Postdoctoral researcher in fabrication of integrated silicon nanowire devices with improved perfo...

September 29 2017
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Full Time
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Ion Field Effect Transistors (ISFETs) are sensor components playing an important role for next generation diagnostics due to their sensibility and reliability, ease of integration with multiplexed schemes and compatibility with current semiconductor industry fabrication methods. For example they have already demonstrated some commercial capability for the next generation DNA and RNA sequencing and there is an intense research for different molecular hybridisation schemes including nucleotides and peptides. However, one of their most important challenges for their most upfront applications is increasing their sensitivity and linear response in order to fulfil the increasing demands of DNA sequencing and biopolymer bio-recognition.

Nano-Wires (NWs) have great potential to provide solutions to some of these problems due to their increased transduction capabilities. However schemes that preserve their sensitivity while increasing their reliability are still looked-for.


The candidate will incorporate to a running funded project NANOpH where we have already developed unique sensing schemes and electrochemical pH actuators. His/her job will be to integrate some existing acting schemes with the NWs and implement bio-functionalization methods for the detection of peptides and nucleotides to demonstrate the improve capabilities of our sensors.

  • PhD in material science

  • Experience in electrochemical bio-sensing

  • Knowledge in micro-nano fabrication techniques : patterning lithographies (SEM, Optical), additive techniques (physical vapour deposition, chemical vapour deposition), and subtractive techniques (dry and wet etching)

  • Molecular bio-functionalization of proteins and nucleotides

  • Knowledge of microfluidics will be considered as a plus

  • Fluency in English is a must, knowledge of French and/or German would be an asset


This job comes from a partnership with Science Magazine and Euraxess