PhD position: Controlled deposition of self-assembling neuro-supportive peptides for bioelectronics

Job Offer from November 09, 2022

Project and activities

We offer a PhD position in the field of peptide self-assembly. The aim of this project is a comprehensive understanding on the role of the peptide chemical structure and processing parameters on their self-assembly properties. The control over the long-range molecular organization will enable the implementation of the peptides in novel bioelectronics such as for monitoring of neuronal cell-2-cell communication. The self-assembly peptide networks can be also exploited to study difficult-to-culture neuron cells and their response to different chemical signals in the form of bioactive sequences.

The research areas include fundamental physical chemistry of solution deposited peptides and neuronal cell structure for bioelectronic applications. The candidate will gain fundamental knowledge in meniscus guide coating, self-assembly of biomolecules and important characterization techniques. 

The PhD position in the Material Science group supervised by Dr. Tomasz Marszalek in the Department of Molecular Electronics at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz is available immediately.

We are looking for a highly motivated student with a background either in physics, chemistry, polymer science, biology or biochemistry or related fields.

Salary for the appointment will be consistent with the Max Planck Society guidelines for PhD students.

Candidates should send their application electronically containing an application letter, CV, to marszalek@mpip-mainz.mpg.de. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

 

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