GDR Micro Nano Fluidique

Mois : avril 2018

Detailed subject description
The objective of this thesis is to participate in the development of a microfluidic device that
will be able to isolate and characterize microbial communities immured in ice cores. Given
that access to ice core samples for biological exploration is limited due to technical issues
related to sample volume required in traditional approaches as well as contamination issues,
there is a clear need to miniaturize and improve sampling and analysis tools. By miniaturizing
the sample volumes, we will also increase the temporal resolution (in traditional methods,
large sample volumes of ice are melted and incorporate different layers that represent
different time scales).

More information : PhDProposal_Microglace.pdf

The position required a strong record in microfluidics applied to biotechnologies. This should include biophysics, biotechnologies and good knowledge in data processing. Good communication and organization skills will be appreciated.

The research project will benefit from the support of an interdisciplinary team and relevant technological platforms.

Start May 2018

Ecole Doctorale BIOLOGIE SANTE de Lille
Allocations de Recherche « mobilité » – 2018-2018 sujet de thèse proposé par l’Unité de Recherche :
UMR CNRS 8161 éQ. 03 (directeur : SONCIN FABRICE)

Plus d’information : Ecole-Doctorale-Biologie-Santé-de-Lille-bourses-de-thèse-ouvertes-à-la-mobilité.pdf

Location: INL, Lyon, Claude Bernard University (France)
Supervision: P. Kleimann, J-F Chateaux and L. Renaud (INL, Lyon)
C. Durrieu (LEHNA, Vaulx-en-Velin)

More information : PhD-proposal-Lab-On-Chip-INL.pdf

The PhD work is based on an interplay between experimental and numerical approaches:

  • To design and fabricate a small-volume micro-fluidic rheometric device.
  • To interpret measurement data using computational models.
  • To identify the effect of lymph mechanics through computational models of the lymphatic system.

More information : PhD_Lymph_Grenoble-Swansea.pdf

Le laboratoire LICSEN consacre une part prépondérante de son activité à l’étude des procédés de fonctionnalisation chimique des surfaces et des nanomatériaux. L’objectif principal de cette thématique est de développer des matériaux aux propriétés améliorées en vue d’applications dans les domaines de l’énergie (électro-catalyse dans les piles à combustible, photo-production d’hydrogène, batteries), de la santé (surfaces bactériostatiques et bactéricides, biocapteurs, implants) et de l’électronique (électronique organique et moléculaire).

Plus d’information : 13.Poste-de-chercheur-au-CEA-Saclay-LICSEN-Chimie-de-surface-couplée-aux-techniques-d_impression.pdf

We are looking for an outstanding Research Fellow to join our collaborative project between Professor Fiona Meldrum in the School of Chemistry and Professor Hugo Christenson in the School of Physics and Astronomy. The project will exploit microfluidic and confined systems to study and interact with crystallisation processes with outstanding spatial and temporal resolution, and the position will be funded by an EPSRC Platform Grant.

More information : 12.MAPCH1079-Research-Fellow-in-Microfluidics-and-Crystallisation-1-2-18.pdf


Solar cell photovoltaic


– Postdoctoral position in organs-on-chip with a focus on on-chip cell cultures
– Research position in organs-on-chip with a focus on on-chip cell cultures

Plus d’informations : 11.Offre-thèse-Mécanobiologie-405-SARRY-BEYSSEN-pour-diffusion-19012018.pdf


We are seeking an outstanding and talented scientist with expert experience in single-cell droplet microfluidics to join the recently created Enabling Technologies team of the Sanofi Biologics Research platform for the discovery and screening of therapeutic antibodies.

The candidate will have the exciting responsibility of establishing a high-throughput microdroplet-based antibody discovery platform to accelerate the discovery and development of novel Biologics drugs. She/he will use her/his experience to build a collaborative network allowing the platform to remain at the cutting edge of the technology. She/he will be responsible for developing new bioassays for miniaturization.

