Doctoral student in advanced light microscopy
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KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Doctoral student in advanced light microscopy
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
KTH in Stockholm is the largest and oldest technical university in Sweden. No less than one-third of Sweden’s technical research and engineering education capacity at university level is provided by KTH.
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Bewerbungsschluss: Jan. 08
Standort: Stockholm, Schweden
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Doctoral student in advanced light microscopy

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Job description

The laboratory of Ilaria Testa, Department of Applied Physics, Royal Institute of Technology KTH located at the BioImaging platform in SciLifeLab (Stockholm, Sweden), is looking for a candidate with background in neuroscience with interest in advanced light microscopy. The candidate will apply and further develop novel and sensitive super-resolution microscopes based on RESOLFT and non linear structure illumination in combination with ad-hoc image processing approaches.

I’m a new appointed group leader aiming to build a team of physicists and biologists with the goal of pushing the spatio-temporal resolution of lens-based microscopes to a new level by developing next generation super-resolution microscopes. The primary focus will be to develop labeling and imaging strategies to study cellular processes at a molecular relevant length scale (5-50nm). During my post-doc in the group of Nobel Laureate Stefan Hell, we have developed several super-resolution microscopes based on single molecule detection (PALM, GSDIM) and targeted switching (STED/RESOLFT) approaches. In particular, we have shown for the first time that RESOLFT microscopy can image living cells with nanometers resolution and its potential in tissues imaging. We now would like to apply this concepts within the field of neuroscience for a better understanding of the synaptic protein machineries.

Experience in fluorescence imaging, cloning and cell cultures would be a strong asset.

The employment is four years with a possibility of maximum up to five years. Up to 20 percent department duties are included in the employment.

Qualifications

A suitable background for this position would be a Master of Science in Neuroscience with a specialization in imaging. In addition to the traditional academic merits, a relevant degree project, international experience, and language skills are regarded as advantageous qualifications.

Applicants must be strongly motivated for doctoral studies, possess the ability to work independently and perform critical analysis as well as possessing good levels of cooperative and communicative abilities.

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH:s webbpage.

Application

Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

The application must contain the following documents in PDF format.

  • Statement of professional interest
  • CV
  • Transcripts from university/university college
  • Example of technical writing, e.g., thesis, essay, course report or scientific paper 

Others

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: According to agreement
Salary: Monthly salary according to KTH's doctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
City: Stockholm
County: Stockholms län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: S-2017-2206
Contact:
  1. Ilaria Testa, Assist. professor, +46 8 790 76 02, testa@kth.se
Published: 2017-12-07
Last application date: 2018-01-08 Weiterlesen
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