Interdisciplany and entrepreneurial PhD position offer in Paris in microfluidics -protometabolism – chemistry

About US

Elvesys is a start-up based in Paris with a strong growth and with more than 500 m² of laboratories. Founded by 3 former researchers in microfluidics, we became a unique mix between a private research lab and a start-up incubator. Since 2011, we indeed have created a dozen innovative companies in the fields related to microfluidics and NBIC (nanotech, biotech, informatics and cognitive sciences). All those companies are now forming the NBIC valley. Our goal is to set the basis of NBIC in France in order to help our country taking the train of the next biotechnological revolution.

About the job

This PhD project, part of the MSCA-ITN-ETN Protomet project* will be achieved at Elvesys in the center of Paris. The aim of the PhD project is to develop a microfluidic platform dedicated to the control of physical and chemical parameters of a system dedicated to protometabolism study. During the 36 months of the project you will also benefit from entrepreneurship immersion and you’ll learn how to valorize your researches results with our business team.  You will also travel through Europe to participate to research collaborations, interdisciplinary trainings and workshops of the consortium and to work with our Protomet research partners to design with them microfluidic setup for their different applications.

Annual salary around 34000 euros (before taxes).

About you

Your background: A master degree / level in “hard science” (whatever chemistry, physics, microfluidics, software …)

A smart mind, interest for the continuous discovery of new scientific fields and entrepreneurship.Possessing at least the B2 level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) in English.

Your personality: Willing to work in a fast and dynamic start-up culture, be open-minded and able to work in multi-cultural and diverse environment.

How to Apply

Send detailed CV and motivation letter to our Innovation Unit: mentioning “Protomet PhD recruitment” in the subject. The deadline for application is January, 15th 2018.