I am recruiting a PhD student to join a newly funded project to design and develop highly programmable DNA origami structure for delivery of therapeutic protein. The project offers the opportunity to gain experience in a new area of synthetic biology, which will become increasingly important in the future. It also offers the chance to work in a dynamic, international team working closely with partners across the globe including Japan and UK where we have an official collaboration with RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies, Japan.
You will join the Heddle lab (www.heddlelab.org), a newly established, innovative lab carrying out ambitious research aimed at designing and building artificial nanomachines using DNA and protein. We are located in a state-of-the-art laboratory, based at the new Malopolska Centre of Biotechnology, in the beautiful city of Krakow, Poland
Details of Project: The successful candidate will join a newly funded FNP “HOMING” project that aims to design highly programmable DNA nano-robots for therapeutic protein delivery. The project is in collaboration with Dr Hideki Shigematsu at the RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies, Japan. Your contribution to the team will be: 1. Designing of novel DNA origami nanomachines in silico. 2. Structural assessment of designed DNA origami nanomachines using AFM and, TEM and cryo EM (in collaboration with our cryo EM expert from Japan). 3. Study interaction of DNA nanomachines with specific protein cage ferritin. 4. In-vitro delivery of DNA-origami/protein cage complex to cancer cell.
Application Deadline: August 10th 2017
Start Date: November 1st 2017
How to Apply
Send applications to email@example.com applications should be marked “HOMING-PhD” and include the following:
1. Copy of Masters certificate
2. Contact details of a minimum of two referees including a former academic supervisor
3. Motivation Letter