21/05/2020
The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers

PhD position in Nanopore Biophysics

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Delft University of Technology
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    PhysicsBiophysics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    21/06/2020 21:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Netherlands › Delft
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    38

OFFER DESCRIPTION

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic PhD student to work in the field of bionanotechnology. The interdisciplinary project concerns the development of a nanoelectromechanical system that integrates surface acoustic wave (SAW) and nanopore technologies to mechanically manipulate biological molecules and materials in biomimetic membranes. You will create an experimental platform that interfaces acoustic tweezers with high-resolution ionic current detection to study the effect of SAW stimulation on the localization and actuation of force-sensitive nanopores. Using fluorescence microscopy and single-molecule conductance measurements, you will (i) monitor the spatial and temporal organization of biomolecules on the nanofluidic chip and (ii) measure the ionic current across the membrane to detect conformational changes induced by membrane perturbation in real-time.

More Information

Selection process

Applications should include:

• a letter of motivation,

• a detailed CV, including a list of publications (if any) and a summary of your MSc thesis,

• academic transcripts,

• names and contact details of three references.

Additional comments

Please apply through Academic Transfer: https://www.academictransfer.com/en/291532/phd-acoustic-actuation-of-for...

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Offer Requirements

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

Skills/Qualifications

MSc degree in (bio)physics, biochemistry, nanoscience, engineering or a related area.

• Expertise in single-molecule techniques, synthetic biology or MEMS/NEMS is a plus.

• Strong experimental and analytical skills.

• Creative and organized, with a keen interest in interdisciplinary research.

• Collaborative attitude, with good interpersonal and communication skills.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
TU Delft
Netherlands
Delft

EURAXESS offer ID: 525394

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