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Open Positions

Currently three openings

One Post Doctoral position in the field of Single molecule research (Ribosomal Translation) (November 2016)

Single ribosomes at work – Postdoc research position November 2016

Research
The project focuses on single molecule motor protein studies with high-resolution optical-force-spectroscopy laser tweezers (in collaboration with FZ Jülich, GER). The molecular motor of interest is the ribosome. We follow synthesis by single ribosomes in real-time and are interested in its interaction with small molecules and protein folding at single molecule level.

Job description
A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the School of Physic / Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN).
The interdisciplinary project is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI, initially for two years). Appointment on salary SFI range will be made commensurate with qualification and experience.

Location
Trinity College Dublin - Located in a beautiful campus in the heart of Dublin’s city centre, Trinity is Ireland’s highest ranked university and one of the world’s top 100.  It is home to 17,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students across all the major disciplines in the arts and humanities, and in business, law, engineering, science, and health sciences. www.tcd.ie

Requirements
The candidate must have a PhD in Biology or Biophysics applications of single molecule techniques.  He/she is expected to be highly motivated, independent, a ‘team payer’ and have a strong background in interdisciplinary biophysical experimental techniques. Knowledge in molecular-biological preparation of molecules, surface functionalization techniques and optics of laser tweezers is advantageous. Excellent verbal, written, and listening skills including demonstrated ability to work well with other people as part of a scientific collaboration and excellent organisational and administrative skills are required.

Applications should include a cover letter with a statement of motivation, a curriculum vitae with a list of publications and the names and contact information of at least three referees. Applications/enquiries should be sent to Martin Hegner.

Contact
Prof. Dr. Martin Hegner, School of Physics / CRANN, Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland E-mail:martin.hegner@tcd.ie, +353 1 896 2285


One Post Doctoral position in the field of micro-/nanofabrication of MEMS/NEMS (starting January 2017)

Research
The project focuses on label-free bio-analytics and diagnostic studies with MEMS platforms developed in CRANN. The molecular biomarkers of interest are non-coding RNA molecules that are indicative of early onset of disease or adverse drug effect during therapy. We detect theses short nucleic-acids in vitro label-free in serum within minutes using dynamic or static MEMS sensors and are interested in its quantitative automated data evaluation for clinical analysis. Equipment is state-of-the-art developed in-house with microfluidic systems and controlled by LabVIEW hard - / and software.

Job description
A postdoctoral position for an engineer/physicist with a PhD in material science (MEMS or microfluidics fabrication) is available by January 2017 in the School of Physics / Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices (CRANN).
The interdisciplinary project is funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI). Appointment on salary SFI range will be made commensurate with qualification and experience.

Location
Trinity College Dublin - Located in a beautiful campus in the heart of Dublin’s city centre, Trinity is Ireland’s highest ranked university and one of the world’s top 100.  It is home to 17,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students across all the major disciplines in the arts and humanities, and in business, law, engineering, science, and health sciences. www.tcd.ie

Requirements
The candidate must have a PhD in Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related technical field working in bio-medical or life science device R&D.  He/she is expected to provide deep expertise and proven track record of fabricating devices applying conventional microfabrication techniques, including lithography, deposition of thin films, wet and dry etching, and related inspection techniques to characterize. He/she is highly motivated, independent, a ‘team payer’ and has a strong background in interdisciplinary experimental techniques. Knowledge in MEMS fabrication is a must and skills in microfluidics are advantageous. Excellent verbal, written, and listening skills including demonstrated ability to work well with other people as part of a scientific collaboration and excellent organisational and administrative skills are required.

Applications should include a cover letter with a statement of motivation, a curriculum vitae with a list of publications and the names and contact information of at least three referees. Applications/enquiries should be sent to Martin Hegner.

Contact
Prof. Dr. Martin Hegner, School of Physics / CRANN, Trinity College Dublin, College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland E-mail: martin.hegner@tcd.ie, +353 1 896 2285

 

One PhD position in the field of nanomechanical diagnostics of microbial infections (starting February 2017)

Information will follow shortly

If you are interested, please send your CV, application letter and the name of three referees to:

Prof. Martin Hegner
CRANN - The Naughton Institute
School of Physics
Trinity College Dublin
E-mail: martin.hegner@tcd.ie