Jobs and Internships

  • · Postdoc positions

    Postdoc: Synthetic cell division mediated by membrane fission

    Synthetic cell division mediated by membrane fissionLiving cells have the remarkable ability to autonomously grow, divide and move. The Biological Soft Matter group at AMOLF uses bottom up synthetic biology …

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  • · PhD positions

    PhD-student: Spatial regulation of cell division in synthetic cells

    Spatial regulation of cell division in synthetic cellsLiving cells have the remarkable ability to autonomously grow, divide and move. The Biological Soft Matter group at AMOLF uses bottom up synthetic …

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  • · Scientific Internships

    Scientific internship: Regulating the lifespan of the extracellular matrix

    The interaction of cells with the extracellular matrix (ECM) plays a crucial role in regulating many physiological processes such as wound healing, cancer metastasis and fibrosis. The ECM is a …

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  • · Scientific Internships

    Scientific Internship: Teamwork in active cytoskeletal systems

    The cells in our body are highly complex, soft and responsive machines. They need to be resistant to large external forces but at the same time dynamic, to allow essential …

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  • · Scientific Internships

    Scientific Internship: Structural basis of the activity of myosin motor proteins

    Networks of actin filaments and myosin motor proteins are very fundamental structures in cells. They are responsible for cell deformation during cell migration and cell division. What is really fascinating …

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  • · Scientific Internships

    Scientific Internship: Rebuilding Life

    Within this project the student will develop techniques to create and study an artificial cell, consisting of a membrane with purified proteins inside.What I cannot build, I cannot understand; famous …

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  • · Scientific Internships

    Scientific Internship: Live Bacteria under Confinement

    We are looking for highly motivated candidates interested in working on current topics in biophysics. Our aim is to investigate the dynamics of living bacteria in constrained geometries to understand …

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  • · Scientific Internships

    Scientific Internship: Fabrication and mechanical characterization of biomimetic living cells

    In this project you will create mimics of animal cells by enclosing biopolymer networks in membranous containers, and you will develop methods of network-membrane coupling using gene recombinant DNA techniques.Living …

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  • · Scientific Internships

    Scientific Internship: Designing Cytolinkers to Understand the Cell’s Mechanics from the Bottom Up

    In this project the student will express and prepare purpose-designed recombinant Plectins, a class of protein that brings connectivity to the filamentous proteins of the cytoskeleton. Eukaryotic cells rely on …

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  • · Scientific Internships

    Scientific Internship: Bio-inspired, active materials

    Within this project the student will in vitro build an active network, using purified proteins.A physicist’s first approximation of a biological cell would probably be a sphere of radius R …

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