PhD Scholarship in Nanofluidics and Biomimaging at Technical University of Denmark

International students are invited for a PhD scholarship in material sciences at Technical University of Denmark. Successful candidate will have funding to work and study for 3 years in Denmark. Eligible candidates should submit the applications before November 09, 2018.

A PhD scholarship is available in the Nanofluidics and Bioimaging group at the Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology, DTU Nanotech, starting in 2019.

DTU Nanotech is the Department of micro- and nanotechnology at the Technical University of Denmark situated in the northern part of Copenhagen. Read more about DTU Nanotech here: Strategic research fields.

The subject of the PhD project is within 'Lab-on-a-Chip', one of the four main strategic research fields of the department.

The vision for the PhD project is to develop a novel fluorescence microscopy technique for single molecule measurements applied to Life Science. We have previously worked with biologically relevant particles at various scales from single DNA molecules, to chromosomes to single cells. We encourage the applicant to look at our past publications.

The PhD project is funded by the Novo Nordisk challenge center for Intestinal Absorption and Transport of Biopharmaceuticals headed by Professor Thomas Andresen.

Responsibilities and tasks

The PhD position offered as a part of the Nanofluidics and Bioimaging group led by Associate Professor Rodolphe Marie.

The PhD candidate will be responsible for driving interdisciplinary experimental research rooted in physics with applications within life sciences. This will imply working with laser optics, fluorescence microscopy, quantitative biophysics measurement of single fluorophores and nanoparticles, possibly micro and nanofluidics.

The project will focus on experimental work with single molecule fluorescence imaging and super resolution microscopy with a view to biophysics measurements.

Image analysis will be done in collaboration with Senior Researcher Kim Mortensen from the Stochastic Signals and Systems group at DTU Nanotech.


Candidates should have a master’s degree in physics or engineering or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to the master’s degree. Good communication skills in English, both written and spoken, are required. A track record of experimental work is preferred.

Approval and Enrolment

The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.


The assessment of the applicants will be made by Associate Professor Rodolphe Marie, group leader. Final assessment will be on the basis of an interview. A track record in experimental work within physics or material sciences is preferred. Alternatively, a hands-on experience with imaging and image analysis in the context of biology is suitable.

We offer

DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and appointment terms

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information

Further information may be obtained from Rodolphe Marie, email:

You can read more aboutDTU Nanotechon


Please submit your online application no later than 9 November 2018 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file.

Candidates may apply prior to obtaining their master’s degree, but cannot begin before having received it.

DTU Nanotech – the Department of Micro- and Nanotechnology – is situated in the northern part of Copenhagen. DTU Nanotech is a centre of excellence in micro- and nanotechnology utilising sciences across the traditional boundaries of technology, thereby enabling innovative solutions for the benefit of society. DTU Nanotech has approx. 270 staff members. With 40 % international employees, the department constitutes an international environment.


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