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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Synthetic Biology/DNA Nanotechnology

Condensed Matter

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work in the group of Prof. Andrew Turberfield on templating peptide assembly with DNA nanostructures.
The post is available for 3 years starting as soon as possible after 15/09/14, as part of ERASynBio grant BioMolecular Origami. This international collaboration includes the labs of Profs R Jerala (National Institute of Chemistry, Slovenia), D Woolfson (U Bristol), D Baker (University of Washington), S Kosuri (UCLA), T Pisanski (U Lubljana), and H Dietz (TU Munich).

The aim of this project is to explore new strategies for synthesis of biomimetic nanostructures by using self-assembled DNA scaffolds to control the assembly of designed polypeptide nanostructures, thereby combining the functionalities of peptides and proteins with the architectural control of DNA nanotechnology. The candidate will work on the design, construction and characterization of DNA templates and DNA-peptide conjugates and their use to create functional devices. Visits to the overseas groups may be necessary.

Applicants should possess, or be very close to obtaining, a PhD in a relevant scientific discipline and ideally a strong background in DNA nanostructures and/or peptide or protein assembly. Previous experience in peptide synthesis, bioconjugation, or biophysical imaging and characterization techniques will be an advantage. Candidates are expected to demonstrate an understanding of the potential challenges and advantages of composite peptide nucleic acid nanostructures.

The post-holder will have the opportunity to teach.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Prof Andrew Turberfield (a [dot] turberfield [at] physics [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk)
To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the following link:
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Only applications received before midday 1st August 2014 can be considered. You will be required to upload a brief statement of research interests and supporting statement which explains how you meet the selection criteria for the post, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

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Application Deadline: 1 August 2014


 

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Quantum Computing with Superconducting Circuits

Condensed Matter

Applications are invited for a PDRA in experimental quantum device physics.

The post will be available for a fixed-term duration of 24 months, ideally starting on 01 October 2014.

Any offer will be provisional pending the outcome of a major grant application, with confirmation mid-September.

A highly motivated individual is sought to take part in a new research project on scaling of superconducting circuits for quantum computing. The project is connected to the pending establishment of a UK network of quantum technology research hubs.

The available position is to work on an architecture for quantum computing and simulation based on superconducting qubits networked with microwave cavities. The successful candidate will benefit from being part of a community of quantum researchers at Oxford and UCL.

Applicants should possess, or be close to obtaining, a doctorate in physics, electronic engineering, or a related field, and be able to demonstrate excellent experimental research skills.

Experience of quantum information research, cleanroom device fabrication, microwave and/or cryogenic measurement techniques will be an advantage.

The post-holder will have the opportunity to teach.

Please direct informal enquiries about the role to Peter Leek
(Peter [dot] leek [at] physics [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk)

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the following link:
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Only applications received before midday Friday 08 August 2014 can be considered. You will be required to upload a statement of research interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

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Application Deadline: 13 August 2014


 

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant within the sub-department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics (AOPP), Department of Physics.

The successful applicant will work in the Planetary Experiments Group on infrared spectroscopy to support the remote sensing of the Moon and asteroids.

The post is available initially for a fixed-term of 1 year.

This project will develop new numerical radiative transfer codes to aid in the analysis of near-infrared and or thermal infrared remote sensing data of planetary surfaces of airless bodies such as the Moon or asteroids.

The new results will be applied to remote sensing data from the Moon and also be used in preparation for future missions to small bodies such as asteroids.

The successful applicant will also have the opportunity to develop a programme of laboratory measurements to support the numerical modelling work using the spectroscopy facilities in the Planetary Experiments Group.

Applicants should possess or be very close to obtaining a doctorate in Physics, Earth/Planetary science or a related field.

Previous experience in the field of planetary remote sensing, in particular thermal emission and near-infrared reflectance will be an advantage.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate abilities in laboratory experimentation or development of software for analysis of infrared spectral data.

The post-holder will have the opportunity to teach.

Please direct informal enquiries about this post to Dr Neil Bowles
(n [dot] bowles1 [at] physics [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk)

Only applications received before midday 15th August 2014 can be considered.

You will be required to upload a brief statement of research interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the following link:

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Please also look at the Job Description and Person Specification and apply online.

Application Deadline: 15 August 2014


 

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