List of SENTINEL positions

ESR1: Investigation of Brain Cancer Evolution Enabled by Single-Cell Nanobiopsy

Host Organisation – University of Leeds (UK)
Supervisor – Dr Paolo Actis


ESR2: Electrochemical Nanosensors to Monitor the Metabolic Activity of Organs-on-Chip

Host Organisation – University of Leeds (UK)
Supervisor – Dr Paolo Actis


ESR3: Single-Nanoparticle Electrocatalysis

Host Organisation – Ruhr University Bochum (DE)
Supervisor – Prof Wolfgang Schuhmann


ESR4: Nanoscale Electrocatalysis with Nano Impacts

Host Organisation – Ruhr University Bochum (DE)
Supervisor – Prof Kristina Tschulik


ESR5: Nanoscale Electrocatalytic Activity at Individual Carbon Nanostructures

Host Organisation – CEA (FR)
Supervisor – Dr Renaud Cornut


ESR6: GHz-AFM Spectroscopy of Electrochemical Processes with 0.5 aF Sensitivity

Host Organisation – Keysight Technologies (AT)
Supervisor – Dr Ferry Kienberger


ESR7: Next Generation High Frequency Instrumentation

Host Organisation – Keysight Technologies (AT)
Supervisor – Dr Ferry Kienberger


ESR8: Opto-electrochemical nanoscopy of single electrocatalytic nanoobjects

Host Organisation – University of Paris Diderot (FR)
Supervisor – Dr Frederic Kanoufi


ESR9: Surface charge of lipid rafts in neuron signalling investigated by SICM

Host Organisation – Aarhus University (DK)
Supervisor – Prof Mingdong Dong


ESR10: Advanced Nanoscale Electrochemical Imaging: Applications from Electrocatalysis to Living Cells

Host Organisation – University of Warwick (UK)
Supervisor – Prof Patrick Unwin


ESR11: Electrochemical Nanoprobes for Single-Entity Analysis

Host Organisation – University of Warwick (UK)
Supervisor – Prof Patrick Unwin


ESR12: Pico-Potentiostat for Nano-Electrochemical Measurements

Host Organisation – Elements SRL (IT)
Supervisor – Dr Federico Thei


ESR13: Single-Polymer Detection

Host Organisation – University of Twente (NL)
Supervisor – Prof Serge Lemay


ESR14: CMOS-Based Nanocapacitor Arrays

Host Organisation – University of Twente (NL)
Supervisor – Prof Serge Lemay


ESR15: Force-Controlled Sub-Compartmental Perturbation of Primary Cells

Host Organisation – ETH Zurich (CH)
Supervisor – Prof Tomaso Zambelli



Selection process

Please submit your application in PDF format to sentinel@leeds.ac.uk quoting the ESR number of the post you are applying for in the subject line.

Your application should consist of:

  • Your CV
  • Your full contact details
  • A statement about your research interests
  • A copy of the certificate for your Diploma and/or Masters Degree
  • Contact details for at least 3 referees

The deadline for applications is 11.00pm on 28th February 2019.

Shortlisted candidates who are unable to attend in person will be offered the opportunity for an interview via Skype.


Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL Engineering Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

Essential Criteria

  • Diploma and/or Masters Degree in Engineering, Chemistry or Biochemistry, Physics or Biology
  • Less than 4 years’ research experience.
  • Excellent spoken and written English and good communication skills.
  • Candidates must not already have a PhD
  • Candidates must not have lived in or carried out their main activity (work or study) in the hosting country for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment start date.

Specific Requirements

Key Employment Terms

  • The successful candidates will be employees of the recruiting (host) institution.
  • They will be paid a monthly Living Allowance plus a Mobility Allowance in accordance with the EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions rules.
  • The contract will be fixed term for 36 months.
  • All candidates will be enrolled in PhD programmes.
  • Candidates can apply for up to three vacancies under a separate application for each position and the applicant must indicate a priority list which will be considered in the hiring process.

Additional comments

Data collected from the candidates will be used for recruitment purposes only and will not be shared outside SENTINEL unless authorised by the applicant. The data will be kept for a period of five years after the end of the project for EU auditing purposes.