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ESR Position in Nanoimmunology: Nanofunctionalisation of TLR4 agonists and antagonists -Platforms for enhanced delivery with multimodal imaging tracking

Applications are invited for a 36 months position as early-stage researcher (ESR) to work on the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network TOLLerant from May/June 2015.
The research, which will be carried out at CIC biomaGUNE (San Sebastián, Spain), aims to develop biocompatible (PLGA, gold and iron oxide nanoparticles) with synthetically defined sizes and shapes and a payload of new TLR4 agonists and antagonists, designing and conducting experiments to optimize and scale-up synthesis procedures. These nanoparticles will be simultaneously functionalised using self-assembly methods with an organic dye and gamma or positron emitting radionuclides. Some nanoparticles will be further functionalized with additional ligands actively targeting dendritic cell or macrophage-specific receptors. The goal is to modulate and optimize the in vivo activity of the TLR4 ligands, limiting toxicity. Multimodal imaging and tracking will be applied to assess pharmacokinetic properties and biological fate of the nanosystems, and to gain a fundamental understanding of biological and biochemical processes occurring in vitro and in vivo. Relevant publication: Small, 2014, 10, 5054-5067. doi: 10.1002/smll.201401353.

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Marie Curie postdoctoral possition

CIC bioma GUNE , San Sebastian, Spain has an opening for 2 years Marie Curie postdoctoral possition for an experienced researcher with 4-10 experience within the FP7-PEOPLE-2013-IAPP VIROMA.

We are looking for a highly motivated post doctoral researcher with a background in physical chemistry, chemistry and/or biophysics to work in the development of virosome based coloidal sensors. The candidate should have expertise on fluorescence techniques, i.e. flowcytometry, confocal microscopy, fluorescence correlation spectroscopy, in dealing with biomolecules and self assembly or in virus nanotechnology.

Experience on surface sensitive techniques like Atomic Force Microscopy or the Quartz Crystal Microbalance would also be beneficial.

Salary and benefits are according to the Marie Curie Programm.

Interested candidates please send their CV to the following email rrhh@cicbiomagune.es indicating reference 310 in the subject.


ESR Position: PhD fellowship at CIC biomaGUNE, San Sebastian, Spain

Applications are invited for a 36 months position as early-stage researcher (ESR) to work on the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network IMMUNOSHAPE (Selective Carbohydrate Immunomodulators targeting C-type Lectin Receptors on Antigen Presenting Cells).

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15 Early Stage Researchers (PhD student positions) in Spain, France, UK, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands

IMMUNOSHAPE is a major EU funded programme which brings together 13 leading European partners in a transnational network, implementing a multidisciplinary and intersectorial research and training programme between the academic and the industrial partners in the fields of biomedical glycoscience. IMMUNOSHAPE aims at training a new generation of scientists that will be capable of combining state of the art synthesis and screening technology to develop new lead structures for highly selective glycan based multivalent immunotherapeutics for the treatment of cancer, autoimmune diseases and allergy.

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Post-doctoral Fellowship in Materials Chemistry for Sustainable Energy

A Post-doctoral Fellowship in Materials Chemistry for Sustainable Energy is available at University of Toronto in the groups of Prof. Eugenia Kumacheva and Prof. Edward H. Sargent. The project will focus on applying materials to solar energy harvesting, including solar fuels synthesis

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