PhD position at Udine

A PhD position is available at the Biophysics laboratory of Udine University, Udine - Italy, on the project entitled:

Biophysics of protein conformational dynamics: NMR and computational investigations

under the supervision of prof. Rino Esposito. 
A three-year grant from Italian Education Ministry will be associated to this PhD position.
Information for the application procedure canbe obtained at:  
https://www.uniud.it/en/research/research-doctorate/research-doctorate-ph.d/life-sciences/biomedical-science-biotechnology
The application deadline is July 17th 2017 (2 pm).
Interested candidates may contact the supervisor (rino.esposito@uniud.it).

Research description

The successful candidate will work in the NMR-based Biophysics laboratory with prof. Esposito. A Bruker Avance 500 MHz spectrometer is exclusively available to the group. Access to European large facilities will be available when necessary.  The subjects currently addressed  by the Udine group are related to the interactions of some amyloidogenic proteins with other proteins, small ligands and nanoparticles. Besides NMR, other techniques such as optical spectroscopies, electron microscopy and microcalorimetry may also be used, along with computational modeling under the guidance of prof. Federico Fogolari.  

Qualification 

The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in chemistry, physics,  biochemistry, biotechnology or a related field. Candidates with background in biomolecular chemistry, biomolecular NMR spectroscopy or structural biology will be preferred.