calendar_month 07 Mar 2008, 00:00

A fixed-term position to carry out research for a PhD thesis jointly with the University of Tuebingen, Germany, (chair of Prof. Dr. F. Schreiber) and the Institut Laue-Langevin is available on Neutron spectroscopy and complementary techniques on protein model systems in concentrated solutions:
Effects of charge and denaturation within the Ph.D. studentship grant scheme of the Institut Laue-Langevin.

The aim of the project is to enhance the knowledge of protein centre-of-mass diffusion and protein internal dynamics as a function of several environmental parameters such as protein concentration, ionic strength of the solution, and temperature including in particular the denaturation transition.

The candidate should hold a Diploma or equivalent in Physics, Physical Chemistry, Biophyscis, or equivalent, and must fulfill the formal requirements to enroll in the PhD programme of the University of Tuebingen. He/she should have a broad knowledge in condensed matter physics. A background in X-ray or neutron scattering methods as well as knowlegde of advanced numerical methods for data analysis, and / or a background in biophysics and experience in handling of proteins would be an advantage.

General information on the ILL PhD studentships can be found here. For further inquiries, please contact Prof.Dr.Frank Schreiber (frank.schreiber@uni-tuebingen.de) or Dr.Tilo Seydel (seydel@ill.eu).

Applications should reach the ILL no later than March 31.