The candidate shall be intrinsically motivated, proactive, with a passion for technology development and innovation. She/he will be a great team player and well organized leader, and work effectively in a cross-functional department.

More information : 09.2018-CDI-in-microfluidics-Sanofi.pdf

In this thesis, we propose to address the Casimir effect with an hydrodynamic approach based on an acoustical analogy: the acoustic Casimir force. Here, when two plates are immersed in a fluid insonified by ultrasound radiation, a force arises from the acoustic radiation pressure difference between the inner and outer domain delimitated by the plates.
As we have recently shown, this configuration is very promising for manipulating micro particles in a liquid medium by acoustic waves and could be further extended to the case of submicron particles and use of acoustic metamaterials. We also believe this approach could help understanding its electromagnetic counterpart.

More information : 08.Sujet_these_Acoustique_Poulain2018_CNRS.pdf

Plus d’information : 07.SujetIR-FluiTec.pdf

These positions are funded within the project Marie Sklodowska –Curie Actions, International training Network,  Fostering new skills by means of excellent initial training of researchers. Deadline for application is May 1st 2018, interview of the selected candidates will begin mid-May, for starting appointment expected for October 2017,  for 36 months. The ESR will be enrolled in the University of the Basque Country, Vitoria-Gasteiz Campus, and will defend the PhD by Spring 2021. The grantee will be part of a team of 15 researchers, in a network in France, Germany, Latvia, Slovenia, Ireland, Spain, including two industrial partners. The candidate should not have been resident in Spain for more than 12 months in the last 3 years.

More information :

Missions :

– définir et mettre en oeuvre au laboratoire les essais nécessaires aux études qui vous sont confiées,
– analyser et faire la synthèse de vos résultats dans des documents écrits,
– travailler en étroite collaboration avec le correspondant analytique des projets.
Vous êtes attentif au respect des règles d’hygiène et de sécurité au laboratoire ainsi qu’à la sûreté de vos données.

Plus d’informations : 05.Définition-de-poste-Solid-State-Vitry_cadre_laboratoire.pdf

Plus d’information : 04.-PhD-Subject-Romain-Grossier-CINaM-2018.pdf

Nous recherchons un(e) candidat(e) qui viendra renforcer la thématique liée aux dispositifs optoélectroniques
pour le vivant. Une attention particulière sera accordée aux candidat(e)s dont les activités sont
en lien avec les activités de recherche en biophotonique liées aux interactions lumière-cellules biologiques
pour des applications en neurosciences et en instrumentation optique et imagerie pour des outils
diagnostiques et thérapeutiques de la vision.

Plus d’informations : 03.-ProfilPosteMCF30-63-Biophotonique-UNIMES-IES.pdf

We are seeking a highly motivated Post-­‐doc to join an EU funded project aimed at coupling microfluidic concepts and additive manufacturing technologies for the development of 3D biomimetic cell culture microenvironments. The work will take place at LAAS -­‐CNRS research laboratory in Toulouse. This interdisciplinary project will be done in collaboration with industrial partners involved in additive manufacturing technologies and biology research teams specialized in oncology and regenerative medicine. Targeted applications cover the field of tissue engineering and pharmaceutical screening.

More Information : 02. HoliFAB PostDoc LAAS CNRS.pdf

Scientific field and context: The diagnosis of most pathologies is currently carried out on the basis of biomolecular tests. However, in the context of point of care diagnostic, where low-cost devices are needed, these techniques suffer from certain limitations. Indeed, the use of biomolecular reagents can be quite expensive, requires strict conservation conditions and imposes a limited life of the device. To overcome these disadvantages, it is necessary to develop new approaches exploiting the physical properties (mechanical, electrical or migratory properties of cells). This thesis aims to provide an innovative approach to perform a diagnosis through the combination of nanophotonics and microfluidics. It is based on an optical measurement of the deformability of individual cells, which is an indicator for pathologies such as malaria, cancer, sepsis, etc…

More information : Thesis-INL-Benyattou-Faivre.pdf