Temporary position: Soft- and hardware development project, student level
The BIOS Lab-on-a-Chip chair (“Miniaturized systems for biomedical and environmental applications”) aims at the research and development of Lab-on-a-Chip (LOC) systems. The BIOS group is embedded within the MIRA institute for biomedical research and technical medicine, and the MESA+ institute for Nanotechnology. LocSense is a spin-off company from the BIOS Lab-on-a-Chip Group at the University of Twente and was founded in 2015. LocSense provides electrical detection units with interfaces to complete innovative health care technologies for product developers and suppliers.
For a joint project between LocSense and the University of Twente we are looking for a student-assistant for soft- and hardware development.
Focus of the project is to characterize an existing prototype of a device to monitor the quality of cell cultures via electrical detection. The project is focused in particular on the interfacing between the detector and the cell culture. Tasks include:
- Characterization and revision of the current design
- Controlling the device through SPI (Arduino)
We are looking for a bachelor or master student in electrical engineering. The candidate will be embedded in the BIOS Lab on a Chip group and should ideally fit the following requirements:
- Experience level: Bachelor or master student
- Knowledge of microcontroller programming through Ardino SPI
- Affinity with characterization of the existing prototype
The duration of the project is estimated at 160 hours and the salary is dependent on the experience of the candidate. Working hours are flexible and will be determined together with the candidate.
Questions regarding this positions can be directed to:
Susan Roelofs, PhD (founder LocSense), email: firstname.lastname@example.org.