Researcher in Optical Systems Engineering
Sort on published: 2017-09-25
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The position is with the research group of Johan Elf and is part of a KAW funded project that aims to map the physical principles for how proteins search for specific sequences in the genome or transcriptome. The project is an interdisciplinary collaboration of researchers in biology, engineering and physics and you will work closely with several of these groups (http://elflab.icm.uu.se/kaw/agile).
Project description: We are recruiting a researcher interested in developing, building and using frontline optical methods for studying biophysics and intracellular kinetics at high spatial and temporal resolution. The position is focused on the optical techniques and you should be comfortable designing and building complicated microscopy set-ups. The project specifically aims at implementing novel methods, including the continued development of the MINFLUX system, for tracking individual florescent molecules on the µ-second time scale. Experience with biological applications is not required for this position.
We offer a stimulating interdisciplinary environment and you will interact closely with a competent team of engineers, physicists, programmers, microbiologist, chemists and molecular biologists solving puzzles related to central aspects of life at the molecular level. For more information about our research, please visit http://elflab.icm.uu.se/. The project is a collaboration with the Hell group in Göttingen.
- PhD in relevant subject area, e.g. experimental physics, electrical engineering, biophysics.
- Self-motivated personality with interest in fundamental science or methods development.
- Documented experience in designing and building optical measurement systems or microscopes.
- Excellent team working skills.
- Excellent communication skills in English.
- Experience in LabView and ideally also FPGA programming.
- Experience in electrical engineering and hardware integration.
- Documented experience of solving complex scientific problems and methods development.
Application should include:
- CV including a list of publications.
- Cover letter (maximum 1 page)
- Copy of official academic transcripts.
- Names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers for three reference persons.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Pay: Individual salary
Starting: 1th of November 2017 or according to agreement
Type of employment: Temporary position one year.
Working hours: 100 %
You are welcome to submit your application no later than no later than October 22, 2017, UFV-PA 2017/3068
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Placement: Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/3068
Last application date: 2017-10-22