PhD position: microsensor technology for biological appllications

bei FH Campus Wien Wien vor 6 Tagen

The University for Applied Sciences, FH Campus Wien in collaboration with the Technical University of Vienna is looking for a highly qualified PhD candidate. We offer a fully funded research position for three years in Vienna.

In our daily lives, we are frequently confronted with potentially harmful substances and pathogens. Specific and quantitative detection of biological hazards is usually done by time-consuming laboratory-based methods. However, there is an increasing need for rapid detection methods for toxins, microorganisms, viruses and allergens. Ideally, novel methods would even allow automatic detection of biologic hazards in real time.

PhD position: microsensor technology for biological appllications

your tasks

  • practically implement high-performance sensor technology for detection of biological molecules
  • develop micromachined sensors, which use an oscillating cantilever for mass detection
  • excitation and read-out of the MEMS resonators is done with integrated piezoelectric transducers
  • the specifically designed devices will be fabricated in the MEMS Technology Lab of Prof. Ulrich Schmid, at the Institute of Sensor and Actuator Systems at TU Wien (
  • the sensor surfaces will be modified with biomolecules at the Competence Center for Molecular Biotechnology at the University for Applied Sciences, FH Campus Wien (
  • goal of the project is to demonstrate the potential of MEMS sensors for the specific detection of biomolecules and to push the limits of sensitivity by tailored device designs

your profile

  • background in microsensor technology (Master´s degree in physics, electronics or biomedical engineering)
  • strong interest in biological research questions
  • good command of written and spoken English
  • excellent team-working ability

we offer

  • an exciting research project at the cutting edge in an interdisciplinary environment
  • a full-time research position for three years starting in April 2023
  • in top research labs in the City of Vienna
  • applicants will combine advanced microsystems technologies with biological applications
  • the University for Applied Sciences, FH Campus Wien focuses on diversity, equal opportunities and respectful cooperation
  • in accordance with the FH Campus Wien salary system, for a Junior Researcher EUR 2.279 gross per month (14 times a year) will be paid

applicants should submit

  • a motivation letter including a description of research interests
  • a detailed curriculum vitae
  • names and contact details of at least one referee

Please send all documents to:
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until March 1st, 2023.

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