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 gmail.com. 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.
Groningen University, University Medical Center Groningen
Department of Biomedical Engineering, building 3215, room 1213
Antonius Deusinglaan 1, 9713 AV Groningen
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