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  • Predoctoral Position “Structural elucidation of biomolecules by high resolution spectroscopy”– Fellowship candidates

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    We are looking for people with a Bachelor's degree in Science (especially Chemistry or Physics) who have completed their Master's degree (or doing it this year), are motivated by experimental research and are interested in carrying out a multidisciplinary doctoral thesis.

    Training is offered in advanced high-resolution spectroscopic techniques in one of the best equipped laboratories in Europe. The studies will be focused on biological molecules (sugars, drugs, pharmaceuticals...) and atmospheric science. The international doctoral thesis will be carried out in a multidisciplinary environment with the participation of several international groups, which will allow for stays-collaborations with these groups.

    More info: 102 Offer_ECocinero.pdf (155.56 KB) APPLY
  • PhD position / Laboratory for Numerical Methods of Cryo Electron Tomography

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    We are looking for candidates interested in completing a doctoral thesis in the group of Daniel Castaño Díez at the Basque Center for Biophysics / Instituto Biofisika (https://biofisika.org ) at the Leioa Campus of the University of the Basque Country. The position is immediately available, and applications will be considered upon arrival.

    The “Laboratory for Numerical Methods of Cryo Electron Tomography” is committed to the development of new computational approaches for the automated analysis and interpretation of three-dimensional images of cells and tissues. The thesis project will focus on the application of Deep Learning methodologies to locate and structurally characterize small proteins in their physiological environment. To this, we will implement state-of-the-art Image Processing into our in-house software package Dynamo, centered in the GPU-optimized analysis for cryo electron tomography.  Access to data of outstanding quality is ensured by the Titan Krios G4 cryo-electron microscope hosted by our Institute, first in Spain and currently at the forefront of the field. 

    More info: 101 Offer_DCastano.pdf (160.06 KB) APPLY
  • Postdoctoral Position in “Surface scaffolds for structural studies of biological membranes under high curvature”

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    A postdoctoral position is available at Instituto Biofisika Basque Centre for Biophysics under the supervision of Prof. Marité Cárdenas (https://biofisika.org) and Prof. Max Wolff (Uppsala University). The position is fully funded and has a duration of 2 years, extendable for another year. This project is part of a Röntgen-Ångström Cluster conducted in collaboration with Uppsala University, Ludwig-Maximilian University and the Jülich center for neutron science.  

    More info: 100 Offer_MCardenas.pdf (157.93 KB) APPLY
  • PROGRAMA INVESTIGO - 4 Contratos Grados, Ingenierías o Máster

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    Se ofrecen 4 contratos de 2 años a jornada completa de Ayudante de Investigación en el marco del “Programa INVESTIGO” financiado por el Plan de Recuperación, Transformación y Resiliencia de la Unión Europea-NextgenerationEU.

    BIOFISIKA es un centro altamente capacitado para llevar a cabo investigación de primer nivel, y está acreditado como Basque Excellence Research Center (BERC) por el Gobierno Vasco.

    Las condiciones para participar en el “Programa Investigo” se pueden ver en:
    https://www.lanbide.euskadi.eus/general/-/ayuda_subvencion/2021/iker-2022/ 
    (Una vez en la página de Lanbide, haced click en “Requisitos de las personas contratadas”)

    More info: Anuncio_Programa_Investigo_f.pdf (152.42 KB) APPLY
  • Pre-Doctoral FPI Contract in “Structural Biology of DNA/RNA-Associated Machineries”

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    We are looking for candidates interested in pursuing a doctoral thesis in the laboratory of Dr. Guillermo Abascal-Palacios at Instituto Biofisika Basque Centre for Biophysics (CSIC-UPV/EHU), under a fully-funded FPI contract (4 years) from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN).

    The "Structural Biology of DNA/RNA-Associated Machineries" laboratory focuses on the study of protein complexes that interact with DNA/RNA, with the aim of determining the molecular mechanisms responsible for their function. To achieve this goal, we carry out a combined process that includes protein complexes cloning and expression techniques, purification using chromatographic tools and their subsequent analysis using biophysical and structural biology methods such as cryo-electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) or X-ray crystallography. The ultimate goal is to determine a high-resolution molecular structure that shows enzymatic activity at the atomic level and that can contribute to the development of drugs against diseases such as colorectal cancer or certain neurological disorders.

    More info: 98_Job Offer_GAbascal.pdf (177.11 KB) APPLY
  • Postdoctoral position in cryo-EM

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    We seek highly qualified applicants with experience in single-particle cryo-EM data processing and 3D
    reconstruction. The laboratory provides access to an outstanding in house cryo-EM facility, which includes
    a ThermoFisher Krios G4 paired with Gatan´s BioContinuum Imaging Filter and a K3 direct electron
    detector. The facility also includes specimen preparation equipment and GPU-based computer clusters for
    image processing and 3D reconstruction.

    More info: 97-Offer_IU_PN.pdf (156.49 KB) APPLY
  • Postdoctoral Position in “Neutron Scattering & Coacervation at membranes”

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    A postdoctoral position is available at Instituto Biofisika Basque Centre for Biophysics under the supervision of Prof. Marité Cárdenas and Dr. Adai Colom. The position is fully funded and has a duration of 2 years.

    It is recommended that applications are made as soon as possible as they will be considered upon arrival.

    More info: 92-Offer_MC_Coacervation-1.pdf (160.62 KB) APPLY
  • PhD Position in “Neutron Scattering & HDL remodeling by SARS CoV 2 Spike protein”

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    A position to do the PhD thesis is available at Instituto Biofisika Basque Centre for Biophysics under the supervision of Prof. Marité Cárdenas and Cesar Martin. The position is fully funded and has a duration of 3 years.

