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2 PhD Positions
High Speed and Molecular Recognition Microscopy

The Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) Group (PI: Prof. Peter Hinterdorfer ) at the Institute
of Biophysics, Department of Applied Experimental Biophysics at Johannes Kepler
University (JKU) Linz is looking for two PhD students for research on therapeutic
antibodies utilizing various AFM methods, including molecular recognition force spectroscopy
and high speed Bio-AFM.

The contract will be embedded in the project 'Molecular Recognition of Antibodies studies
with high Speed AFM' funded by the Austrian Science Foundation (FWF). PI in this
research project is Prof. Peter Hinterdorfer.


- Degree and Master on any field of Biophysics, Physics, Biology or Biochemistry
(completed before the contract starting date)
- Multidisciplinary qualifications (Physics/Bio). Knowledge of Atomic Force Microscopy,
specifically Force Spectroscopy and High Speed Atomic Force microscopy will be a
- High level of English and good communication skills
- Ability to maintain accurate and up to date records
- Ability to organise and prioritise own work and organise research within the project
- Computer literacy, analytical skills and effective team working

We offer:

- 3 years PhD contract. Competitive salary with all social benefits of a regular
employment. Envisaged starting date: October 1st 2017
- Stimulating, interdisciplinary research and high quality international scientific

Interested applicants should send their CV, full academic sheet ( including scientific
background, training and expertise, research interest, motivation for joining the project ),
publication list, cover letter and two references to: before
September 1st 2017.

The Johannes Kepler University (JKU) Linz supports future-oriented academic degree
programs, excellence in teaching and research, numerous partnerships in Austria and
abroad, and a unique campus with park-like grounds. JKU has become a cutting-edge
institution for science, academics, business and the community. Over 19,000 students are
enrolled in over 60 modern, hands-on academic degree programs that have outstanding
career prospects. The Institute for Biophysics at JKU (
employs about 70 people with 7 permanent scientists. The research of the AFM group lead
by Prof. Hinterdorfer is focused around nanoscopic techniques in life science, bio-nano
technology, and medical diagnostics. In particular, the research covers molecular
recognition, molecular dynamics, and transport in several molecular and cellular systems.

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