20/08/2020
The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers

Two postdoctoral positions AFM and Soft Matter Physics

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    ChemistryPhysical chemistry
    EngineeringChemical engineering
    PhysicsBiophysics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    Established Researcher (R3)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    17/09/2020 12:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Belgium › Brussels
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    15/10/2020

OFFER DESCRIPTION

Two postdoctoral positions (initial duration of one year and could be extended to two years upon mutual agreement, postdoc net salary ~ 2500 euros/month) is available at the Experimental Soft Matter and Thermal Physics (EST) group Physics Division of the ULB working in collaboration with Prof. Patricia Losada Pérez.

The project aims to decouple the role of nano / meso topography on the formation and organization of lipid membranes formed on solid surfaces. A bottom-up approach will be carried out by exploring different strategies to form lipid films on flat and nanostructured surfaces with both ordered and random nanoscale topography. A combination of techniques that provide information on kinetics of formation and mechanical properties of supported lipid membranes at a global and local level will be used.

The candidate should have or be about to have a PhD degree in Biophysics, Soft Matter Physics, or Physical Chemistry. Experience in working with synthetic lipid membrane systems such as liposomes or supported lipid bilayers, as well as their characterization with AFM, (specifically in adhesion or mechanical studies) and fluorescence microscopy is mandatory. Additional experience on state-of-the-art surface-sensitive techniques, i.e., XPS, QCM-D, EIS and bio-interfaces in general will be an asset.

We are looking for a 'researcher in international mobility' who has held a PhD degree for a maximum period of 6 years or is about to get his/her PhD degree. He/she must not have lived in Belgium for more than 24 months in the last 3 years. He/she must be easy-going, hard working, rigorous, and have strong laboratory skills. He/she must be fluent in English and be able to write high-quality publications.

Applications including a motivation letter, CV, list of publications and a recommendation letter should be sent to: plosadap@ulb.ac.be

More Information

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    PhysicsBiophysics
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    ChemistryPhysical chemistry
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EngineeringChemical engineering
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Physics: PhD or equivalent
    Chemistry: PhD or equivalent
    Engineering: PhD or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

The candidate should have or be about to have a PhD degree in Biophysics, Soft Matter Physics, or Physical Chemistry. Experience in working with synthetic lipid membrane systems such as liposomes or supported lipid bilayers, as well as their characterization with AFM, (specifically in adhesion or mechanical studies) and fluorescence microscopy is mandatory. Additional experience on state-of-the-art surface-sensitive techniques, i.e., XPS, QCM-D, EIS and bio-interfaces in general will be an asset.

 

 

 

Specific Requirements

We are looking for a 'researcher in international mobility' who has held a PhD degree for a maximum period of 6 years or is about to get his/her PhD degree. He/she must not have lived in Belgium for more than 24 months in the last 3 years. He/she must be easy-going, hard working, rigorous, and have strong laboratory skills. He/she must be fluent in English and be able to write high-quality publications.

Work location(s)
2 position(s) available at
Universite Libre de Bruxelles
Belgium
Belgium
Brussels
1050
Boulevard du Triomphe CP223

EURAXESS offer ID: 551872

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