    It is recommended that applications are made as soon as possible as they will be considered upon arrival.

    More info: 93 Offer_MC_HDL.pdf (162.61 KB) APPLY
  • PhD position in Cryo-EM

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    We seek outstanding and highly‐talented applicants with a passion for a research career in life sciences. Applicants should hold a Master’s degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Physics, Biomedicine or related disciplines. An excellent academic record to be competitive in PhD fellowship applications will be important. Fluency in English will also be important. The successful applicant will engage in high‐quality research leading to a PhD degree from the Molecular Biology and Biomedicine PhD program at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU).

    More info: 89-Offer-PhD.pdf (158.22 KB) APPLY
  • Postdoc position in Biophysics

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    We invite highly motivated candidates to apply for an immediately available postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Vadim Frolov at Basque Centre for Biophysics (IBF; www.biofisika.org) in Bilbao, Spain.

    Novel experimental approaches will be used, combining nanomanipulation, electrophysiology, and time-resolved fluorescence, confocal, and TIRF microscopy to characterize mechanical properties and dynamics of biomimetic and cell membranes under processes of remodeling.

    More info: 99 Offer_VFrolov.pdf (152.27 KB) APPLY
  • PhD Position in “Neutron Scattering & Protein Corona – Nanoparticles interaction”

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    A position to do the PhD thesis is available at Instituto Biofisika Basque Centre for Biophysics under the supervision of Prof. Marité Cárdenas and Dr. Mónica Carril. The position is fully funded and has a duration of 3 years.

    It is recommended that applications are made as soon as possible as they will be considered upon arrival.

    More info: 94-Offer_MC_Corona.pdf (161.58 KB) APPLY
  • Two open post-doctoral positions in Image Analysis, Machine Learning and Computational Modelling in Life Sciences

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    We are seeking two postdoctoral researchers promoting investigation and technological development in strategic areas. The positions are attached to a newly developed infrastructure, the Basque Resource for Image Analysis and Neural Networks (BRIANN), including different experts in Image Processing and Computational methods from different areas of Life Sciences

    More info: 95 Offer_JS.pdf (185.71 KB) APPLY
  • Postdoctoral position in NanoNeuro Project

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    A postdoctoral position (2 years) is available at Instituto Biofisika. The selected candidate will join a collaborative project (NanoNeuro) with Dr. Mónica Carril (Instituto Biofisika), in close collaboration with Dr. Marek Grzelczak (CFM), Dr. Aitzol García-Etxarri (DIPC) and Prof. Rafael Yuste (Columbia University, DIPC), and will work in the functionalisation of hybrid nanomaterials for neuronal photo-stimulation.

    More info: 96-Offer_MC_Nanoneuro.pdf (174.36 KB) APPLY
  • Graduated in Chemistry and Master

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    A motivated student with background in chemistry. Knowledge on nanotechnology and/or biomedicine will also be valued.

    Good academic record in order to succeed in grant applications.

    The candidate must hold a Master that gives access to doctoral studies.

    More info: 86-Offer-Chem_MC.pdf (175.27 KB) APPLY
  • Position in protein expression, purification and characterization for structural studies

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    We are looking for candidates with a PhD degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Biomedicine or related disciplines.

    The successful candidate must be skilled and experienced in heterologous protein expression in prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems (insect and mammalian cells), protein purification and initial biochemical/biophysical characterization (SEC-MALLS, DLS, circular dichroism, DSF, ITC, SPR), and sample preparation for structural studies (crystallization, specimen vitrification for cryo-electron microscopy).

    More info: 88-Offer-PB.pdf (153.1 KB) APPLY
  • Position in scientific computing at the Basque Resource for Electron Microscopy

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    The Basque Resource for Electron Microscopy (BREM) of the Fundación Biofísica Bizkaia and the Biofisika Institute (www.biofisika.org) in Bilbao (Basque Country in Spain) invites applications for a job in scientific computing.

    BREM is a newly formed resource for high-resolution cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) that houses a ThermoFisher Krios G4 cryo-electron microscope, equipped with a phase plate and Gatan´s BioContinuum Imaging Filter and K3 direct electron detector.

    The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting high-performance computing infrastructure.

    More info: 87-Offer-SC.pdf (174.65 KB) APPLY
  • Position in Cryo-EM scientific computing

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    The Biofisika Institute (IBF) in Bilbao (Basque Country in Spain) invites applications for a cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) scientific computing position. Candidates must hold a PhD degree in a relevant discipline with a focus on structural biology. The funding of the position is initially secured for up to two years; mid-term vision aims at offering the candidate a permanent contract.

  • Permanent position CSIC / Research Technician in Quantitative Advanced Light Microscopy

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    The Instituto Biofisika (IBF) in Bilbao (Basque Country in Spain) invites applications for a permanent civil servant position as Research Technician in Quantitative Advanced Light Microscopy applied to biology.

    This is a permanent civil servant position (Escala de Técnicos Superiores Especializados de Organismos Públicos de Investigación (Ref.37655)) sponsored by CSIC. The reference for this position is #23 Instrumentación en Biofísica – Instituto Biofisika.

    To apply for this position you must register (€30.49 fee) for the selection process at www.administracion.gob.es/PAG/ips before February 3, 2021.

  • Graduate student position

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    The position is available in the Structural Microbiology Laboratory led by Dr. David Albesa-Jové at the IBF-FBB (Bilbao, Spain).

    Our group was established in October 2019 and focuses on understanding the biological function of virulence factors and essential enzymes in human pathogenic bacteria.

    We seek a highly motivated individual with a BSc degree in Biochemistry obtained between 2019-2020, a publication record in structural biology, and a proficient English level.

    More info: 76 DAlbesa_0.pdf (222.67 KB) APPLY
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