21. June 2018 - Dr. Benedetto’s Biophysics Lab
Postdoctoral Fellowship and PhD Studentships - Interaction of Biosystems
Postdoctoral Fellowship and PhD Studentships - Interaction of Biosystems
21. June 2018 - Dr. Benedetto’s Biophysics Lab
Postdoctoral Fellowship and PhD Studentships - Interaction of Biosystems
Postdoctoral Fellowship and PhD Studentships - Interaction of Biosystems
Employer
Dr. Benedetto’s Biophysics Lab
Location

Rome, Italy

Introduction

The scientific plan for the postdoctoral position is part of a comprehensive effort to investigate the interaction of biosystems (like proteins and biomembranes) with a new class of organic salts known as room-temperature ionic liquids (RTIL). This is a new and promising field of study that offers a good balance of challenges and future job opportunities, both in academia and industry.

It has been found that RTIL interact with biosystems in a strong and selective way, opening new opportunities for applications in biomedicine, pharmacology, material science, and bio-nanotechnology.
For example, RTIL have shown

  1. a marked antibacterial effect
  2. specific interactions with proteins, affecting their aggregation into amyloid plaques
  3. the ability to penetrate biomembranes.

For an overview of this research: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acssuschemeng.5b01385
For more info about the research activity of the Lab visit our webpage www.antoniobenedetto.eu

Job description

The successful candidate will be based at the Department of Science of Roma Tre University, located inthe centre of the city of Rome, Italy. The research activity will be also carried out at the School of Physics, University College Dublin, Ireland, and at the Laboratory for Neutron Scattering and Imaging, Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland.

Requested Profile

The candidates must hold a PhD degree in physics or in a related discipline (e.g. chemistry, material science). Experience in one of the following area is highly appreciated: neutron scattering, atomic force microscopy, computer simulations of biosystems and ionic liquids.

How to Apply

Send a motivation letter (one page), CV, publication list (highlighting 3 of yourpublications), and the contact details (name, affiliation, and e-mail) of your supervisor and of oneadditional referee to Dr. Antonio Benedetto at

Applications can be sent from now on until the post is filled. Every second week starting from Monday the 16th of July 2018 invitations for interview will be sent based on the applications.

Interviews with potential candidates will start on the week of the 23th of July 2018, and the procedure will continue until the suitable candidate is recruited.

NOTE: 3-year PhD scholarships are also available. Interested candidates need to apply on-line at https://apps.uniroma3.it/bando2018/ The deadline is the 26th of June 2018 (2pm CET). Basic knowledge of neutron scattering, atomic force microscopy and computer simulations of biosystems
and ionic liquids is highly appreciated.

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