CIQUS - Predoc Position DYNAMIC PEPTIDES FOR PROTEIN RECOGNITION
The applicant will work on the development of novel dynamic peptides for protein recognition. We will mainly explore methods involving peptide synthesis, supramolecular chemistry and cell biology.
The work will be carried out under the supervision of Dr. Javier Montenegro and Prof. Juan R. Granja.
a) “Cellular Uptake: Lessons from Supramolecular Organic Chemistry”, G. Gasparini, E.-K. Bang, J, Montenegro and S. Matile, Chem. Commun. 2015, in press.
b) “Single-nucleotide-resolution DNA differentiation by pattern generation in lipid bilayer membranes” Priegue, J. M.; Montenegro,* J; Granja, J. R. Small, 2014, 10, 3613-3618.
c) “Coupling of Peptides and Carbon Nanotubes” Montenegro, J.,* Vázquez-Vázquez, C., Kalinin, A., Geckeler, K. E., & Granja, J. R. Coupling of carbon and Peptide nanotubes. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 2484–2491.
Research Center: CIQUS (www.usc.es/ciqus/en), University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain).
Starting Date and Term: The post is available starting from 2016 for a fixed-term of 48 months.
REQUIREMENTS. We seek outstanding individuals with initiative, creativity and team‐working ability, with Chemistry degree (and Chemistry master), and training in peptide synthesis and supramolecular chemistry. Cell biology expertise will be an advantage.
Good communication skills and proficiency in written and spoken English are essential.
Applications: Send a brief CV (maximum 2 pages) by e‐mail directly to Dr. Montenegro: javier.montenegro en usc.es (link sends e-mail) indicating in the subject FPI Fellowship. The name and email of two contacting professors or researchers that know the candidate should be provided.
July, 28th, 2015.