The project focuses on single molecule motor protein studies with high-resolution optical-force-spectroscopy laser tweezers (in collaboration with FZ Jülich, GER). The molecular motor of interest is the ribosome. We follow synthesis by single ribosomes in real-time and are interested in its interaction with small molecules and protein folding at single molecule level (Wruck et al PNAS 2017 114 (22) E4399.
A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the School of Physic / Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN).
The interdisciplinary project is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI, initially for two years).
Appointment on salary SFI range will be made commensurate with qualification and experience.
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The candidate must have a PhD in Biology or Biophysics applications of single molecule techniques. He/she is expected to be highly motivated, independent, a ‘team payer’ and have a strong background in interdisciplinary biophysical experimental techniques. Knowledge in molecular-biological preparation of molecules, surface functionalization techniques and optics of laser tweezers is advantageous. Good communication skills, demonstrated ability to work well with other people as part of a scientific collaboration and excellent organisational and administrative skills are required.
Applications should include a cover letter with a statement of motivation, a curriculum vitae with a list of publications and the names and contact information of at least three referees. Applications/enquiries should be sent to Martin Hegner
Prof. Dr. Martin Hegner, School of Physics / CRANN, Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland E-mail: email@example.com, +353 1 896 2285
|Title||Postdoctoral position – Biophysics: Single ribosomes at work|
|Employer||Trinity College Dublin|
|Job location||Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin|
|Published||October 1, 2019|
|Job types||Postdoc  |
|Fields||Optics,   Experimental Physics,   Biophysics,   Molecular Biology,   Spectroscopy,   Molecular Physics,   Laser Physics  |