Call for European PostDocs (EUJO-LIMMS)
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Dear European researchers working in JAPAN,
The Microsystem Materials Laboratory (MML) of the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) at
the University of Freiburg has an opening for the position of a Postdoctoral Fellow with the goal of
developing novel flexible, high-density neural probes. The candidate will be employed by IMTEK,
but will mostly work at Institute of Industrial Science (IIS), University of Tokyo in JAPAN. The
position may be filled at the earliest possible time and for up to 24 months.
The postdoctoral position will be financed by the EU project EUJO-LIMMS (Europe-Japan Opening of
LIMMS (http://www2.cnrs.fr/en/1971.htm)) and aims to promote the collaboration of IMTEK with the
Institute of Industrial Science of the University of Tokyo and the LIMMS, the MEMS laboratory set up
by the French National Center for Research (CNRS) at the University of Tokyo. The project, which
will involve both the MML headed by Prof. O. Paul at IMTEK and the Biohybrid Systems Laboratory
headed by Prof. S. Takeuchi at IIS (http://www.hybrid.iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/),
will benefit strongly from the technological and administrative environment of LIMMS and IIS, where
the postdoctoral researcher will spend most of his/her time.
The technical goal of the project is the development of flexible, smart intracortical
probes extending the current state of the art by combining the best of the two involved research
groups, i.e., CMOS-integrated high-density probes and novel approaches to polymer-based MEMS
engineering. Such flexible probes will be able to better accommodate the micromotion of the brain
than previous stiffer devices, and will thus reduce the inflammatory response of the
surrounding tissue. As a consequence, they will enable to record neural signals with high spatial
resolution over extended times. The candidate is expected to be experienced in the design of
microsystems and related fabrication technologies. The ability to play in a team and the willingness to adapt to different cultural and technical environments is a must. In line with University of Freiburg’s policy, women applicants with equal qualifications will be given preference.
Candidates are requested to send their application documents (CV, certificates and grades, and
references or recommendation letters) in pdf format by email to Prof. O. Paul (paul “@” imtek.de)
or Prof. S. Takeuchi (takeuchi “@” iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp). Please make a statement of motivation in your email.