PhD-position: Designer magnetic nanoplatelets for cancer treatment? (V34.3656)

PhD-position: Designer magnetic nanoplatelets for cancer treatment?

Position
PhD-student
Department(s)
Department of Applied Physics
FTE
1,0
Date off
03/02/2019
Reference number
V34.3656

Job description

Job description

This PhD concerns the design and characterization of synthetic anti-ferromagnetic based nanoplatelets using state-of-the-art (and development of) characterization, deposition and lithography methods. The aim of the project is to develop a well-defined fabrication protocol and verification method of the magnetic properties of engineered nanoplatelets embedded in different media through a physics framework. In collaboration with partners the fabricated nanoplatelets will be directly used for various applications. For example; treatment of cancer, actuation and manipulation of microfluidics, targeted drug delivery, self-assembly mechanisms, etc. The PhD will be actively involved in these projects as they require an in-depth understanding and tuning of the magnetic and mechanical behaviour of the platelets in their respective environments.

Research & Embedding
The fascinating possibility to use magnetic fields to mechanically manipulate matter at the nanoscale allows for a plethora of applications. The forces arising between a magnetic field (gradient) and a nanoscale superparamagnetic particle is already widely used, for instance, in the field of microfluidics or for cancer treatment by hyperthermia. In this project will take a different approach where we will apply nanomagnetic engineering to create highly anisotropic magnetic nano-materials which allow for the application of high mechanical torques to their surroundings.

This project will be embedded with the research group Physics of Nanostructures at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). The TU/e is geographically located in a very vibrant area where many different applications of the nanoplatelets can be explored in close proximity through multidisciplinary approaches through local collaborations at the TU/e and (start-up) companies. By using this multi-disciplinary approach we hope to break ground in both the fundamental understanding and bridging to applications and other fields of research.

Job requirements

Job requirements

For this function we are looking for a talented and highly motivated experimental physics candidate who is able to work in a multi-disciplinary environment and is able to translate application requirements to designer magnetic nanoplatelets. The candidate should (nearly) hold a Master of Science or equivalent degree in experimental physics with a preferred specialization in solid state physics and/or nanomaterials; any experience in the field of nanomagnetism, spintronics or biomedical engineering is a big advantage. Candidates must prove a strong attitude towards experimental physics and lithography techniques and the drive and capacity to effectively communicate and tackle different aspects of a complex problem with large independence. The position is for four years and is embedded in a larger research cluster with other partners.

Conditions of employment

Conditions of employment

  • a challenging job for 4 years in a dynamic and ambitious university and a stimulating internationally renowned research environment;
  • full-time temporary appointment for 4 years;
  • gross salary between € 2.266,- per month (first year) and € 2.897,- per month (last year);
  • Additionally, 8% holiday and 8.3% end-of-year annual supplements;
  • an extensive package of fringe benefits (e.g. assistance in finding accommodation, excellent technical infrastructure, the possibility of child care and excellent sports facilities);
  • PROOF program for a wider development of personal development

This project will be carried out in the group Physics of Nanostructure at the Department of Applied Physics of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).

Information and application

Information and application

Application

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If you are interested in this position please send:

  • a cover letter explaining your motivation and suitability for the position;
  • a detailed Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications and key achievements in research project(s));
  • contact information of two references;
  • copies of diplomas with course grades;

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