Are you interested in single-molecule biophysics, acoustofluidics and/or 2D materials nanodevices? We are looking for talented and motivated experimentalists to join our team.

For questions regarding applications or to discuss possible projects in more detail please contact Sabina Caneva by email  [s.l.caneva(at)].

PhD Students

PhD position on Biophysics of single-molecule nanopore scanners (4 years)

As part of our ERC project we are seeking a highly motivated PhD student with an interest in cross-disciplinary research to join our BioNEMS lab at TU Delft. The 4-year position involves the design, characterization and application of acoustofluidic devices for single-molecule transport and detection.

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PhD position on Optical methodologies for protein sequencing (4 years)

In this Cohesion-funded project with the Smith lab at TU Delft, we have a PhD vacancy focused on optical nanoscopy and development of statistical image analysis tools for protein sequencing technologies.

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We currently do not have postdoc vacancies

Bachelor and Master students

Interested BEP and MEP students are welcome to contact us to discuss possible projects. Below are some of the current topics in our lab.

  • Engineering 2D material nanoprobes as ultrasensitive biomolecule detectors

  • Surface acoustic waves (SAW) devices for on chip transport of single molecules

  • Engineering programmable DNA origami nanoactuators for size selective biosensing

  • Acoustic transport in SAW devices with suspended 2D membranes

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