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Oferta de Trabajo  Código: 50393  

Puesto: PhD Job Offer at IMDEA Nanociencia

Función: Studying protein vibration coupling in chromophore light harvesting performance
Empresa: Fundación IMDEA Nanociencia Nº de Plazas: 1
Referencia: MOSES_230918 Publicada el 18/9/2023 Publicada hasta el 30/09/2023
Tipo de Contrato: Sin especificar Dedicación: Jornada completa  
Localidad: Madrid Provincia: Madrid Disponibilidad para viajar: Sin especificar
Fecha de Incorporación: 01/10/2023 Fecha de Finalización: 1 year with the possibility of extension
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Nivel Académico

Titulación Académica
Bioquímica (Titulación Universitaria)
Biotecnología (Titulación Universitaria)

Áreas tecnológicas
A-012 Biofísica
A-03 Biotecnología

Idioma: Inglés Nivel Lectura: Alto Nivel Escrito: Alto Nivel Conversación: Alto


EMPLOYMENT OFFER.  1-year employment contract, starting in October 2023 (flexible) with the possibility of expanding the contract.

 PROJECT DESCRIPTION. In Natural photosystems, aromatic molecules called chromophores are in charge of light absorption, and protein conformational changes in Natural photosystems trigger changes in the chromophore energy states associated with key functions. Mechanistic studies correlating backbone conformational changes with protein-chromophore coupling are required to elucidate these effects. However, the complexity of the natural systems has prevented the development of the theory that links the chromophore-amino acid interactions with protein conformation. In this project, we will develop a model system that allows us to study how specific interactions between chromophores and proteins affect the conformational changes in proteins. We will combine methods in molecular biology and spectroscopy to develop bio-hybrids and characterize their excited state dynamics, allowing us to develop bio-physical models that address these questions. 


  • Bachelor in biology, biochemistry or similar.
  • Master in biotechnology, bioscience, nanotechnology, or in a related field.
  • Good English level, both written and spoken.
  • Team working skills (highly important).

In addition to the listed items, the evaluation committee will value the following items:

  • Experience with protein engineering and protein characterization techniques.
  • Experience with bio-hybrid engineering.

WHAT IS OFFERED FOR THE CANDIDATE. We offer the possibility of joining a department with a healthy working environment in a lab with cutting edge facilities. The research assistant will develop her/his activity with guidance and help in an environment of freedom and with internal and external synergies. Moreover, IMDEA offers a good training program for early-stage researchers with courses on topics such as scientific and technological management, career development, and science communication.

RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT. Our group is part of the ultrafast phenomena at the nanoscale department at IMDEA Nanoscience with a collaborative and international environment. In the department, we have an active seminar program to share and discuss scientific progress having the input of scientists from different areas. Moreover, IMDEA offers a good training program for PhD students with courses on topics such as scientific and technological management, career development, and science communication. 

SALARY: The salary has been fixed in agreement with national standars for the position.

INSTRUCTIONS. Interested candidates must submit their application before September 25, 2023 to the email, including the CV.