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PhD Student in Food Safety

CSEM Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA

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PhD Student in Food Safety

The group is active in developing innovative platforms for diagnostics purposes, food safety and continuous bioprocess control. It aims to play a key role in the development of future point-of-care diagnostics and safety screening systems in Switzerland. It offers an exceptional opportunity to work on high-performance developments for industrial customers as well as on longer-term applied Swiss and European research projects, in accordance with CSEM's mission to bridge the gap between universities and industry.

Your mission

Within the proposed project you will work on the development of a portable, smartphone-based system for the rapid screening of aflatoxins, a carcinogenic family of toxins, in food samples. The project is part of a European network of PhD students working towards a common goal. Your responsibility will include to:
  • Learn to understand the needs for food safety and quality management
  • Design, realize and test a rapid aflatoxin screening assay based on: Electrochemical detection, Aptamer recognition and Multiplexing
  • Integrate the assay into a smartphone-based detection system in collaboration with the European network
  • Disseminate and report your results using international platforms
  • Take active part in the activities of the group and the Landquart Center and interact with the PhD students in the European network.

Your profile

  • Master degree in chemistry, biochemistry, microtechnology, physics or similar
  • Interest in multidisciplinary, applied projects
  • Good written and spoken English
  • Enthusiastic, proactive and autonomous
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Former knowledge in sensing technology is a plus.

We offer

CSEM offers a stimulating and multidisciplinary work environment with the opportunity to work with leading Swiss and international companies. You will have the opportunity to benefit from excellent social security conditions and to evolve within a multicultural company which clearly promotes an employee-driven culture.

We look forward to receiving your complete application file at jobs@csem.ch, mentioning ref. 'L702.2017-15' in the subject.

Preference will be given to professionals applying directly.

The high-tech activities of CSEM
range at swiss and international levels
from applied research to the development
of industrial products. The high degree of expertise
of our staff is our strength.

CSEM founded in 1984, is a private applied research and development center specializing in micro and nanotechnology, system engineering microelectronics and communications technologies. It offers its customers and industry partners custom-made innovative solutions based on its knowledge of the market and technological expertise derived from applied research.

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