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Post-doctoral position in Translational Research in advanced microscopy and rare diseases

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Call open until 2020 June 1

ICFO is offering a postdoctoral position to a well-qualified, highly motivated and dynamic young scientist who wishes to enhance his/her scientific career in a friendly and stimulating environment.

This position will be dedicated to the research lines developed within the Joint Lab ICFO-SJD. This is the framework of a joint effort between ICFO and Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu aimed at improving neonatal and paediatric healthcare by exploiting the latest developments in Physics and Biomedicine.

The selected candidate will work halfway between the ICFO (under the supervision of Dr. Pablo Loza-Alvarez, head of the The Super-resolution Light-microscopy and Nanoscopy lab (SLN facility), and the Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu · IRSJD (under the supervision of Dr. Jimenez-Mallebrera head of the group on Translational Research on Neuromuscular Disorders and Dr. Roldan, head of the Confocal microscopy Unit).

The Super-resolution Light-microscopy and Nanoscopy lab (SLN) at ICFO performs R&D in advanced light microscopy techniques that are a step ahead of those commercially available. Research includes advanced confocal and multiphoton microscopy, light-sheet fluorescence microscopy (LSFM), super resolution (STED and STORM) microscopy, and Raman spectroscopy. The SLN hosts 8 full-time (postdoc) researchers, 2 PhD student and 1 technician. The SLN has been designated a Leica Nanoscopy Imaging Centre.

The Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu · IRSJD is based at the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, which is one of the leading Hospitals in Europe for childhood and adolescence. The group at the IRSJD is a multidisciplinary team working in the diagnosis, management and research of pediatric neuromuscular diseases.

The project is entitled “Application of advanced multimodal microscopy and imaging to foster therapy development in neuromuscular diseases”. It aims at developing and applying a range of advanced microscopy (confocal, multiphoton, super-resolution, light sheet microscopy amongst others) and image analysis technologies to study collagen VI and related proteins in the context of Muscular Dystrophies. The objective is facilitate the development and implementation of novel therapies for this group of devastating rare diseases.

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