Open Positions
Several MSc and PhD student positions are available!

We are now recruiting self-motivated and creative researchers who share our enthusiasm for translational and interdisciplinary research at the intersection of information and communication technologies, nanotechnology, and biotechnology

Applications are invited for fully-funded MSc and PhD student positions at the CALICO Lab at Koç University in the following subjects:

  • Modeling of molecular communications, validated by particle-based spatial stochastic / finite-element simulations, and wet-lab experiments
  • Design, modeling, optimization and fabrication of graphene FET biosensor-based molecular communication receivers
  • Micro/nanofabrication of microfluidic molecular communication systems
  • Development of practical and low-complexity modulation, detection and channel estimation techniques for molecular communications by exploiting unique properties of nanoscale and biological interactions, e.g., ligand-receptor interactions

The accepted MSc and PhD students will be initially funded by the TUBITAK 1001 project ‘MiMoGraph, and will be able to enroll in the Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bio-medical Sciences and Engineering, or Materials Science and Engineering programs of the Graduate School of Sciences and Engineering at Koç University under the supervision of Dr. Murat Kuşcu.

CALICO Lab focuses on engineering interdisciplinary solutions for connecting nonconventional things (e.g., engineered bacteria, nanobiosensors, nanoparticles) via nonconventional communication methods (e.g., molecular communications) in nonconventional environments (e.g., inside human body) to enable nonconventional applications (e.g., continuous intrabody health monitoring, smart drug delivery without side effects).

In pursuit of realizing this ‘Internet of Bio-Nano Things’ vision, we follow a highly interdisciplinary methodology integrating theoretical and practical expertise in information and communication technologies, microfluidics, molecular interactions, nanobiosensors, graphene and related nanomaterials. Additional information can be found at: https://calico.ku.edu.tr/#research

If you are interested in applying for the above positions, please send an email to Murat Kuşcu at mkuscu@ku.edu.tr with your CV and transcript(s), or fill out the application interest form.

 Application deadline: Late December, 2021 (Early applications are being evaluated on a rolling basis)
 Position start date: October 1st, 2021 – February 1st, 2022

For more information on the formal application process, and financial aid packages, please follow these links:
https://gsse.ku.edu.tr/en/admissions/how-to-apply/
https://gsse.ku.edu.tr/en/prospective-students/financial-aid-packages/

Keywords: Internet of bio-nano things, molecular communications, graphene and related 2d nanomaterials, nanobiosensors, microfluidics, molecular interactions

Application Interest Form