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Postdoc and PhD positions on the molecular organization of cellular membranes

At Heidelberg University Biochemistry Center (BZH), Germany

Prof. Dr. Michael Meinecke offers positions in his lab to study the molecular organization of cellular membranes. The Meinecke lab takes an interdisciplinary approach to this topic, employing cutting-edge techniques in biochemistry, biophysics, and cell biology.

The team focuses on the in vitro reconstitution of cellular membrane processes. The deadline to apply is September 30, 2022. Check out the vacancies here.

PhD on development of new synthetic cell composites for immunotherapy

At the Leibniz Institute for New Materials, Germany

Starting on November 1, 2022 (with some flexibility)

As part of the new ART-TIME (ARTificial Tumor Immune Microenvironments) project, Dr. Oskar Staufer is offering a PhD position on the development of new synthetic cell composites for immunotherapy. The application deadline is August 21, 2022.  Check out the vacancy here.

PhD on Microfluidics for Synthetic Cells: ‘Life on a Chip’

At Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Prof. Cees Dekker and Prof. Gijsje Koenderink have an open PhD position (4 years) on the development of an integrated micro/nanofluidics lab-on-chip system to engineer the entire life cycle of synthetic cells on chip, from interphase to division. The project is part of the BaSyC initiative: a collaborative Dutch research program that aims to build an autonomous self-reproducing synthetic cell from the bottom up. Evaluation of applications will commence immediately. Check out the vacancy here.

Postdoc and PhD to Push Development of Synthetic Cells

At the EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Prof. Sebastian Maerkl’s lab of Biological Network Characterization is looking to hire a post-doctoral fellow and a PhD in cell-free synthetic biology to push the development of synthetic cells. The projects involve developing state-of-art techniques and approaches in cell-free synthetic biology combined with microfluidics. Evaluation of applications will commence immediately. Check out the vacancies here.

PhD on Gauging membrane tension and channel activity with light

At Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Potsdam, Germany

Dr. Rumina Dimova offers a three-year PhD position in her team, starting on January 1, 2023 . The project aims to establish an artificial cell-mimetic system, in
which membrane tension is modulated by light using photoresponsive lipids and vectorial transport across the membrane is
triggered by photo-induced tension ramp. Check out the vacancy here.