A joint University of Hamburg/ILL PhD position is available from October 1st 2016 to use neutron spectroscopy and crystallography in combination with THz & and fs-infrared spectroscopy to study functionally related protein dynamics and structure.
The project is jointly supervised by Arwen Pearson (crystallography) and Nils Huse (THz and IR spectroscopy) from the University of Hamburg and Trevor Forsyth (neutron crystallography) and Tilo Seydel (neutron spectroscopy) from the Institute Laue Langevin, Grenoble. The student will spend year 1 in Hamburg, at the Centre for Ultrafast Imaging, and years 2 and 3 in ILL’s Life Science Group.
The successful applicant will take an interdisciplinary approach, combining neutron spectroscopy and crystallography with steady-state and femtosecond (fs) spectroscopy, in order to understand the link between fast local structural changes and slower global structural rearrangements, enabling us to understand how these structural dynamics combine to give rise to exquisitely controlled biochemical processes.
More details about the project and application procedure can be found here.