The interdisciplinary collaborative research center SFB 985 Functional microgels and microgels is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The SFB brings together research groups from polymer sciences, chemical engineering and life sciences and concentrates on microgels as a group of highly functional macromolecules. In this context, the research group of Dr. Tobias Beck deals with the integration of protein containers into microgel systems for drug release and delivery (see also http://www.ac.rwth-aachen.de/extern/beck/ for the further research topics of the Beck group). We offer a PhD position in this international and interdisciplinary network.
Preparative work in protein production and purification
Loading protein containers with active substance molecules and / or nanoparticles
Integration of the loaded protein containers into microgels
Characterization of the integration of the containers and release from the microgels by means of electron microscopy and fluorescence microscopy
Experiments (in collaboration) to investigate the release of drug molecules and delivery into cellular systems
Above-average university degree (Master) in chemistry, biochemistry or materials science, or equivalent
Great interest in innovative and interdisciplinary topics
High level of initiative, sense of responsibility and team spirit
High motivation to carry out a doctoral thesis
What we offer:
The position is for 1.5 years and is to be filled as soon as possible. An extension for another 1.5 years is planned. This is a part-time position (50% of the standard weekly hours for full-time employees).
The successful candidate has the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree.
The salary corresponds to level EG 13 TV-L.
RWTH Aachen University is certified as a "Family-Friendly University". We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled persons and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University. The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.
Please send your application by September 15, 2017 to
Dr. T. Beck
RWTH Aachen University
Institute of Inorganic Chemistry
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