ATDBio has an exciting opportunity for a Graduate Research Scientist, who will join the EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie "DNA-Robotics" Innovative Training Network, a consortium of high class academic and private institutions across Europe.
The overall aim of the DNA-Robotics project is to investigate and develop artificial machinery made from DNA. DNA molecules can be programmed through design of their base sequences to form well-
defined molecular architectures, which can be combined and integrated into more complex systems. At ATDBio, the appointed researcher will design and synthesise DNA origami and other DNA / RNA secondary structures that can change conformation in a controlled manner on target binding or change in environment such as pH.
Changes in conformation will be measured by a number of techniques including FRET and imaging with TEM.
The successful candidate will be one of 15 early-stage researchers (ESRs) enrolled across the European network. A well-structured research and training plan is set up for every ESR as well as a comprehensive, quality-
controlled supervision. The ESRs are brought together for network training events including summer schools and workshops for data analysis.
Courses by world leading experts are taught, ranging from molecular robotics, nanotechnology and biosensing. Transferable skills training includes courses on scientific writing, presenting talks, science communication, entrepreneurship, IPR, and management.