Characterization of Biointerfaces by QCM and Ellipsometry Measurements
The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) seeks a highly qualified self-motivated postdoctoral researcher to participate in its research on “Characterization of Biointerfaces by QCM and Ellipsometry Measurements.” The successful candidate will be expected to design and prepare model surfaces functionalized with biomolecules (primarily DNA) and to characterize the physical and chemical properties of these biointerfaces as well as their biorecognition activity using in situ and complementary ex situ analytical methods.
The candidate should have experience in preparing surfaces functionalized with biological molecules; experience in preparing other types of molecular or polymer films will be beneficial. Expertise in setting up and operating a combined quartz crystal microbalance (QCM) and ellipsometry system and in data analysis from such measurements is essential for this position. The candidate will be expected to use complementary surface analytical techniques, which may include infrared spectroscopy, x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), imaging ellipsometry, and surface plasmon resonance (SPR). It will be an advantage if the candidate is familiar with solution characterization of biomolecules, such as UV-Vis spectroscopy, and with chemical and biochemical protocols employed in cleaning surfaces and in preparing biofunctionalized surfaces and performing assays.
Before the intended starting date at the INL, a successful candidate should have earned a PhD degree in chemistry, physical chemistry, chemical engineering, molecular biology, biophysics, bioengineering, or a related field of study. The applicant should have interest in working on interdisciplinary projects, excellent English communication skills, and a good track record of disseminating research results.
In addition to the opportunity to access state-of-the-art experimental facilities and work in an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment, INL offers competitive working conditions, including salaries in line with those offered by other international research organizations, and a comprehensive fringe benefits package. The position is for 2 years. Interested applicants should submit their curriculum vitae and a cover letter describing their research experience.
Enquires should be directed to Dr. Dmitri Petrovykh: firstname.lastname@example.org
INL firmly adheres to a principle of non-discrimination.
DEADLINE: 20-03-2014 (12:00 Lisbon time)
In view of the large number of applications, only successful candidates will be contacted.
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SAESCTN-PIIC&DT - Utilization of spintronic-based platforms for biomedical applications
This position is aimed at the application of spintronic based platforms for biomarker (e.g. proteins and DNA sequences) detection.
Experience with surface chemistry, biomolecules immobilization techniques, magnetic nanoparticles functionalization and design of biomolecular recognition strategies will be highly valued. The position will involve biofunctionalization and characterization of biochips and magnetic nanoparticles, automatic spotting of biomolecules, biological sample treatment and microfluidics system implementation. Collaborations with clinical partners for biological samples analysis using electronic portable platforms and integrated detection systems are predicted.
Ideal candidates should have a PhD degree in Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Physics, biomedical engineering, or related areas, and have post doctoral experience.
For more information about this position, please contact Verónica Romão
Please submit your CV, publication list and motivation letter.
Deadline for application: 4 Abril 2014
Position Start Date: 1 May 2014
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