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The lab of biomedical microfluidics (LBMM ; www.epfl.ch/labs/lbmm/) is looking for a postdoc or engineer with a background in microfluidics. We have developed an in vitro diagnostics platform enabling to identify the most potent therapy options directly on tumor samples from human patients (www.besttherapyforme.com; Eduati et al., Nature Communications 2018). As the next step, we are now initiating clinical trials and the establishment of a startup company, making this technology available to the public. The position will be funded for 18 months in the context of an Innosuisse grant, with the general possibility of transitioning permanently into the startup afterwards.

The successful candidate will closely interact with other engineers within LBMM and at external tech companies.Main duties and responsibilities include :

  • Further development of the droplet microfluidic workflow
  • Design and implementation of on- and off-chip valves
  • Contribution to the construction of an industrial prototype
  • Screening of patient samples
  • Data analysis

Your profile :

  • Hands on experience in microfluidics. Of particular interest is previous work in the fields of droplet mircofluidics and microfluidic valves
  • Advanced knowledge in LabVIEW programming
  • Expertise in the handling of mammalian cells is an advantage but not absolutely required
  • Good communication skills
  • Highly motivated and keen to work in an interdisciplinary environment

We offer :

  • A multidisciplinary environment
  • Exposure to the latest cutting-edge experimental procedures (e.g. single-cell microfluidics)
  • Preparation for a future career in academia, industry or our own startup company

Start date :
ASAPTerm of employment :
Fixed-term (CDD)Work rate :
100%Duration : one year contract renewable
1.5 years : after an initial year of service contract extensions can be madeRemark :
Only candidates who applied through EPFL website or our partner Jobup’s website will be considered.

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