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Student project: Electrochemical sensing for the monitoring of relevant parameters in the GI tract

Research & development - Wageningen | More than two weeks ago

The goal of this project is to develop an electrochemical sensor capable of working in gastrointestinal fluids.

Student project: Electrochemical sensing for the monitoring of relevant parameters in the gastrointestinal tract

OnePlanet Research Center
Smart pill for Gut Health

As part of Ingestible for Gut Health project, the OnePlanet Research Center is currently developing miniaturized electrochemical sensors in a smart pill that enables non-invasive monitoring of the gastrointestinal tract.

The primary challenge in applying electrochemical sensors in the gut’s environment is to ensure high selectivity in detecting target analytes. Secondly, the lifetime of these sensors is usually affected by the harsh environment of the gut. This work aims to optimize the selectivity and stability of electrochemical sensors by exploring novel sensing materials and methods.

What you will do

You will be working with the electrochemical sensors team for Ingestible for Gut Health project in a new lab located in Wageningen, the Netherlands. This project focuses on investigating different types of electrochemical sensors that are suitable for the gut’s environment.

  • Setting and designing experiment.
  • Performing laboratory experiments for different prototypes of sensors.
  • Extended task: performing measurements in complex simulated gastrointestinal solutions.

What we do for you

We offer a challenging and international environment at the forefront of technology. OnePlanet is a new collaboration of 3 renowned and globally respected research institutes/universities: Wageningen University & Research, Radboud university, Radboudumc, and imec. By joining the OnePlanet team, you will be part of a team of world changers, disruptive innovators, and practical thinkers. Here, your ideas will have an impact on our future lives.

Who you are

  • MSc student in Analytical Chemistry, Biotechnology, Engineering or a related field.
  • Strong affinity with (willing to learn) electrochemistry.
  • Hands-on approach in setting-up and performing experiments.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Knowledge of data analysis.
  • Good written and verbal English skills.
  • Available for 9-12 months in Wageningen, NL.

Interested

Click on ‘apply’ to submit your application. You will then be redirected to e-recruiting.