PhD positions Single-molecule protein sequencing and analysis with nanopores

University of Groningen
May 19 2017
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Full Time
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Biological nanopores are an exciting new class of biosensors, which main practical application is in single-molecule sequencing and single-molecule analysis. We are looking for talented and motivated students who are willing to engage in a PhD programme in any of the following subjects:

DE NOVO DESIGN OF NANOPORES. In collaboration with the Molecular Dynamics Group at the University of Groningen the candidate will use molecular dynamic simulations in combination with advanced chemical and biochemical techniques to design nanopores with targeted diameter, shape and function.

PROTEIN SEQUENCING. As part of a consortium that includes researchers from Delft and Wageningen, the candidate will develop, engineer and re-design biological nanopores that will allow the sequence identifications of proteins as they are translocated across a nanopore. This will be the first technology that will be able to identify and sequence proteins at the single-molecule level. The candidate should hold a master's degree in Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Biochemistry or Biotechnology or equivalent.

Expertise in molecular biology (recombinant DNA techniques, protein expression and purification), chemical modification of proteins or peptides, MD simulations will be an advantage, but not a limiting factor.

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