PhD scholarship in Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS)

    PhD scholarship in Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS)

    PhD scholarship in Microfluidic Devices for Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) based Molecular Detection, in the ’Drug delivery and Sensor’ section at DTU Health, Technical University of Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    May 13, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionPhD Position
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Raman spectroscopy
    – Nanoplasmonics
    – Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS)
    ScholarshipAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDrug delivery and Sensor section
    DTU Health tech
    Technical University of Denmark
    Contract Period3 Years
    Starting dateNot specified


    You must have a two-year master’s degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master’s degree.


    The ideal candidate has background in some of the following topics: nanoplasmonics, Raman spectroscopy and/or surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), design and fabrication of microfluidic devices, and micro- and nanofabrication techniques. Experience in SERS-based molecular detection and/or centrifugal microfluidics is a plus. If you have another background that fits the project, you are welcome to apply

    Research field

    The PhD student will work in the area of SERS-based molecular detection. Raman spectroscopy is a well-known spectroscopy technique for identifying various molecular species. SERS, on the other hand, is a powerful experimental technique that utilizes plasmonic nanostructures to enhance otherwise very weak Raman scattering signals. This tremendous amplification of the Raman scattering signal enables detection of trace amounts of target molecules.


    In IDUN, our motto is ‘bringing science to life’ and we believe in openness, inclusiveness, having ambitions, making a difference and collaboration ( We are looking for a candidate who can identify with our values and vision. You will play a role in the sensing part of the research section, interacting with several members working in different disciplines, such as biology, microfabrication, pharmaceutical science and polymer science. The project is highly interdisciplinary and we expect that you enjoy teamwork and are good at coordinating you work with your colleagues.

    You will design, develop and fabricate new type of SERS substrates.

    • You will design and fabricate SERS-integrated microfluidic devices suitable for gas and liquid sampling and detection using portable, handheld Raman spectrometers.
    • You will test their performance in collaboration with the SERSing project partners.
    • You have the ability to drive the project and achieve ambitious goals.

    How to Apply?

    To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file

    Documents Required

    • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
    • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)

    About DTU Health Tech

    DTU Health Tech engages in research, education, and innovation base on technical and natural science for the healthcare sector. The Healthcare sector is a globally expanding market with demands for the most advanced technological solutions. DTU Health Tech creates the foundation for companies to develop new and innovative services and products which benefit people and create value for society. DTU Health Techs expertise spans from imaging and biosensor techniques, across digital health and biological modelling, to biopharma technologies. The department has a scientific staff of about 175 persons, 130 PhD students and a technical/administrative support staff of about 80 persons.


    • The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union
    • If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark


    Assoc. Prof. Tomas Rindzevicius

    Professor Anja Boisen

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    PhD scholarship in Microfluidic Devices for Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) based Molecular Detection

    Post expires at 8:59am on Friday May 14th, 2021 (GMT+9)