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WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

We are looking for a highly motivated student with a major in Engineering, Physics, Mechatronics or Information Technologies who has a strong interest in multidisciplinary research at the intersection of engineering and life sciences.

The main responsibilities will be :

To manage and carry out an independent, organ-on-a-chip and bioengineering -based, research project in close collaboration with partners in ACTIVE MATTER

To integrate into the Cherry Biotech startup environment and spirit participating in a broader project.

To actively participate in research and training activities within the ACTIVE MATTER network.

To contribute to writing articles for scientific journals.

To disseminate research results in the scientific community (via international conferences) and in the non-scientific community (via outreach and public engagement)

WHY CHERRY IS THE MOST SUITABLE HOST INSTITUTION FOR YOUR PROJECT?

Cherry Biotech is a fast-growing DEEPTECH, located in Rennes, France. You never heard of a DEEPTECH? This is a startup who valorizes technologies coming from academic labs.

This is why Cherry is perfectly suited to host PhD positions

The Fourth Industrial Revolution represents a fundamental change in the way we live, work and relate to each other. New opportunities to improve our lives are based on technologies that merge physics, informatics and biology. At Cherry, we believe to contribute to this revolution with the converged vision we have within the Microfluidic Valley, a startup consortium which combines micro and nanotechnologies, biotechnology, information technology, and cognitive science. Cherry Biotech vision is to aggregate the competences of the microfluidic valley. Our mission is to provide the next generation of connected and intelligent in vitro diagnostics instrumentation to impact the future of healthcare and personalized medicine.

Cherry Biotech is involved in more than 15 National and European projects contributing to its core expertise on innovation, organ-on-a-chip, artificial intelligence, and medical devices, acknowledged by its 150 partners worldwide.

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3D CELL CULTURE

#spheroids
#organotipic culture
#organ-on-a-chip
#Extracellular Matrix

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INSTRUMENTS & MICROFLUIDICS

#automation
#microfluidics
#imaging
#chips

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SENSORS & MEDICAL DEVICES

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#wereable device
#healthcare
#monitoring

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

#machine learning
#data mining
#deep learning
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WHAT DO WE OFFER?

A free access to our CubiX platform

CubiX will be freely provided to your postdoc project.

  • – Open source, open access and open to improvement platform
  • – Organ-on-a-Chip and 3D cell culture compatible
  • – Designed to be driven by Artificial Intelligence analysis of acquired readouts

The technology is now in your hands!

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Temperature control

Medium perfusion

Gas control

Artificial intelligence

Live imaging

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+350 m2 of facilities dedicated to tech

In-house facility

Cherry Biotech current facilities include >350 m² to host the team and all the technical instruments in Rennes city center.

Technological equipment includes, but are not restricted to electronic equipment and mechanical engineering, fluidic systems dedicated to on-chip flow-control; microfluidics manufacturing including chip design and production, laser ablation bench, cutter plotter, microscope (Leica DMIRB), Computer Assisted Design station, test benches (microfluidic, sensor, and calibration).

Computational equipment includes a neural network process unit (CPU), dedicated GPU, Caffe equipped workstation, and storage server.

Expert partners

Local network

Cherry is enrooted in Rennes city center. With two campuses, the Rennes University covers all the scientific fields from computing science and AI to biology and clinical research. Since 2014, we have been working with the local network which opens industrial and financial doors.


HOW TO APPLY?

The Marie Curie innovative training networks

The Innovative Training Networks (ITN) aim to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early-stage researchers, able to face current and future challenges and to convert knowledge and ideas into products and services for economic and social benefit.

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What we need

Send us a CV and a letter of motivation, indicating what you are willing to find and to bring to the project, before the 15th of December 2019.

You can send these documents in PDF format to our Innovation Unit : PhDCandidate[at]cherrybiotech.com mentioning “ACTIVEMATTER PhD Position” in the subject. For inquiries, you can send a message to this same address.

Deadlines

15 December 2019 application deadline ; The starting date should be 1st March 2020 at the latest.

Eligibility

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Life in Rennes, France

The Company is based on the dynamic and affordable city of Rennes. In 30 minutes you are on the sunny beach of Saint-Malo and in one hour and a half under the Tour Eiffel.

DARIO FASSINI, PhD

DARIO FASSINI, PhD

INNOVATION MANAGER


If I have to highlight three aspects that positively impressed me I would probably highlight the fact that people in Rennes are far less cold that the rest of the France (they often even smile when you attend a restaurant!). Rennes has many good restaurants and to be honest being welcoming with a smile after an hard working day completely change your mood. The dimension of the city is perfect for me, I can reach the work in ten minutes by walk from my apartment. Another aspect I can feel is that the city is really alive and that there is some change ongoing. I can really feel the city is in expansion and that there is a positive energy in the air.

ANTONI HOMS CORBERA, PhD

ANTONI HOMS CORBERA, PhD

CTO (Chief Technology Officer)


1. Beautiful parks, such as Thabor to walk and  run.    https://www.gardenvisit.com/gardens/parc_du_thabor
2. Not as big as Paris or Barcelona but still a city, the coziness of neighborhoods and closeness but still a lot of amusement.   
https://www.lonelyplanet.com/france/rennes/top-things-to-do/a/poi/1003078
3. Great gastronomy and one of the largest markets in France.   http://www.angloitalianfollowus.com/why-im-in-love-with-the-sights-and-smells-of rennes-food-market

GIULIA MALAGUARNERA, PhD

GIULIA MALAGUARNERA, PhD

R&D PROJECT MANAGER


Rennes is a welcoming city for foreigners in which people are very friendly and easygoing. Everything is on walking distance and the transports are very efficient: there is a metro line, several buses and a very good connected train station. I moved here in May and in very short time I was able to find a nice flat nearby Cherry. The weather is better than I was expected even if it may change fast from sunny to cloudy. The historical city center is very nice and full of shops, locals, bar and pubs. There are a lot of activities to do in Rennes after working or during the weekends such as festivals, sports (climbing is popular!) or visit the parks, museums, the forest and cities nearby.

PABLO SALAVERRIA

PABLO SALAVERRIA

PHD STUDENT | H2020-ITN-DIVIDE


The beautiful city of Rennes, known for its trademark timber-wood architecture and large university student population as their unofficial motto is faire la fête (create a party).

The French have a reputation for sometimes being a bit standoffish toward foreigners, but the city of Rennes shatters that stereotype. Stewart Bennett, who runs O’Connell’s pub and has lived in Rennes for 15 years, said the local Rennais were very welcoming – especially towards the Celtic nations, the Irish and Scots. This openness makes for a well-integrated expat community.

Rennes ranks among France’s greenest cities, with a whopping 42 m² of green space per inhabitant, as compared to the national average of 31 m². Parc du Thabor alone should be enough to win over nature lovers, but if not there are 59 other city parks to explore as well as community gardens for those looking to flex their green thumb.

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