles and concepts applied. A final stage of the project will involve the integration of the setup to a full study involving real-world use cases.

All postdoctoral researches have access to cutting-edge experimental and computational research infrastructures. Specialized seminars and international research stays will be an integral part of the program. In addition, all researchers are eligible to participate in the educational activities offering broad-scope scientific and technical training, as well as other unique opportunities in the area of professional and personal development.

 


Contact Information

  1. Title: Professor, Technical University of Catalonia - BarcelonaTech

  2. Full name: Lluis Jofre Cruanyes

  3. Email: lluis.jofre@upc.edu

  4. Research project/Research Group website: http://www.tsc.upc.edu/commsenslab

  5. Fellowship website: https://fundacionlacaixa.org/en/postdoctoral-fellowships-junior-leader-call