ORGANISATION/COMPANYMax Planck Institute for medical Research
RESEARCH FIELDBiological sciences › BiologyChemistry › Biochemistry
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE31/05/2021 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONGermany › Heidelberg
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK39
OFFER STARTING DATE01/09/2021
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER955623
Technology that allows continuous sensing of a wide range of biomolecular parameters could revolutionise patient monitoring and enable truly personalised therapy. The commercially available sensors today only allow the continuous monitoring of glucose but not of other moleculars that are important for monitoring disease status and treatment effects. The ambition of CONSENSE is to provide a game change in continuous biomolecular sensing by combining advanced molecular engineering with tailored optical detection technologies to yield generic, affinitybased biosensing technologies.
CONSENSE is a European Training Network (ETN) project funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (Grant Agreement no. 955623). The consortium, bringing together pioneers in biomolecular switch engineering and research groups with an excellent track record in biosensor development using advanced optical approaches, will train 15 ESRs to fundamentally advance the field of continuous biomolecular monitoring for healthcare.
Within the frame of CONSENSE, the the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research is looking for two PhD students in the field of biochemistry and chemical biology for a duration of 36 months, starting on 01.09.2021.
The objectives for the PhD students in the group of Prof. Kai Johnsson will be the engineering of new biosensors and biomolecular nanoswitches.
We are looking for candidates from the fields of biochemistry and chemical biology with a passion for biosensing. The candidates should also enjoy working in a multidisciplinary team, which includes visits to other labs from the CONSENSE training network.
Planned secondments: Single-molecule biosensing technologies and
Development of Snifit-based assays
Partner: Prins (TU/e), Rain (Hybr)
Partner: Zijlstra (TU/e), Lindhout (FD)
Marie Curie eligibility rules requires ESRs to have at most four years of research experience. To satisfy Marie Curie mobility criteria, you must not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Germany for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to the start date (short stays such as holidays and/or compulsory national service are not taken into account).
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Required Research Experiences
RESEARCH FIELDBiological sciences › Biology
YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE1 - 4
RESEARCH FIELDChemistry › Biochemistry
YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE1 - 4
REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: ExcellentGERMAN: Basic
- Updated Curriculum vitae inclusive of contact details of previous supervisors. (Max 3 pages)
- Statement of interest and motivation in doing the PhD in this research field along with the description of your research skills, experience and publications and a brief description of the current expertise and the master thesis project (Max 3 page);
- Recommendation letter(s) of your previous supervisors. (Desirable).
- All applications will be handled confidentially. By submitting an application you consent to your application being shared with the other principle investigators of the CONSENSE consortium for the sole purpose of the candidate recruitment. Please note that only complete application sets will be considered.
Application deadline: 31.05.2021
EURAXESS offer ID: 624945
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