The Biomedical Research Institute (BIOMED) of  Hasselt University has a 
position available for a PhD Student for the  project “Development and 
Characterisation of Fluorescent Molecularly  Imprinted Polymers for 
Nanotechnology and Applications in Advanced  Electronic Devices, Chemo- and 
Bio-sensors”. This project runs in close  collaboration with the Institute for 
Materials Research (IMO):

PhD Student Biosensors (2x2 years)
(mandate MBW/2006/004-HO-6)

Job description
The PhD student will conduct research in the field of fluorescence of  polymers 
which will be used as building blocks for biosensors. The  project focuses on 
the changes in fluorescence induced by the target  molecule upon binding with 
molecularly imprinted polymers (MIP) embedded  in a matrix of conjugated 
polymers. The project comprises the study of  the underlying mechanism of the 
observed changes and the design of a  specific sensor. Advanced 
(micro)fluorimetric techniques will be applied.  This project is within the 
framework of a collaboration between the  Institute of Material Science and the 
Biomedical research institute of  Hasselt University.
 
Diploma and profile
Master degree (or equivalent) in either physics, chemistry, biomedical  
sciences, bio-engineer, engineer in physics, engineer in chemistry or  civil 
engineer. Students in their final year can also apply. The  candidate must 
master either the Dutch or the English language.

Further information
        * Content job responsibilities:
        * Prof. dr. Marcel Ameloot (BIOMED), +32 (0)11 26 85 46, 
marcel.amel...@uhasselt.be
        * Prof. dr. Dirk Vanderzande (IMO), +32-11-26 83 21, 
dirk.vanderza...@uhasselt.be
        * Prof. dr. Thomas Cleij (IMO), + 32 (0)11 26 83 10, 
thomas.cl...@uhasselt.be
  
        * content term of employment and selection  procedure: Jef Vanvoorden, 
011 26 80 80, jef.vanvoor...@uhasselt.be
Application
Applicants must use the official application forms 
        * which are available at the Rectoraat of Hasselt University, Campus 
Diepenbeek, Agoralaan -  building D, B-3590 Diepenbeek (Belgium), phone +32 - 
11 - 26 80 03 
        * or which can be downloaded here pfd-file / Word 
format.http://www.uhasselt.be/download/APengelsUH.doc
The completed application forms must reach the above mentioned  address no 
later than Friday, April 3rd 2009.
Application by e-mail will only be taken into consideration when sent to the 
following address: j...@uhasselt.be.


      

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