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PhD in Photosynthesis
Vrije University Amsterdam

Job description
The improvement of light use efficiency by plants is potentially a game-changer for boosting photosynthetic yields in the field. The focus of the PhD project is on studying the effect of tuning the absorption properties of the plants with the aim of improving photosynthetic performances.  In the project we will use a combination of spectroscopic and biochemical methods to analyse the effect of changes in the pigment composition of plants using natural variations, but also ad hoc produced mutants.  The goal is to identify a strategy that permits better light absorption in a canopy avoiding negative pleiotropic effects, e.g. a reduction of the efficiency in which light energy is used for photochemistry.
The research will be conducted at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, under the supervision of prof. dr. Roberta Croce

We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate with a master or equivalent degree in chemistry, physics, biology or related field, with a strong interest in spectroscopy and in multidisciplinary research.  Candidates should have excellent analytical skills and be able to communicate in English both verbally and in writing.

For information: Prof. dr. Roberta Croce; email:
Postdoctoral Researcher
Institute of Chemical Reearch of Catalonia (ICIQ)
Project title: Design, Construction, and Investigation of Chromophore-Protein systems able to perform Ultrafast Energy and Electron Transfer Processes
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Postdoctoral Researcher
Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ)
Project title: The Role of Coherence in Enhancing the Efficiency of Light Harvesting and Charge Separation in Photosynthesis
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2-year post-doc/advanced technician in Chemical Biology / Molecular Pharmacology
Institute for Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia (IQAC-CSIC)
The MCS (Medicinal Chemistry & Synthesis) group is seeking for a talented and highly motivated post-doctoral researcher/Advanced Technician with a background in Pharmacology, Biotechnology, Biomedicine, Biology, or similar to study the action of light-regulated drugs targeting GPCRs, ion transporters and/or nuclear receptors.
We offer a position in an excellent lab to develop his/her scientific skills. The candidate will have the opportunity to carry out stimulating research in a high-quality and interdisciplinary environment composed of pharmacologists, physiologists, clinicians and chemists. The project will be developed in close collaboration with groups from different national and international institutions. We also encourage postdoctoral researchers to interact with leading international research groups in the emerging field of photopharmacology, to provide the applicant with unique opportunities to develop a strong research career development.
The project will be carried out at the Institute for Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia (IQAC-CSIC) in Barcelona. The MCS group is headed by Dr Amadeu Llebaria and it is focused on basic and applied research aimed to obtain biologically active compounds and their application in therapy through the development of drugs, working in all areas of Medicinal Chemistry. MCS group also includes a section of molecular pharmacology led by Dr. Xavier Rovira. Current main research includes Photopharmacology, and Protein labelling
• The candidate must have finished his/her PhD on Pharmacology, Biotechnology, Biomedicine, Biology fields or similar.
• The candidate should have an excellent background in Molecular pharmacology, Molecular biology and Cell biology.
• The candidate must be highly motivated, have a good knowledge of English and excellent communication and personal skills.
Full-time 48-month contract according collective agreement of the Spanish National Scientific Council (CSIC).
Postdoctoral Fellow
Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham
PhD in Immunology or related field with at least 2 years’ Postdoctoral experience. Prior knowledge and understanding of immunological concepts is required.

 Analyze immune cells by flow cytometry.
 Independently perform a variety of complex assays and techniques related to the study of immune responses.
 Performs studies with sterile mammalian cell culture and tissue sections.
 Reads relevant primary literature, and prepares and compiles data for written and oral presentations.
 Maintains and organizes human bio specimen banks and murine colony (gene knockout/floxed/transgenic) for lab use.

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Liverpool John Moores University
I am looking for candidates for a PhD application at Liverpool John Moores University. The project will focus on porphyrin chemistry but the application can be discussed and tailored to fit your ideas.
Please check the eligibility: this is open to applicants who are permanently resident in the UK.
Please contact me (Francesca Giuntini) in the next few days if you are interested. Feel free to share with your contacts.
PhD in Photodynamic Therapy and Nanotechnology
University of Texas at Dallas
An opportunity has recently opened up for a highly driven PhD student who’s interested in exploring the role of PDT, nanotechnology and the microenvironment in solid tumors. The PhD project will be highly dynamic and multidisciplinary with collaborations in molecular biology, molecular imaging, immunology and PET-based theranostics. Please reach out directly to Dr. Girgis Obaid if interested in exploring the position further.
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