We seek to fill a postdoctoral position in our research group funded by an ERC Starting grant. The topic of the research will be the use of atomic force microscopy for studying virus binding to living mammalian cells.
This research will be performed by combining molecular biology tools, atomic force microscopy using in particular multifunctional high-resolution imaging and spectroscopic approaches (force-distance curve) and flurorescence/confocal imaging. In this ERC project we intend to develop and establish multifunctional high-resolution tools that allow to image single cells and to quantify the interactions that guide the virus entry.
Prerequisites: Ph.D. in chemistry/biology/biochemistry/biophysics, strong background in biophysics, experience with AFM force spectroscopy is desirable but not mandatory. Motivation to work with sophisticated instrumentation, spectroscopy, and computer-assisted data evaluation is important. Further information: see http://perso.uclouvain.be/david.alsteens.
The position is available Starting January 1st 2018.
Applications with CV, publication list, and 3 letters of recommendation directly to Prof. David Alsteens. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.