INTERDISCIPLINARY AND ENTREPRENEURIAL PHD POSITION OFFER IN PARIS IN MICROFLUIDICS to study CHEMICAL REACTION NETWORKS
You do not recognize yourself in the academic world?
You want to combine entrepreneurship and PhD?
You feel ready to work on an interdisciplinary research project?
IMPORTANT: You must not have spent time in France more than 12 months during the 3 past years.
Start: September 2019
Place: based in PARIS – 4 months in the UK – 3 months in Sweden
Area of expertise: Physics, Biotechnology, Chemistry
Type of financing: MSCA-ITN CreaNet— PhD Position for 3 Years
Key Words: Microfluidics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology
In short, Elvesys is THE Microfluidic Innovation Center. Our start-up is based in the most beautiful place, Paris!
The company was 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 have created a dozen innovative companies in fields related to microfluidics and NBIC (nanotech, biotech, informatics and cognitive sciences). All those companies now make up the NBIC Valley and we work in close collaboration with them.
Our goal? To set the basis of NBIC technologies in France in order to help our country take the train of the next biotechnological revolution.
About the PhD:
A PhD at Elvesys has nothing to do with a typical PhD. You will be immersed in a start-up with a strong entrepreneurial and innovative spirit. You will start your PhD with three months of entrepreneurship. Your mission: bring to the market a new product. This experience will allow you to learn entrepreneurship basis. After these 3 months of training you will continue working on an entrepreneurial project in parallel to your scientific project.
The scientific project: You will be involved in a research consortium with partners from the whole Europe in the project which aims to study chemical reaction networks. You will be in charge of developing an integrated microfluidic platform allowing the spatiotemporal control of chemical reaction networks to mimic signaling events. You will first implement continuous stirred tank reactors on chip, and then study the behaviour of chemical oscillators in the microfluidic device.
Your background: A master degree/level in “hard science” (whether it is chemistry, physics, biology, microfluidics…)
Your personality: You like to think “outside the box”, to be put out of your comfort zone. You would like to take up the challenge of doing a lot with little. You are able to adapt yourself quickly in a changing environment. You have team spirit and like to share your scientific problematics with a multicultural and diverse environment.