PostDoc on in vitro 3D skin tissue/skin-on-chip model development (a)

von: EMPA | Ort: St. Gallen


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PostDoc on in vitro 3D skin tissue/skin-on-chip model development (a)

Materials science and technology are our passion. With our cutting-edge research, Empa's around 1,100 employees make essential contributions to the well-being of society for a future worth living. Empa is a research institution of the ETH Domain.
The Laboratory for Biointerfaces performs material-related research and focuses on understanding, characterizing and steering interactions of biomolecules, bacteria and human cells at surfaces for materials-based healthcare solutions.
Your tasks
The potential toxicity of new chemicals and materials, particularly nanoparticles, is a major health and regulatory concern, but safety assessment during their development still relies heavily on in vivo studies. Therefore, new methods for a robust assessment of materials and chemicals are needed.

In the frame of this EU-funded project, you will work on the development of an in vitro 3D skin tissue/skin-on-chip model and study the response to novel materials and chemicals in collaboration with different labs all over Europe. For this, you will establish a system with perfusable vascular structure and biomimetic barrier properties using state of the art facilities and equipment.

Your profile
  • PhD degree in biomedical engineering, cell biology or a related field 
  • Enthusiastic and curious personality 
  • High motivation to work in an interdisciplinary project 
  • Extensive experience with (3D) cell culture work (experience with in vitro 3D skin models or skin-on-chip models is considered a major advantage) 
  • Excellent skills at science communication (verbal and written)

This position (100%) is immediately available and for a period of three years with the possibility for an extension.

Our offer
  • A highly stimulating research environment in the Empa laboratories in St. Gallen. 
  • Easy access to outstanding infrastructure and equipment. 
  • An experienced project team within Empa and collaborators all over Europe.
  • Support to present work at scientific conferences and project meetings as well as to publish in high quality journals. 
  • Support for personal development.
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We look forward to receiving your complete online application including a letter of motivation, CV, certificates, diplomas and contact details of two reference persons. Please submit these exclusively via our job portal. Applications by e-mail and by post will not be considered.

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