• · Postdoc positions

    Postdoc: Nano-mechanical dynamics of single protein-chaperone complexes, studied with optical tweezers and super-resolution fluorescence

    Despite the profound importance of chaperones to all proteins, the principles of their action remain surprisingly mysterious. We know that polypeptide chains fold into complex structures, but how can another …

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    Postdoc: Quantum and topological nano-optomechanics

    The Photonic Forces group seeks talented postdoctoral researchers in the field of nano-optomechanics. We study new ways to control photons and phonons at the nanoscale, by making them strongly interact with one another …

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  • · PhD positions

    PhD-student: Quantum and topological nano-optomechanics

    The Photonic Forces group seeks talented PhD students in the field of nano-optomechanics. We will study new ways to control photons and phonons at the nanoscale, by making them strongly interact …

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    Postdoc: Femtosecond spectroscopy of artificial photosynthesis

    This project is part of a new exciting collaborative and interdisciplinary European research program (Soap Film based Artificial Photosynthesis – SoFiA), and is supported by a European H2020-FETOPEN grant. In this …

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  • · Scientific Internships

    Scientific internship: Exploring transgenerational inheritance in C.elegans worms using quantitative microscopy

    This project explores to what extend gene expression in C. elegans worms is affected by environmental conditions experienced by previous generations. The phenotype of an organism is not only determined …

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    Scientific internship: Towards artificial cells – building a device to make lipid vesicles

    In bottom-up synthetic biology, researchers try to build a minimal cell from scratch and from well-defined components. Giant lipid vesicles are frequently used to mimick a cell’s membrane. As an …

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    Postdoc: Pump-probe cathodoluminescence spectroscopy of quantum nanomaterials

    We have constructed a unique time-resolved cathodoluminescence (CL) microscope in which picosecond electron pulses create optical excitations at 10 nm spatial resolution. The 30 keV electron source is driven by …

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  • · Scientific Internships

    Scientific Internship: Modelling microtubule organization in tip-growing cells

    Microtubules are one of the key components of the cytoskeleton of all higher organisms. Their versatility in adapting to different cellular functions is underpinned by their unique stochastic dynamical behaviour.

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  • · Scientific Internships

    Scientific Internship: Locking the length of an optical microcavity with a precision better than the size of an atom

    In this project you will develop an experimental method to lock the length of an optical cavity with a precision better than 0.1 nanometers. The optical cavity comprises two high-quality …

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  • · Scientific Internships

    Scientific Internship: Singlet fission for highly efficient solar cells

    Your project will involve: Investigating decisive factors for the efficiency of singlet fission materials, fabricating solar cells from singlet fission materials, in combination with conventional, inorganic materials and optical and …

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