15 PhD-student positions: Innovative training network PROTON

PROTON MSCA Innovative Training Network

Linz, Berlin, Vienna, Montpellier, Kiel, Praque, Jerusalem, Saarbrücken, Oslo, Lausanne, Bieberbach, Martinsried, Austria

PROTON is an international training network (ITN) in the frame of Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions (MSCA). 10 academic and 2 industrial partners joint to train 15 PhD students in the field of proton transport and proton coupled transport. The research projects of the PhD students aim at clarifying the molecular reaction mechanisms of protons in the confines of interfacial water layers and proteinaceous cavities with emphasis on proton mobility.


PROTON offers full time positions for 36 months with many additional benefits. Students interested in joining PROTON are invited to apply. The earliest starting day is 1.10.2019. We look for students holding or very close to completing their Master degree in (Bio)Physics, (Bio)Chemistry or Optics with the following qualities: i) exceptional academic performance, including qualifications, prizes; ii) subject specific skills and expertise iii) communication, presentation skills and team working abilities.


You are eligible to apply if you are: (i) in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of your research career; (ii) have not resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of your potential host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. iii) are competent in written and spoken English


Additional information:


Benefits

- Family allowance (when applicable)

- Mobility allowance


Eligibility criteria

You are eligible to apply if you are: (i) in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of your research career; (ii) have not resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of your potential host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. iii) are competent in written and spoken English.


Selection process

Please select two or three projects of your choice from the list (#. Project, Supervisor). All positions have an individual advertisement on Euraxess. Follow the indicated link next to the position you are interested in to learn more about the specific requirements and about details of the application procedure that may vary between the different universities and companies. Please send your application (letter of motivation, detailed CV) to proton@jku.at and to the PI of the project.


1. Lateral Proton Migration along lipid membranes, Prof. Peter Pohl; https://www.euraxess.ba/jobs/428161

2. Proton Uptake from the membrane surface by membrane channels and transportes, Prof. Peter Pohl; https://www.euraxess.at/jobs/437625

3. Second harmonic (SH) Imaging of charge, water and proton mobility on free standing lipid membranes, Prof. Sylvie Roke; https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/448973

4. Ion channels as seen by water, Prof. Sylvie Roke; https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/448973

5. Biomimetic synthetic self-assembled proton channels, Dr. Mihail Barboiu; https://www.euraxess.ba/jobs/447766

6. Proton transport on the hydrated surfaces of Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP) and collagen fibrils and mats, Prof. Noam Agmon; https://www.euraxess.mk/jobs/437996

7. Mechanism of the proton transport activation in UCPs, Prof. Elena Pohl; https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/433411

Requires background in biophysics; involves: molecular biology of recombinant proteins, electrophysiology

8. Protozoal and human proton-coupled lactate transport: molecular mechanisms and drug-like inhibitors, Prof. Eric Beitz; https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/439202

9. Proton-gating of the urea channel (Urel) from the human gastric pathogen Helicobacter pylori, Prof. Harmut Luecke; https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/449462

10. Proton transfer at anionic membrane interfaces, Prof. Ana-Nicoleta Bondar; https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/449499

11. Formate nitrite transporters: proton-coupled transport and inhibitor design from MD simulations, Prof. Jochen Hub; https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/440547

12. Molecular characterization of the mobility and hydration of the function-relevantregion of the urea channel HpUreI located at the vicinity of the protonsensitive loop, Prof. Martin Hof; https://www.euraxess.al/jobs/438050

13. Proton-sensing mechanism of GPR68, Dr. Herbert Nar; https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/449504

14. Application of FCCS to analyse reconstituted membrane proteins in Giant Unilamellar Vesicles (GUV) and related artificial membranes, Dr. Stefan Hannus; https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/447567

15. Mitochondrial Uncoupling Proteins: proton channels or proton-fatty acid co-transporters?, Prof. Harmut Luecke; https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/449462


Web site for additional job details

https://www.jku.at/institut-fuer-biophysik/forschung/forschungsprojekte/proton/


Offer Requirements:


REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL

Biological sciences: Master Degree or equivalent

Chemistry: Master Degree or equivalent

Physics: Master Degree or equivalent

Computer science: Master Degree or equivalent


REQUIRED LANGUAGES

ENGLISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

i) exceptional academic performance;

ii) subject specific skills and expertise;

iii)presentation skills and team working abilities.


 


Specific Requirements

You are eligible to apply if you are:

(i) in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of your research career;

(ii) have not resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of your potential host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to your recruitment.


WORK LOCATION


2 PhD student positions available at

Johannes Kepler University

Austria

Linz


1 PhD student position available at

University of Veterinary Medicine

Austria

Vienna


1 PhD student position available at

Le Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)

France

MONTPELLIER


1 PhD student position available at

Christian-Albrechts – Universität zu Kiel

Germany

Kiel


1 PhD student position available at

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Israel

Jerusalem


1 PhD student position available at

Freie Universitaet Berlin

Germany

Berlin


1 PhD student position available at

Heyrovský Institute of Physical Chemistry

Czech Republic

Prague


1 PhD student position available at

Universität des Saarlandes

Germany

Saarbrücken


2 PhD student positions available at

University of Oslo

Norway

Oslo


2 PhD student positions available at

Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

Switzerland

Lausanne


1 PhD student position available at

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG

Germany

Biberach


1 PhD student position available at

Intana Bioscience GmbH

Germany

Martinsried


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15 PhD-student positions: Innovative training network PROTON