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Real-time monitoring of membrane transport processes at the single molecule level

Prof. Thorben Cordes, LMU Biocenter

Project: You have experience in sensitive fluorescence microscopy methods, particularly TIRF microscopy, and would like to apply all this an exciting biochemical question? Then join our project to develop assays for monitoring transport and energy conversion of single membrane transporters using fluorescent sensors in combination with protein and liposome markers. This approach will provide direct access to initial transport rates, functional dynamics (on/off periods) or static heterogeneity of single transporters. Your role in the project will be to drive the single-transporter recordings using TIRF microscopy and to engage in data analysis and kinetic modelling.

Requirements: PhD degree in biophysics, physics, or physical chemistry - We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher with a strong background in experimental biophysics and experience in optical techniques, spectroscopy, microscopy and data analysis with an emphasis on TIRF microscopy. The selected candidate will receive a prestigious two-year "Humboldt Research Fellowship" via the Henriette-Herz programme, for which no further application to the Humboldt foundation is required. Besides a topical topical fit to the project, the successful candidate is an early career researcher, i.e., has obtained the PhD degree recently, and has published above average. During the project you will be embedded into a vibrant community and other networks including the Center for NanoScience (CeNS).

Position/Salary: Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (directly awarded) for 2 years - earliest entry date: 01.01.2023

Website: https://www.mikrobiologie.biologie.uni-muenchen.de/forschung/ag_cordes/index.html

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