Master’s Thesis and/or Research Assistant in Molecular Nanoengineering Group – Aalto-yliopisto




Molecular Nanoengineering group at the Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, Aalto University (Finland), is looking for a motivated student to join the group as a master’s thesis candidate and/or research assistant. The student will have the chance to carry out experimental interdisciplinary research in DNA Nanotechnology, Biosensing and Molecular Diagnostics.

Short task description: Development of a point-of-care colorimetric biosensing platform based on chiral plasmonic DNA nanoassemblies.

An ideal candidate should have a solid background and/or strong interest in biochemistry, bionanotechnology, biomedical engineering or analytical chemistry, and an aptitude for multidisciplinary research. Previous experience with molecular biosensing is an advantage. The position requires good communication skills in written and spoken English. Sufficient training in research technical skills, data analysis and scientific writing will be provided.

Information about the research group
The Molecular Nanoengineering group (led by Associate Prof. Anton Kuzyk) at the Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering (NBE) in Aalto’s School of Science (SCI), a multidisciplinary and international environment with excellent instrumentation and facilities. Our group operates at the interface between nanotechnology, molecular self-assembly and plasmonics with focus on DNA-based artificial molecular systems.

Further information about the group

Examples of our previous works
”Reconfigurable 3D plasmonic metamolecules in the visible wavelength range”
”A DNA Origami-Based Chiral Plasmonic Sensing Device”

Application procedure
Please apply via electronical system and submit the following material as a single pdf document in English

  • Personal statement on your research interest and motivation in joining this project (1 page)
  • The earliest available time to start the project and available period for a possible interview
  • Curriculum vitae (no page limit)
  • Contact details of two referees
  • Transcript of records (no page limit)

Academic contact persons for further information
Prof. Anton Kuzyk (anton.kuzyk@aalto.fi)
Dr. Jacky Loo (jacky.loo@aalto.fi)

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