PhD position in Experimental Soft Matter Physics Group, Uni Luxembourg
19th January 2020 - 29th February 2020
We have an opening for a Ph.D. student position in the Experimental Soft Matter Physics group (www.lcsoftmatter.com ) at the University of Luxembourg, to be filled as soon as possible. The position is part of a joint project between the ESMP group and the Developmental & Cellular Biology group (https://wwwfr.uni.lu/lcsb/research/developmental_and_cellular_biology ) of Prof. Jens Schwamborn at the Luxembourg Center for Systems Biomedicine. You will, on the one hand, be using microfluidic technology to produce liquid crystal elastomer tubes and evaluate their function as soft actuators, on the other hand, you will do research on the growth of ‘organoids’, miniaturized versions of biological organs growing in culture medium. The research will thus transcend the boundaries of physics, chemistry and biology. For this position, the main focus is on the physics and chemistry of liquid crystal elastomers in curved geometries, hence a solid foundation in physics or chemistry is the ideal. But an interest in all three areas will in all cases be needed. The Ph.D. topic will be physics or chemistry.
Please find the full position announcement here: http://emea3.mrted.ly/2d3v5 We are looking forward to your application! Please write to Prof. Jan Lagerwall (email@example.com) if you have further questions.