1 dag geleden - Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA) - Amsterdam
The Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, one of six research schools of the Faculty of Humanities, has a vacant PhD position as part of the ERC …
We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated research scientist to join a multi-disciplinary team interfacing between academia and industry. This project will be carried out in the laboratory of Prof. Giovanni Maglia, Chemical biology ...
We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated research scientist to join a multi-disciplinary team interfacing between academia and industry. This project will be carried out in the laboratory of Prof. Giovanni Maglia, Chemical biology, of the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, and it is co-managed and sponsored by Oxford Nanopore Technologies, UK.
The aim of the project is to develop a panel of protein sensors that will be integrated into a nanopore-based detector. The chemistry will be tested and developed on Oxford Nanopore’s portable MinION platform, with the aim of building a portable prototype device for the direct detection of metabolites in blood, urine or sweat. If necessary, the affinity of the protein sensor for the ligand will be modulated to recognize the ligand at physiological concentrations.
This project is ideal for a candidate that is willing to move towards an industrial post.
This project will be collaborative with Oxford Nanopore, so is ideal for those wishing to get some exposure to Industrial R&D.
The ideal candidate is highly motivated and will hold a PhD in Chemistry or Biochemistry. Prior experience in molecular cloning and molecular biology, such as recombinant DNA techniques, protein expression and purification (FPLC), is necessary. Knowledge of chemical modifications of proteins or peptides would be an advantage. Demonstrated experience in protein engineering would be highly appreciated.
Faculty of Science and Engineering
Founded in 1614, the University of Groningen enjoys an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative institution of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. As one of the best research universities in Europe, the University of Groningen has joined forces with other top universities and networks worldwide to become a truly global center of knowledge.
Oxford Nanopore Technologies was founded in 2005 to develop ultra-sensitive electrical single-molecule sensing technologies. Our company has generated a next-generation DNA sequencing technology which is based on protein nanopores. Our first platform for this technology is a revolutionary handheld USB device for high-throughput DNA and RNA sequencing, called MinION, which is now sold worldwide.