03/06/2020

PhD Student in Biophysics

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Johannes Kepler University
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciencesBiology
    ChemistryPhysical chemistry
    PhysicsBiophysics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    21/06/2020 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Austria › Linz
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Part-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    30
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/07/2020

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The successful candidate will enter the graduate school “NanoCell” (https://www.jku.at/institut-fuer-biophysik/lehre/dk-nanocell/). The school is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).

The successful applicant will perform her/his studies and research at the

Institute of Biophysics (Division of Molecular and Membrane Biophysics)

at Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria, She/he will join the Membrane Transport Group (Head: Peter Pohl). The lab is mainly interested in spontaneous and facilitated transport of water, protons and other small molecules as well as in membrane protein translocation across the reconstituted translocation channel. Preferentially we use electrophysiology, fluorescence microscopy, fluorescence correlation spectroscopy, light scattering (in stopped flow mode) and electrochemical microscopy.

More Information

Benefits

The gross salary amounts to about €2200 per month (payable 14 times per year).

Eligibility criteria

Documents Required:

 

  1. Motivation letter
  2. Reference letters
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Copies of Bachelor and Master certificates
  5. Publications (if available).

Selection process

Based on the provided documentation candidates will be invited for Skype/ZOOM interviews. During the interview each applicants presents his/her master thesis and a scientific paper from an area unrelated to his/her specialization (chosen by the interviewers).

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Biological sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
    Chemistry: Master Degree or equivalent
    Physics: Master Degree or equivalent

Skills/Qualifications

  1. Applicants must, at the date of recruitment be in the first three years (measured from the date when the researcher obtained the degree entitling him/her to embark on a doctorate) of their research careers
  2. They should not have been awarded a doctoral degree.
  3. We look for students with exceptional academic performance holding a Master degree in Physics, Chemistry, Biophysics, Biochemistry or closely related subjects,
  4. Knowledge of the English language is essential.

Specific Requirements

Knowledge of light microscopic and spectroscopic techniques (e.g. confocal microscopy, fluorescence correlation spectroscopy, single dye tracing) and/or electrophysiology is desirable. Preference will be given to candidates that fulfil one or more of the following points:

  1. Publications in international journals.
  2. Site directed mutagenesis, protein overexpression
  3. Protein purification and membrane reconstitution
  4. Ability to use programming languages for data acquisition
  5. Soft skills: presentation skill, team working ability

 

For all the above, knowledge is proven by publications, certificates, master thesis or equivalent documentation. Skills should be acknowledged in reference letters and demonstrated during the interview (presentation skills). During the interview each applicants presents his/her master thesis and a scientific paper from an area unrelated to his/her specialization (chosen by the interviewers).

Women are encouraged to apply. The recruitment committee gives preference to female candidates if they are equally qualified as male candidates.

 

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Johannes Kepler University
Austria
Linz
4020
Gruberstr. 40

EURAXESS offer ID: 528860

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