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Call for Applications: DAHLEM POSTDOC FELLOWSHIPS 2017

News from Jan 16, 2017

Freie Universität Berlin invites applications to the DAHLEM POSTDOC FELLOWSHIP Program.

DAHLEM POSTDOC FELLOWSHIPS provide funding for up to 15 highly qualified postdoctoral fellows with at least six months of international research experience to conduct their own research within one of the university’s outstanding collaborative research projects.

Fellows are given the opportunity to expand their academic profile by experiencing early independence combined with professional guidance. During their stay they are integrated into research groups and assigned a professor as scientific advisor. In addition, international research stays are supported in order to allow researchers to build up a full year of international research experience by the time they complete their DAHLEM POSTDOC FELLOWSHIP.

Each research fellowship will be awarded for 14 months. 

Deadline for applications: 15 March 2017

Expected start of funding: 1 November 2017

For further information and application details please visit the DRS Website.

Eligibility Criteria

The call is open to postdoctoral researchers of all disciplines and all nationalities who

  • hold a doctoral degree
    (the dissertation must be submitted and proof must be available by the application deadline)

  • completed their doctoral degree no longer than four years prior to the deadline (the date on the doctoral certificate applies). For applicants with children, one year per child will be added to the permitted duration.

  • have at least six months' international research experience, three months of which must be an uninterrupted stay.

Research Project

Applicants for an Postdoc Fellowship at the Focus Area NanoScale have to submit a project plan (max. 10 pages) based on one of the following research fields/topics:

  • Multivalent Nanosystems for Pathogen-Interactions.
  • Infrared spectroscopy of proteins, time-resolved, surface-enhanced and near-field IR spectroscopy, membranes and membrane proteins, plasmonics.
  • Super-resolution (light) microscopy. Counting mocules in membrane domains, live imaging protein-protein interaction, coiled-coil domain proteins and their interactions. Single particle tracking, organization of the membrane cytoskeleton, membrane organization, membrane compartmentalisation in cells.
  • T-cell receptor dynamics, immune cell recognition, molecular dynamics simulation, NMR.
  • Plasmon-enhanced spectroscopy (fluorescence, Raman). Current limit of plasmon-enhanced spectroscopy & ideas to improve resolution, sensitivity, and selectivity.
  • Functionalized carbon nanostructures for optical applications in biological systems. Carbon nanostructures (nanotubes, graphene, nanographene) as optical agents in biological environments.

Application Procedure & Required Documents

To apply, please register with the DRS online application platform. Once registered, fill out the online application form and upload all required documents described here.

A Declaration of Commitment from the scientific advisor and the director of the collaborative project NanoScale at Freie Universität Berlin is required for your application: Please send your CV, a short summary of your PhD thesis (0.3 page), and a short outline/idea of your proposed research project (~1 page) as one of the first steps of the application procedure to Achim Wiedekind at achim.wiedekind@fu-berlin.de

Please include in this first short project outline (1 page, rough outline/idea): project title, research fields/topics, aim of the project, previous own research experience in this field.

For further details regarding NanoScale please contact Achim Wiedekind at achim.wiedekind@fu-berlin.de

DRS: Call for Applications for DAHLEM POSTDOC FELLOWSHIPS 2017

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