01/08/2019
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

PhDStudent

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    University of Veterinary Medicine / Institute of Physiology, Pathophysiology and Biophysics
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciencesBiological engineering
    ChemistryBiochemistry
    PhysicsBiophysics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    30/09/2019 12:00 - Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Austria › Vienna
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/11/2019
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    860592

PhD Student in Biophysics/Electrophysiology

We invite you to be a part of the EU Research Framework Programme H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions “PROTON”.

https://www.jku.at/institut-fuer-biophysik/forschung/forschungsprojekte/proton/

We look for students holding or very close to completing their Master degree in (Bio)Physics, (Bio)Chemistry, Biological Engineering or Molecular Biology and interested in membrane biophysics and structure/function of mitochondrial proteins.

You are eligible to apply if you are: (i) in the first three years (full-time equivalent) of your research career; (ii) have not resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Austria for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment; iii) are competent in written and spoken English.

Your responsibility will be measurements of the transport function of transmembrane proteins and their mutants in artificial lipid membranes and giant liposomes.

For an exact description of the project please see https://vetdoc.vu-wien.ac.at/vetdoc/suche.projekt_uebersicht?sprache_in=de&menue_id_in=300&id_in=12602

Please send your application (letter of motivation, detailed CV) to elena.pohl@vetmeduni.ac.at. 0043/1/25077-4571

Please indicate 1-3 persons for the references.

Selection process

Initial Skype Interview

Presentation of Master Thesis

Discussion of Research Paper

Additional comments

For an introduction to the topic please see recent publications

  1. Rupprecht et al. (2010) Role of the transmembrane potential in the membrane proton leak. Biophys. J. 98, 1503-1511
  2. Jovanovic, O., Pashkovskaya, A.A., Annibal, A., Vazdar, M., Burchardt, N., Sansone, A., Gille, L., Fedorova, M., Ferreri, C., Pohl, E.E. (2015) The molecular mechanism behind reactive aldehyde action on transmembrane translocations of proton and potassium ions. Free Radical Biology and Medicine
  3. Macher, G., Koehler, M., Rupprecht, A., Kreiter, J., Hinterdorfer, P., Pohl, E.E. (2018) Inhibition of mitochondrial UCP1 and UCP3 by purine nucleotides and phosphate. Biochim Biophys Acta 1860, 664–672
  4. Pohl, EE., Rupprecht, A., Macher, G., Hilse, KE (2019) Important Trends in UCP3 Investigation. Front Physiol. 2019; 10:470

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Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Physics: Master Degree or equivalent
    Biological sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

i) exceptional academic performance, including qualifications, prizes; ii) subject specific skills and expertise; iii) communication, presentation skills and abilities to work in an international team.

iv) Experience in protein characterization techniques, handling of E.coli, yeast, etc., handling of antibodies, and in electrophysiological techniques is of advantage

Specific Requirements

You are eligible to apply if you are: (i) in the first three years (full-time equivalent) of your research career; (ii) have not resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Austria for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment; iii) are competent in written and spoken English.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
University of Veterinary Medicine / Institute of Physiology, Pathophysiology and Biophysics
Austria
Vienna
1210
Veterinaerplatz 1

EURAXESS offer ID: 433411

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