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Reference : UMR7325-VALSEV-027
Workplace : MARSEILLE 09
Date of publication : Thursday, March 19, 2020
Type of Contract : FTC Technical / Administrative
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 1 June 2020
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : between 2500€ and 3500€ gross/month depending on experience
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent
This project aims at developing a product resulting from research with the objective of creating a start-up. This product consists of a micro-fluidic system for testing the mechanical properties of red blood cells. The person recruited will be in charge of the rationalization, optimization and parallelization of the manufacturing process of the fluidic chip, the optimization of fluidic measurements on red blood cells, and will participate in the analysis of service provision for biotechs and research laboratories. He/she will also be required to develop a new type of chip.
-Design of lithography masks
-Manufacturing of silica masters by optical/electronic lithography and chemical etching, RIE
-Manufacturing of micro-fluidic chips in PDMS
-Implementation of standards and protocols and calibration curves
-Microfluidic experiments on red blood cells
-Analysis of experimental results
-Modelling under COMSOL
A PhD in physics or engineering with skills in nano/micro fabrication.
Micro-fluidics skills are a plus.
Knowledge of programming (Python/Matlab).
Use of COMSOL software
Knowledge of handling biological objects is a plus.
This work will take place at CINaM, Campus de Luminy, Marseille. It is funded by a CNRS pre-maturation programme.
All the chip manufacturing will be done at the CINaM PLANETE platform equipped with a clean room and lithography equipments.
The CINaM (Marseille Interdisciplinary Centre for Nanoscience, 100+ researchers) is located on the Luminy campus of Aix-Marseille University, at the gateway to the Calanques National Park. The person recruited will work in the Physics and Engineering for Life department.
Constraints and risks
This work involves risks inherent in the use of chemicals (solvents).
Work in clean rooms requires the use of a specific suit (hi-hats, over-shoes, protective suits).
Red blood cells are tube bottoms supplied by hospital (and tested)and engineered/artificial RBCs with no risk of contamination.
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