PhD Studentship in Artificial Photosynthesis

Dziedzina: Biotechnology, Biology, Biochemistry

Wyniki konkursu:

W ramach przeprowadzonego postępowania Komisja Konkursowa rekomendowała kandydaturę mgr Miriam Izzo na stanowisko doktoranta.



Title of the position: PhD Studentship in Artificial Photosynthesis
Scientific discipline:Biotechnology, Biology, Biochemistry
Job type:Scholarship
Number of job offers:1
Remuneration/Stipend amount/month:3500 PLN/month
Position starts on:04/02/2019
Maximum period of contract/stipend agreement:36 months
Institution:Solar Fuels Lab
Project leader: Prof. Joanna Kargul
Project title: Design and optimisation of molecular interface for efficient electron transfer within photosystem I-based photovoltaic devices

Key responsibilities include:
Purification, modification and immobilisation of (photo)electroactive
His6- tagged (photo)electroactive proteins on a self-assembled monolayer. Characterisation of electron transfer parameters of the obtained biohybrid
constructs with the resolution of a single supramolecular construct.

Profile of candidates/requirements:
A recent first-class graduate with a strong degree in any relevant subject related to biology, biochemistry or biotechnology. The PhD student will be directly supervised by the PI and will work on purification and modification of the protein components of the photoelectrodes, as well their oriented immobilisation on various substrates and chronoamperometric assessment of the electrodes obtained in this study.

Required documents:
• an MSc certificate or equivalent in biochemistry, molecular biology, plant physiology, biophysics, materials engineering or a related field,
• a transcript from the last completed cycle of studies (with a cumulative average grade),
• a list of publications and conference abstracts (if applicable).

We offer:
Highly interdisciplinary laboratory with with an excellent mix of organic synthesis, electrochemical and biochemical expertise. The project will be conducted in collaboration with leading experts in the field using world-class imaging and electrochemical equipment.

Please submit the following documents to:Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, cover letter, and contact details of 2 referees to Dr. Joanna Kargul (, quoting OPUS14PhD in the subject line. Informal enquiries are welcome. The closing date for the receipt of applications is 25 January 2019. Interviews of shortlisted candidates will be scheduled for the week beginning on 28 January 2019.

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Termin nadsyłania aplikacji: 28/01/2019

Słowa kluczowe: photosynthesis, artificial leaf, solar conversion, photosystem I, cytochrome