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PHD and postdoc positions

Diamond magnetometry is a new technology, which emerged from the quantum  information field. Making use of quantum physics this technology enables to  convert magnetic resonance signals into an optical signal. Since optical signals  can be detected much more sensitively, we achieve impressive sensitivity. Even  the tiny magnetic field of a single electron or a few nuclei has been detected.  While this technique has proven to be  immensely useful it is almost entirely unexplored in the biological fields.

There are two ways to utilize the high sensitivity: first, to gain temporal  resolution and second to gain spatial resolution. Currently, there are two large research lines where we explore both options. In the first the application is in  chemistry and we want to visualize chemical reactions while they happen. The  second research line aims to visualize stress responses or more concretely free radicals in living cells.

We are an international and multidisciplinary team consisting of physicists,  engineers, biologists and chemists located in the department of biomedical  engineering.

Skills in the following areas are beneficial (but not a strict requirement): optics,  lasers, microscopy, imaging, quantum physics, cell biology, surface chemistry,  spectroscopy, engineering.

If you want to join my team and help us pioneer this field in any of the above-mentioned areas please send me an application (a CV and a motivation letter stating why you are interested and why you are a fit for the project) to romana.schirhagl All positions  are paid. Postdocs will be employed on an ERC starting grant and Phd students  on a VIDI grant from NWO. I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Best regards

Romana Schirhagl
Groningen University, University Medical Center Groningen
Department of Biomedical Engineering, building 3215, room 1213
Antonius Deusinglaan 1, 9713 AV Groningen

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