Bachelor Thesis or Intern (m/f/d)

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Job Offer from September 06, 2021

Investigation of the stability and critical aggregation concentration of amyloid-like self-assembling peptides

Project

Self-assembling amyloid-like peptides are an emerging class of biomaterials with applications such as stimulating nerve growth for tissue regeneration and increased retroviral cell uptake for gene therapy.

The aim of this project is to investigate the stability and critical aggregation concentration of amyloid-like self-assembling peptides.

The selected candidate will conduct cutting edge research at the interface of peptide chemistry and physico-chemical characterization in the subgroup of Dr. Christopher Synatschke. As part of the Department of Synthesis of Macromolecules led by Prof. Tanja Weil, the successful candidate will benefit from a stimulating research environment in a diverse and interdisciplinary team with access to state-of-the–art facilities.

The ideal candidate:

The candidate should have a strong interest in physico-chemical characterization methods including turbidity measurements, fluorescence assays and microscopy. Practical skills in analyzing colloids and aggregates as well as an interest in working in an interdisciplinary environment are highly appreciated.

 

The candidate will gain fundamental knowledge in aggregation processes of self-assembling peptides, various characterization methods for colloidal biomaterials.

 

The essential requirements for this post are as follows:

enrolled as a student in final semesters of B.Sc. (or equivalent) in Chemistry, Physics, Material Science, or closely aligned disciplines or M.Sc. (or equivalent) in Chemistry, Physics, Material Science.

Motivation for interdisciplinary research

Application:

Candidates should send their application electronically containing an application letter and CV, to synatschke@mpip-mainz.mpg.de.

Review of applications will start upon receipt of application documents and will continue until the position has been filled.

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