3 Post doc positions in Nanotechnology at INL-International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory , Braga, Portugal

Ref 2PD-OG-02 – Study of Nanoparticles clusters through ultrasensitive microscopy techniques

This position is offered in collaboration with Dr O. Gang, Center for Functional Nanomaterials-Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York, USA. Bimolecular linkers make it possible to create clusters of inorganic nanoparticles with well-controlled interparticle separation. This project will focus on the understanding of the dynamics of energy and electron transfer in model hybrid nanoscale clusters built from inorganic nanoparticles and bimolecular linkers. The dependence of the energy/electron transfer processes on interparticle distance and architecture design will be studied using a combination of ultrasensitive microscopies, e.g., single-molecule spectroscopy and scanning probe microscopy.

Postdoctoral position involves a time frame of 4 years and includes a 1-2 year research stage at the, Center for Functional Nanomaterials-Brookhaven National Laboratory, under the guidance of Dr Oleg Gang. After 4 years, researchers may have the opportunity of continuing their research career at INL.

The INL offers, according to the Postdoctoral experience, a highly competitive compensation plan similar to those offered by the Marie Curie Program and other high quality fellowships. The INL will also offer additional training in relevant areas of entrepreneurship and R&D management.

Ideal candidates Successful will hold a recent PhDs in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Medicine, Engineering and other scientific fields, show a strong innovative mind-set, a goal orientated attitude and geographic flexibility. Preference will be given to candidates with relevant experience in the scientific fields involved.

Excellent communication skills are required; fluency in English is mandatory.

Application Deadline: November 2nd, 2008

Ref 2PD-NN-02 – Low-field and Solid State NMR applied to food quality control (Post-Doctoral, Portugal)
This position is offered in collaboration with Dr N.C Nielsen, iNano-University of Aarhus, Denmark. This project is concerned with the application of combined low-field and solid-state NMR and chemometrics (PCA/PLS) methods to on-line food quality control. The instruments to be used are based on low-cost 0.3 to 1.5T permanent magnets and homebuilt of controllers which together with sophisticated pulse and gradient methods have enabled construction of non-expensive “mass-production” equipment with sufficient spectral resolution to identify nanoscale biomarkers for high-throughput food control.
Postdoctoral position involves a time frame of 4 years and includes a 1-2 year research stage at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNano)-University of Aarhus under the guidance of Dr N.C:Nielsen. After 4 years, researchers may have the opportunity of continuing their research career at INL.

The INL offers, according to the Postdoctoral experience, a highly competitive compensation plan and health insurance package. The INL will also offer additional training in relevant areas of entrepreneurship and R&D management.

Ideal candidates will hold a recent PhDs in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Medicine, Engineering and other scientific fields, show a strong innovative mind-set, a goal orientated attitude and geographic flexibility. Preference will be given to candidates with relevant experience in the scientific fields involved.

Excellent communication skills are required; fluency in English is mandatory

Ref 2PD-TJ-02 – Super-resolution microscopy based on QDs and other multi-parametric nanoparticle (Post-Doctoral, Portugal)

This Position is offered in collaboration with Dr T. Jovin, Max Planck Institute for biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany. Functionalized QDs and other nanoparticles [e.g. core-shell structures with magnetic properties (MNPs), noble metal 5-20 nm NPs, and small luminescent nanoclusters] will be incorporated into strategies based on multiparametric plasmon and scattering phenomena, and fluorescence (intensity, spectral distribution, lifetime, anisotropy, energy transfer). The aim is to exploit biochemical/photophysical regimes offering greatly improved spatial (< 50 nm) and temporal resolution in advanced microscopes such as the Programmable Array Microscope (PAM) under joint development by our laboratory and Cairn Research Ltd., and a new single-molecule module incorporating evanescent fields and a high-field magnetic trap. One will explore means for creating “fluorogenic” NPs, determining FRET by new more efficient means, and achieving spatial resolution using reagents combining NPs and organic dyes. Possible applications will include new ultrasensitive diagnostic procedures for infectious and degenerative diseases, gene transfer for cancer therapeutics, visualization of tumor boundaries during surgical excision, and hyperthermal therapy based on MNPs. Attention will be paid to correlative microscopies (AFM+EM+light microscopy) and innovative “Google Cell” approaches to data visualization and interpretation.

Postdoctoral position involves a time frame of 4 years and includes a 1-2 year research stage at the Max Planck Institute for biophysical Chemistry, under the guidance of Dr Thomas Jovin. After 4 years, researchers may have the opportunity of continuing their research career at INL.

The INL offers, according to the Postdoctoral experience, a highly competitive compensation plan similar to those offered by the Marie Curie Program and other high quality fellowships. The INL will also offer additional training in relevant areas of entrepreneurship and R&D management.

Ideal candidates Successful will hold a recent PhDs in Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Medicine, Engineering and other scientific fields, show a strong innovative mind-set, a goal orientated attitude and geographic flexibility. Preference will be given to candidates with relevant experience in the scientific fields involved .

Excellent communication skills are required; fluency in English is mandatory.

Application Deadline: November 2nd, 2008 (00:00 UTC +0)

Online applications at INL website.
www.iinlrecruitment.com

 

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