PhD: Biophysical studies at the interface with artificial lipid membranes

Faculteit/afdeling: Faculty Applied Sciences
Niveau: Universitair
Functie-omvang: 38.0 uur per week
Contractduur: 4 years
Salaris: 2325 - 2972 euro per maand (volledige dagtaak)
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Faculty Applied Sciences


The Faculty of Applied Sciences is the largest faculty of TU Delft, with around 550 scientists, a support staff of 250 and 1,800 students. The faculty conducts fundamental, application-oriented research and offers scientific education at the bachelor, master and doctoral levels. The faculty is active in the fields of Life and Health Science & Technology, Nanoscience, Chemical Engineering, Radiation Science & Technology, and Applied Physics.


Department
Bionanoscience (www.bn.tudelft.nl) is a multidisciplinary department that is dedicated to the study of fundamental and applied biological questions with cutting-edge tools from biology, physics and nanotechnology. Research topics range from single molecule biophysics and evolution to synthetic biology and artificial cells. The department offers excellent technical facilities, including an advanced microscopy suite and next-generation sequencing.


Section
The Aubin-Tam group is a dynamic and multidisciplinary research group interested in the interplay between structure and mechanics in biological molecules and materials.     

Functie omschrijving

The Aubin-Tam group (www.aubintamlab.tudelft.nl) is looking for a highly motivated PhD student to work on a completely novel experimental platform that interfaces free-standing lipid membranes with optical tweezers inside a microfluidic device.


Cell lipid membranes are the site of vital biological processes, such as motility, trafficking and sensing, many of which involve mechanical forces. A large number of these processes depend on unequal conditions on each side of the membrane, e.g., protonmotive force. To understand how such diverse and vital processes are influenced by mechanical forces, it is essential to use force measurement tools that can track the dynamic response of membrane processes. The PhD student will use and develop such tools to study the biophysics of lipid bilayers and the activity of proteins interacting with lipid membrane, such as a bacterial contractile nanomachine.

Functie eisen

Qualified candidates have a Master in either applied physics, physics, engineering, biophysics, or a related field. Successful candidates are motivated by a deep scientific curiosity, have excellent experimental and quantitative skills and possess a drive to learn and to develop new methods and concepts.


 

Arbeidsvoorwaarden

TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.


As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment; an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor; and a Doctoral Education Programme aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills. Please visit www.tudelft.nl/phd for more information.

Informeren en solliciteren

For more information about this position, please contact Marie-Eve Aubin-Tam, phone: +31 (0)15 2782853, e-mail: m.e.aubin-tam@tudelft.nl.


To apply for this position, please send a CV, a letter of application and names of references to m.e.aubin-tam@tudelft.nl.   


The applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received, therefore it is preferable to submit your application as soon as it is ready.


Acquisitie naar aanleiding van deze vacature wordt niet op prijs gesteld.

Factsheet

Faculteit/afdeling
Faculty Applied Sciences
Niveau
Universitair
Functie-omvang
38.0 uur per week
Standplaats
Delft
Contractduur
4 years
Salaris
2325 - 2972 euro per maand (volledige dagtaak)

Sluitingsdatum
1 december 2019
Vacaturenr.
TNWBN19-038


Informatie

Voor informatie over de selectieprocedure kun je terecht bij:

E m.e.aubin-tam@tudelft.nl


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