The deMello Group in the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences at ETH Zurich, is a world leading center for the development of novel microfluidic technologies for use in the chemical and biological sciences.
Post-Doctoral Position in Advanced Droplet-Based Technologies
The research project aims to develop an optofluidic platform for the directed evolution of enzymes and elucidate the fundamental biophysics of dehalogenase enzymes. The realization of this next-generation technology will rely on the development and marriage of high-sensitivity optical detection systems with droplet-based microfluidics, and will allow the detailed analysis of millions of enzyme variants and the design of novel enzymes with bespoke properties.
We wish to recruit a motivated and talented post-doctoral fellow with an excellent track record in the areas of microfluidics and biophotonics. The candidate should hold a doctorate in a natural sciences or engineering discipline. Expertise and familiarity with optical spectroscopies, instrument control and automation, molecular biology, protein biophysics and single cell analysis are highly desirable. The successful candidate will head a small team of researchers focusing on the adaptation and application of advanced microfluidic technologies to the directed evolution of proteins. The position is initially tenable for a period of three years and can start at any time after the 1st January 2018.
We look forward to receiving online applications that includes a brief statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications and names of references. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

For more information about the group please visit our website Specific questions regarding the position should be directed to Professor Andrew de Mello and Dr Stavros Stavrakis, by email: andrew.demello(at), stavros.stavrakis(at) (no applications).