ITMO National Research University (ITMO University)

Postdoctoral Researcher (DNA Nanotechnology and Gene Therapy)

ITMO National Research University (ITMO University)

St. Petersburg, Russia

ITMO University’s SCAMT Laboratory (Solution Chemistry of Advanced Materials and Technologies) is a leading laboratory in the field of material science and biology. The laboratory collaborates with research groups in the Netherlands, the USA, Canada, Israel, Portugal, Sweden, and Germany. The laboratory mainly focuses on the development of nanomaterials and nanocomposites for biomedicine, optics and electronics.
The “Molecular robotics and sensing materials” research group focuses on developing functional DNA nanostructures for diagnosing and treating human diseases.

Our main research areas are:

  • Sensors and point-of-care (POC) diagnostics for infectious diseases;
  • DNA nano-machines for cancer gene therapy;
  • Smart DNA nanostructures for anti-influenza virus therapy;
  • DNA nano-machines for double-stranded DNA cleavage and genetic engineering.

Requirements:
We are looking for an energetic and focused person who is ready to work efficiently in order to achieve world-class results

  • A recent PhD degree in chemistry, biology or related fields;
  • At least three Scopus/Web of Science publications since 2016;
  • Strong leadership skills;
  • Experience in biochemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, nucleic acid chemistry or related areas;
  • Fluent English: strong writing and oral presentations skills

Responsibilities:

  • analytical work on automated platforms;
  • data analysis;
  • development of new analysis methods;
  • analysis of scientific literature;
  • ordering materials and reagents for the lab;
  • preparation of reporting documents;
  • academic guidance of undergraduates and graduate students;
  • Research work on the following areas:
    - Sensors and point-of-care (POC) diagnostics for infectious diseases;
    - DNA nano-machines for cancer gene therapy;
    - Smart DNA nanostructures for anti-influenza virus therapy;
    - DNA nano-machines for double-stranded DNA cleavage and genetic engineering.

Expected results:
The candidate is expected to contribute to the research conducted at SCAMT through active cooperation with colleagues, writing and publishing articles, and sharing their experience with students.

  • At least two publications with ITMO affiliation in Scopus/Web of Science per year;
  • Cumulative SJR of the publications with ITMO affiliation: no less than two;
  • At least three open lectures and/or seminars for students.

Compensation:

  • Free access to the lab’s high-tech facilities;
  • Opportunity for professional growth;
  • Working in St. Petersburg’s historical center;
  • Young team of researchers.

For more information please contact:
cell: +7 (950) 0 139 739 (Telegram)
khapaeva_polina@scamt-itmo.ru

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Postdoctoral Researcher (DNA Nanotechnology and Gene Therapy)