The Jawerth lab at Leiden University (Netherlands) is seeking potential PhD students and post-doctoral researchers. The available (fully-funded) positions are for the study protein condensates as novel materials.
The projects in the lab focus on the experimental investigation and discovery of interesting material phenomena that protein condensates exhibit. Examples include glass-like aging, hardening, fiber growth, active (chemically driven) condensate properties and general rheological features. Research includes quantitative fluorescence microscopy, development of novel experimental tools to measure micron-scale phenomena and subsequent quantitative data analysis.
Given the interdisciplinary nature of the projects we are looking for students with a degree in physics, biology and/or chemistry preferably with experience working somewhere in the intersection of these fields. Quantification of experimental data will be a large part of most projects so some programming experience (or a willingness to learn) is preferred.
Please distribute this ad to all interested candidates. We are particularly committed to maintaining a diverse environment. So applications from underrepresented groups are very welcome.
Leiden University represents a vibrant and exciting environment to both live and work. Interested candidates can contact Louise Jawerth (jawerthlab@physics.LeidenUniv.nl)