Position Available for Postdoctoral Researcher in Molecular Biophysics and Mechanobiology
Position Available for Postdoctoral Researcher - Molecular Biophysics
The Single Molecule Biophysics group at LENS (European Laboratory for Non-linear Spectroscopy, www.lens.unifi.it/bio), University of Florence, Italy, is seeking a highly motivated and independent postdoctoral scientist with proven academic track record and interest in interdisciplinary biophysics research.
The Single Molecule Biophysics group develops novel single molecule manipulation and imaging tools to address outstanding biological questions. Research topics include the influence of force on biological processes, gene expression regulation, and molecular mechanisms of motor proteins functioning (Gardini et al.
Position Available for Neuroscience Biophysics post-doc
Postdoctoral positon in Neuroscience/Biophysics
One postdoctoral positon is available in the Biophysics Biophotonics lab at the European Laboratory for Non Linear Spectroscopy in Florence (http://www.lens.unifi.it/bio/) for motivated candidates interested in studying the molecular basis of neurodegenerative diseases in living cells with advanced microscopy techniques.
Potential projects may involve:
(1) Studying the surface trafficking of membrane proteins involved in Alzheimer’s disease by means of single molecule tracking in hippocampal neurons
PhD fellowship available on Analysis and interpretation of 4D microscopy data
Recent developments in high throughput optical microscopy have demonstrated the possibility, in some animal models, of functional imaging of the whole brain with cellular resolution. In particular, the zebra fish larva allows optical access throughout the brain thanks to its natural transparency. LENS has recently developed a light-sheet microscope with extended depth of field, which allows high spatial resolution 3D imaging, with a volumetric frame rate of more than 10 Hz.
Software engineer for image management and analysis
We are looking for a highly motivated Software Engineer to join the group of Prof. Pavone at the European Laboratory for Non-linear Spectroscopy in Florence, in the framework of the European Flagship Human Brain Project. The successful candidate will optimize existing tools for the management and analysis of very large (> 1 TB) neuroanatomical image datasets obtained with cutting-edge optical microscopies.