PhD Position in Electronic Sensors for Rapid Antibiotic Susceptibility Tests

Uppsala University


PhD position in electronic sensors for rapid antibiotic susceptibility tests



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Department of Electrical Engineering, Division of Solid State Electronics hereby declares a PhD position in the subject Engineering Science with specialization in Electronics.

The research aims at developing low noise electronic sensors for rapid antibiotic susceptibility tests. The research will be conducted in close collaboration with researchers in the Biomedical Centre (BMC) at Uppsala University.

Project description: Rapid antibiotic susceptibility tests are anxiously desired in modern clinic practices for quick selection of right drugs to treat infectious diseases in early stage. The research activities of the PhD candidate filling the announced opening will be centred around design, fabrication and characterisation of low noise electronic sensor for rapid antibiotic susceptibility tests. Device fabrication, electrical characterisation and antibiotic susceptibility tests will mainly be carried out using Ångström clean-room facilities as well as the state-of-the-art device characterisation laboratory of the Division of Solid-State Electronics. A major challenge is the noise mitigation of the electronic sensors.

Requirements: The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%).

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Qualifications: Successful candidates should have a master of science in physics, chemistry, materials science, electrical engineering or equivalent. Candidates with a bachelor degree, with at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second cycle, in one of the aforementioned disciplines can also be considered, but in such a case the student must have demonstrated exceptional records in university learning. Curiosity and ambition in learning and solving cross-disciplinary issues is a necessity for success. Strong collaboration spirit and good communication skills in oral and written English are especially required in the multidisciplinary environment set up for the project.  

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines

In order to be eligible for this position, the candidate has to be admitted or in the process of being admitted as a PhD student.

Applications should include a brief description of research interest and past experience, a CV, copies of exams, transcripts, degrees and grades, a copy of your Master thesis (or a draft thereof) and other relevant documents. The candidates are encouraged to provide letter(s) of recommendation and contact information to reference persons.

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.

Starting date: Soon as possible or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Professor Zhen Zhang, e-mail:, phone: +46(0)18-471 3131.

Please submit your application by March 16th, 2020, UFV-PA 2020/221.

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Placement: Institutionen för elektroteknik

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/221

Last application date: 2020-03-16

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