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Student project: Electrochemical sensors in the gut’s environment

Research & development - Wageningen | More than two weeks ago

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

Electrochemical sensors in the gut’s environment

OnePlanet Research Center

Ingestible for Gut Health
As part of Ingestible for Gut Health project, 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 of target analyte. Secondly, the lifetime of these sensors is usually affected by the harsh environment condition in the gut. This aspect can be improved by a careful material selection. This work aims to optimize the selectivity and stability of electrochemical sensors.

What you will do

This project focuses on investigating different types of electrochemical sensors that are suitable for the gut’s environment. 

  • Setting up a design of the experiment.
  • Performing laboratory experiments for different prototypes of sensors.
  • Extended task: performing measurements on a simulated gastrointestinal complex solution. 

What we do for you

You will be working with the electrochemical sensors team for the Ingestible for Gut Health project in a new lab located in Wageningen, the Netherlands. 

Who you are

  • BSc or MSc Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or equivalent.
  • Strong affinity with (willing to learn) electrochemistry.
  • Hands-on approach in setting up and performing experiments.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Knowledge of data analysis approaches.
  • Good written and verbal English skills.
  • Available for 6 months.
  • Located in Wageningen, the Netherlands.

Interested

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