PhD position in single molecule biophysics of the cell membrane
Dynamic interactions of membrane receptors in living cells
The Single Molecule Biophotonics research group led by Prof. Maria Garcia-Parajo at ICFO (Castelldefels, Barcelona) is looking for a well qualified, highly motivated and dynamic graduate student for a PhD position.
The research will focus on the quantitative study of dynamic interactions on the plasma membrane of living cells at the single molecule level. The student will participate in the design and the construction of a new experimental setup for multi-color single-particle tracking and will conduct experiments on the diffusion and interactions of membrane receptors involved in the immunological response to pathogens. In addition, the student will be exposed to the state-of-the-art technology in biophotonics and super-resolution nanoscopy offered by the ICFO SLN, and will work in collaboration with worldwide leading groups in biology and immunology.
What is expected?
Candidates must hold an internationally recognized master’s degree (or evidence of its completion in the nearest future) preferably in biophysics, experimental physics, photonics, or related areas. The candidate should have a proven track record of academic excellence. Positively valued will be experience in optics/photonics, single molecule biophysics and computer programming (Matlab, Python, LabView, etc…).
Instructions on the application process can be found at this webpage.
The formal application should be submitted either online or by sending a copy of the required material to firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating in the subject field the student’s last name followed by the label “SMB”.
About the Group
The Single Molecule Biophotonics research group focuses on the development and application of advanced photonic techniques, including near- and far-field approaches, fully adapted to the study of biological processes at the single-molecule level on living cells. For additional information, please visit the web page of the Single Molecule Biophotonics group.