The PhD research will focus on fundamental studies to understand the behavior of nanoparticles in a biological environment. This includes experiments using laboratory and synchrotron infrastructures for in-situ and operando investigations. The mechanism of interactions of (mostly) inorganic materials with biomolecules will be studied in depth with small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) as the main methodology, complemented by microscopy and dynamic light scattering, among other methods. The aim is to develop a fundamental understanding of the leading interactions between nanoparticles and biology, enabling the design of high-efficiency strategies for targeted applications. The project is interdisciplinary, is related to a funded European project, and will be in close cooperation with our national and international partners.
If you are a highly motivated and passionate individual, with excellent communication skills, seeking to make a major impact in analytical research related to biomedicine; you thrive in interdisciplinary environments, and meet the following criteria:
then, this position might be for you.
Project duration is three years with the potential extension by one more year. The candidate will perform his/her research at Empa in St. Gallen. The desired starting date is the 1st of June 2023 or upon mutual agreement.
For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Antonia Neels, Head of the Center for X-ray Analytics at Empa, firstname.lastname@example.org.