Open PhD positions in the Bordignon group – University of Geneve

We have two open PhD positions starting in spring 2022!
https://www.unige.ch/sciences/chifi/bordignon/vacancies

1. ABC Transporters
Are you interested in biophysics and membrane proteins? Are you ready to tackle a challenging project which combines quantum mechanics with novel in-cell experiments in a highly interdisciplinary environment? The task: Using EPR to study the effect of point mutations in a multidrug exporter in vitro and in cells.

Your profile: MSc in physics, physical chemistry or biophysics. A very good knowledge in quantum mechanics is mandatory, some experience in magnetic resonance methodology is desirable.

What we offer: Successful candidates will get the opportunity to participate in an interdisciplinary collaborative project between my group at the University of Geneva and the group of Prof. Seeger at the University of Zurich. They will be using state-of-the-art in-cell EPR methods and build up a strong and versatile scientific network. Our group strongly supports gender and diversity in science.

2. Liquid-Liquid Phase Separation
Are you interested in physical chemistry and liquid-liquid phase separation? Are you ready to tackle a challenging project which combines EPR, imaging, fluorescence, THz and Raman spectroscopy? The task: Using spectroscopy to understand how proteins’ dynamics and solvation change during the formation of liquid droplets.

Your profile: MSc in physics, physical chemistry or biophysics. A very good knowledge in thermodynamics is mandatory, some experience in magnetic resonance and optical spectroscopy is desirable.

What we offer: Successful candidates will get the opportunity to participate in an interdisciplinary project in my group at the University of Geneva. They will be using state-of-the-art EPR methods and build up a strong and versatile scientific network in the faculty of Science at UNIGE.

If you are interested, please send your CV, a motivation letter and reference letters directly to enrica.bordignon@unige.ch.

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