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PhD position: Real-time biomolecular sensing for closed-loop process control

PhD position: Real-time biomolecular sensing for closed-loop process control

Biomedical Engineering
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Job description


Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology are developing a new technology for continuous biomolecular sensing, called Biosensing by Particle Mobility (BPM). The technology is based on particles attached to a sensing surface that change their mobility by the binding of analyte molecules.

The Molecular Biosensing group (MBx, see at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) studies molecular biosensing technologies with single-molecule resolution. The research leads to novel methods for molecular biosensing, insights into protein function within complex fluids, and novel routes into rapid testing and monitoring applications. The MBx group initiated and organizes the international competition on Sensors for Health ( Laboratories are shared with the Chemical Biology research group ( and the Institute for Complex Molecular Systems (


Recent publications of our research work are:

Job requirements

  • We are looking for talented PhD candidates who are interested to develop the new biosensor technology for applications in biological processes and healthcare. The PhD project will focus on topics such as microfluidic sample handling, continuous sample preparation, calibration, precision, robustness, complex biological samples, closed-loop process control, etc.
  • Candidates should have a background in engineering and/or analytical sciences, e.g. chemical process engineering, bioprocess technology, analytical chemistry, biotechnology, or physical engineering sciences.
  • The project will be performed in collaboration with Helia Biomonitoring and is part of the Safe-N-Medtech European project (

Conditions of employment

We offer:

  • A challenging job at a dynamic and ambitious University and in an enthusiastic team.
  • An appointment (1 fte) as a PhD-student for four years, starting date: flexible, but preferably as soon as possible.
  • Gross monthly salaries are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement of the Dutch Universities (CAO NU), increasing from € 2.325 per month initially, to € 2.972 in the fourth year.
  • An attractive package of fringe benefits, including excellent work facilities, end of the year allowance and sports facilities.

Information and application

Information and application

More information can be obtained from Prof. M.W.J. Prins, Eindhoven University of Technology, phone +31 40 2474018, m.w.j.prins[a]


If you are interested in a PhD position and would like to apply, we request you to use the button "Apply now".

Your application can be addressed to prof. M.W.J. Prins. Applications must include all of the following:

  • a personal motivation letter
  • a Curriculum Vitae including the names and contact details of at least two references
  • transcripts of BSc and MSc degrees with courses and grades
  • a digital copy of BSc and MSc theses (if these are very large, you can send them by email)

Only complete applications will be considered. Screening of applicants will start as soon as applications are received and will continue until the position has been filled.