Postdoctoral fellowship in confocal microscopy and cell membrane models.



The Laboratory of Nanostructured Films and Spectroscopy at São Paulo State University (UNESP), campus in Presidente Prudente, SP, Brazil, invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship in the field of Confocal Microscopy and Cell Membrane Models funded by Foundation for Research Support of the State of São Paulo (FAPESP) contract.  The successful candidate will conduct research on the molecular interaction between analytes of interest and cell membrane models, which includes the following activities:

  1. Prepare giant unilamellar vesicles (GUVs) of zwiterionic phospholipids and cholesterol using the electroformation method.
  2. Probe analytes-GUVs interactions by adding different concentrations of the analytes to the external environment surrounding the GUVs.
  3.  Propose molecular mechanisms involved in the analytes-phospholipids interaction.
  4. Develop new applications using phase contrast, fluorescence and confocal microscopies toward biomembrane mimetic systems (GUVs adhesion on modified substrates, Langmuir-Blodgett, Langmuir-Schaefer, dipping- and spray-Layer-by- Layer films).

Fellowship for postdoctoral researchers allows you to carry out a long-term research project (12-24 months), starting at April/01/2016.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in, physics, chemistry or a related field.  Experience in phospholipid self-assembly and basic optical microscopies is required.   The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills and excel in a highly collaborative research environment. In addition to the timely publication of research results in peer-reviewed journals, the responsibilities of the postdoc include drafting progress reports.

Interested individuals should send a (i)cover letter, (II) CV and list of publications, and have (III) two letters of recommendation sent to case@fct.unesp.br.

The deadline for application is February/28/2016.

Available facilities: http://www.fct.unesp.br/#!/departamentos/fisica-quimica-e-biologia/laboratorios/lab-filmes-finos-e-esp-raman/


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