Job Offers

On this page job offers for master end projects, internships and starting positions in the Nanobiology field will be published.

PhD Scholarschip in Biomolecular Science at UNSW Sydney 

Many organisms move, but the origin of motility is still not known. We focus on nature’s oldest propellor: the bacterial flagellar motor (BFM). A remarkable product of evolution, the BFM rotates at 100,000 rpm to drive swimming and navigate bacteria towards food. We will estimate ancestral protein sequences and engineer these ancient genes into present day bacterial genomes to ‘re-run’ evolution to make a microbial ‘Jurassic Park’. We combine fluidics and synthetic biology to direct and understand the evolution of the motor and then use novel engineered motors to sense and control fluid flows in scaleable microreactors.

We are looking for quality recently finished or finishing undergraduate candidates to commence a PhD in 2019 in Sydney, Australia at the University of New South Wales. The Scientia Scholarship is generous, totalling AUD$40,000/yr tax-free (£23k/yr) for 4 years (typical Australian PhD length 3.5 years) with a further AUD$10,000/yr (£5.7k) for conference travel and career development. Interested candidates please contact Matt Baker ( or apply here.

Job Offer at Illumina Eindhoven

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Why Us 
Illumina are a global leader in genomics – an industry at the intersection of biology and technology. At the most fundamental level, we enable our customers to read and understand genetic variations. We strive to make our solutions increasingly simple, more accessible, and always reliable. As a result, discoveries that were unimaginable even a few years ago are now becoming routine – and are making their way into patient treatment. 
If you are a bilingual Customer Care professional or someone looking for an opportunity to become a Customer Care Specialist, with a passion to make a difference in human health, then we would like to hear from you.   
Why You 
As Customer Care Specialist, you will be the primary front-line contact for Illumina’s customers.  You will be responsible for facilitating the fulfillment of customer orders for high throughput genotyping, sequencing and gene expression instruments, reagents, and service contracts. You may be a school leaver or graduate looking for an opportunity in a forward-thinking organization, or you may have customer solution experience and looking for a new opportunity. 
You will be fluent in Dutch and a second language of French or German is preferred. 
As a Customer Care Specialist, you will be the interface with our customers and support our customers and company sales representatives. You will love to work with accuracy and efficiency and manage the high value order process while supporting sales by maintaining positive customer relations.   
If you want to push boundaries and join a culture fueled by innovation, collaboration and openness, this role could be for you. If you want a brilliant, fast-paced, mission-driven environment, then Illumina is the place for you.  
The role 
As Customer Care Specialist, you will be based at Illumina’s distribution center for EMEA in Eindhoven.   To be successful in the role you are a solution orientated person who will enjoy working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. In the role you will work independently, with the support of the team.  This is a key role in our organization where no day will be the same!  You will have a responsive, flexible and adaptable approach and work with high attention to detail and accuracy. You will be using multiple systems such as, SAP, Quickbase, MS Office Suite 
Responsibilities will include 
·        Process orders in an efficient and timely manner, reviewing detailed customer specifications & commercial terms and conditions.  
·        Assist in responding to customer inquiries and provide the best suitable solution to their needs.  
·        Provide customers with order verification, updates on delivery dates, product availability and pricing.  
·        Builds productive collaborative working relationships with Technical Support, Quote, Finance, Sales, Field Service & Support to deliver world class experiences to our customers.  
·        Drive continuous improvement and safeguard best practice 
·        Performs other duties as assigned. 
Preferred background, skills and experience 
·        Ability to adapt and learn systems and processes quickly. 
·        Strong interpersonal and customer care skills.  
·        Strong written and verbal communication skills.  
·        Experience with independently solving problems and working effectively in a team environment.  
·        Must be very detail and quality oriented. 
What can you expect 
With Illumina you can expect a highly competitive salary accompanied by a market leading benefits package.  You will be part of the global leader in the Sequencing industry where you will find robust growth opportunities and career development within Illumina.  
Our team members are bright, energetic, and dedicated—they are the driving force behind our innovation and impact. To attract the best and brightest, we offer a competitive employee benefits program. We view it as a smart investment in our people, one that recognizes the tremendous value they bring to our business every day. At Illumina, we push boundaries. We think beyond the conventional. We dream big. With the energy of so many bright and accomplished people, the opportunities are endless.